Dance with the Bride 2016

Event Schedule

Jun 4, 2016
7pm (Full Evening)
Jun 4, 2016
10pm (Under 30 After Party Only)

Ticket Info

Ticket Price

$100 General Admission

$30 for ages 30 and under: 10pm – 12pm

Bride Tips


CLICK HERE for parking and transportation information.


Joan Sloan, Event Chair


Join the Bride on June 4th for our annual Dance with the Bride celebration as we celebrate 47 years., Philly’s favorite spring dance party! This fundraiser will feature a feast by Miles Table and Catering, open bar and cocktails by D’usse Cognac, auction, raffle, dancing to the furiously funky band Breakwater, DJ 4ocus and pop-up performances of music, dance, masks, henna design, puppets and more.

This year we’re bringing the party back to the Bride for A Taste of Philadelphia, and we’re transforming our space with the help of Evantine Design.

Before Breakwater hits the stage we’ll have pop-up performances throughout the building:

Music: Joy Ike, singer songwriter; Kunu Bi Plus One (PaPa Ed Stokes, Tom Lowery, Lenny Seidman); Brent White Horn Trio
Dance: Lauren Putty-White; Eddie Smallwood, Bryant Lee and Yusuf Young of Kulu Mele
Henna, masks, puppets: Gina Gruenberg

This event is not to be missed. VIEW LAST YEAR’S PHOTOS.

Driving to the event? The first 30 ticket-holders will receive FREE RESERVED PARKING on Vine Street. 

Taking a car? We have a limited number of $10 Lyft codes available. Reach out to the box office to obtain your code for the evening. 

Are you under 30? Get a special $30 after-party ticket. From 10pm – 12am we’ll have DJ 4ocus on the turntables and food truck fare to fuel you while you dance the night away.

Check out the amazing time we had last year:


Sharmain Matlock -Turner, CEO of the Urban Affairs Coalition
Lorina Marshall-Blake – President of Independence Blue Cross Foundation and Vice President of Community Affairs
Beverly Harper – CEO and Founder of Portfolio Associates
Councilman Mark Squilla


La Bamba $5,000
Parx Casino

Salsa $2,500
The Goldenberg Group
Portfolio Associates
Harriet Rubenstein & Martin K. Brigham
Joan K. Sloan & James Sloan

Mambo $1,000
Flying Fish Brewing Company
Gail K. Lopez-Henriquez & Theodore Lieverman
Harmelin Media
Kelly McLeod
Elisabeth and Michael Kalogris
Bill Jenkins, Mike Jones, Elvin Ross and Mitchell Swann (aka “The Gang of Four”)

Bossa Nova $500
Bright Light Design Center
Michael Gioia
Rinu Jacob & Praveen Gollapudi
Jennifer E. Jordan
Sharmain Matlock-Turner and Anthony Turner
Dolores McKenna
Laurel & Gabriela Raczka

Tango $300
Michael Beck
Angela M. Brown
Dr. & Mrs. Derrick Burno
Laurie Casady
Daniel Cox
Karol M. Wasylyshyn & Ken Buttera
Felisha Harris
Leeway Foundation
Trina Middleton
Beverly A. Rouse
Red Balloon Public Relations
Ruth and Rick Snyderman

Entertainment Sponsors
Tswana Sewell

In-Kind Event Sponsors
12th Street Catering
Evantine Design
Flying Fish Brewing Company
D’USSÉ Cognac
Little Baby’s Ice Cream
David & Lisa U’Prichard

List complete as of 5/11/2016