Friday, September 26, 2008

Dancing in the Street--Sept 27

This is a great weekend to get outside and move--and you have a wonderful opportunity with Dancing in the Street on Saturday, Sept 27 from noon to 9pm!

Grand Center's Dancing in the Street will be held on Grand St., basically between Lindell and Delmar (by the Fox Theatre among other major landmarks). In addition to the dizzying array of performances, there are also galleries and museums open to the public with a gallery walk from 1-4pm. The Fabulous Fox Theatre will hold an open house from noon-4pm and will feature Stan Kann on the Wurlitzer organ as well as photo opportunities from 1-3pm with the Radio City Rockettes. Earthways Center will host an Energy Festival from 10am to 6pm, and Powell Symphony Hall and the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra will host an open house from noon to 4:30pm with 2 tours of the Symphony Hall at 12:30pm and 1pm. There will also be open rehearsal from 2-4:30pm for the St. Louis Symphony Youth Orchestra.

Beyond just watching others dance, here you get to participate! The Fox Stage will be dedicated to tap dance and from 3:30-4pm the Radio City Rockettes will teach the audience some Rockette-style dance steps. Radio Disney's Road Crew will perform and teach choreography from "High School Musical" and "Camp Rock", and you can get an hour of professional salsa intrucstions from Just Dancing Studios. Check the schedule for exact times of all of the dance instruction.

Finish off the night with a fireworks display starting about 8:15pm off of the Compton St. garage.

All of the above are FREE!

Due to the large number of events going on this weekend, parking is going to be, quite frankly, a nightmare (and not free!). Take the Metro if you're able; if not, here's what the website says about parking:

Parking will be available in lots and garages throughout the Grand Center district. All lots will offer an early-bird rate of $5 from 11am-4pm. Limited street parking will also be available. Grand Center encourages the use of Metro.

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