Save the Date: October 17 & 18


We are so excited to announce our re-staging of “Promise,” on October 17 & 18 at Historic Pleasant Home in Oak Park, IL. We’re redesigning Promise to fit into the beautiful rooms of Pleasant Home and audience members will be able to walk from room to room and see the entire dance.

Promise focuses on the women, images and psychological themes found in John Steinbeck’s 1952 novel, “East of Eden.” The Company was invited to present Promise at Pleasant Home after our highly successful production at Ruth Page Center in March 2015. Check back here in early September for casting, live music accompaniment and other events related to this production of “Promise.” Click here for info about Promise.

Promise at Pleasant Home can be seen on Saturday, October 17 at 7:00pm and Sunday, October 18 at 4:30pm at Historic Pleasant Home, 217 S. Home in Oak Park, IL, an historic suburb just west of Chicago. Tickets are $29, general admission. Tickets can be purchased on line at Street parking is available. Pleasant Home is near the Oak Park Ave. stop on the CTA Green Line.

Thank you!

Yup. You did it. You helped us reach our Promise 2015 Matching Gift goal and we are so very grateful! Really, really grateful. Thank you for all you did to make this happen, even if all you did was read our eblasts. It was all awesome, and we thank you from the bottom of our bare feet for it!


Special, really super sponsor thanks go to the always amazing:
Young-Kee Kim

Special thanks go to:
Becky Lipton
Julie Cross
Dee Haun
Lisa Friedman
Patti Eylar
Gia Gallegos
John Buenz
Linda Meisel
Mary Burns
Liz Roman
Della Leavitt
Frank Fishella
Kate Wester

Other awesome people who contributed to Promise 2015:
Brenda Rodriguez
Robert Rifkin
Darcy DeWolfe
Ken McCoy
Amy & Joe Lykken
Cynthia Albright
Stephen Parke
Mary Brennan
Enda Hamburger
Sandi Banister
Diane & Matt Johnson
Stephen Wolbers

And last but not least: LaDonna Whitmer, Dennis & Cheralyn Runkle, Donna Cheeks, Gordon Pierce Schmidt, Scott Silberstein, Orion Couling, Laura Teter, Linda Stephens, Diane Crawford, Kathy Neal, Peter & Mollie Elton, Kathy Deane, Ann Filmer, Julie Ballard, Kym Costa, Robyn Davis, Albertossy Espinoza, Anne Karsten, and Heather Overbeck

Thank you, everyone! Your support means a lot to us!

Give to Promise 2015

To fully produce Promise 2015, we needed to raise $10,000 and we’re happy to report that we’ve already raised 80% of our goal. And there’s more good news: to help us finish our goal for Promise 2015, an anonymous donor has given us a Matching Gift. If we can raise $1,000 by April 1, 2015, she will match that amount. Awesome, right? So, if you donate now to Promise 2015, you’ll be doubling your contribution. And you’ll be doubly awesome. Plus, if you contribute $100, we’ll send you a poster of Promise 2015 with all of the dancers signatures on it. Triple awesome. Contribute now.

Read this awesome review of Promise by Lauren Warnecke at
Read Irene Hsiao’s beautiful article about the multiple meanings of Promise
Check out Kim Campbell’s observations of Promise at Gaper’s Block.
Read Lisa Traiger’s article about the Company and Promise at Dance/USA’s e-journal.


For video, photos and more info about Promise, including Heather Marotti’s Promise Journal click here.