Career Transition for Dancers 20th Anniversary Jubilee Takes Places October 24

Rolex presents "THAT'S ENTERTAINMENT!" Celebrating Career Transition For Dancers', 20th Anniversary Jubilee - on Monday, October 24, 2005 at 7:00 pm at City Center, 131 West 55 Street (bet. 7 & 6 Ave) NYC. Produced and directed by Ann Marie DeAngelo, the Gala will pay homage to a century of dance in American entertainment. It will be a lively jubilee that highlights a variety of styles from Ballet to Broadway to Break Dance – with a side order of circus arts for fun. It promises to be the dance entertainment event of the 2005-06 Season. Robert Mikulski is the Musical Director. As in the past, the Gala will feature some World Premieres that are especially created for the show. The spectacular evening will include Sandy Duncan, Bill Irwin, Lypsinka, Michael Moschen, Richard Move, Noah Racey, Mr. Wiggles of the Electric Boogaloos, Karen Ziemba and artists from American Ballet Theatre, AntiGravity, The Big Apple Circus, Complexions, Dance Times Square, Martha Graham Dance Company, and the World Cup Shooting Stars All Star Cheerleading and others. (artists & program subject to change)

The annual event is a benefit for Career Transition For Dancers. With offices in New York and Los Angeles, CTFD has helped over 3,000 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 36,000 hours of one-on-one career counseling - at no cost - and has awarded over $2 million in educational scholarships. CTFD also provides dancers with specialized services that include seminars, workshops; support groups; resource centers; toll-free hotline; website; and National Networking Directory. The Caroline & Theodore Newhouse Center for Dancers is at 165 West 46th Street Suite 701 (at Broadway – the Actor's Equity Building) NYC. CTFD's phone number is (212) 764-0172 and the fax is (212) 764-0343. In Los Angeles please call (323) 549-6660.

Allen Brill, President & CEO of Rolex Watch U.S.A., Inc. states "Rolex is extremely pleased to continue its Presenting Sponsor role for this year's historic 20th anniversary celebration. The October event is always spectacular, but more importantly the CTFD mission shines throughout the year to support the career aspirations of dancers across the country. It's an honor to be part of the CTFD community." On behalf of CTFD's Board of Directors, Executive Director Alexander J. Dubé stated "Career Transition For Dancers is honored to enter into this wonderful partnership with Rolex who have generously agreed to be the Presenting Sponsor now and through to our 25th Silver Anniversary in 2010. We are very grateful to Rolex for recognizing CTFD's important place in the dance world. They have taken our ambitious goals for the future to heart."

The Honorary chairs are Cynthia Gregory, Peter Martins, Mary Tyler Moore, Rosie Perez, Jane Powell, Ann Reinking & Patrick Swayze. 20th Anniversary Chair is Patricia Kennedy and the Chair is Anka K. Palitz. Vice Chairs are Helene Alexopoulos, Mercedes Ellington, Victoria Herbert, Laura Zeckendorf. The Dinner Chair is Janice Becker; Auction Chair is Ann Van Ness; and the West Coast Chair is Roberta Silbert Greene. The committee is in formation.

Gala tickets are $550 & $1,000 each, which include the performance and a post-performance 'Anniversary Waltz Supper with the Stars', auction and dancing at the Metropolitan Ballroom Sheraton New York. Sponsorships and tables are also available. For gala tickets and information please call Gala Coordinator, Gary Tigner at (212) 764-0172. Show only tickets will be available beginning August 29 at the Box Office and by calling CityTix (212) 581-1212 /

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