Dance for Freedom Gala to Benefit Organizations Combatting Human Trafficking

RIDE Foundation will host its second annual gala, Dance for Freedom, on September 29 in Santa Monica, to benefit Los Angeles-based nonprofits the Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking (CAST) and Journey Out. 

RIDE’s mission, is to “create one-of-a-kind dance events for difference-making charities”, according to an organization statement.

The event will feature dance and vocal performances produced by Tony Award-winning Scott Mauro. Additionally, Louis Van Amstel and Anna Trebunskaya will headline a live ballroom dance show, and Dancing with the Stars’ Carrie Ann Inaba, will receive the Artistic Integrity Award.

“Survivors of human trafficking are some of the most resilient individuals I have ever met- resilience that is strengthened by healing arts programs. Trafficked from over 59 countries to Los Angeles, CAST uses dance and music therapy modalities to bring healing and rehabilitation to survivors, and helps them build a community among each other,” Kay Buck, CAST CEO, said.

“Dance is one of the unique languages that everyone can speak at our shelter, and demonstrates the extraordinary power of dance to support survivors in their journeys to heal and rebuild their lives, ” Buck added.

September 29, 2018 – 6 p.m.
Broad Stage
1310 11th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90401

Tickets to Dance For Freedom can be purchased online at 


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