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Broadway & Beyond: Career Transition for Dancers' 28th Anniversary Jubilee

"Broadway & Beyond" was the title and concept of Career Transition for Dancers' 28th Anniversary Jubilee, held on Tuesday evening, October 8 at City Center. Such Broadway shows as Damn Yankees, A Chorus Line, and Annie were sampled throughout the sold-out event, but the audience was also treated to dollops of other forms of dance, from classical to tap to hip-hop. All of that fabulous stuff led up to the Big Moment of the Evening, when superstar Ann-Margret was presented with this year's Rolex Dance Awards by another superstar: Liza Minnelli.

-- Photos and text by Michael Portantiere for

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Rosie O'Donnell and Rosie's Theater Kids in a number from Damn Yankees.

First, ya gotta have heart!

Karen Leslie Moscato and Mattia Pallozzo dance the "Balcony Pas de Deux" from Romeo and Juliet.

Kelly Bishop (center), the original Sheila in A Chorus Line,
recreated "At the Ballet" with the help of Christiane Noll (left) and Holly Howard.

Broadway Dance Lab presented "Doggy in the Window," speculating:
What would happen if we chose our mates the same way we choose dogs in a pet shop?

"I do hope that doggy's for sale!"

Sara Brians and Randy Skinner in "Begin the Beguine."

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