I’d like to tell you a story. Imagine, a little boy at his first Irish Dance competition.
He LOVES his Irish Dance and has some grand ambitions to entertain the world one day.
His mother, always supportive, says to him - “you can do anything you put your mind to darling.” So, he did!
He had the great honor of traveling the world with Riverdance and as a principal dancer with Lord of the Dance. The next leg of his journey saw him starting a dance school, becoming a judge, and eventually creating his own professional company. Together with his always glamourous co-founder, they produced and directed a Christmas show which dazzled audiences in December of 2017.
If you haven’t figured it out yet, that little boy was me! And while it may appear that the curtain should fall on this story, the truth is that the journey is just beginning!
My name is Martin Percival, and together with Ciara Sexton we run Irish Dance Theatre. We recognize that Riverdance and Lord of the Dance blazed the trail for Irish Dancers, but our mission is to continue that journey and to show the world what we believe Irish Dancers are capable of. It is so important to us that we give back to the world that has given us so much.
I’m grateful, beyond words, for the opportunities I had to travel the world and shine in the spotlight! I mean, after all – who wouldn’t want to star in their own production!
Now though it’s time to turn that spotlight on the many, many talented Irish Dancers who may not get the opportunities that I was given.
We have an ambitious goal. We want to create an Irish Dance company that is unrivaled in its concept.
Based more along the lines of a ballet company business model, we want to showcase Irish Dancers with seasonal productions, different and varied repertoire, and to truly define the place for professional Irish dancers in the dance world.
This dream will take hard work, perseverance, and like all successful organizations in the arts that have come before us, the financial support of people just like you. We are raising money to not only put on our annual Christmas production, but also to put Irish Dance back on the map!
Our legitimate concern is that there will be an ever-decreasing pool of professional opportunities for Irish Dancers. Already the well is running dry… if we don’t do something about it now, this beautiful art form may be lost to the world.
Your generous donations of any size will be wholeheartedly appreciated. As we turn the page, we are truly grateful that with your help, the next chapter of this story will be a new dawn for Irish Dance.
How you can support
Irish Dance Theatre’s Mission
1. Share this information with someone you know who would like to support our mission.
2. Donate through the website, either as: friends and family in exchange for a small token of appreciation; Business Advertising in the show program, Sponsorship opportunities or Investing in the company – Full details below.
3. Buy a ticket to see The Celtic Gift– information will be given on the website as soon as it is available.
4. Share information via social media. The more people we can get in front of the more impact we can have.
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Friends and family
Donation amount Gift as thank you *
$5 Set of branded sticky notes
$40 Tote Bag
$100 Tote bag & Tee + picture from the show
$250 Tote bag & tee + one set of pictures from the show
(advertising included) – will be given on a first come, first served basis.
· Diamond (1 available) $5,000
20 tickets (choice of show) each with a tee-shirt, full color ad on back page of program, mention on website and Social media as Diamond sponsor. No other advertisers from your industry will be accepted for program advertising.
· Platinum (2 available) $3,000
10 tickets (choice of show) each tee-shirt, full color ad on inside front or back cover, mention on website and social media as Platinum sponsor.
· Gold (5 available) $2,000
6 tickets (choice of show), full color ad in the program, mention on website and social media as Gold sponsor.
· Silver (10 available) $1,500
4 tickets (choice of show), half page color ad (or full page B&W), mention on website and social media as Silver sponsor.
· Bronze (20 available) $1000
2 tickets (choice of show), half page color ad, mention on the website and social media as bronze sponsor.
Business Advertising in Show program (to be distributed to every attendee in ALL venues)
Full page (Color) $1000 6”w x 9”h (full bleed 6.25”x9.25”)
Full page (B&W) $ 500 6”w x 9”h
Half page (Color) $ 500 5”w x 3.875”h
Half page (B&W) $ 250 5”w x 3.875”h
(various negotiable rates of return and/or equity shares) – please contact Martin directly at 303-868-1011, firstname.lastname@example.org