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JUMP FOR JOY! Career Transition for Dancers' Jubilee to Honor Liza Minnelli; Angela Lansbury Hosts


Rolex presents "JUMP FOR JOY! A Dance Variety Spectacular--Career Transition For Dancers’ 27th Anniversary Jubilee" on Monday, November 5, at 7:00 pm at New York City Center, 131 West 55 Street (btwn. 6th & 7th Aves). Legendary star Angela Lansbury will host. It will be followed by a "Supper with the Stars" in The Grand Ballroom at The Hilton New York.

JUMP FOR JOY! provides a fun-filled evening that weaves together all genres and dance styles in an exciting tapestry of quality entertainment, including special appearances and performances by American Dance Machine 21, Arthur Murray Dancers, Big Apple Circus, Cirque du Soleil, Nate Cooper, Dancing Classrooms, EveryDayMan Adventures, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Hybrid Movement Company, New York City Ballet, Jason Samuels Smith, Suzanne Farrell Ballet, Tigerpalast Varieté Theater Frankfurt, Amra-Faye Wright, and Chita Rivera. The entertainment event of the new season is produced and directed by Ann Marie DeAngelo. (Appearances and performances are subject to change.)

Angela Lansbury has enjoyed a career without precedent, spanning more than half a century as a star of movies, a five time Tony Award-winning actress, and star of "Murder, She Wrote," the longest running detective drama series in television history.

The Rolex Dance Award will be presented to Liza Minnelli, winner of four Tony Awards, an Oscar, a special "Legends" Grammy, two Golden Globe Awards and an Emmy. She is one of the entertainment world's consummate performers. On film, on stage and in television, Liza has won critical acclaim and recognition from her peers in show business, giving new dimension and credibility to the word “superstar.” The Career Transition For Dancers Outstanding Contributions to the World of Dance Awards will be awarded to: Joni Berry, Michele Herbert, Gerald M. Appelstein, and Arthur Murray International (celebrating its 100th Anniversary).

The 27th Anniversary Chairs are Anka K. Palitz, and Susan & Stewart Wicht. Patron tickets are $600, $750 and $1,200 each. Tables for 10 start at $7,500. Patron tickets and Tables include premium performance seating, post-performance ‘Supper with the Stars,’ dancing and a live auction at The Grand Ballroom at the Hilton New York. Sponsorships are also available, as well as Journal ads. For gala information and tickets please call Marjorie Horne, McEvoy & Assocs. at 212-228-7446 x33. Show only tickets can be bought at the City Center Box Office, or by contacting CITYTIX at 212 581-1212 or on the web at The Show only tickets are: $45, $55, $75, $90 and $130.

Career Transition For Dancers, with offices in New York City, Los Angeles, and Chicago, has helped over 5,400 professional dancers nationwide 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 55,000 hours (equivalent to over $6 million) of one-on-one career counseling and program services at no cost, and has awarded millions of dollars in scholarships for education, entrepreneurial grants, and certification programs. The organization 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 an online National Career Network. The Caroline & Theodore Newhouse Center for Dancers is located at 165 West 46 Street, Suite 701 (at Broadway – Actors’ Equity Building) NYC 10036. The phone 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 West Jackson Blvd, Chicago, IL 60607; call 312-666-0234 and fax 312-455-8240. For more information, visit

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