Tampa, Fla. – The Patel Conservatory will present the beautiful dance performance, Summer Fantasy, Friday, July 29, at 7 p.m. in Ferguson Hall.
Close to 200 pre-professional ballet students from across the nation will perform classical and contemporary pieces in this spectacular show.
The dancers in Summer Fantasy were chosen from a pool of 800 applicants to come to the Patel Conservatory to train over the summer and perform, under the direction of Next Generation Ballet Artistic Director Philip Neal.
Highlights of this show will be a selection from the contemporary ballet, Gargoyles, choreographed by Neal, and George Balanchine’s Walpurgisnacht Ballet. The Patel Conservatory has been given special permission from the Balanchine Trust to perform Balanchine’s work.
Regularly prince tickets to Summer Fantasy are $15-$27 and may be purchased by calling 813.229.STAR (7827) or 800.955.1045 outside Tampa Bay, in person at the Straz Center Ticket Office or online at www.strazcenter.org.
More information is available by calling 813.222.1040 and at www.patelconservatory.org. The fully accredited Patel Conservatory offers classes in dance, music and theater for students of all ages and experience levels. Each year, the Patel Conservatory and the Straz Center’s arts education programs enrich the lives of more than 70,000 students in our classrooms, on our stages and through the community.