40th Anniversary Gala: July 16, 2016

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PURCHASE TICKETS ($120)


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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.