Point your toe shoes toward the UTC Fine Arts Center on Friday, July 25, as Ballet Tennessee presents a free performance featuring students from two of its summer programs, the Summer Intensive and Dance Alive.
Dance students audition in the spring for the three-week Summer Intensive, which brings in instructors from regional and national companies. One of those visiting instructors, Jere Hunt of Rioult Dance New York, is also the lead teacher for Dance Alive, a two-week introductory program.
Now in its 18th year, Dance Alive is a partnership between Ballet Tennessee and the Department of Youth and Family Development. Students from city rec centers are transported to the John A. Patten Recreational Center in Lookout Valley for two hours of dance and choreography each morning. Many of the Dance Alive students go on to continue to study dance, professionally or for fun.
What’s more fun than kids enjoying dance on stage? Support their dance dreams by turning out for this performance.
Ballet Tennessee Summer Intensive/Dance Alive performance
Friday, July 25, 6 p.m.,
UTC Fine Arts Center,
Vine & Palmetto Sts.