How do I purchase tickets for these events?
Tickets are available online [insert link to ticket page] or by calling City Opera House at 231.941.8082. Tickets range in price from $25 for general admission, $30 for VIP reserved seating and $35 for auditorium-level table seats (plus applicable box office service fees). (Each table seats ten guests.) Tickets to all competitive events are available after the media event in August. All ticket sales are final.
Where do the events take place?
All events are held at Scottish Rite Masonic Center, located at 614 Center Avenue, Bay City, MI 48707.
Is there food or drink provided with my ticket?
Ticket prices do not include food or drink. A cash bar is available at every event. Food may be pre-ordered by any ticket holder from our exclusive event caterer, no later than one week prior to each event, and will be delivered directly to the venue. Outside food or drink is not permitted. (Charity table sponsors may arrange food for their table, so please confirm before ordering personally.) To order food, please contact Waterfront Market –Greg Schultz, 989.891.1330 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
What is the schedule of each competitive event?
Doors open at 6:30pm. Our dance team coach will lead an audience dance lesson at 6:45pm for those interested in participating! At 7:15 SwingShift takes the stage and the main event commences. The evening will last roughly three hours with a scheduled intermission to occur after the fourth couple’s performance. Voting and donations will be finalized near the end of each evening with winner being announced prior to the conclusion of the event.
Is there a dress code?
The competitive events are not black tie, however we suggest semi-formal attire. Sparkles, flirty skirts, bowties, suspenders and generally fun date night wardrobe choices are encouraged!
Can we bring the kids?
Our events are family friendly, but definitely adult-oriented. Children must have a ticket and be accompanied by an adult at all times.
How does the voting / donating process work?
Upon admission to each event, every ticket holder is provided with one envelope. The audience member is then able to vote for their favorite dance couple for a minimum donation of $5. However, everyone is encouraged to donate as much as they would like, $5 is just a starting point! Donations can either be designated to the charity represented by the favored couple or to any of the charities. Ticket holders may vote one time regardless of donation amount and must be present at the event. Donations are always accepted online.
How much of my donation will end up at my chosen charity?
100% of the funds donated (during and between events) go directly to the participating charities. All event costs are covered by ticket sales and by the generous support of our event sponsors.
Does my vote actually make a difference?
ABSOLUTELY! At the end of the evening, our staff tabulates the combined scores of the four judges with the audience vote added in as the fifth score. The dance team that earns the highest combined score at each event will be presented with an Achievement Award bonus check (amount TBA) to present to their charity at the end of the night. It’s immediate gratification for the dancers’ hard work and bragging rights, too!
How can my charity participate?
If you would like to be considered for participation in future SwingShift and the Stars Dance-Off for Charity events, please contact Leslie Haskin at Leslie@highimpactnow.com or by calling 888.HIP.8236 ext 103.