This year, proceeds from the Chattanooga USA Dance Holiday Ball will be donated to "The Donald & Marcia O'Connor Scholarship Fund", in honor of Marcia O'Connor.
Marcia, long-time friend of the Chattanooga ballroom community and former Vice-President of Chattanooga USA Dance recently passed away after a difficult fight against cancer. In her retirement, Marcia was actively involved in conducting institutional research for the Chattanooga Girls Leadership Academy--where scholarship funding will go to support innovative education opportunities for young girls in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
The Chattanooga Girls Leadership Academy is a single gender, small learning community for girls in grades 6-12. The college preparation curriculum is centered on Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM). With an extended day and a year round calendar, CGLA offers girls an accelerated and integrated remediation approach that is intended to move them to proficient and advanced levels within core academic subjects. A range of social supports that reflects girls’ social development needs are integrated into the educational experience.
At CGLA, every girl has the potential to be an academic achiever and a leader. This firm belief in the promise and potential within each girl undergirds CGLA’s resolve to offer girls an engaging and rigorous academic experience that prepares them for college completion, grounds them in civic responsibility, and positions them for successful careers in a competitive, knowledge-based global economy.
To learn more about CGLA, visit: cglaonline.com
Friday, December 9th, 2016
6:45pm - Doors Open
7:15pm - Dinner
8:30-10:30pm - Dancing & Showcases
Lundy Hall Gymnasium
Brainerd United Methodist Church
4315 Brainerd Road
Chattanooga, Tennessee 37411
USA Dance Member Admission
All ticket prices include dinner, dancing, showcases, and professional photography captured by photographer Ray Helman.
USA Dance Member Ticket
General Admission Ticket