2017 Proposal: Pulse Dance Company


Nonprofit organization: Pulse Dance Company

My name: Tiffany Hall

Short project description:
Pulse Dance Company is a group of artists teaching, creating, and sharing dance in Alaska. This winter, the Company premieres a dance concert of “classics” in two parts: a contemporary retelling of Igor Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring in act one, and a Led Zeppelin tribute rock concert in act two. This evening-length, annual production is one of very few opportunities to experience professional dance in Alaska.

The Big Why:
Now in its seventh season, Pulse Dance Company has established itself as one of Anchorage’s most innovative arts organizations. The company’s mission is community enrichment through dance and provides opportunities for Alaskans to learn about the art form through affordable workshops, pre and post show discussions and live dance performances. Pulse aims to inspire in a state that is disconnected from a larger dance scene.


Like all productions, live dance requires resources. Pulse Dance Company strives to create the best possible works while simultaneously keeping ticket prices within reach of every Alaskan, and support from foundations and individuals help make that possible. A grant from the Alaska Women’s Giving Circle would have tremendous impact on the quality of these upcoming dance premieres.

Funding would offset the significant cost of materials and labor for set design. It would directly support Alaskan artists, craftspeople and crew coming together to design and build the set. Being able to compensate crew involved in the show not only makes this production possible, but strengthens Anchorage’s arts community.

Bottom Line:
Pulse Dance Company seeks $3,000 to assist in set design and production-related costs to stage a dance concert February 17-19 & 24-16.

Scenic design materials: $1,800

Set Labor: $1,200