Updated: Nov 5, 2021
We are thrilled to be returning to the Cary Christmas Parade this year with a BRAND NEW Parade Routine & Theme and we're inviting all Open Arts Dancers to participate with us.
The Parade takes place on Saturday, December 11th at 2pm in Downtown Cary.
Dancers currently enrolled in 1st Grade & Older Classes will learn the parade routine and choreography in class and will attend one Parade Rehearsal on Thursday, December 9th at 7:15-8:00pm at the studio to receive their official parade line-up and practice with the full group of performers.
Dancers currently enrolled in Toddler, PreSchool, and Kinder Classes are invited to walk the parade route with us and help distribute goodies & treats to the parade spectators (parents should plan to walk with these aged dancers). There are no additional rehearsals to attend. Decorate your wagon, bike, or stroller in a fun & festive Open Arts Holiday Theme for a chance to win FREE January Tuition! Our graduating senior dancers will choose their favorite decorated parade "ride" to win.
If you'd like to participate in the parade with us, please enroll your dancer under the Events section in your online account. The fee to participate is $30 and includes a BRAND NEW Parade Sweatshirt for your dancer! Want to order additional sweatshirts? You can do so on the online form when you register for the event. Missing the parade but still want the swag? Just send us an e-mail with your sizes and quantities and we can get you added to the order. ***PLEASE NOTE - REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED for Sweatshirt Orders but if you'd still like to perform with us you can! Just send us an e-mail.***
The Deadline to Register is Sunday, October 31st. Please note that with current supply chain constraints, we CAN NOT accept additions past this date as we will be placing our sweatshirt order first thing Monday morning on November 1st. If you know you want to participate, please do not wait and be sure to sign-up NOW.
If you are registered for the parade, we will send line-up and pick-up information the week of the event and go over these details at our rehearsal on Thursday, December 9th.