Winter Dance Celebration

Enter into the wonder of the holiday season through festive programs of music and dance at this year’s Winter Dance Celebration. The Trudl Zipper Dance Institute’s talented intermediate/advanced Youth Dance and Dance Academy students will dazzle with ballet, modern, and tap pieces. Between performances, join us for a wine and passed hors d’oeuvres party, and celebrate the season with dance families, Trudl Zipper Dance Institute Dean Margaret Tracey, dance faculty, and students. All funds raised through reception tickets and sponsorships benefit Colburn’s Dance programs.

Saturday, December 16, 2023

Winter Dance Celebration: Youth Dance
4 pm in Zipper Hall

Intermediate and advanced Youth Dance students perform specially selected ballet, modern, and tap pieces.

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Winter Dance Celebration Party
5:30–6:30 pm

Enjoy a holiday-themed wine and passed hors d’oeuvres party between performances. This event serves as the Trudl Zipper Dance Institute’s annual fundraiser.

Because of the generosity of people like you, our dance students have the unique opportunity to cultivate their performance skills with the highest caliber of teachers and peers all while being inspired by the surrounding creativity of downtown Los Angeles’ arts corridor. Together, we can provide the means to help develop students of all ages as collaborative agents who will take the art of dance forward.

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Winter Dance Celebration: Dance Academy
7 pm in Zipper Hall

Colburn’s talented Dance Academy students perform the world premiere of choreography by Janie Taylor set to a commissioned piece by David K. Israel.

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Please note: performance and reception tickets must be purchased separately.

Ticket and Sponsorship Information

Performance Ticket ($25)
• Access to the matinee and/or evening performance of the Winter Dance Celebration in Zipper Hall.

Winter Dance Celebration Party Ticket ($250)
• Access to an in-between-performances holiday-themed party held at Colburn. Guests will enjoy exquisitely crafted hors d’oeuvres while mingling with the evening’s performers and fellow dance aficionados.
• Recognition in the Colburn School’s performance program book for orchestra, chamber music, and dance performances for the latter half of the 2023-24 season.

Student Party Ticket ($50)
• Access to the Winter Dance Celebration Party for students enrolled in the Trudl Zipper Dance Institute and their siblings and fans under 17 years old.

Mezzanine Sponsorship ($1,000)
• Invitation for 2 to the Winter Dance Celebration Party.
• An exclusive invitation to experience one of the Winter Dance Celebration rehearsals, followed by an intimate Q&A for sponsors with the dance chairs and Dean Margaret Tracey.

Main Stage Sponsorship ($2,500)
All Mezzanine sponsorship level benefits and:
• Invitation for 4 to the Winter Dance Celebration Party.
• The joy of knowing your support of $2,500 helps support youth dance scholarships for young dancers who cannot otherwise afford to attend Colburn.

Donation Only
• Your meaningful support develops the artistic minds of tomorrow’s global arts community and ensures dance will continue to be performed on the stages of the world. Your gift of any size makes a difference.


Contour and Flight. A new commission from choreographer Janie Taylor and composer David K. Israel, created for students of the Colburn Dance Academy. See the world premiere of this piece at the 7 pm Winter Dance Celebration performance.