Thursday, November 24, 2011

Conservatory student in today's Macy's parade!

Happy Thanksgiving to all our students, parents and friends!
Warm wishes go out to Ashlyn Bolton, who is performing this morning with Camp Broadway in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City.
She’ll be dancing with the Zhu Zhu Pet float (Zhu-Niverse)! Ashlyn was one of approximately 110 kids chosen to perform out of about 1000 who auditioned, said Kim Bolton, Ashlyn’s mother.
As part of the Patel Conservatory’s triple threat program, Ashlyn is in our ballet, musical theater and the senior vocal arts choir. She also performs with a tap troupe at Ruth Eckerd Hall. Both she and her younger sister Emma will be in The Nutcracker at the Straz Center next month!

With training in dance, theater and voice, Ashlyn is certainly well on her way to Broadway!
This will be Ashlyn’s 4th performance in the Macy's Parade. In addition to performing with the float, she also performed in Herald Square. She learned the song and dance number when she got to New York earlier this week. They had three days to learn and rehearse their number.
“We are very proud of her,” said Kim. “It amazes me how fast they learn it and put it together!”
Congratulations, Ashlyn!

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