Held at the beautiful Maryland Golf and Country Clubs. Harford County’s “Stars” showcase their ballroom dancing talents. Live auction, open bar, sumptuous food,  the dancing competition. Black Tie Optional.

Dancing for the Arts celebrates the talent of Harford County while raising funds to sustain the Center for the Arts, a 501(c)( 3) nonprofit organization dedicated to establishment of a center in Harford County, accessible to all, to nurture art, artists and community by providing a broad range of creative and collaborative experiences through quality arts education, presentation and exhibit in the disciplines of music, dance, theater, and the visual, traditional, and literary arts, as well as providing special event/business meeting space, and a heritage museum.


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Dancing for the Arts
7th Annual Gala

Saturday, November 15, 2014
Maryland Golf and Country Clubs

New this year......
Friday Night Dress Rehearsal with Discounted Tickets 
$25 age 11 and older
$13.00 for children 10 and under

Three high school student dancers!

"People's Choice" Award - All guests will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite dancer.

Harford Ballet will perform!

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Meet the 2014 Celebrity Dancers  

Standing left to right,  Jim Brady, Tracy Hart, Karmen Slezak, Mary Ann Bogarty, Shelley Stannard, Nahid Shahry, Olivia Lang, Brady Fritz, Larry Perry & Maxwell Wray.  Missing Reginald Przybylski and Jim Welch
Kneeling left to right,  Natasha Pollock and Tom Rzepnicki , Dance instructors, Dancing With Friends. Photo by Christopher Moore.

2013 Celebrity Dancers!
Thank you!

Betty Ward, recipient of the Jeffrey J. Plum Legacy in the Arts award, shared some beautiful words:

Thank you for the wonderful tribute and honor... I first became acquainted with the Center for the Arts group through a friend on the Harford County Cultural Arts Board.  That was 6 years ago.  The idea of having a dance gala patterned after Dancing with the Stars appealed to me, as I loved to dance.  What a great way to raise funds- by Dancing!  As time went on, and I was invited to become one of the dancers, a whole new world was opened up to me.  I heard of the envisioned plan for Harford County's very own arts center. What a thrill!  Not only for dancing, but to house all the arts!  Harford County is such a great place to live and this would be 'the frosting on the cake'!

Since the first gala, I have been a Friend of the Arts!  Much research has been done to make this vision become a reality. As a community, I believe we can bring this about.  I look forward to seeing that first shovel of dirt turned for phase one!"
  ~ Betty Ward

Celebrity Dancers

Vote Now to Help Name the Top Fundraiser !

Your donation to the Center for the Arts will be credited to the dancer of your choice 
($1.00 = 1 vote)
Mary Ann Bogarty
Jim Brady
Brady Fritz
Tracy Hart
Sharon Jacobs
Olivia Lang
Reginald Przybylski
Nahid Z. Shahry, DDS
Karmen Slezak
Shelley Stannard
Jim Welch
Maxwell Wray


Our 2014 Chair is Dr. Mary Teddy Wray, Laurel Bush Family Dentistry.

We are pleased to announce that Carolyn W. Evans, Esquire, Sengstacke & Evans, LLC is the Co-Chair.



Kristy Breslin, WJZ Traffic Reporter 

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