A Night Out: The Washington Ballet’s Jeté Society Dance Party
A dressed to kill crowd of young Washingtonians gathered at the French Embassy for a gala in support of DanceDC.
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What: The Washington Ballet’s annual Jeté Society Dance Party. The gala is thrown by and largely for the ballet’s young-membership group, which supports the ballet’s signature education program, DanceDC.
This year’s theme: What Happens at the Embassy… Stays at the Embassy.
Where: Vegas … er, the French Embassy on Reservoir Road in Georgetown.
When: Saturday, January 26, from 9 PM to 1 AM.
Attire: “Dress to kill.”
Who: Event chairs Ashley Taylor and Winston Bao Lord were introduced by artistic director Septime Webre while the ballet’s executive-director-slash-dancer Kay Kendall hit the dance floor along with a slew of Washington’s young social set. Jeté Society president Elika Hemphill and her steering committee deserve praise for exceeding their $65,000 fundraising goal far before raffle and casino totals had come in.
Ouch: One gent left early after taking a fall on the dance floor and busting his nose.
Food: Trays of quichelike bites and mini-desserts including delish little profiteroles.
Drink: Beer, wine, Grey Goose cocktails, and oodles of bubbly.
Boldface names: 3.5 out of 5
Swankiness: 3.5 out of 5
Food and drink: 3 out of 5
Overall exclusivity: 3.5 out of 5
Total Score: 13.5