In her State of the Town speech the Mayor of the Town of Wake Forest, Vivian Jones, acknowledged the Wake Forest Dance Festival by stating:
"... I do want to mention one new event that began last year thanks to Wake Forest Arts. I hope you attended the Dance Festival. Frankly, I was overwhelmed by the beauty and talent exhibited by all involved from the high school students to the professionals. I hope they will keep this going for 25 years like they have Six Sundays in Spring."
-Mayor Vivian Jones
Thank you Mayor Vivian Jones for the kind words of encouragement. The Wake Forest Dance Festival is thrilled and honored to announce that the planning for the second season is well underway. And we have many exciting things lining up already.
This year the event will pay tribute to the American Dance Festival based in Durham, NC. Heralded as “One of the nation’s most important institutions” by the New York Times and as “The world’s greatest dance festival” by the New York Post, the American Dance Festival’s sustained record of creative achievement is indivisible from the history of modern dance. Since 1934, ADF has remained committed to serving the needs of dance, dancers, choreographers, and professionals in dance-related fields.
With ADF being such an integral part of the dance community here in North Carolina we will celebrate its contribution to the art of dance for over 84 years around the world, 40 years here in our North Carolina, and highlight ADF’s incredible lineage of dance history showcasing a diversity of genres, performers, choreographers and music.
Last year the Wake Forest Dance Festival was a great success, with over 800 audience members attending the inaugural event throughout the day, the festival was very well received by the community. We would like to express our most sincere gratitude to our sponsors and individual supporters, we have so generously contributed and supported the event. Thank you Wake Forest Arts, Town of Wake Forest Parks and Recreation, Dancing Angels Foundation, The Holding Family, Carol Norris Maddux, Youngsville Family who loves dance, Wege Foundation, Destiny Dance Institute, Dance ETC., Klok's School of Martial Arts, Wake Forest Academy of Fine Arts, and Holly Eisenhour.
Thank you to all the generous in-kind contributions. The event was a combination of efforts of many who gave their time and resources to make this day a reality. Thank you: Arrow Tree Boutique, B & W Hardware Store, Bright Funeral Home, Communicopia Marketing Services Inc., Dylan Powers, George Randy Bass Photography, Brueggers Bagels, Alex Dashkin, Gooey's American Grill, Maksym Kolotun Photography, Lemon Tree Cafe, Mary & Mak Boutique, Barbara Massenburg, Phillip Maddux, Palani Mohan, Ollie’s Cafe and Gifts, Page 158 Bookstore, Panera Bread, Will Roberts, Rosatis Pizza and Sports Pub, Strategic Insights, Wake Forest Birthplace Museum, Wine and Beer 101, and the Town of Wake Forest Women's Club.