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Csardas Dance Company

October 2005

In This Issue:

● Founder, Richard Graber, Relocates to Texas --
   Csardas Dance Company Continues!

● New Contact Information

● Csardas Welcomes International Visitor

● Movement Arts Center Hosted Spring Showcase

● Csardas Youth Ensemble Performances at
   Ohio State Fair and Taste of Cleveland

● Up-coming Performance - Severance Hall

● Board Sense..

Founder, Richard Graber, Relocates to Texas --
Csardas Dance Company Continues!

Founder of Csardas Dance Company, Richard Graber, departed Cleveland for new opportunities in Houston, Texas at the end of July, along with Artistic Director, Christopher Smith. Richard accepted a position as a Grants Specialist with the AIDS Foundation Houston, Inc. (AFH). The arts community, friends and collegues were stunned with his decision. However, Richard stated to dancers of Csardas, "I welcome new opportunities where my skills, talents and creative vision can be utilized further." He also went on to encourage them with these words "I hope you continue to strive to find those outlets for you and your loved one's so you can continue to be immersed in creative experiences that enhance lives."

With those words in mind, Csardas Dance Company will continue to bring the joy of Hungarian dance to Cleveland and beyond. Toni Gras, Board President for the company, has accepted the position of Managing Director of Csardas. Toni has been involved with the company for 7 years and has been Board President for 4 years. Her daughter, Courtney, has danced with Csardas Youth Ensemble for 7 years. Toni is delighted to accept this position and considers it an honor to continue the vision which Richard Graber started more then a dozen years ago.

In addition, Csardas is delighted to welcome new dance instructors, Stuart Meyer, Judith Horvath and Nicole Cafera, all dancers with Csardas Dance Company. In addition, Richard Graber plans on facilitating occasional workshops for the dance company. To read the Press Releases on these events, please visit:
Csardas Dance Company Continues! and Why Csardas Founder Left for Houston!

New Contact Information

Please note that some of our contact information has changed. Our e-mail and web site contact information remain the same, however, our mailing address and telephone number have changed to:

Csardas Dance Company
P.O. Box 770641
Cleveland, OH 44139

Csardas Welcomes International Visitor

In conjunction with the Cleveland Council on World Affairs, Csardas Dance Company had the honor of partnering with the U.S. State Department's International Visitor Leadership Program by welcoming Ballet Director of the Bucharest National Opera, Mihai Babuska. Mr. Babuska attended a Csardas Youth Ensemble performance on Sunday, October 16, 2005 at the International Dance and Cultural Center in Hinckley and also instructed the youth on a simple Romanian dance. Honored guests at this event included Acting Director of the International Visitors Program at the Cleveland Council on World Affairs, Margarita Shulman, Honorary Consul of Romania, George Dobrea and Romanian Consul Assistant, Bogdan Biliboaca.
See Csardas Dance Company :: Media for press articles on this event.

Movement Arts Center Hosted Spring Showcase

The Movement Arts Center (MAC), home of Csardas Dance Company, hosted its Spring Showcase on Father's Day, Sunday, June 19, 2005, at Highland High School in Medina. Performances by students of the MAC, instructed by Olga Yasenka-Wise, and Csardas Youth Ensemble, delighted the audience.

Csardas Youth Ensemble Perform at
Ohio State Fair and Taste of Cleveland

Csárdas Youth Ensemble was honored to be invited to perform at the Ohio State Fair in August during Multi-Cultural Day on Saturday, August 13, 2005. In addition, they received a Recognition Certificate from the Governor of Ohio for participation in this event. To see the Recognition Certificate, click here:
Csardas Dance Company :: Media

Downtown Cleveland on Labor Day weekend 2005 was filled with the sights, sounds, and scents of ethnicity during the annual "Taste of Cleveland" event at Tower City Amphitheatre. Csardas Youth Ensemble was delighted to be a part of the performing artists on the Mosaic Cultural Arts Performance Stage that beautiful day.

Up-coming Performance - Severance Hall

Csardas Youth Ensemble has been invited to take part in the Family Concert Series sponsored by The Cleveland Orchestra and Severance Hall. On Saturday, November 12, 2005, they will perform in Reinberger Chamber Hall at 10:00 am and 12:30 pm as part of the pre-concert activities planned for that day. For further details, please visit:
The Cleveland Orchestra.

Check our web site periodically for full details on our performances
Csardas Dance Company :: Schedule.

Our performance schedule can also be found in the Events Calendar at
Cleveland Convention and Visitors Bureau , Arts in Ohio and Artists Chair.

Board Sense..

Do you have marketing, public relations, or volunteer coordination skills? If so, we have a place for you! Csardas Dance Company is seeking professional individuals to serve on the Board of Directors. Help us to inspire a passion for dance! If you cannot commit to the Board, but would like to volunteer for other projects, including fund-raisers throughout the year, please let us know! Call us at 440-668-6500.

Csardas Dance Company is Paypal Verified!

It is now easier than ever to support our non-profit dance organization! Csardas Dance Company is Paypal Verified so you can make a donation with your credit card within minutes and know that the transaction is secure! Your donation is tax deductible! To support Csardas please visit:
Csardas Dance Company :: Support

Watch for our winter 2005/2006 "In Step" newsletter and occasional "Communique" bulletins!