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Blue Ribbon Children's Festival - 8 years old & up

I have set up a field trip for the Blue Ribbon Children's Festival at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in downtown LA.  ** We have 35 tickets **

I was not able to set up a rehearsal beforehand, but I was reassured that this is fine.  They will have dance teachers onsite and the kids pick up the steps quickly.

Parking is free if you RSVP.  Please park in the Music Center garage and keep your parking ticket.  You will then pick up a validation ticket at the Information Table on the Plaza.  You will need both tickets to exit the garage and receive complimentary parking.  When we exit the garage, insert the parking ticket, then the validation ticket.

The event is free for students and parents!

This program is for 5th graders, but we can open it up to 8-12 year olds.

The Blue Ribbon Children’s Festival is an annual admission-free program to attend a live, professional performance at The Music Center. It includes a curriculum component that culminates on The Music Center Plaza with all participating students performing a short choreographed dance inspired by the production.

The Music Center invites students in Los Angeles County to participate in the Annual Blue Ribbon Children’s Festival, featuring the awe-inspiring theatrical experience Traces. A new form of circus artistry with high energy urban acrobatics, Traces mixes contemporary dance, music, and theatre with street elements such as skateboarding and basketball.  The New York Times calls Traces a “fix of pure urban adrenaline and mad, pulse-raising magic.”

This admission-free festival features two performances daily. Following each performance of Traces in the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, all the attending students will gather on The Music Center Plaza to perform a short choreographed dance incorporating themes from the performance.

Parents are welcome to participate in the dance, but not required. :-)

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  • Cindy C

    An amazing event. Wonderful production and very accommodating to homeschoolers. We will be back next year!

    1 · April 25, 2013

    • Cindy C

      Thanks Cheri for letting me know about this event!

      April 25, 2013

  • Jessica M.

    What a wonderful afternoon...Just the right speed for us! We both LOVED the performance and even though we didn't dance afterwards, it was great fun to see the hundreds of kids dance together...We are definitely going to sign up for this event next year! Thank you for organizing this!!

    April 24, 2013

  • Sandy J.

    Hi Cindy,
    I just noticed I set my rsvp for me plus 2. Only one of us is going. I'm sending Sheyla with Teresa Bettenhauser.

    April 23, 2013

    • Cindy C

      No worries. Thanks for letting me know.

      April 23, 2013

  • Lisa S.

    Thanks for setting up this event. Unfortunately, our plans changed and we cannot attend.

    April 17, 2013

  • Cindy C

    I just saw all the questions on this meetup. So sorry about that! 7+ years old can join - I'm hoping we can meet next week at El Dorado Park - the event is free for parents, too - 3rd grade is fine - please let me know if you have any more questions. We are going out of town this weekend, but I will try to arrange a rehearsal in the next couple of days. Thank you!

    April 12, 2013

  • Jessica M.

    My son is almost 10 is it okay for him to join in???

    April 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Count us in, where will the group meet?

    February 13, 2013

    • Cindy C

      Hello Marcela, there are only 40 tickets. I'm trying to get more. I will post if they come through. Thanks!

      February 13, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thank you very much

      February 13, 2013

  • April T.

    Sorry, we can't go now. They changed our STAR test date to this day :(

    February 13, 2013

  • Catherine M.

    Sounds like fun. Thank you for putting this together.

    January 19, 2013

  • Alaina N.

    Emberlynn and I would love to go. Is this event free? Can parents come?

    January 19, 2013

  • Laura

    Quinn is in 3rd grade but would really enjoy it and can "run with the big dogs" ;).

    January 17, 2013

  • Mae

    Carson is in the 5th grade and would enjoy participating. Thanks for organizing

    January 17, 2013

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