Virtual gospel fundraiser to reopen Impression Dance Theatre

Members of the Impressions Dance Theatre.  Impressions Dance Theatre
Members of the Impressions Dance Theatre.
Impressions Dance Theatre

Artistic Director and Founder of Impressions Dance Theatre, Verna Walcott-White, will present “Revival – Determined to Soar,” a virtual Gospel fundraiser, towards the reopening of the school.

The show is set for Sunday, Aug. 29, from 6 pm – 8 pm.

The two-hour program will be featuring exceptional performances by singers, instrumentalists, poets, and dancers, and will be hosted via a Zoom link, provided two days before the event.

A donation of $15.00 made payable via Zelle —, CashApp-347-432-2856, PayPal,, and Venmo – @xyomara-Astaphan, will bring the organization financial relief.

White, who is proud of the incredible work students have put into achieving greatness that won them awards, citations from elected officials, and standing ovations at recitals, is depending on the support of dance lovers to play their part in enabling Impressions Dance Theatre to re-open its studio, after the harsh coronavirus pandemic.

Benefactors who have enjoyed stirring performances in various genres of dance over the years, will once again get a taste of the magnificent body of work students have showcased to sold-out audiences.

In addition to choreography, and other performances, the group has partner with the Health & Education Relief for Cancer (H.E.R.O.C.) that has donated a Food Hamper, as the first prize for the fundraising raffle drawing.

M&P Investments, donated the second prize of a Bluetooth Speaker while a Guyanese Girls Rock Foundation gift pack, plus Amazon Gift Card, will go to the third prize winner. St. Catherine of Sennia Liturgical Dane Group donated the fourth prize of a Wireless Charger Tablet Lamp.

The cost is $5.00 per book of three tickets, and could be purchased via Zelle to 631-834-5192 — Melisha Patterson-Collins. Patrons are asked to leave contact information, in order for ticket numbers to be recorded.

White said, she would like to thank everyone for supporting the dance school over the years, noting that the fundraising will help her to continue serving the community and having a safe heaven for our youths, and carry on the mission of educating students through dance programs

“We have to do fundraisers, so we are asking for your assistance by attending the Virtual gospel evening entertainment,” she added.