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Mark DeGarmo Dance Celebrates 35th Anniversary as a NYC Dance Company (VIRTUAL)

Mark DeGarmo Dance Celebrates 35th Anniversary as a NYC Dance Company (VIRTUAL)


Mark DeGarmo Dance




Thursday, May 5, 2022 - 6:30pm



Mark DeGarmo Dance

Mark DeGarmo Dance broadcasts on Zoom its VIRTUAL DANCE FOR DANCE FOR SOCIAL CHANGE 2022-35th ANNIVERSARY on Thursday May 5th at 6:30 PM ET (US) to celebrate its accomplishments and public service over 35 years as a New York City-based nonprofit organization with a New York City, national, and global reach

Thursday, May 5th, 2022 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM Eastern (U.S.) Time on Zoom* TICKETS: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/303481590607

SILENT AUCTION: www.biddingowl.com/vd4d2022

DONATE: Online: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/303481590607 

Venmo: Mark-DeGarmo-2; or PAYPAL: paypal.me/markdegarmodance 

*Zoom link will be shared with all attendees the morning of the event


Mark DeGarmo Dance’s 35th ANNIVERSARY celebration promises to inspire, engage, and reach local, national, and global communities via Zoom from New York City’s Lower East Side. We will feature our 35-year commitment to bring impactful evidence-based dance education to disenfranchised and under-resourced communities and public schools across the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Queens. Virtual Dance for Dance for Social Change 2022-35th Anniversary is an online Zoom broadcast. MDD’s supporters will join the event from live house parties and their own homes. The evening will celebrate our communities spanning NYC, USA, and around the globe on Thursday, May 5th starting at 6:30 PM Eastern (U.S.) Time on Zoom. 

The evening will include presentations, testimonials, silent auction, and a dance lesson. This year’s special 35th anniversary celebration promises fun surprises.

Dance for Dance for Social Change 2022-35th Anniversary is Mark DeGarmo Dance’s annual community celebration that raises awareness and critical funds to support MDD’s mission and programs with an emphasis on education, performance, and intercultural community through dance arts. Our total outreach across last year’s programs included 1,500,000 people. 

We use dance to engage and empower NYC students through performance and education. MDD’s dance education program, Partnerships in Literacy through Dance and Creativity©, was heralded as “a national model” by the National Endowment for the Arts. President Barack Obama commended Dr. Mark DeGarmo and Mark DeGarmo Dance for “your service to your communities and the nation.” Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer designated Nov. 17, 2017 as “Mark DeGarmo Dance Day in Manhattan.” Miss America 2019 Nia Imani Franklin performed at Dance for Dance 2019 and endorsed DeGarmo’s education programs.



Founded in 1987, Mark DeGarmo Dance is a nonprofit organization working from Studio Theater 310 at The Clemente Center in Manhattan’s Lower East Side since 2001 that educates New York City communities and children; creates, performs, and disseminates original artistic and scholarly work; and builds intercultural community through dance arts. MDD commits its resources to serving anti-racism, social justice, equity, diversity, inclusion, and sovereignty across multiple fronts through dance arts in NYC, USA, and internationally. 



Mark DeGarmo, PhD, BFA is a New York City-based dancer, choreographer, writer, researcher, and Founder, Executive & Artistic Director of Mark DeGarmo Dance. Honors and awards include Martha Hill Dance Fund Mid-Career Award (USA), Fulbright Senior Scholar Fellowship (Peru), USA Department of State Cultural Specialist Award (Ecuador), and The White House Millennium Artist Program supported by The National Endowment for the Arts. 

Our programs are supported, in part, by private funds from Friends of Mark DeGarmo Dance and by public funds from Manhattan Borough President’s Office, National Endowment for the Arts; Office of the New York City Council Member for District 1; the New York City Council Member for District 2, the Honorable Carlina Rivera; New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council; and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.

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