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Virginia Dance Festival Planned for March 2, 2019

The Twentieth Anniversary Virginia Dance Festival to benefit Children’s Hospital Foundation will be held at James River High School in Richmond on Saturday, March 2, 2019. The event will feature over 300 dancers performing traditional and cultural dances.

The Virginia Dance Festival holds shows at 2:00 pm and at 7:00 pm. Tickets are $20 for adults (ages 12 and up) and $15 for children (ages 3-11). For those interested in attending both shows, the price will be discounted to $32 (includes service fees) for adults and $22 (includes service fees) for children. Tickets are for sale online at www.virginiadancefestival.comor you can purchase them at the event. All proceeds will go to Children’s Hospital Foundation. In addition, there will be an event raffle in the main lobby of the school during both shows. Businesses and organizations are encouraged to donate items for the raffle. For information about the event, becoming a sponsor or donating items, please call Stephanie Allan at 804-228-5827.

The Virginia Dance Festivalwas founded by Jessica Morgan. Ms. Morgan coordinates the event with her co-chair Marianne Kelley with Marianne Kelley’s School of Dance. Each year Ms. Morgan and Ms. Kelley gather dance organizations throughout Virginia to showcase their unique dance styles and talents to benefit the Foundation. Since this event began nineteen years ago it has generated over $230,000 for Children’s Hospital Foundation through performances, ticket sales, generous sponsors and silent auction donations. The event has grown to represent a wide range of dance styles and different cultures and is not only very entertaining, but also offers an educational opportunity for guests as they learn more about different cultural dances. The performances will consist of Irish, Bavarian, Latin, Ballroom, Filipino, Spanish, Chinese and much more. More than thirty pre-professional dance organizations will be performing in this year’s event. For more information about this event, please visit Virginia Dance Festival.

For more than ninety years, Children’s Hospital Foundation has been dedicated to funding and advocating for pediatric initiatives that improve the status of health care and the quality of life for children in our region. It provides support for the programs and initiatives of Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU (CHoR) and the children it serves each year. Children’s Hospital Foundation depends on the support of individuals, businesses and other organizations to help us continue our mission of supporting excellence in health care for children. To learn more about how you can help, visit

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