Second-Annual Florida Youth Dance Gala

Mauricio Cañete, Founder and director of MC Dance Productions, today announced that more than 50 talented dancers from 16 different dance academies would perform in the 2nd annual Florida Youth Dance Gala. The dance-packed event will be held at the Duncan Theatre, located on the Lake Worth campus of Palm Beach State College, on Saturday, February 7, at 7:30 p.m. The upcoming Gala is being sponsored by Só Dança USA, a leading provider of quality dance supplies. Following last year’s sold out success, the second Florida Youth Dance Gala will feature extraordinarily talented dancers from leading dance academies from all over the state. In addition to international guest artists still to be announced, there will be three solo performances by Amanda Hall, Caitlin Field and Maggie Chadbourne, who were selected at the American Dance Competition 2014 and who, Cañete promises, will impress the audience with their “musicality, technique and artistic skills at such an early age.” Dedicated to “celebrating and gathering talented dancers” from all over the state, the second Florida Youth Dance Gala will “showcase new choreography, finalists from major dance competitions and some electrifying young dancers, resulting in one of the most memorable dance event of the coming season,” says Cañete, a former dancer with Houston Ballet, Ballet Florida and Ballet Eloelle, who has wowed audiences in England, Russia, Hong Kong, Canada, Austria, Germany, China, Japan and throughout the Far East. "My goal is to give the next generation of dancers the opportunity to perform in a professional environment. In fact, the more than 50 participating dancers were selected after intense consultations with directors, teachers and co-dancers statewide,” he adds. “They will perform pieces to various ballet styles, including Classical, Contemporary and Balanchine, and will even dance to new works by young and emerging choreographers.” Tickets for the second Florida Youth Dance Gala are only $30 general admission can be purchased online after November 1 at floridayouthdancegala.com.
Sat., Feb. 7, 7:30 p.m., 2015
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