2012 Elisa Monte Dance Junior Board Raffle!

All proceeds benefit Elisa Monte Dance.  Thank you for your support!

You can purchase raffle tickets even if you will not be able to attend this year's event! 
Simply purchase your tickets following the link below and drop us an email letting us know which items you'd like to bid on!

Raffle #1
Two VIP Tickets to any NYC Food Film Festival Event

Festival run: October 18-21
Retail Value: $250
Courtesy of Seth Unger
Presented in association with the James Beard Foundation, the NYC Food Film Festival
is the only event that lets you literally taste what you see on the screen. Get VIP access
to a variety of food-themed films; while you watch, you’ll be served the dishes you see
onscreen. As a VIP ticket holder, you’ll enjoy complimentary food and drinks from a
variety of vendors after the show, as well as perks like VIP seating and a VIP gift bag.
Proceeds from the Festival benefit the Food Bank for New York City.

Raffle #2
The Athlete

Four Hours of Court Time at Stadium Tennis Center at Mill Pond Park

Retail Value: $320

Courtesy of Eric Faro, Stadium Tennis Center, Gotham Tennis

Secure four hours of court time at Stadium Tennis Center’s stunning new Bronx location, located just south of Yankee Stadium. The state-of-the-art facility features sixteen tennis courts, twelve of which are enclosed under a lighted dome, as well as a clubhouse and convenient on-site parking. Your pass is good for up to four people, so make it a doubles game.


Private Golf Lessons at Long Island Country Club

Retail Value: $390

Courtesy of Paul Scharf

Perfect your swing with three sessions of one-on-one training with 10-year certified expert Paul Scharf at the prestigious Glen Head Country Club. Paul’s lessons will utilize both V1 golf analysis equipment and FlightScope X2 Launch Monitor, as well as on course instruction.

US Open Swag Bag

Courtesy of Jenna Higueras

Look the part with a bag full of gear from the US Tennis Association!

Raffle #3
Get Dancer Fit

Consultation and Private Training Sessions with EMD Dancer Liz Beres
Retail value: $350
Courtesy of Liz Beres
Learn the secrets to that coveted dancer body with three one-hour long training
sessions with EMD dancer Liz Beres! A certified Mind Body Dancer™ yoga instructor,
Liz received her BFA in dance from NYU and has been with EMD since 2008. After an
initial consultation, Liz will cater her training sessions to your
personal skill level and fitness goals, utilizing a combination of yoga,
pilates, stretching, strengthening and dance movements.

Three-Month All-Access Membership to Equinox
Retail Value: $795
Courtesy of Equinox
Take your new fitness knowledge and bring your workout to the next level with a three-
month membership to Equinox. Voted best gym in America by Fitness magazine, it
offers personal training and a wide range of specialized group classes. Your all-access
pass is good at every location (except the Printing House), so you can try Studio
Cycling in Soho, swim laps at Columbus Circle, and step into Zumba on Wall Street.

Raffle #4

Nido Nested Earrings and Bracelet

Retail Value: $790                                                                                        

Designed by BC Designs and Curated by Golden Scarab. Designed in the spirit of nesting, this pure silver earring and bracelet set complements any jewelry collection. With work featured in stores across the U.S., designer Barbara Colasuonno produces each of her timeless pieces by hand. This beautiful set is specially curated for the EMD Junior Board Spring Gala by Golden Scarab, an events and marketing company that supports and showcases accessories, fashion and jewelry designers in unique, engaging and memorable environments.


Raffle #5
Jack Howard-Potter
Kinancer 4, 2012

Painted steel
21” h x 22.5” w x 22.5” d
Retail value: $1,000
Courtesy of the artist
Inspired by the work of Elisa Monte Dance, this one-of-a-kind steel sculpture brings
kinetic beauty and dance into your home.  Howard-Potter is fascinated with the
movement of human figures and works to convey this in his work.  He has permanent
and long-term shows in sculpture parks, municipalities and galleries across the country.
For more information, visit steelstatue.com.

Raffle #6
The Ultimate NY Showdown

Two tickets to see the Yankees vs. Mets
Retail value: $300
Courtesy of Chevrolet
Cheer on your favorite NY team from seats right behind home plate at Citi Field this
summer! The tickets will be for one game between Friday, June 22nd and Sunday, June

Raffle #7

Ultimate Style Package

Retail value: $1,300

Gift Card and In-Store Styling

Retail Value: $200+

Courtesy of Intermix

Take your new style know-how to the streets with a $200 shopping credit at trendsetting

boutique, Intermix. Snag labels like Rag & Bone, Equipment, and Yigal Azrouel, then

let an Intermix stylist show you how to wear them to the nines. After a two-hour styling

session, you’ll be ready for any event.


Flora by Gucci Eau de Toilette

Retail Value: $350

Subtle and sophisticated, the Flora by Gucci fragrance was designed to complement the

famous Flora scarf designed exclusively for Princess Grace of Monaco in 1966. Elegant

hints of citrus, peony, rose, osmanthus flower, pink pepper, and sandalwood transition

from day to night.



Retail Value: $55

Courtesy of Chloe + Isabel

Launched in 2011, Chloe + Isabel is an innovative jewelry brand that connects women

through the online shopping experience. Ranging from classic and chic to colorful and

trendy, its pieces go effortlessly from day to night. This elegant gold charm bracelet is

an excellent complement to any outfit.


Retail Value: $200

Courtesy of Rima Vargas-Vetter

One of the most versatile accessories on the market, the Obi-Kin wrap can be worn as a

scarf, wrap, belt, bandeau, or collar. Easy-to-follow instructions are included so you can

self-style with ease.


In-Home Wardrobe Consultation with Silfath Pinto of Stylosophy

Retail Value: $500

Courtesy of Stylosophy

Puff coats, be gone. Polish your look and get your closet on track for spring with an in-

home consultation with professional style consultant Silfath Pinto of Stylosophy. During

a complete closet analysis, she’ll help you decide what pieces look best on you and

which you should toss. As a bonus, she’ll recommend additions that fit into your budget

and re-organize your closet to make getting dressed a breeze.

Raffle #8

Josh Dorman Painting

Untitled 12/10/07

Acrylic on Antique Paper

8 ¼” x 11 ¾”

Retail Value: $1,200 Courtesy of Mary Ryan Gallery Artist Josh Dorman uses antique 

engravings and maps to create his whimsical compositions, and has exhibited extensively, most recently in solo exhibitions at the Craft and Folk Art Museum in Los Angeles and the Mary Ryan Gallery in New York. Inspired by the works of Bosch, Brueghel, Cornell, and the Surrealists, his images are raw and full of possibility

Raffle #9

The Road to Wellness

Retail value: $350

Hardcore Pilates New York, Private Pilates Session

Retail Value: $200

Courtesy of Samantha Pell.  

Strengthen and tone in a 55-minute one-on-one Pilates session with Samantha Pell, founder of Hardcore Pilates New York. Samantha works with her clients to design a program that will help heal injuries, fix imbalances, and improve overall strength, muscle tone, and grace.

Arbonne Shea Butter Gift Bag

Retail Value: $50

Courtesy of Samantha Pell

Based on botanical principles, Arbonne products are known for superior quality, benefits, and results. They are free of harmful ingredients, vergan-certified, and committed to safe environmental practices. Indulge your skin with this luxurious Shea

Butter hand & body wash and lotion set.

Gingersnap’s Organic Gift Certificate

Retail Value: $100

Courtesy of Gingersnap’s Organic

Prepared daily by trained chefs, Gingersnap’s Organic 100% organic menu is vegan, gluten-free and raw. Through the use of unique ingredients and preparation techniques, its dishes are abundant in flavor and contain no animal products, grains, gluten, fillers or preservatives of any kind. Inspired by life on the [GO], it offers take out, delivery, and in-house dining.

Raffle #10

Private S-Factor Dance Workout Party

Retail Value: $650

Courtesy of Sheila Kelley’s S-Factor

Gather up to nine of your closest ladies for a private, two-hour tutorial in S-Factor,

the original pole dance workout. Loved by women of all shapes and ages, the unique

exercise method lets you burn calories while you explore your sensuality in a safe

space filled with friends.

Raffle #11

EVATINI Necklace

Faceted crystal and gunmetal toned asymmetrical necklace

Made in Italy

18 1/4" long

Retail value: $295

Courtesy of Rima Vargas-Vetter

Dazzle in this stunning crystal necklace designed by Italian fashion designers

EVATINI. The company specializes in unique costume jewelry made from high

quality materials such as Swarovski crystals and hardstones.


Raffle #12

Two Tickets to the New York Islanders vs. Ottowa Senators Game

Sunday, April 1 at 3 p.m.

Retail Value: $225

Courtesy of Citrin Cooperman

Be rink-side as the New York Islanders take on the Ottowa Senators at Nassau

Coliseum on Sunday, April 1 at 3 p.m. Steeped in team history (the Islanders have won

four Stanley Cups in a row; the Senators have been to the Stanley Cup playoffs twelve

out of fourteen seasons), this match-up is always a fan favorite.

Raffle #13

The Finer Things

Cooking Class for Two at Haven's Kitchen

A beautiful space for the home cook to learn how to make delicious food and eat with a new awareness of the environment, our farmers, and each other. Join a Haven’s Kitchen Master Chef in this recreational cooking school, specialty food shop, and event space located in a charming carriage house two blocks from Union Square. Haven’s Kitchen is dedicated to the preparation and enjoyment of delicious, sustainable, seasonal food, and all of the ingredients represent a commitment to sustainable agriculture, artisanship, and healthful living.


Ramey Wines and Saxelby Cheese

Retail Value: $175

Courtesy of David Fischer, Ramey Wines, and Saxelby Cheese

Celebrate your newly-honed culinary skills with an exquisite wine and cheese pairing courtesy of Ramey Wines and Saxelby Cheese. Balance the flavor of a 2008 Carneros Magnum from Napa Valley’s Hyde Vineyard with $50 worth of Saxelby cheese selections from the Lower East Side epicurean hub at the Essex Market.


Raffle #14



4 VIP Tickets to a Mets Game

Mets Swag Bag

Courtesy of Justin Green, Citi Field


Round up four of your pals and head to Citi Field to see the New York Mets play from your premium seats -- Section 109, Row 4. Dig through your swag bag to find Mets hats, bobble heads, and cups to help you show your pride.



Two Passes to Brooklyn Brewery Small Batch Tour Series

Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Retail Value: $100

Courtesy of Brooklyn Brewery

Beer is better with friends. Each pass grants you and a friend ten free beers tastings each (that’s twenty between the two of you) at any Brooklyn Brewery Small Batch Tour open house. Tours held Mon.-Thurs., TK hours; Fri., 6-11 p.m.; Sat., 12 p.m.-8 p.m.; and Sun., 12 p.m.-6 p.m.