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Be a VIP at the Vail International Dance Fest

Special to the Daily/Erin Baiano

VAIL, Colorado ” A unique behind-the-scenes experience awaits one lucky winner this summer as the Vail International Dance Festival rolls out an opportunity to win a one-of-a-kind VIP package for the 2009 Festival, scheduled from July 27 through Aug. 11.

The package includes one pair of premium reserved seats for two performances: the Aug. 7 evening with Morphoses/The Wheeldon Company and the first night of the popular International Evenings of Dance, Aug. 8. Both performances are at the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater in Vail.

In addition, the VIP package will include two nights lodging at a hotel in Vail, a meet and greet opportunity with festival performing artists, a signed dance festival poster and a 2009 Vail International Dance Festival merchandise package.

To enter, simply sign up for the Vail International Dance Festival’s e-mail list and enter the word VIPDance in the comments field. Just go to and click on the “Subscribe” button under the “Contact Us” icon. The lucky winner will be notified via e-mail on June 2.

Besides the opportunity to win the VIP Dance Package, festival e-mail subscribers will also enjoy other exclusive benefits, including special ticket offers and pricing notifications, access to prime seating tickets for select sold-out shows and Vail Valley dinner and drink specials.

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All VIP Package entrants must supply first and last name, valid e-mail address, mailing address and telephone number. The Vail Valley Foundation does not sell or provide information of this nature and you may opt out at any time.

The sweepstakes ends on June 2 so enter now. In addition to the two evenings of the VIP Package, the 2009 Vail International Dance Festival will be highlighted by the return of tap legend Savion Glover, along with the third-year residency of internationally-renowned choreographer Christopher Wheeldon and Morphoses/The Wheeldon Company. Directed by Damian Woetzel, the season will also include popular favorites such as the International Evenings of Dance, Ballroom’s Best and the sophomore season of Dance for $20.09.

New to the Dance Festival in 2009 will be a residency and performances featuring Miami City Ballet. The addition of Miami City to the Festival roster will mark the next installment of company residencies that began in 2007 with Pacific Northwest Ballet.

Tickets for the 2009 Vail International Dance Festival are priced from $9 to $85 and are available online at or by phone at either 970-845-TIXS (8497) or 888-920-ARTS (2787).

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