Reverend Slanky fuels funkified fundraiser!

Join Premier Dance Company's party at the Helena Civic Center this Friday, May 17.

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Join Premier Dance Company of Helena at the Helena Civic Center this Friday, May 17, for a night of funky music, entertaining performances and mouth-watering food.

This family-friendly party and fundraiser was such a huge hit last year, Premier Dance Co. decided to do it again! Festivities kick off with a social hour at 6pm and performances by the talented Premiere Dance Company members and the Bad Dads of Ballet.

Reverend Slanky’s blend of Soul, R&B, Funk, African and Latin grooves always get people out dancing.
Reverend Slanky’s blend of Soul, R&B, Funk, African and Latin grooves always get people out dancing.Photo © Reverend Slanky

Live music begins at 7pm with one of Montana’s favorite bands, Reverend Slanky. The 7-piece, heavy-hitting funk band got its start in Missoula over 15 years ago. Lauded for its signature blend of Soul, R&B, Funk, African and Latin grooves, Slanky and crew always get the people on the dance floor. The band includes Cody Hollow on vocals and percussion, Josh Farmer on vocals and keyboards, Sam White on saxophone, Jarom Hein on trumpet, Phil Stempin on bass, Chris Entz on guitar, and Sam McKenzie on drums.

A silent auction will be held and raffle prizes will be awarded.

Tickets are $15, free for youngsters 12 and younger (with an adult) and available at premieredancecompany.com.

About Premiere Dance Company

The Premiere Dance Company strives to provide quality training and expand the dance education for young dancers. At PDC we create a positive learning and social environment in a setting where dancers can explore dance as a career option. We encourage involvement in the Helena community including the schools where dancers serve as role models. We promote & share the art of dance as a service to the community. We perform benefit performances and provide free tickets to area non-profit organizations.”

Premier Dance Company of Helena promotes dance as a service to the community.
Premier Dance Company of Helena promotes dance as a service to the community.Photo © Premier Dance Company

The Premiere Dance Company is a non-profit 501c(3) organization that seeks to bring the joy and beauty of the art of dance to the Helena area community. Incorporated in September of 1987, the organization is governed by a Board of Directors comprised of community members and is supported by hundreds of volunteers. Income earned by the company is used to award scholarships for dance study and to enhance and promote performing arts in the community. Helena area dancers ages 13 to 18 (ages outside this range may be allowed by invitation only) audition for the company each spring. They are evaluated based on their skills in the disciplines of ballet, jazz, modern, and dance theatre. Adjudication is conducted by the artistic director and a panel of judges. Members adhere to a strict code of conduct and maintain high academic standards.

With assistance granted to the dancers throughout the history of the company, in the last three years, over $20,000 has been offered to company members for continued dance study programs throughout the U.S.

Outstanding Performances

  • Over 30 years of providing a showcase production of “The Nutcracker”

  • Annual performance of the Evening of Dance.

  • Annual production of The Celebration of Dance Dinner Auction benefit.

For more information about the dance company, call 406-442-6519 or visit their website.