Besides being talented, generous, and visionary, Jeff Bartlett is just one of my favorite people. Clearly I'm not alone, especially when it comes to the dance community.

Jeff had been in the hospital for eight days when his daughter told him, "Myron left a message saying, 'I want to do a tribute for your father, darling. Call me.'" Sitting there surrounded by cards and gifts, Jeff and his partner, Jan, looked startled and deeply touched, as though they really hadn't known how many people cared so much.

Jeff is finally home from the hospital, but he has months of painful healing ahead of him. Come join the whole darn dance community in celebrating and supporting him as they raise money and spirits with beautiful performances.

ARENA Dances, Ballet of the Dolls, Beyond Ballroom, Ethnic Dance Theatre, Flying Foot Forum, Jawaahir Dance Company, Katha Dance Theatre, Shapiro & Smith Dance, Zorongo Flamenco perform.

Performances at 8:00 P.M. September 10-11 at The Ritz.