Our history

About Dreamland

Friends of Dreamland non-profit was formed in 2009 by Kerry McCoy and a group friends over a shared desire to preverse a little known aspect of Arkansas history. The Taborian Hall has sense been placed on the National Register of Histoic Places.

Photo: Kerry McCoy, her daughter Meghan, and contractors cca. 1990 shortly after Kerry bought the biulding.

The Taborian Hall at 800 W. 9th St. has stood in downtown Little Rock for almost 100 years. Once a central fixture of religious expression, frateranl support, economic progress, and entertainment in the African-American community in the early 20th century, this beautiful old biulding now houses Arkansas Flag and Banner. On it's third floor still stands the Dreamland Ballroom, beautifully preserved in an on-going restroation. FoDL non-profit exsists to promote and oversee this restorative effort. And is commited to re-building a facet of the community that once premiated the W. 9th St. Distrect through the histroy, music, and party of the Dreamland Ballroom!

Dancing Into Dreamland 2017

A night of competive dancing. Text voting by audience.

Dancing into Dreamland is Friends of Dreamland's major annual fundraiser. 2017 marks the 8th year running! Our fabulous board members and volunteers work all year to find local dancers, from profesional troupes to amatuer couples and dance classes, to compete in front of judges and the audience. Dancers are assigned numbers that can be texted in by the voting audience members to win a cash prize. Click "View Details" for ticket information or to sign up to be a dancer!

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Why you should visit Dreamland


Know Your History

Little Rock's W. 9th St. is a distrect lost to the past. Schedule a tour of the ballroom to find it!


Host a ceremony or party with the Dreamland Ballroom's breathtaking architecture as your backdrop.

Be a part of the dream

Learn how to Volunteer or Donate so that you can help perserve history now and contribute to the future!

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