WHO: Straz Center for the Performing Arts and Sullivan Elementary School
WHAT: Students, most of who reside at Metropolitan Ministries, will perform their end-of-the-year showcase Dancing Through the Decades
WHEN: Wednesday, May 22, at 11:30 a.m.
WHERE: TECO Theater, Straz Center for the Performing Arts
DETAILS: Sullivan Elementary School students in grades three through five, most of who reside at Metropolitan Ministries, will dazzle the audience with dance and music skills they’ve practiced through the school year.
Through an innovative partnership between the Straz Center’s Arts Education Community Partnership Program and Sullivan Elementary, students receive 35 weeks dance instruction annually free of cost from Patel Conservatory teachers during the school year. The Straz Center has also provided costumes and ballet shoes.
Students will perform dances taught to them by Patel Conservatory instructor Deisha King and music taught to them by HCPS music teacher Jesse Guajardo. Dancing Through the Decades is directed by Community Partnership Coordinator Heather Clark. Chick-Fil-A will provide lunch to students and staff prior to the performance.
This performance is open to students, staff and families. The media is invited; RSVP is required by calling 813.493.1805.
The accredited Patel Conservatory offers classes 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 50,000 students in our classrooms, on our stages and throughout the community. More information is available by calling 813.222.1040 and by visiting www.patelconservatory.org.