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Footlights Frederick
306 East Church Street
Frederick, MD 21701
301-696-1558
Monday-Friday 11-7pm
Saturday 10-4pm
3rd Sunday of the Month 1-4pm


Footlights Silver Spring
938 Wayne Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20910
301-326-4351
Mon., Weds., Thurs., Fri. 11-7pm
Saturday 10-4pm
Sun 1-4pm
Tuesday CLOSED


Toll Free 800-349-1186
Email us at info@dancefootlights.com

Will Dance 4 ...

Mission

Our hope is that no one will be denied the opportunity to dance. We wish to recognize dancers and dance groups for achievement in dance and strive to provide the dance community with a way to recognize their peers. Our goal is to help dancers and dance groups raise money for their charitable endeavors and charitable causes close to them.

About Us

Will Dance 4 ... is an organization under the Footlights umbrella dedicated to helping the dance community through social entrepreneurship.

As it says above our hope is that no one will be denied the opportunity to dance. We wish to recognize dancers and dance groups for achievement in dance, and strive to provide the dance community with a way to recognize their peers. Our goal is to help dancers and dance groups raise money for their charitable endeavors and charitable causes close to them. 

 

This effort has been a long time coming for Joy Ellis, owner of Footlights Dance and Theatre Boutique.  Joy has been an avid supporter of the arts community in Frederick and has long thought about more directly contributing to the regions large dance community.

 

Charities

The Thomas F Waters Memorial Fund  

 

Thomas F. Waters. Tom Waters was an inspirational dance instructor who taught in Frederick County for 50 years. In May of 2010, at the age of 62, he passed away due to complications from early on-set Alzheimer's. A benefit was held in his honor at the Weinberg Center for the Arts in the summer of 2010. This was also the debut screening of the Tom Waters Documentary. Proceeds from the benefit were used to start the Thomas F. Waters Memorial Fund held at the Community Foundation of Frederick County. A portion of the proceeds was also donated to the Frederick County Alzheimer's Association.  This fund will provide scholarships to dancers entering college and will also be used to fund Alzheimer programs here in Frederick County. Last year Joy Ellis & Footlights nominated Thomas F. Waters for the Frederick County Arts Hall of Fame. Tom was inducted into the Arts hall of fame on October 19th, 2011!!!

 

If you care to make an individual donation to the Thomas F. Waters Memorial Fund, they can be mailed to the Community Foundation of Frederick County at 312 E. Church St. Frederick, MD 21701

The Maryland Council for Dance

A non-profit educational and service corporation serving Maryland and surrounding areas since 1973. The Maryland Council for Dance, Inc. works to promote, encourage and amplify the growth of dance as a major art form in our state and surrounding areas by bringing together all areas of dance & the public to learn, experience, and enjoy dance. More information can be found on their website www.marylanddance.org.

The Frederick Action Agency Food Bank 

The Foodbank Program provides a 3- to 5-day supply of food to families and individuals who are facing an economic crisis and cannot afford to buy their groceries. The Foodbank serves between 300 and 400 households each month ranging from very low-income families who use the foodbank on a regular basis to moderate-income families who are facing a financial crisis. More information on donations and volunteering can be found on their website.