Monday, April 29, 2013

Top three things to do to celebrate National Dance Week

Check out Next Generation Ballet dancer Olivia Gusti in On the Edge
and Cinderella

It’s National Dance Week!

It’s a time to celebrate dance and all the wonderful the contributions it brings to our culture, not only as an art form, but as a part of our every day lives.

Even if you don’t think you’re a dancer, you probably dance in your car or your living room to your favorite songs.

Dance is ingrained in all of us, no matter what form it takes, from babies who instinctively move to music to traditional dances at weddings and celebrations to dancing for fun and fitness.

We may not all dance in studios and on stages, but we can all celebrate the joy of movement!

Here’s the top three things you can do to celebrate National Dance Week:
1. Sign up for a dance class.

  • The Patel Conservatory offers an array of dance classes all summer for kids through adults.
  • Kids can enjoy Young Children’s Dance, hip hop, Dance for Musical Theater and more.
  • High schoolers can work with well known choreographer Michelle Elkin in our musical theater production of Little Shop of Horrors.
  • Adults can get in shape and have fun in a variety of classes from tap to flamenco.

2. Purchase tickets to an upcoming dance performance at the Patel Conservatory.
  • Cinderella - Don’t miss the talented dancers of Next Generation Ballet in the classic tale that the whole family can enjoy.
  • On the Edge - A showcase of modern dance styles, including contemporary and hip hop ensemble pieces, solos and duets from our Patel Conservatory students.
  • An Evening of Dance - A showcase of a variety of dance styles from students in our community dance classes.

3. Come to the Spotlight Awards.
  • Proceeds from this event go towards our classes and scholarships at the Conservatory, including all of our dance programs.
  • You can support the event with a donation, a dedication ad in the program, or by buying tickets to the event! Supporting this major fundraiser means supporting dance in our community!

For more information about all any of our dance shows, dance classes or events, please call 813-222-1002, or visit

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