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FIrst lady Patricia Moore-Pastides and gala volunteer coordinator Gillian Albrecht
FIrst lady Patricia Moore-Pastides, left, and gala volunteer coordinator Gillian Albrecht at the new dance facility.

Dance hall daze: Fundraiser opens grand new facility

With athletics as a model for success, Susan Anderson probably feels a little like she’s taking the field for opening night at the new Yankee Stadium.

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Susan Anderson

“Everybody wants to be on a winning team, and I really feel like we've built a winning team here,” says Anderson, founding director of the University’s 32-year-old dance program. “We’re very similar to the athletics department in that way.

"I really feel like we've built a winning team here."

“We are now attracting the best students because we can now provide them the best opportunity to succeed, both academically and professionally.”

A grand new dance hall—a combined facility that will share space with the marching band—will help Anderson’s mission.

To celebrate, the dance program will hold its annual fundraising gala in the new Sumter Street facility at 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 25. Ticket prices start at $75 and are capped at $125 if the donor would like to have a personalized brick placed on the building’s grounds.

University President Harris Pastides and Patricia Moore-Pastides will serve as honorary co-chairs, and Helmut and Gillian Albrecht are co-chairs.

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Event details

  • What: Dance fundraiser
  • When: 7 p.m. Saturday, April 25
  • Where: Dance hall, 324 Sumter St. | map
  • Tickets: $75 to $125
  • Call: Kevin Bush, 777-9353

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