Shadows of Love

wine tasting & benefit event 



Date & Time




Thursday February 4, 2016
6:00 - 9:30pm

Ted's Fun on the River
2 Castle St., Wilmington, NC 28401
Wilmington, NC

available from Forward Motion Dance members or at Ted’s and at the door

For more information please call
(910) 793-6675



live music by Perry Smith

wine tasting
light appetizers
drawing for door prizes

Our annual fundraising event is not to be missed!

Thanks to all our supporters, now and in the past.

Forward Motion Dance Company is proud to be a part of the wonderful Wilmington arts community. We support and collaborate with local artists, performers, and venues.














       for the 15th Annual Art Sensation benefit performance



Date & Time



Sunday March 13, 2016 at 1:00pm

Wilmington School of Ballet
3834 Oleander Drive
Wilmington, NC

For more information please call
(910) 793-6675




for the 15th Annual ARTS SENSATION benefit performance

Friday, April 29, 7:30 pm at Thalian Hall Main Stage, Wilmington, NC to benefit Cape Fear River Watch, a local non-profit organization.

Interested dancers, choreographers of all genres ( classical, jazz, hip hop, modern, tap, belly dance, ballroom, cultural dance) welcome.

Please come with a completed piece of work, 5 minutes length maximum to share with the jury panel. CD music only.

Piece must be “child friendly”.















Grant Recognition


Forward Motion Dance Company is extremely grateful to be a recipient of two grants in 2014 that helped us to produce an exciting new show, Cape Fear Arts in Motion, at Thalian Hall in September of 2014.





The Arts Council of Wilmington & New Hanover County recognized grant recipients November 1 at the Arty Party event, and Forward Motion Dance Company received $3000 to produce Cape Fear Arts in Motion. The Arts Council of Wilmington & New Hanover County distributed $50,000 in grants through the Grassroots Arts Program from the North Carolina Arts Council, benefitting 15 local arts organizations that provide diverse arts experiences.




The Landfall Foundation presented the $1500.00 award to Tracey Varga, director and choreographer for Forward Motion Dance Company, and board member Diane Evers at their awards event on November 6. Since the Foundation’s inception in 1995, this year saw the largest amount ever given, with $310,000 distributed to 72 Wilmington-area non-profit organizations.

Cape Fear Arts in Motion: Quartets, Pirouettes, and Silhouettes, Forward Motion Dance Company's annual show showcasing the talents of Choreographer Tracey Varga, was a collaborative arts event, with guest musicians including the North Carolina Guitar Quartet and cellist Jude Eden performing live with the dancers, original costume designs by Rachel Goolsby, lighted costume design by Lee Wainwright and Miko Green, stunning set design by local artist Kristin Gibson, original music by Joe Cordaro, and a dance set to a film by Patrick Ogelvie and music by William Paco Strickland and the Fabulous Flying Flamenco Brothers.

Forward Motion Dance Company brings together the talents of many in the collaboration, including its company dancers and guests, as well as teen dance students from DREAMS of Wilmington, The Dance Cooperative, The Dance Element, and The Wilmington School of Ballet.

With this performance, Forward Motion Dance Company honors its mission to provide local and regional communities with quality modern contemporary dance and education in the art of dance, as well as enhance the local arts community by providing performance opportunities for area dancers and performance artists. We have a vision to find innovative ways to bring dance


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