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Rolex Presents: American Dances! (November 2, New York City, NY)

by Sarah Hart
November 2, 2009
New York City Center
130 West 56th Street
(Audience Entrance is on West 55th Street between 6th and 7th Avenues)
(Entrance for Studios and Offices is on West 56th Street between 6th and 7th Avenues)
New York, NY 10019
212.247.0430
Some of the Talent Announced
ROLEX Presents
AMERICA DANCES!

Celebrating Our Sparkling Heritage - Broadway, TV & Film
Career Transition For Dancers' 24th Anniversary Jubilee
Monday, November 2, 2009 at 7:00pm New York CITY CENTER


Rolex presents "AMERICA DANCES! Celebrating Our Sparkling Heritage – Broadway, TV & Film"- Career Transition For Dancers' 24th Anniversary Jubilee on Monday, November 2, 2009 at 7:00 pm at New York City Center, 131 West 55 Street (bet. 7 & 6 Aves) NYC. It will be followed by an Anniversary Supper with the Stars at The Grand Ballroom at The Hilton New York. The Rolex Dance Award will be given to Patrick Swayze. Lawrence Herbert and the Lloyd E. Rigler - Lawrence E. Deutsch Foundation will receive the Career Transition For Dancers' Awards for Outstanding Contributions to the World of Dance.

"AMERICA DANCES! Celebrating Our Sparkling Heritage – Broadway, TV & Film" celebrates a variety of entertainment that defines our American culture—Past, Present and Future. This eclectic evening is an assimilation and fusion of styles that move from theater to concert dance, to television and film, in a vibrant homage to an array of dance genres. A film montage will pay tribute to the crazes and evolution of American dance. America — a mover and a shaker of all times. The Gala will be the entertainment-dance event of the new season. It is produced & directed by Ann Marie DeAngelo.

The spectacular evening will include appearances by dance companies, musicians, dancers from major TV shows, stars and surprises. Some of the talent for the show will include: Ballet de Monterrey, Laura Benanti, Bob Fosse's Dancin, Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet, Crazy Legs & Rock Steady Crew, Charlotte d'Amboise, Dance Times Square, "Dancing with the Stars," DJ Activephaze, Electric Boogaloo's Mr. Wiggles, Nicole Fosse, Lombard Twins, Lori Belilove & The Isadora Duncan Dance Company, Kathleen Marshall, Miami City Ballet, New York City Ballet's Ashley Bouder & Andrew Veyette, The Street Beats Group, "So You Think You Can Dance," "Step UP 3," Swing, Tap City Youth Ensemble, Tayeh Dance, and a Tribute to Duke Ellington. Ballet de Monterrey, Laura Benanti, Bob Fosse's Dancin, Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet, Crazy Legs & Rock Steady Crew, Charlotte d'Amboise, Dance Times Square, "Dancing with the Stars," DJ Activephaze, Electric Boogaloo's Mr. Wiggles, Nicole Fosse, Lombard Twins, Lori Belilove & The Isadora Duncan Dance Company, Kathleen Marshall, Miami City Ballet, New York City Ballet's Ashley Bouder & Andrew Veyette, The Street Beats Group, "So You Think You Can Dance," "Step UP 3," Swing, Tap City Youth Ensemble, Tayeh Dance, and a Tribute to Duke Ellington. Artist and program subject to change without notice

The Jubilee Chair is Michele Herbert and the 24th Anniversary Chairs are Anka K. Palitz and Allen Brill. Gala Chairs are: Victor Elmaleh, Michele Riggi, James D. Rigler, Susan Fawcett Sosin & Lisa Niemi Swayze. The Dinner Chair is Janice Becker; Auction Chair is Ann Van Ness & Heléne Alexopoulos Warrick; West Coast Chair is Roberta Silbert and Journal Chairs are Richard A. Perdue & Thomas Porter. Vice Chairs are Gayle Conran, Alexander Dubé, Mercedes Ellington, Christina Rose, & Irene Shen. The Honorary Chairs are Cynthia Gregory, Donna McKechnie, Sono Osato, Ann Reinking, Chita Rivera & Tommy Tune. (in formation)

Career Transition For Dancers with offices in New York City, Los Angeles, and Chicago has helped over 4,100 professional dancers identify their unique talents in preparation for establishing new careers when dance is no longer an option. Since its founding in 1985, the organization has provided more than 40,000 hours (equivalent to $4 million) of one-on-one career counseling and program services - at no cost - and has awarded millions of dollars in scholarships for education and entrepreneurial grants. CTFD also provides dancers with specialized services that include transition seminars and workshops, peer support groups, resource centers, a toll-free national career counseling hotline, a website, and a National Career Network. The Caroline & Theodore Newhouse Center for Dancers is located in expanded offices at 165 West 46th Street Suite 701 (at Broadway – the Actors' Equity Building) NYC 10036. CTFD's phone number is 212 764-0172 and the fax is 212 764-0343. In Los Angeles: 5757 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 455; LA, 90036, call 323 549-6660 and fax 323 549-6810. In Chicago: At Hubbard Street Dance Center 1147 W Jackson Blvd, Chicago, IL 60607; call 312 666-0234 and fax 312 455-8240. www.careertransition.org

Gala tickets are $600, $750 & $1,200 each, which include the performance and a post-performance 'Anniversary Supper with the Stars', live auction and dancing at The Grand Ballroom at The Hilton New York. Sponsorships and tables are also available, as well as Jubilee Journal ads. For gala tickets please call Marjorie Horne, McEvoy & Assocs. at 212 228-7446 x33 and for Group Sales please call 718 499-9691. Show only tickets are $130, $75, $55 and $45.
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