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URGENT PETITION

For NON-Montgomery County Residents

TO: COUNTY EXECUTIVE, DOUGLAS DUNCAN, THE MONTGOMERY COUNTY COUNCIL, PARK AND PLANNING COMMISSION, BETHESDA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, MARYLAND STATE REPRESENTATIVES, LOCAL AND NATIONAL ARTS COUNCILS AND ORGANIZATIONS:

We, the undersigned are concerned about the unanticipated displacement of key arts organizations and the resulting negative educational, artistic and economic consequences caused by impending demolition of the existing retail building located at 7702 Woodmont Avenue, Bethesda, Maryland. That building houses certain educational arts organizations, including Joy of Motion Dance Center (JOM) and The Academy of the Maryland Youth Ballet (MYB). Both institutions are self-supporting nonprofit organizations that have grown to become Montgomery Countys largest centers of learning for dance and movement arts. Together, both centers serve 10s of 1000s of adult students and 1500 child/teen students annually within its Bethesda studios. The undersigned are seeking your support to locate appropriate alternative space for JOM/MYB to lease on a long-term basis or build in conjunction with other planned development projects in close proximity to its current Bethesda studio. JOM and MYB seek to create a state-of-the-art facility in Bethesda that supports its building and expansion plan as a premiere educational dance institute in the area. Your immediate assistance is required if JOM and MYB are to remain operational in Montgomery County and in Maryland. Therefore, we respectfully request your immediate assistance and support in this matter.

For more information, please visit:

http://www.joyofmotion.org/savedanceinbethesda.htm

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  • 09 January 2016450. Andrew K
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  • 06 January 2016449. Nancy M
    Address/City/State/ZIP Lombardi Cancer Center 3800 Reservoir Road NW Washington, D.C. 20007 Are you over 18? No Our cancer patients at Lombardi Cancer Center are introduced to therapeutic movement instruction by Jill Roberts, a Joy of Motion instructor.
  • 19 December 2015448. Tania G
    Address/City/State/ZIP 3130 Wisconsin Ave. NW # 105 Are you over 18? No PLESE STOP THIS DEMOLITION!
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    Address/City/State/ZIP 3801 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Apt. 300, Washington, DC 20008 Are you over 18? No The Joy of Motion Center in Bethesda, with its outstanding faculty, resident companies, and students, empowers youth and adults to have a powerful for
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  • 28 August 2015435. Carolyn Bainp
    Address/City/State/ZIP 5320 Briley Place, Bethesda, MD 20816 Are you over 18? No Bethesda needs quality dance education at its city center. Maryland Youth Ballet represents the highest standards in dance education. Joy of Motion offers an exciting alter
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  • 12 August 2015432. Katherine U
    Address/City/State/ZIP Sacramento, CA 95814 Are you over 18? No When I was living in DC this is where I danced! When I move back to DC after law school I want to be able to continuing dancing at JOM! Please don't destroy one of the best things DC has to
  • 09 August 2015431. Beatrice D
    Address/City/State/ZIP 1712 Kilbourne Place NW Washington, DC 20010 Are you over 18? No I have enjoyed a variety of dance classes at JOM since 1998 and feel they are a huge benefit to the community. Since Bethesda has been designated a center for the ar
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  • 20 July 2015429. Lori Lynnk
    Address/City/State/ZIP 44190 Mossy Brook Square Ashburn, VA 20147 Are you over 18? No SAVE DANCE IN BETHESDA!
  • 16 July 2015428. Caitlin B
    Address/City/State/ZIP 4 n. brunswick st. #1a richmond, va 23220 Are you over 18? No involvement in the arts has been the main source of development for me as a human being. please don't take away something so amazing for so many people!
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  • 25 June 2015424. Melissa M
    Address/City/State/ZIP 3411 Quebec St., NW, Washington, DC 20016 Are you over 18? No please do not send me fundraising mail for Joy of Motion

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Casey PattonBy:
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Montgomery County Officials

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