Come Celebrate with Us!

You’re invited to our community celebration and dance party of the year! Mark DeGarmo Dance’s programs use dance to engage and empower through performance and education.

Thursday, April 30th, 6:30 – 9:00 pm
Church of Saint Mary, Grand Hall
440 Grand Street
Lower East Side, New York, NY 10002

Click here for reservations, to make a donation, and participate in our Silent Auction!

The evening will include food and drinks, music and dancing, photo opportunities and performances.

In 2019, MDD awarded its inaugural “Arts Education Advocate” Award to Miss America 2019, Nia Imani Franklin. Previously, MDD awarded the annual “Educational Visionary” Lifetime Achievement Award, to dancer, dance teacher, and choreographer Patricia Aulestia (2017), dance writer Deborah Jowitt (2016), ballet legends and founders of The Briansky Ballet Center Oleg Briansky and Mireille Briane (2015); actress/writer/director, and co-founder of The Living Theatre Judith Malina (2014); and educational theorist and social activist Maxine Greene (2013).  View highlights from past years of Dance for Dance.


By Subway:
F/M/J/Z to the Delancey St/Essex St Station or
F to East Broadway

By Bus:
M14A-SBS to Grand St./Pitt St.
M22 to Madison St./Montgomery St.

The Delancey and Essex Municipal Garage at 109 Essex St, New York, NY 10002
(212) 529-8824


Dance for Dance 2020 Co-Chairs (in formation)

Judy Choi*
Mark DeGarmo*
Sarah Finlayson & Lindley DeGarmo
Lawrence P. Holodak*
Roshene Kemp*
Kathleen Kheel*
Karen DeLuca Stephens*
Marianne Egri* & David Thomas

*MDD Board Members

Ex Officios 2020 (in formation)

Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer
Comptroller Scott M. Stringer
NY State Senator Brad M. Hoylman
NY City Council Member Margaret S. Chin
NY City Council Member Andrew Cohen
NY City Council Member Ben Kallos
NY City Council Member Paul Vallone