Everyone will swoon for DANCE PLANET 17 featuring "SMASH" Season 2 dancer and Dallas native-Christopher Vo. The Dance Council of North Texas proudly brings this amazingly talented New York professional back home to Dallas as the headliner of this FREE, community-wide, weekend dance festival, now in its 17th year, on April 6-7, 2013.
Come out and take free Zumba, Musical Theater, or Contemporary classes with Chris, a former principal dancer in the national tour of Twyla Tharp's "Come Fly with Me" and former dancer with the renowned Lar Lubovitch Dance Company from 2008-2011. Chris is a graduate of Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing & Visual Arts and The Juilliard School.
Altogether, Dance Planet 17 features 30 free classes from Samba to Swing, from African to Middle Eastern, with Circus Silks and more. Also on the roster are two thrilling afternoon Performance Showcases with dance styles from around the world. Over 80 dance troupes and more than 1,000 performers from our greater North Texas region are featured on stage. Each performance culminates with a solo performance by our headliner, Chris Vo.
Back for the 4th year in "The Cradle of the Dallas Arts District" at Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing & Visual Arts, 2501 Flora Street, Dallas, TX; Dance Planet 17 offers two unforgettable action-packed days with 30 dance classes, two afternoon performances, Q & A's, and Pilates zone. Master classes and Pilates workouts in the school's spacious studios begin at 9:30 am on April 6 and 1:00 pm on April 7. Performance Showcases run from 1:00-5:00 pm both days in the Montgomery Arts Theater.
The Dance Planet Festival is America's largest free dance festival of its kind and appropriate for all ages. It is made possible, in part, by title sponsor Heritage Auctions with support from BTWHSPVA, City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs, Dallas Arts District Foundation, The Downtown Business News, TheaterJones.com, Texas Commission on the Arts in association with the National Endowment for the Arts and support from the private sector. Schedules to be posted at www.thedancecouncil.org. For more information, contact Executive Director Pamela Deslorieux at 214.219.2290.