Appropriately named, Rocky Mountain Dance Theatre’s Swing Into Spring Fundraiser has evolved tremendously from its early beginnings. From the first years at the Presbyterian Church, followed by several at the Cody Auditorium, in which dance families participated in making food, setting up and tearing down; this event has now transformed into a fundraising series with 2 unique live events held over a single weekend and a online auction.
Swing into Spring became a Food & Wine Pairing Event professionally catered event at the Terrace location in 2015. In 2017, a live auction with a professional auctioneer was added making this event not only very entertaining but highly successful and has continued to be sold out for the past 3 years.
Over the years, RMDT tried several different Family Friendly fundraising events from Carnival Luncheon to a more formal Catered Family Dinner Theatre Event both didn't have the support we were hoping and in 2021 RMDT had our first Clash of the Academies Event at The Cody Theatre featuring our RMDT Spring Company taking on our affiliated Rocky Mountain School of the Arts dance classes in some friendly dance competitions. Free admission and open to the public with food for purchase and $1 kids raffles and $5 adult raffles; it's a fun entertaining night for all ages.
Since it’s beginning, Swing Into Spring has provided amazing dance entertainment by RMDT’s Spring Company and is a fun weekend many look forward to every year, not only for the unique experience, but also because it supports a local nonprofit.
If you know anything about RMDT Executive Director Elizabeth Fernandez, she is always evaluating, improving, and expanding. RMDT’s Annual Swing Into Spring Event Series is no exception.
Friday, May 5, 2023 | Clash of the Academies Event
The Cody Theatre | 1171 Sheridan Ave.
Doors open @ 6:00 |Events Begin at 6:15
Saturday, May 6, 2023 | Food & Wine Pairing Event
Geysers on the Terrace | 625 Yellowstone Ave.
Doors open @ 6:00 with Cash Bar and Silent Auction |First Course & Entertainment begins at 7:00
Swing Into Spring Food & Wine Pairing Event Tickets & Tables can be purchased at www.rockymountaindancetheatre.tix.com
For more information on this years Swing Into Spring Event see: https://rockymountaindancetheatre.org/performances-tickets/swing-into-spring/
Interested in becoming a live or silent item/experience/service action donor see: https://rockymountaindancetheatre.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/01/auction-donors-page.pdf
Rocky Mountain Dance Theatre is a nonprofit organization in Cody, Wyoming that has a passion for the performing arts. Every year RMDT offers opportunities for the community to experience and participate in professional productions (like the Nutcracker & Wild West Spectacular The Musical), and gives elite dance training to area dancers. It takes a lot of funding to make these productions and programs possible. To help with this funding, RMDT has been putting on their biggest fundraising event of the year in the Spring since their early beginnings.
Rocky Mountain Dance Theatre (501(c)(3) mission is to introduce young people to the performing arts; encourage cultural development through public performance; and to inspire young dancers to learn and strive for excellence in technique, self-discipline, self-confidence, and artistic expression.