40th Anniversary Gala: July 16, 2016

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Attire: Fancy and fun!  Come ready to celebrate and participate.  We will be using our dance studios as our primary party spaces, so all guests will be asked to remove their shoes to protect the studio floors.  But don’t worry- we are asking you to kick off your shoes and have a great time and we will be providing special celebration socks for everyone to make sure that you do! Location: Dance Exchange is located at 7117 Maple Avenue in Takoma Park, MD.  Dance Exchange studios are handicap accessible. Parking: Parking is available at the Takoma Park Metro station.  We have also secured parking at nearby buildings and apartment complexes for our party goers.  On-street parking will be limited the night of the gala.  Additional parking information will be sent with your ticket purchase. Public Transportation: Dance Exchange is located just a few blocks from the Takoma Station stop on the Metro Red line.  We are also served by a number of WMATA bus lines and the Montgomery County Ride On bus service. Food and drink: We will be serving light dinner fare and there will be a bar with alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages available. Please inform the food servers upon arrival of any food allergies. sponsor circle-websiteDance Exchange’s 40th Anniversary Gala host committee is chaired by Erica Bondarev Rapach, Associate Executive Director at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center at the University of Maryland.  Our celebration will feature archives of the organization’s signature dance experiences and will bring together Dance Exchange’s artists, alumni, and supporters from across four decades of creativity and dancemaking.  The evening will open the door to Dance Exchange’s fifth decade and the continuation of innovative creative practices and collaborations to advance how individuals and communities come together through process and performance to reflect and create change in the world.

Thanks to our Board of Directors, Honorary Committee, and Host Committee members who helped make this event possible: 

Dance Exchange 40th Anniversary Honorary Committee Liz Lerman, Dance Exchange Founder, Liz Lerman LLC Randy Cohen, VP of Research and Development, Americans for the Arts Sara Daines, Community Development Director, City of Takoma Park David Dorfman, Founder and Artistic Director, David Dorfman Dance Lauren Embrey, President & CEO, Embrey Family Foundation Amy Fitterer, Executive Director, Dance/USA Marti Head, Senior Director, GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals The Hon. Sheila Hixson, State Delegate, Maryland House of Delegates Melanie Isis, Executive Director, Takoma Langley Crossroads Development Authority Brooke Kidd, Executive Director, Joe's Movement Emporium Anne Maher, Partner, Kleinfeld, Kaplan & Becker, LLP Bebe Miller, Artistic Director, Bebe Miller Company The Hon. David Moon, State Delegate, Maryland House of Delegates Carla Perlo, Founding Director, Dance Place Linda Reinisch, Musician Deborah Riley, Director, Dance Place Elliot Rosen Kate Stewart, Mayor, City of Takoma Park Pam Tatge, Executive Director, Jacob’s Pillow The Hon. Chris Van Hollen, Jr., Representative, U.S. House of Representatives Dance Exchange 40th Anniversary Host Committee Erica Bondarev Rapach, Committee Chair and DX Board Member Meghan Abadoo, DX Adjust Artist John Borstel, DX Staff Alum Emily Cohen, Director of Arts Initiatives, City of Takoma Park Kelly Colburn, MFA in Projection Design, UMD Mark Costello, MFA in Projection Design, UMD Kate Folsom, DX Adjunct Artist Sarah Anne Hewitt, DX Board Member Ouida Maedel, DX Staff Alum Neena Narayana, Joe's Movement Emporium Silvia Roberts, DX Staff Lille Rosen, DX Teen Exchange Alum John Urciolo, DX Board Member Monica Warren, Alight Dance Company Member Dance Exchange Board of Directors Marti S. Head, Chair Elliot Maxwell, Secretary Charles Gravitz, Treasurer Sarah Anne Hewitt, Nominating Committee John Urciolo, Facilities Committee Erica Bondarev Rapach April Gruber Mari-Elise Taube Dr. Peter Whitehouse Questions about this event? Please contact Silvia Roberts.