Now its sixth year, the Riverside Dance Festival, a partnership between Ballet Vero Beach and Riverside Theatre, is an intensive, two-week dance program that offers students the opportunity to work and learn from some of the best current American modern dance companies. The culmination of the two weeks of classes and workshops is a performance with the students and professional dancers on Saturday, August 4 at 2pm.
“Continuing the pursuit to bring the best of dance to our own backyard, Ballet Vero Beach is thrilled to present CORE Dance to as part of the sixth Dance Festival,” said Adam Schell, Artistic Director of Ballet Vero Beach and Director of Dance Education at Riverside. “It is a very unique experience and I cannot wait to see what the students and professionals present at the end of the Festival.”
Begun in 2012 under the direction of Mr. Schnell, accepted students from the local area and around the country will experience daily technique classes with CORE dancers and Riverside’s distinguished faculty. The sixth Riverside Dance Festival runs July 23 through August 4 and accepted a limited number of dedicated dancers from ages 10 and up.
Based out of Atlanta and Houston, CORE Dance is a contemporary dance organization that creates, performs, and produces compelling original dance that ignites the creative spirit and actively encourages participation and conversation by and with the community. Creating a context for dance that is relevant in both their home cities and around the globe, CORE Dance uses dance to illuminate, educate and question. In essence, CORE Dance is an artistic incubator and convener.
Previous renown dance companies that have participated in the Riverside Dance Festival include: Prometheus Dance, Ballet Nebraska, Wylliams/Henry Contemporary Dance, and Ariel Rivka Dance Company.
The Riverside Dance Festival performance with CORE Dance will be held on Saturday, August 4, 2018 at 2pm. The performance will take place at the conclusion of RT Star’s Back To School Party, which runs from 10am to 2pm that day.
Tickets for the dance performance are FREE. For more information on the Riverside Dance Festival or RT Star’s Back To School Party, call the Box Office at 772-231-6990 or online at http://www.riversidetheatre.com.
Riverside Theatre is located at 3250 Riverside Park Drive, Vero Beach. Riverside Theatre programs are sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Arts Council, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Riverside Theatre is a member of the Cultural Council of Indian River County, the Indian River Chamber of Commerce, and the Sebastian River Area Chamber of Commerce.