Dance Planet 17
America's Oldest & Largest Free Dance Festival
April 6 - 9:30am - 5pm & April 7: 12 - 5pm
Booker T. Washington HSPVA in the
Dallas Arts District
Just GOTTA Dance!
AFTERNOON PERFORMANCE SHOWCASES
APRIL 6 & 7 . 1 - 5PM Featuring 80 Dance Troupes of all Styles
Montgomery Arts Theater . Booker T. Washington HSPVA
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This Year's Headliner: Chris Vo
NBC Hit Show SMASH Season 2 Dancer
National Tour of Come Fly With Me
Lar Lubovitch Dance Company
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30 Dance & Fitness Classes, Pilates Zone, Afternoon Performance Showcase, Question & Answer with Chris. Come out & Zumba, Barre Burn, Musical Theater & Contemporary with Chris
Dance Planet 17 is the latest incarnation of a 17 year-old phenomenon that grew out of the DFW metroplex and surrounding North Texas dance community. Join us at Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing & Visual Arts in the Dallas Arts District for two days of exciting dance opportunities. Do a little samba, mix in some mambo and jazz, add in some Pilates, and shake it up with Afro-Caribbean. Couple all that with a Special Appearance Hour. Then add in an afternoon Performance Showcase of dance styles from around the world. In a nutshell, this is Dance Planet 17. Something for everyone. And it’s all free!
17 Years of Fun, Food, Family
An alphabet soup of dance styles …
from African to tap, and in between ballet, belly dance, Bharatha Naatyam, Charleston, folklorico, hip-hop, Lindy, modern and swing.
~ Margaret Putnam/Dance Critic
What's on the agenda for DP 17? Thirty different kinds of dance and fitness classes such as Circus Aerial Silks, Hip-Hop Smash, Salsa, Flamenco, Folklorico, Afro-Caribbean, Belly Dance Rockin' Technique, Musical Theater, and more; all taught by renowned professionals from our region. A Performance Showcase of 80 dance groups offering a wide range of styles from African, Ballet, Cha-Cha, and more. A Pilates Master Teacher and Adaptive Dance Teachers Workshop on designed for educators and physical/occupational therapists provides insightful information on how to work with special needs children and adults through movement.
Contact For more information, please contact Executive Director Pam Deslorieux at firstname.lastname@example.org or 214.219.2290
Thank You Sponsors / Angels / Dancers / Professionals / Volunteers Dance Planet 17 is made possible by the generous support of Title Sponsor of 17 years, Heritage Auction Galleries; online media www.theaterjones.com. Among the Sponsors are South Dallas Cultural Center,
Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing & Visual Arts, Dallas Independent School District; Metroplex Pilates; City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs, Ellen Kendrick Creative, Inc., Sarah Nesbit Creative, Shery Sughroue/TPN; Sammons Center for the Arts, TITAS, The Town of Addison, The Downtown Business News, Texas Commission on the Arts in association with the National Endowment for the Arts. The Performance Showcase is made possible by DCNT member organizations. Special thanks to the Planet Angels for their continuous gifts every year, and to the hundreds of volunteers who keep Planet up and running. It takes a village. We thank everyone for your incredible support.