Our annual fundraiser is a lively dance party and silent auction. The evening includes heavy hors d’oeuvres, drinks, a performance by MDD’s students, a dance lesson from an MDD teaching artist, a silent auction featuring gift certificates, dinners, and vacations, a raffle, and a shout out auction. Celebratory social dancing concludes the evening.

At D4D, MDD also honors those in NYC’s, the USA’s, and the world’s arts, culture, and education landscapes who made a significant continuous difference in the lives of others. In the past 5 years, MDD has awarded its “Educational Visionary” Lifetime Achievement Award to Patricia Aulestia (2017), Deborah Jowitt (2016), Oleg Briansky and Mireille Briane (2015), Judith Malina (2014), and Maxine Greene (2013). View highlights from past years of Dance for Dance.

In 2019, MDD will partner with its Lower East Side colleague, the Lower East Side Girls Club. Dance for Dance will occur at their state-of-the-art arts learning center that connects girls and young women to healthy and successful futures.

Dance for Dance 2019 is scheduled for Wednesday, April 17th, 6:30 – 9:30 pm. Stay tuned for coming details- including this year’s honorees and how to purchase tickets.