Five-hundred young and young-at-heart supporters of the Alexander W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts dressed in white and brought outlandish table décor with them as they traveled to the top of the 500 block of Clematis Street on Nov. 14 for the 2015 Dreyfoos in White pop-up dinner. The secret location was kept under wraps until one hour before the event, with ticket holders notified of the location by text message, email and social media. The event was modeled after Diner en Blanc held annually for more than 25 years in Paris, France.
Organized largely by Dreyfoos School of the Arts alumni and their friends, this over-the-top event benefitted the Dreyfoos School of the Arts Foundation. The night of non-stop fun began with everyone participating in the “napkin twirl” toast of white napkins. Highlights of the evening included music played by Dreyfoos string and jazz students, student band Jumbo Shrimp, and a flash mob by Dreyfoos dance students. Dinner ended with everyone lighting the night with sparklers, signaling the start of dancing to the music of Dreyfoos alumni DJ Brad Barfield.