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9th Annual KRUNK- Urban Fusion

March 15th 2014

A Reality Check performance that brings dancers from around Tacoma together to showcase their talent and ability. Come see us perform at Theater on the Square March 15th. Tickets are available at the DASH Center for $15!

May 28, 2013

Summer’s Here but School’s Not Out–with Trent Shelton

It’s definitely ReHab Time Tacoma! And who better to administer therapy than Mr ReHab himself, Trent Shelton.


With a large community of over 100k Twitter followers and over 130k FaceBook fans, it’s no wonder Trent Shelton ranks 20th, by, as the Most Inspiring Person on the Web, ranking along side Oprah (#1) and Bill Gates (#21).  Whether he is constricted to 140 characters or is invited to speak before thousands, Trent enjoys every opportunity to live his purpose to uplift and inspire others.


Born into the world on September 21, 1984, in Little Rock, Arkansas and raised in New Orleans, Trent Shelton as a child believed he was destined to be athlete, not knowing that his athleticism was simply the key opening doors for him to live out his purpose. In 2002, Trent signed a letter of intent to play football for Baylor University, where he had a successful football career and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Speech and Communications, and was quickly approached by NFL teams and agents.  In 2007, Trent signed with Indianapolis Colts. During his NFL career, Trent Shelton also played with the Washington Redskins, and Seattle Seahawks.


It was during the climax of his NFL career, when facing obstacles and adversities, Shelton felt a change was needed within his mind, body and soul.  Trent then had an epiphany and told himself, “Today I’m getting rid of everything toxic in my life, and giving my life back to God”. Through sharing his testimony as a way to inspire others, RehabTime was born. now serves a worldwide community that instinctively promotes change for the better by uplifting, empowering, and demonstrating that “change starts with you”, from the inside out.


All too often, as youth we dream through sports, entertainment, and the arts. But no matter how talented, it is important to nourish the mind to secure a future through education and motivation.  Don’t miss your opportunity for both motivation and education!


This event is free to all public school aged youth!  Parents and other adults, Trent has message and motivation for you too!  Make it a family event!!

Youth (18 and under) Free, door only. ** Teenagers must present school ID **


Purchase Adv Adult Tickets here only $10!  They will be $15 at the door.

Performances from students of DASH Center for the Arts Performing Arts Excellence Project and Reality Check Dance Company

Meet and Greet after event, depending on time.

Start: May 28, 2013 6:00 pm
End: May 28, 2013 9:00 pm
Venue: Stadium High School Gymnasium
111 North E Street, Tacoma, WA, 98403, United States
Cost: $10

May 4, 2013

10 Year Masquerade Extravaganza

Masquerade Couple Masquerade Jimmy and Natasha Masquerade Stephanie





CULTURA Event Center (5602 South Washington St Tacoma, WA 98409)

May 4, 2013 8p-12a


I am BLOWN AWAY that the dance team I started to give my little sister something to do, has grown into an amazing full fledge PERFORMING ARTS CENTER!! Not only has it grown…but it has LASTED…10 YEARS…against so many odds!! DASH has had the most talented youth grace its doors, the most creative instructors bring their skills, the most devoted admin staff, donors, and volunteers give of themselves!




NOW ITS PARTY TIME!! MAY 4, 2013 8pm-12am…(we may party a little longer!)

Get it on your calendars! This is going to be a party to remember.





  • Get your masks ready…BEST MASK CONTEST.
  • Get your dress/suit together…BELLE/BEAU OF THE BALL CONTEST…so DRESS TO IMPRESS!
  • We want everyone to party with us!!! There will not be an ask, but there will be the opportunity for you to give if you would like! 50/50 raffle!!! Buy $2 raffle tickets. At the end of the night, the winner & DASH split the pot!!
  • Red Carpet/Paparazzi Entrance 8-9pm
  • Performances throughout the night, beginning at 9pm
  • Two DJs spinning cuts ALL NIGHT LONG.
  • Complimentary hors d’oeuvres.
  • Full Cash Bar


Mask-party4Tickets: $20 Party Guest

Mask-partyMasquerade me and Charles

Start: May 4, 2013 8:00 pm
End: May 5, 2013 12:00 am
Venue: CULTURA Event Center
Phone: 253-507-9466
5602 South Washington, Tacoma, WA, 98405, United States
Cost: $20

April 20, 2013

Music, Mics and Moves

Start: April 20, 2013 7:00 pm
End: April 20, 2013 10:00 pm
Venue: Vinum Wine and Coffee Lounge
Phone: (253) 779-9901
1012 Pacific Avenue, Tacoma, WA, 98405, United States

April 6, 2013

Free Day of DASH-Community Celebration

Start: April 6, 2013 10:00 am
End: April 6, 2013 6:00 pm
Venue: DASH Center for the Arts
Phone: 253-507-9466
1504 Martin Luther King Jr Way, Tacoma, WA, 98405, United States
Cost: Free

February 16, 2013

KRUNK 8: Str8 Beastin It!

KRUNK is a dance showcase featuring teams and studios from across the Northwest.  The difference between KRUNK and many other showcases is that KRUNK is produced by the teen members of Reality Check Dance Team and Youth Outreach Organization.  In it’s 8th year, KRUNK is going strong and will feature diverse groups of dancers in different genres.


KRUNK dance showcase brings together some of the NW’s best dance groups on one stage!! All ages participate in this event and the talent and showmanship is electrifying!

See performances by

  • Reality Check
  • Koncrete Movement
  • Kontagious
  • Audacity Cru
  • RCX
  • PLU Dance Team
  • DCM
  • Femme Fatale
  • The Bosses
  • Kutt N’ Up
  • Xculsive Ladies
  • Freedom Dance Center
  • Dance Expressions
…and more!


KRUNK 8 is the first year the event will be held at Theatre on the Square, professional theatre in the heart of downtown Tacoma.  Get ready for an amazing show!!!!
Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 after 2/10.  Purchase from your favorite dancer, in person at the DASH Center or right here!!!  DO NOT WAIT!! It WILL sell out!!



Start: February 16, 2013 7:00 pm
End: February 16, 2013 9:30 pm
Venue: Theatre on the Square
Phone: 253-507-9466
915 Broadway , Tacoma, WA, 98403, United States
Cost: $10-$15

November 24, 2012


Dreamgirls,” the latest incarnation of the 1981 Tony award-winning musical turned 2006 Oscar award-winning film, will be the opening production of DASH Center’s 2012-13 season, playing at the LAPAC Theatre on the campus of Charles Wright Academy from Nov. 23 through Dec. 9. Showtimes: Fri, 7:30pm; Sat 2pm and 7:30pm; Sun 3pm.


The musical, which follows the trials and tribulations of an up-and-coming 1960s singing girl group, will feature as The Dreams Candi Hall as Deena Jones, current Ms Pierce County Alexandria Henderson as Lorrell Robinson, Carmen Brantley-Payne and laNeil Azue as Effie White, and Angelica Barksdale as Michelle  Morris, with Charles Simmons as Curtis Taylor Jr. The production is directed and choreographed by DASH Center’s Artistic Director Jimmy Shields, music by Henry Krieger and lyrics and book by Tom Eyen.


All tickets are $20/adults and $15/under 21.  Adult tickets may be purchased online.  Under 21 tickets must be purchased by visiting or calling DASH, or day of show at theatre. For each adult ticket purchased, $5 will be donated to the DASH Center Theatre Capital Fund and Inspiring Artists Scholarship Program.


Special Fundraiser show, Dec 1st, 8pm. Includes pre-show reception, cast meet and greet, and gift bag. Tickets $40 and may be purchased prior to the event in person or by clicking the button below. Very limited space available for this event!

Start: November 24, 2012 7:30 pm
End: December 9, 2012 5:00 pm
Venue: LAPAC Theater at Charles Wright Academy
7723 Chambers Creek Rd West, Tacoma, WA, 98467, United States
Cost: $15-$40

November 3, 2012

Reality Check Hip Hop Dance Auditions

Reality Check Hip Hop Dance team is looking for guys and girls ages 8-19 who love to dance and want to serve their community and travel.  Under the new direction of Mr Charles Simmons, Reality Check will compete in several Hip Hop dance competitions and showcases this year throughout the United States including, New York, DC, and LA!  We are looking for the best dancers to help us take it to the next level!  If you got what it takes and want to share it, come see us!


You will be taught a dance combination.  You will have 20 minutes to practice it on your own.  You will then return to perform it for the judges.  There will also be a freestyle session where you will have the opportunity to “do you”! Show us who you are and what is your style you’re bringing to this team.  Decisions will usually be made the same day.

Start: November 3, 2012 2:00 pm
End: November 3, 2012 4:00 pm
Venue: DASH Center for the Arts
Phone: 253-507-9466
1504 MLK Jr Way, Tacoma, WA, 98405, United States
Cost: Free