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2021 Open Arts Holiday Show

Updated: Nov 4, 2021

***TICKETS ARE NOW ON SALE for both our Holiday Show & The Musical Theater Production of "Emma - the Pop Musical!" Purchase your tickets - $12 each plus tax - at the front desk or e-mail us to reserve your spots today.***

We are re-designing our Holiday Show this season and are excited to return to a stage with a live performance on Saturday, December 4th at Peace University's Kenan Auditorium. Here's a few things you need to know:

  • In years past, everyone in 1st Grade and older classes participated in our Holiday Show. This year, we invite dancers and families to make the choice to perform by participating in one of the Sparkle Squad opportunities listed below. This frees up classes to continue focusing on student technique and growth but still provides a performance opportunity for dancers who want one.

  • PreSchool and Kinder dancers will once again prepare for informal in-studio Holiday Sharings for families. These sharings will take place during one of your regular class times in December. We'll have more details for you soon.

  • The Holiday Show, "The Most PUNderful Time of the Year!," will feature various pieces performed by the Open Arts Performance Company, Senior Student Choreography work, our Sparkle Squad numbers, AND we will also highlight TWO pieces from our Open Talent Night in November (more details on that next week!). PLUS our Middle School and High School Musical Theater students will be hosting a separate musical production, "Emma," earlier in the day. So even if you choose not to perform, save the date to come enjoy a festive and fun day of dance & the arts with us.

  • We will continue to develop performance plans for dancers and monitor local guidelines which may determine how we are able to allow audiences into the theater. We'll have more specific details closer to the performance time.

Remember, if you wish to perform in the Holiday Show, you will need to register for one of the following Sparkle Squad opportunities. Under each Sparkle Squad you will see a list of required rehearsal dates. Please be sure you can commit to every date listed before you register. The Event Fee includes the rehearsal, production, and tech fees, a performance costume*, and (2) two tickets to the show.

You can register for a Sparkle Squad under the Events Section of your Online Account. Having trouble finding it? Just sent us an e-mail to and we will get your dancers registered.

1st - 3rd Grade Jazz/Hip-Hop with Ms. Lanie ($150) This Sparkle Squad is open at ALL 1st-3rd Grade Dancers. Required rehearsals are:

  • Saturday Oct. 23 9:00-10:30am

  • Saturday Nov. 6 9:00-10:30am

  • Saturday Nov. 13 9:00-10:30am

  • Thursday Dec. 2 7:15-8:00pm

4th - 8th Grade Contemporary with Ms. Emily ($150) This Sparkle Squad is open to ALL 4th-8th Grade Dancers. Required rehearsals are:

  • Friday Oct. 22 5:30-6:30pm

  • Friday Oct. 29 5:30-6:30pm

  • Friday Nov. 12 5:30-6:30pm

  • Friday Nov. 19 5:30-6:30pm

  • Thursday Dec. 2 7:15-8:00pm

Musical Theater Production with Ms. Maia ($95) This Sparkle Squad is open to ALL current Musical Theater Students in 1st-12th Grade. Dancers must be currently enrolled in a Musical Theater class. Required rehearsals are:

  • Thursday Oct. 7 7:15-8:30pm

  • Thursday Oct. 14 7:15-8:30pm

  • Saturday Oct. 30 2:30-3:30pm

  • Thursday Nov. 11 7:15-8:30pm

  • Saturday Nov. 20 12:30-2:30pm (will not be entire time)

  • Thursday Dec. 2 7:15-8:00pm

*Please note - Musical Theater Production does not include a costume (you will be given a costume for the performance and return it after - you may also be asked to provide additional costume items)

All Holiday Show Dancers will need to be at the theater by 3pm on Saturday, December 4th. Showtime will be 4:30pm.

If you have any questions or need any assistance, please let us know!

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