Help Us Preserve Black Achievement!
What up doe! I’m Dainty Dandridge. I’m the new Executive Director of Chocolate City Burlesque and Cabaret, Washington D.C.'s own burlesque troupe uplifting the Black experience through dance and performance. I have some very exciting news to share...
CCBC IS GOING NONPROFIT!!!
You may recognize us from bringing down the house with our jaw dropping performances or maybe you recognize us from our super sexy pinup calendars. Well, we do all that and some - including providing American Sign Language (ASL) interpreted enrichment programming for knowledge seekers, and rapid response funding for the community.
It’s no small expense to create spaces of entertainment, education and inclusion. And that’s precisely where you come in!
As we enter this new chapter, we need your help to further support our growing projects and initiatives, such as:
- CCBC Presents Black Friday, our annual burlesque showcase and celebration of The Chocolate City herself, Washington D.C.! (ASL Interpreted)
- Lectures on Black and Queer burlesque history. (ASL Interpreted)
- Ensuring language and wheelchair accessibility at performance showcases.
- Providing funding to performers in need of emergency help.
We also need your help launching our newer projects, such as:
- CCBC Heals, our art and movement therapy series facilitated by burlesque dancers and licensed behavioral health specialists.
- At the Go-Go! CCBC's live-band burlesque shows featuring local go-go bands, amazing burlesque performers and oral histories on the music of go-go. (ASL Interpreted)
- Workshops on digital security and financial management for artists. (ASL Interpreted)
-Internships in Advancement, Historical Preservation, Social Media, and Events Management.
With your support, our incredible board, our phenomenal performers, and myself can make CCBC the world’s first nonprofit historical society dedicated to the preservation of Black burlesque, cabaret and achievement.
Make a gift today, and help us give the world a little more sparkle - one chocolate shimmy at a time!