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    • The annual Grier Gala teams dance students and professional dancers and instructors for a week-long program that includes performances, workshops, college auditions, and scholarships. This year’s Gala takes place at the Grier School from November 5th through November 11th. It is an amazing opportunity for young students of dance to work with masters.

    • The annual Grier Gala teams dance students and professional dancers and instructors for a week-long program that includes performances, workshops, college auditions, and scholarships. This year’s Gala takes place at the Grier School from November 5th through November 11th. It is an amazing opportunity for young students of dance to work with masters.

    • The annual Grier Gala teams dance students and professional dancers and instructors for a week-long program that includes performances, workshops, college auditions, and scholarships. This year’s Gala takes place at the Grier School from November 5th through November 11th. It is an amazing opportunity for young students of dance to work with masters.

    • The annual Grier Gala teams dance students and professional dancers and instructors for a week-long program that includes performances, workshops, college auditions, and scholarships. This year’s Gala takes place at the Grier School from November 5th through November 11th. It is an amazing opportunity for young students of dance to work with masters.

    • The annual Grier Gala teams dance students and professional dancers and instructors for a week-long program that includes performances, workshops, college auditions, and scholarships. This year’s Gala takes place at the Grier School from November 5th through November 11th. It is an amazing opportunity for young students of dance to work with masters.

Grier Gala Returns for 2018

Grier is thrilled to announce the return of the Grier Dance Gala for the 2018. The annual event teams dance students and professional dancers and instructors for a week-long program that includes performances, workshops, college auditions, and scholarships. This year’s Gala takes place at the Grier School from November 5th through November 11th. It is an amazing opportunity for young students of dance to work with masters.
The Gala includes a Student Showcase on Friday, November 9th at 7:00pm in the Grier Dance Building, with an opening number choreographed by Mike Esperanza. The showcase features performances by Grier Dance along with other participating dancers and dance schools. While the Student Showcase performances are free to parents and teachers of participating dancers, other guests must purchase tickets for $10 each.

Gala participants attend a two-day workshop where they work with talented guest faculty instructors that include:
  • Antonio Brown
  • Peter Chu
  • Mike Esperanza
  • Ruben Graciani
  • Keisha Lalama
  • Jon Lehrer
  • Kijuanta Lucas
  • Whitney Moncrief
  • Julie Nakagawa
  • Stephen Pier
Gala students also have a Q&A opportunity on Saturday, following the five-hour workshop. On Sunday representatives from colleges including James Madison, Point Park University, Slippery Rock University, The Harrt School, University of Hartford, and Western Michigan University will be present for auditions.

On Saturday, November 10th at 7:30pm, Grier presents the Professional Showcase, featuring performances by:
  • Bare Dance Company
  • DanceWorks Chicago
  • Jon Lehrer Dance Company
  • Antonio Brown Dance
  • Peter Chu
Others not attending the Grier Gala Workshop can purchase tickets to the Grier Gala Professional Showcase at the door for $35 each (cash only).

Participants are eligible for scholarships that include a full scholarship ($3000) to the Grier Summer Intensive Dance Program, partial Grier Summer Intensive Dance scholarships, and scholarships from Broadway Dance Center, DanceWorks Chicago, Point Park International Summer Intensive, and Perry Mansfield Performing Arts School Summer Intensive.

Grier’s Dance Director Jocelyn Hrzic further details the Grier Gala in her invitation letter, including information about registering for the event and required release form to participate. The deadline to register is October 26th.

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By R. Woolfrey | Photo credit: K.Barr, C.Fernandes, R.Woolfrey
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