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Dear Friend,

Growth and inspiration have been the hallmarks of the past year for Carolyn Dorfman Dance. Support from donors during our 2015-2016 season has allowed us to add on a dancer, expand our touring in 2016-2017 and increase educational and outreach programming in schools and communities nationally and internationally.

Although 2016 is coming to a close, it’s not too late to support our new board initiative, the DEPTH Initiative.East Brunswick student

DEPTH, Dance that Empowers People To be more Human, a new outreach initiative, was launched at our 2016 gala. It will enable Carolyn Dorfman Dance to reach more schools and communities with limited resources by enabling us to bring our program to their students and arts audiences at a reduced rate with underwriting from the DEPTH Initiative Fund.

The Board has set an ambitious goal of raising $25,000 annually to help underwrite education and community outreach programs that we want to support.  We have set a goal of raising $13,000 by the end of December.

With your donation, Carolyn Dorfman Dance can bring our vision of unifying people through dance into schools and communities that might otherwise not be able to afford to pay the full cost of a performance or dance company residency. This is a subsidized program, enabling Carolyn Dorfman Dance to offer a reduced fee for its programming through the DEPTH Initiative Fund.

The arts help people make meaning of their lives and strengthen understanding of how we are more alike than we are different – this vision has always been a hallmark of Carolyn Dorfman Dance – and is needed now, more than ever.

Your donation helps pay for our ability to tour and to teach internationally in countries such as Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, or nationally in Omaha, Nebraska from January 16-20, 2017.

Link Community Charter SchoolYou allow us to maintain and grow our educational programming: we are entering our 14th year as the modern dance company in residence for the New Brunswick Public Schools; 8th year as the dance company in residence at the National Blue Ribbon schools – Union County Vo Tech Academy of Performing Arts and East Brunswick School district; and 3rd year as the lead dance company in residence for the arts education program at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC).

We were honored this past year to receive a Citation of Excellence from the New Jersey State Arts Council (NJSCA) recognizing our long time commitment to providing high quality arts education. This award provides three years of grant funding to expand our residency programming in the New Brunswick Public Schools and to start a new residency at the Link Community Charter School in Newark.

With your support, as well as the support of others, Carolyn Dorfman Dance can offer another year of breathtaking performances, artistic creation, and educational programming.

Please make a donation now at Thank you for allowing us to bring the joy of dance to so many young people and audiences.


 Anita  Carolyn
Anita Thomas, Executive Director Carolyn Dorfman, Artistic Director


Carolyn Dorfman Dance is a 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit corporation, as defined by the Internal Revenue Service. All donations are tax deductible in accordance with IRS regulations.

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