It’s Back! Disco Twilight Tea Struck a Chord
Disco is most definitely not dead. Last year, CAMP Rehoboth added a tea dance to the lineup for its annual Sundance Sunday event. The Sundance Disco Twilight Tea was such a spectacular success that it will be back for Sundance 2019—Rainbow XXXII: Ultraviolet Disco Day-Glo Sunrise.
The massively attended tea dance will be held this year on September 1, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., followed by the traditional Sundance (10 p.m. to 2 a.m.), giving attendees two dances on one night.
“The inclusion of the Tea Dance was a huge plus for Sundance,” says Fay Jacobs, writer and long-time Sundance fan. “Hundreds of folks got to dance early to their favorites or got a two-fer by coming early and staying late. Those of us who love classic disco can now have a joyous reason to attend the dance night, where we can enjoy the over-the-top decor and professional lighting, dance to a legendary DJ, and make it home long before we turn into pumpkins.”
The dances are held the second night of Sundance. The first night (August 31, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.) is the Sundance Auction, which includes a silent auction, live auction with auctioneer Lorne Crawford, and an all-evening cocktail buffet and open bar. Up for bid will be a dazzling array of enticing items, including art, trips, gifts, sports memorabilia, and one-of-a-kind opportunities. Participants can attend either or both nights of Sundance (tickets are $50 for one night, $90 for both).
The Sundance Disco Twilight Tea will feature DJ legend Robbie Leslie, who is best known for his work at Studio 54 and The Saint in NYC (and famous for his Saint White Parties) but has also had a long career beginning on Fire Island and including 12 West and Palladium. A bona fide legend in the music industry, Leslie has been in the nightclub business for 40 years and is considered the prototype of the modern circuit party DJ. He began spinning at special events worldwide long before the term ‘circuit’ was in the party vernacular. He is currently a Studio 54 radio DJ on Sirius XM radio, and continues to play parties all over the world.
Doors will open at 7 p.m. for the Sundance Disco Twilight Tea, which will last until 10 p.m., when international DJ/Remixer Joe Gauthreaux takes over the booth to lift the room right into his signature club sound. Gauthreaux, one of the most sought-after DJs and producers in the industry, has a resume full of club appearances and main events that spans the last 15 years. He has played almost every major circuit event in the world, including Winter Party Festival, Black Party, White Party Miami, Song Kran Bangkok, New Year’s Rio at The Week, and Atlantis Cruises, among others. A staple at major clubs across North America, Brazil, and Asia, his name is synonymous with having an amazing and unique musical experience.
CAMP Rehoboth is still accepting hosts and sponsors for Sundance. For those who donate at the sponsor level or above ($1,000+), there is a Sponsor Lounge at the dance, which has its own bar and bartenders. This area provides a comfortable space in which to enjoy the excitement. In addition to access to the elite Sponsor Lounge, these donors receive extensive publicity exposure as well as tickets, t-shirts, and other benefits.
The funds raised support CAMP Rehoboth’s programs. In 2018 alone, CAMP Rehoboth outreach programs served over 6,500 individuals and its Health and Wellness Programs served nearly 10,000.
To purchase tickets here. To learn about hosting and sponsorship opportunities and discuss payment options, call Murray Archibald at 302-227-5620. ▼