Dance for Dance for Social Change is MDD’s community celebration! Our annual event raises critical awareness and funds needed to support our mission and programs. 

Tickets, Donations, and Sponsorships can be found here.

Participate in the silent auction here.

We use dance to engage and empower NYC students through performance and education. For over a decade, MDD has produced the annual event with so much volunteer and in-kind support that direct costs pre-COVID were less than 5% of gross revenue with 95% going to programs. In COVID and with a virtual event, 100% of funds support our programs

Virtual Dance for Dance for Social Change 2022 is our 35th Anniversary Celebration! 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. It will include an online silent auction, a live shout out auction, special guests, performances, testimonials (we received a testimonial from Miss America 2019 Nia Imani Franklin in 2019!), and a dance lesson. Virtual Dance for Dance for Social Change 35th Anniversary will again happen completely online, on the Mark DeGarmo Dance Zoom. 

  • Fun! Diversity! and Inclusivity! are traditional hallmarks of our event for more than 10 years. 
  • Ours is a family-style party where everyone is welcome and encouraged to join us!

Check out the map below to see our 2020’s event’s global reach!

Disclaimer for 2022 attendees:

*Photographs and/or video will be taken during the Zoom dance party.
By taking part in this event you grant the event organizers full rights to use the images resulting from the photography/video filming, and any reproductions or adaptations of the images for fundraising, publicity or other purposes to help achieve the group’s aims. This might include (but is not limited to), the right to use them in their printed and online publicity, social media, press releases and funding applications. If you do not wish to be photographed, please turn off your video camera during the dance party.


Co-Chair Committee 2022

Lindley DeGarmo & Sarah Finlayson
Lyn DeSantis*
Rebecca Ervey*
Lawrence P. Holodak*
Kathleen Kheel*
Lindsay O’Reilly

*MDD Board Members

Ex Officio Committee 2022

NY State Assembly Member Harvey Epstein, Dist. 74 Manhattan
NY State Senator Brian Kavanagh, Dist. 26 Manhattan & Brooklyn
Manhattan Borough President Mark Levine
Speaker of the NYC Council Adrienne Adams, District 28 Queens

NYC Council Member Christopher Marte, Dist. 1 Manhattan
NYC Council Member Carlina Rivera, Dist. 2 Manhattan

NYC Council Member Erik Botcher, Dist 3 Manhattan
NYC Council Member Julie Menin, Dist. 5 Manhattan
NYC Council Member Gale A. Brewer, Dist. 6 Manhattan

NYC Council Member Kristin Richardson Jordan, Dist. 9 Manhattan

NYC Council Member Selvena Brooks Powers, Dist. 31 Queens