By Carey Purcell
27 Jul 2013
|Photo by Laura Marie Duncan|
The event, which takes place on National Dance Day, is held at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles.
It is hosted by its board members, which include producer Nigel Lythgoe ("American Idol," "So You Think You Can Dance"), director Adam Shankman ("Hairspray," "Rock of Ages"), dancers/choreographers Stephen “tWitch” Boss ("So You Think You Can Dance," "Bones") and Derek Hough ("Dancing With the Stars") and actress Summer Glau ("Hawaii Five-O," "Serenity").
This year, DFF honors Tony Award-winning actress, dancer, and singer Chita Rivera with the DFF Inspiration Award, and Erik Feig, president of Lionsgate Motion Picture Group, Production with the DFF Impact Award.
"The DFF Impact Award is presented to an individual whose enthusiasm for and support of dance and the arts has had a major impact in terms of community, culture, and country," press notes continue. "As the architect of the 'Step Up' series of movies, which have grossed more than $500,000,000 worldwide and inspired countless imitators, Erik Feig is credited with exposing millions of people around the world to the art of dance."
All proceeds from ticket sales benefit the Dizzy Feet Foundation, a non-profit organization which sponsors, funds and/or supports dance and dance education for children in low-income areas. Dizzy Feet also provides scholarships to students and supports and increases quality of dance education in the United States.