Be a contestant for Cinco de Miro 4

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

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Support our contestants!

Cinco de Miro, Miro Dance Theatre’s fabulously fun fundraiser features fresh new faces (you, the contestant) forming fortuitous fusions with fantastic Miro dancers to flawlessly flaunt fancy footwork (well…) for forgiving audiences of family and friends, and the fierce eye of the famously formidable judges. It’s quite a fantastic feat!

Who: 10 Sponsored Contestants
Dance Contest a la “dancing with the Stars”
May 7, 2011 Time: 6:30p – 11p
Latvian Society, 531 N 7th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19123

Contestants and their partners compete in a 2-minute dance routine for prizes and bragging rights. The contestant’s objectives are:

  • To win the coveted title of Top Fundraiser by raising the most sponsorship money.
  • To win the Audience Choice Award by having the most guests at the event. (Yes, they can vote more than once!)
  • To win Best In Show by flooring the judges with a force to be reckoned with routine!

There is great food and a cash bar for drinks. In addition to the competition, other evening events include live performance vignettes by Miro dancers, video clips of practice sessions, interviews with dance teams, and an all out dance party!

Being a Contestant

Contestants must contribute or raise a minimum of $1,000 to participate. This can be by a single contribution by the contestant or multiple sponsorships obtained by the contestant.

Contestants will receive a minimum of 5 hours of training with their professional dance partner either in the Miro studio at Girard College, or at a mutually greed upon location, to prepare for the event. The routine will run approximately 2 minutes.

Practice session and contestant interview will be videotaped to be posted on the website and shown at the event.

Contestants will be featured on our website support page in the Cinco Circle section; their sponsors will be listed as individual contributors.

Dates and Events

Sunday, March 13 from 2p – 4p: First official meeting at Girard College. At this meeting you will meet all the participants, be matched up with your Miro partner, work out logistics for practice sessions, turn in your Contestant Agreement and bio, and discuss any concerns or questions you may at that point.

Monday, April 11: Sponsorship money due.

Week of April 18-24: Date TBD: Social event at local bar for contestants to meet up before the event.

Sunday, May 1 from 2p – 4p: Event participant meeting at Girard College. At this meeting headshots will be taken, practice routines and team interviews videotaped, and competition program order revealed. This meeting is mandatory.

Saturday, May 7 5:30p: Contestants and partners arrive at the Latvian Society.

Cinco de Miro has been a successful fundraising event for several years now. We rely on your enthusiastic involvement and dedicated efforts toward raising funds for a great company, raising awareness of our valuable programs and work, and sharing this fulfilling experience with friends and family.