Tell It to Our Hearts

Taylor Dayne totally rocked it at our 80s Valentine Prom


The atmosphere was totally rad when 80s music icon Taylor Dayne took to the stage at the Academy of the Arts’ Love Will Lead You Back 80s Prom on Valentine’s weekend. Around 200 guests helped raise nearly $100,000 which will be put towards our proposed school building in Naperville, Illinois.


Guests really went for the max as they dressed to the nines in their best 80s garb. From wild hair to pastel tuxedos, they danced the night away to DJ Craig’s awesome tracks.


AOTA Co-founder and Executive Director Dylan Ladd said: “We are very grateful that our community came together in support of arts education for a really incredible night.”


The Naperville community embraced the event, with people of all ages attending, for sure. Eager to show the Academy some love, they agreed the event was wicked.


If you couldn’t make it but will still like to contribute to our main fundraiser of the year, visit