About the Event
A Letter from Jessica Morgan
Founder and Chairperson
My dream was fulfilled when I organized The Virginia Dance Festival 19 years ago by gathering dance organizations throughout Virginia to showcase their unique dance styles and talents. Since this event began, it has generated over $214,500 for Children’s Hospital Foundation through performances, ticket sales, generous sponsors and silent auction donations. We are so pleased this event has grown to represent a wide range of dance styles and different cultures. The event not only is very entertaining, but also offers an educational opportunity for guests as they learn more about different cultural dances. The performances will consist of Irish, Latin, Ballroom, Irish, Swing, Musical Theater, Chinese and much more. More than 43 pre-professional dance organizations will be performing in this year’s Virginia Dance Festival.
For more than 90 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. The Foundation 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 it continue its mission of supporting excellence in health care for children. To learn more about how you can help, visit www.chfrichmond.org.
About the 2019 Event
The 20th Annual Virginia Dance Festival to benefit Children’s Hospital Foundation will be held at the James River High School (3700 James River Rd., Midlothian, VA 23113) on Saturday, March 2nd, 2019.
The event will feature over 400 dancers from 43 different dance companies performing traditional and cultural dances as well as a silent auction.
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 cost is $32 for adults and $22 for children.
Tickets for the 2019 event are now for sale online or you can purchase them the day of the show at the box office. In addition, there will be a silent auction during the 2:00 pm show and all items can be picked up at the end of the 2:00 pm show (credit card, cash or check accepted). Businesses and organizations are encouraged to donate items for the silent auction. For information about the event, becoming a sponsor or donating items, please contact Stephanie Allan at or 804-228-5827.
Thanks to Music and Medicine: VCU Health Orchestra
Health professionals at VCU Health have joined together to form a wonderful and much talented orchestra for our community. They donate their time and talents to perform at local fundraising events to help enhance the experience for all guests. We are so lucky to have the Music and Medicine: VCU Health Orchestra performing from 6:15 to 6:45 before our 7pm show. Thank you to the talented musicians helping to make the 20th Anniversary show a very special one.
Conductors: Rondy Lazaro and Will Pattie
Orchestra Manager: Theresa Erichsen
Soloist: Pablo Talamante, US Army Choir