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Dear Friend of Dance Exchange,

This has been a year of incredible transition as Dance Exchange extends in new directions. While our look and leadership has shifted, our commitment to the values and vision of the past 35 years is still at the core of who we are and what we do. In fact, it’s stronger than ever.

From our youth programming to our classes for people 50 and over, and with every generation on stage, we are still working with dancers of all ages. We are still a home to multiple artistic voices: this season we premiered Hammock by Sarah Levitt and Ben Wegman at the Kennedy Center, and performed a suite of six healthcare-themed dance works by Dance Exchange artists commissioned by the MetLife Healthy Living Initiative. Meanwhile, we are preparing for a 500-mile walk this Spring to inspire the choreographic process of my next project, How To Lose a Mountain. We are still gathering unexpected movers and makers, from farmers to physicists, from Girl Scouts to the U.S Forest Service. We are still moving in hospitals and theaters, in studios and in parks. We are still making dance locally, nationally, and internationally.

And, above all, we are still asking questions: Who gets to dance? Where is the dance happening? What is it about? Why does it matter?

Why does Dance Exchange matter?

It matters because we believe every body dances.

It matters because we embrace diversity in age, culture, ability, background, and discipline.

It matters because our studios are a cultural hub of activity for various art making experiences.

It matters because we are building on Liz Lerman’s legacy and continuing to push the boundaries of what a contemporary dance company is and does—by providing tools to artists to make, teach, and engage; by building virtual spaces for creative conversations; by leading people out into the natural world to experience the environment through movement.

Your support matters —now more than ever—to ensure we can keep asking questions and continue gathering, moving, and making. Become a Forward Funder of the Dance Exchange and pledge your commitment to an organization that thrives because of people like you.

Sincerely,

Cassie Meador, Artistic Director

Become a Forward Funder of the Dance Exchange.

Companion $30+ (fully tax-deductible)

• Recognition on the DX website and annual report

Cultivator $100+ (fully tax-deductible)

• Invitation to a studio showing

• Recognition on the DX website and annual report

Gatherer $300+ ($275 tax-deductible)

• Exclusive tote bag

• Invitation to a studio showing

• Recognition on the DX website and annual report

Mover $500+ ($450 tax-deductible)

• Two tickets to a DX performance

• Exclusive tote bag

• Invitation to a studio showing

• Recognition on the DX website and annual report

Maker $1000+ ($920 tax-deductible)

• Autographed copy of Liz Lerman’s Hiking the Horizontal

• Two tickets to a DX performance

• Exclusive tote bag

• Invitation to a studio showing

• Recognition on the DX website and annual report

Collaborator $2500+ ($2400 tax-deductible)

• Autographed copy of Liz Lerman’s Hiking the Horizontal

• Four tickets to a DX performance

• Exclusive tote bag

• Invitation to a studio showing

• Recognition on the DX website and annual report

Sustainer $5000+ ($4,850 tax-deductible)

• Special dinner with dancers and staff of DX

• Autographed copy of Liz Lerman’s Hiking the Horizontal

• Four tickets to a DX performance

• Exclusive tote bag

• Invitation to a studio showing

• Recognition on DX website and annual report

Visionary $10,000+ ($9,850 tax-deductible)

• Special dinner with dancers and staff of DX

• Major recognition in DX building, on website and annual report

• Autographed copy of Liz Lerman’s Hiking the Horizontal

• Four tickets to a DX performance

• Exclusive tote bag

• Invitation to a studio showing

Click here to read about becoming a Forward Funder and the levels of giving.

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Or, you can make a donation via check (payable to Dance Exchange) or credit card by contacting Emily Theys at 301-270-6700 x13 or emilym@danceexchange.org For information or questions regarding large gifts, sponsorships or planned giving, please contact Emily Theys, 301-270-6700 x13, emilym@danceexchange.org.