LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Kids Artistic Revue – KAR, America's Favorite National Dance Competition, wraps up the 30th Anniversary 2012 season with a benefit awards show to give back to the community. Music Saves Lives and Keep A Breast Foundation join KARtv on July 6 at the MGM Grand Las Vegas to be part of the first annual Awards Show Benefit. KARtv will donate 100 percent of the proceeds from this event to these organizations.
Through this event, KARtv Dance Awards is aiming to raise $30,000 to help the fight against cancer.
"KAR lost a great friend and employee, Marissa Parks, this past year to cancer. We want to do our part to help raise awareness for this cause," says Noah Lands, Owner of Kids Artistic Revue, Inc. "What better way than through dance, music and celebrating dance educators across the nation."
More than 26,000 group routines graced the stages of Kids Artistic Revue and Rainbow Dance Competition in 2012. The top 7 in each category for the Elite Level were selected as finalists for this awards benefit. "Every studio nominated are all winners," says Noah Lands
Judging and selecting the best performances of 2012 are Joey Dowling, Jacki Ford, Jon Bond, Bill Prudich, Eddie Garcia, Hillary Elk, Ann Marie Hudson. You can view their bios on our website: http://dancekar.com/kartv/awards/judges .
The 2012 Dance Awards will be hosted by Joslyn Davis and Madison Curtis and will feature appearances by performers, judges, dancers and stars from Nickelodeon, "America's Got Talent," "So You Think You Can Dance," "MTV America's Best Dance Crew," Disney, Hollywood Records, among many others.
"This is an incredible lineup of performers and presenters coming together to raise money for these charities," says Joe M Loera, Producer of KARtv.
"I'm really looking forward to performing at the KARtv Dance Awards Benefit and making a difference on the fight against cancer," says Lil' Mama, Judge on "America's Best Dance Crew" and International Recording Artist.
KARtv Dance Awards promises to be a night of brilliant entertainment for a great cause that YOU won't want to miss! Come join us live at the MGM on the 6th or tune in to watch the LIVE STREAM.
There will be an online auction with an array of items that include Autographed Baseballs by the New York Yankees, Autographed Jabbawakees Mask, Evan Longoria Autographed Jersey, and many more exciting items.
For more information about the event nominees, please visit the website: http://dancekar.com/kartv/awards/nominees .
All media inquiries can be directed to Kimber Hamill at Inspired PR: 818-386-8778.
Event Date: July 6, 2012
Location: MGM Grand Hotel Las Vegas (Convention Center).
Red Carpet at 7 p.m.
Show Starts at 8 p.m.
Meet & Greet at 10:30-11:30ish
For more info, go to dancekar.com
Tickets can be purchased here: http://msl.ticketleap.com/kartv/ .
Price of ticket: $10.
V.I.P. Ticket (T-Shirt/Backstage Pass/Red Carpet): $100.
Performances/Appearances by (subject to change):
– Lil' Mama – Judge "America's Best Dance Crew" & Recording Artist.
– AllStar Weekend – Hollywood Records Recording Artist.
– Mos Wanted Crew – "America's Best Dance Crew" Top 3 Season 7.
– SoulEscape Dance Company – Choreographer, Justin Giles – "SYTYCD."
– Ashley Argota – "Bucket and Skinner's Epic Adventures" – Nickelodeon.
– Dead Off Center – "America's Got Talent" – Recording Artists.
– Allison Holker – "SYTYVD" All Star.
– Jordan Casanova – "SYTYCD" Top Ten.
– Christopher Toler aka "Lil C" – Judge "So You Think You Can Dance."
– Mollee Gray – "SYTYCD" Top Ten.
– Chachi Gonzales – "I aM mE" America's Best Dance Crew Champions Season 6.
– Christian Vincent – Actor, Choreographer and Coach "Canada Sings."
– Cathy Nesbitt Stein – Dance Moms.
Lifetime Achievement Award – Jackie Sleight.
Produced by Kids Artistic Revue, Inc and Joe M. Loera.
Directed by Troy Christian.
Music Saves Lives (musicsaveslives.org).
Keep A Breast Foundation (keep-a-breast.org).
No celebrity endorsement claimed or implied.
Learn more at: http://dancekar.com/kartv/awards/ .
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