Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Music Man

Festival Dance's summer workshop, Imagination Arts, will perform a mini musical of The Music Man at the Moscow Farmer's Market Saturday, July 16th at 9:00.  Participants are 12 local boys and girls. The workshop is from 9:00 to 1:00 every day this week at the Festival Dance studios on the UI campus in the Physical Education Building.  The workshop instructor and choreographer, Crystal Bain, UI graduate now working in Coeur D'Alene, also former Festival Dance Faculty, teaches the children choreography, musical theatre, voice projection, rhythm, and general stage craft. Students will make some of their own costumes and "back drop" for the final show and keep the costumes and other crafts they make.

"This workshop packs in fun while teaching technical skills that will benefit young people by developing complex social and performance skills, confidence, and coordination," says Executive Director, Cindy Barnhart. "It's amazing to see the older students and the younger students working so well together, while learning and having so much fun with the funny story line of The Music Man."

The workshop will also perform the mini musical at the Moscow Farmer's Market August 27th and at the Latah County Fair, as well as the UI Homecoming Parade.

Festival Dance Academy is the official dance school of Festival Dance and Performing Arts, a non-profit organization that supports cultural diversity, performing arts, arts education, and dance programs for youth. For more information, please contact: Executive Director, Festival Dance at 208-883-3267 or email Visit to learn more about Festival Dance & Performing Arts