DANCE DEPARTMENT

Patel Conservatory offers performing opportunities that enable students to improve technically and artistically. All dance performances incorporate professional choreography, coaching, sets and costumes in theaters at the Straz Center--one of the finest performing arts centers in the nation.
 

Next Generation Ballet's Giselle

MAY 6-7
As George Balanchine said, “Like Hamlet, Giselle is a classic …people go to see Giselle and to see ballerinas dance it for the same reason we go to see new interpretations of Hamlet … we always discover something in it we hadn’t seen before.” The award-winning dancers of the Straz Center’s Next Generation Ballet bring to life this romantic tale of passion, betrayal and a love that survives even death.

 

Next Generation Ballet's Nutcracker, The Great Imperial Ballet

This elaborate production is presented each winter, featuring more than 100 students from PCYB and NGB. With lavish and inventive costumes and sets, this newly imagined holiday tale will continue to be Tampa's family favorite. From the moment the lights dim, you will be transported to a magical place filled with a glowing Christmas tree, mischievous Mongolian mice, crystalline waltzing snowflakes, elaborate Faberge eggs and toy soldiers. The experience of this glittering classic ballet will stay with you forever and warm your spirit throughout the holiday season.
 

On the Edge

SAT • APR 30 • 7PM
Featuring the award-winning dancers of the Patel Conservatory Popular Dance Program alongside artists from Next Generation Ballet, On the Edge offers something from the contemporary dance world for everyone. Directed by former Radio City Rockette Dance Captain Kelly King, On The Edge showcases a variety of works fusing high-energy precision with the fluidity of contemporary dance, the percussion of tap and more.  
 

Breakin’ Out

SUN • APR 24 • 4PM
The spring recital features students in Preparatory tap, Level 1A jazz and tap, Level 1B jazz, Young Children’s Tap Gr. K, Young Children’s Tap Gr. 1-2, Young Children’s Tap Gr. 3-5, Intermediate Just for Kicks and Hip-Hop Gr. 3-5.
 

Spring Into Dance

SUN • APR 24 • 12PM
The spring recital features more than 200 students from PCYB enrolled in Beginning Dance 2 through Preparatory. It is an opportunity for the students to have their first experiences on a professional stage. Parents will see what their children have learned during the year in ballet. A number of advanced NGB students are incorporated into the performance so the younger students and parents can see the progression of the school.
 

Evening of Dance

FRI • APR 29 • 6:00PM and 8:00PM
The performance features students in ballet, tap, jazz and Flamenco dance from the Open Dance Program.
 

Beginning Dance 1 Demonstration and Recital

Recitals takes place in the studio and begin with a class demonstration to show skills learned throughout the year.
 

Other Performing Opportunities

New Artist and Trainee dancers also perform with Opera Tampa.
 
Certain classes hold open classrooms for family and friends to view the students progress in a classrooms setting.

Please see the PCYB student handbook or level information sheets for more detailed information about performing, the purchase of costumes and recital fees.
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