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2011 Astaire Awards to Now Be Held on May 15 logo
The Fred and Adele Astaire Awards, honoring the best in dance and choreography on stage and in film, will now be held on Sunday, May 15 at NYU's Skriball Center for the Arts. Joe Lanteri will direct the event.

The awards are presented by Ava Astaire in tribute to her father and aunt and Patricia Watt in tribute to her father Douglas Watt, who was the renowned drama, dance and music critic and a founder of the awards in 1982.

Legendary dancer and choreographer Jacques D'Amboise will be honored with the Douglas Watt Lifetime Achievement Award.

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