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Byline: Marjorie North
Sarasota Ballet Association president Tracy Seider was ecstatic watching partiers bid for baubles and baskets of goodies at Gotta Dance the other night at Michael's.
Seems longtime ballet supporters Marvin and Betty Danto have given the ballet a $200,000 challenge grant, to be doled out $50,000 at a time. The catch, Tracy said, is that all of has to be raised by the end of this year.
Time restraints don't seem to bother fairly new exec director Ann Logan (flown in from N.Y. a few months ago to take the ballet's No. 2 post). With the Hurricane Katrina Emergency Tax Relief Act recently passed by Congress, in which contributions by individuals between now and Dec. 31 will be deductible up to …