Liza Minnelli Will Receive Rolex Dance Award at Career Transition For Dancers' Jump for Joy Benefit

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Tony and Emmy winner Angela Lansbury, back on Broadway in the revival of The Best Man, will host Career Transition for Dancers' 27th Anniversary Jubilee.

Liza Minnelli
Liza Minnelli Photo by Rick Day

Entitled Jump for Joy A Dance Variety Spectacular, the event is scheduled for Nov. 5 at 7 PM at New York City Center. The performance will be followed by a supper at The Grand Ballroom at The Hilton New York.

The evening will also feature the presentation of the Rolex Dance Award to Liza Minnelli.

“We are pleased to present this year’s Rolex Dance Award to Liza Minnelli, world renowned American singer, dancer, and film, television and theatre actress. We salute her dedication to the arts and unwavering support of Career Transition For Dancers,” said Stewart Wicht, president and CEO of Rolex Watch USA, in a statement.

Minnelli added, "I fell in love with dancing when I saw my first Broadway show. It was at that moment that I knew what I wanted to do. All of my dreams have come true because dancing has touched my heart. I am so honored and delighted to accept the 2012 Rolex Dance Award and share it with all of the Broadway gypsies who have the same dream…Thank You.”

"America loves variety," press notes state, and Jump for Joy "provides a fun-filled evening that weaves together all genres and dance styles in an exciting tapestry of quality entertainment." The show is produced and directed by Ann Marie DeAngelo. 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.

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 and tables are also available, as well as journal ads. For gala information and tickets, call Marjorie Horne, McEvoy & Assocs. at (212) 228-7446, ext. 33. For group sales call (718) 499-9691. There will be show-only tickets on sale at a later date.

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