The 2012 Farewell Tour
After 17 years of performing across the country, around the world and on national TV, the DC Cowboys Dance Company will say goodbye and thank you to all their fans and supporters with a Farewell Tour in 2012.
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A Letter From the Executive and Artistic Director
After performing across the country, around the world and on national TV, I have decided that it is time to retire the DC Cowboys Dance Company while we are still on top with a Farewell Tour in 2012. This will give us an opportunity to thank the countless number of people who have been watching us, cheering for us, and supporting us over these many years.
The 2012 Farewell Tour will take us around the country and the world and it will be the last time for people to see us on stage. We are still holding auditions and encourage all those who would like to join the Cowboys in our final year to try out. We will hold auditions on Tuesday, 11/1/11. Dancers can contact us at email@example.com to get on the audition information list.
Once the Farewell Tour is over, the DC Cowboys organization will be done but we as individuals will be moving forward with the same goals and passions for the performing arts. I know all of the dancers will continue to grow as individuals and you will see many DC Cowboy dancers (as you do now) in many different performing arts venues from the Miss Adam Morgan Pageant to the Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington and even in professional dance companies.
I started the organization on a whim and have just been amazed at our success. I am very proud of the development of our gay male dancers into better entertainers, activists and supporters for the performing arts. This organization has given many gay choreographers an outlet to express themselves and dancers an outlet to perform as “out gay men.” We’ve truly been celebrating diversity through dance since 1994.
Why now? It’s the responsibility of a leader to develop goals, strive to be the best, push the team to accomplish the goals, and know when to take a break. We’ve accomplished all our goals, and we all have grown from the experience.
I’ve been glad that we’ve also given back to our community through our mission which is to provide free entertainment to organizations raising funds and awareness for HIV/AIDS.
What does the future hold for me? I’m a firm believer in the saying that when one door is closed another door opens. I would personally like to continue in the performing arts by perhaps serving to be on a board, coaching a gay volleyball team, and enjoying my friends and family more.
We had a great run; it’s time.
Artistic and Executive Director