Straz Center’s Patel Conservatory presents On The Edge


FOR RELEASE: Feb. 26, 2015


Leslie Farrell, 813.493.1805 ─
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Straz Center’s Patel Conservatory presents On The Edge


Tampa, Fla. – The Patel Conservatory at the David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts will present On The Edge, a contemporary dance performance exploring many genres, in Ferguson Hall on Saturday, April 18, at 7 p.m.

Students from the Patel Conservatory’s Popular Dance (PCPD) program, Next Generation Ballet and Patel Conservatory Youth Ballet, will demonstrate technical and emotional versatility in an incredible performance of contemporary dance. Dancers will showcase a variety of styles, such as contemporary, jazz, hip-hop and tap. The performance will include ensemble pieces, solos and duets accompanied by live percussion under the musical direction of Jim Rungo.

The show will feature performances by PCPD’s Contemporary Show Team and Just For Kicks, led by Kelly King.

Regularly priced tickets to On The Edge are $15-$23 and may be purchased by calling 813.229.STAR (7827) or 800.955.1045 outside Tampa Bay, in person at the Straz Center Ticket Office or online at

More information is available by calling 813.222.1002 and at The fully accredited Patel Conservatory is celebrating its 10th year of comprehensive art education, offering classes in dance, music and theater for students of all ages and experience levels. Each year, the Patel Conservatory and the Straz Center’s arts education programs enrich the lives of more than 50,000 students in our classrooms, on our stages and through the community.


Events, days, dates, times and prices are subject to change without notice.

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The David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts and its programs are funded in part by the City of Tampa; the Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners; the Tourist Development Council/Hillsborough County; the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, and the National Endowment for the Arts.


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