Friday, July 21
Ferguson Hall at the Straz Center
Regularly priced tickets are $15
Tampa, Fla. – The Patel Conservatory’s Next Generation Ballet (NGB) will present Summer Showcase on Friday, July 21, at 7 p.m. in Ferguson Hall.
More than 150 students from across the United States, Mexico, Canada and Hong Kong who are enrolled in the Next Generation Ballet Summer Intensive will perform in Summer Showcase, directed by NGB Artistic Director Philip Neal.
During the two, three or five-week summer intensive, students receive individual attention in ballet technique, pointe/men’s class, musical theater, jazz and contemporary with NGB’s award-winning faculty and internationally renowned guest instructors. In Summer Showcase, dancers from the three and five week options will demonstrate what they have learned in classical ballet, contemporary dance and musical theater.
Under Neal’s direction, NGB is a stepping stone for great dance talent as the program prepares students for professional employment through instruction, coaching and performance opportunities. NGB dancers have been awarded scholarships to the world’s leading ballet schools such as Royal Ballet School and The School of American Ballet, and have been hired by top ballet companies such as Boston Ballet and the Stuttgart Ballet.
The NGB Summer Showcase will be held Friday, July 21, at 7 p.m. Regularly priced tickets are $15 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.
The 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.
Events, days, dates, times and prices are subject to change without notice.
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The David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts and its programs are funded in part by the City of Tampa; the Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners; the Tourist Development Council/Hillsborough County; the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs;
and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture. This Patel Conservatory program is supported in-part by the Triad Foundation and The DeBartolo Family Foundation.