Ultraviolette – FringeArts Festival at the Rock School

Ellen Bonett| The Rock School for Dance Education
215-551-7010| ellen@therockschool.org
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Exciting, energetic young talent from around the world perform classical and contemporary vignettes that will keep you on the edge of your seat!  A family-fun event that will take you on a closer look at the art of electrifying vignettes.

Philadelphia, PA – ULTRAVIOLETTE, The Rock School’s young and energetic talent recruited from around the world will perform classical and contemporary vignettes to astound the whole family.  In collaboration with Fringe Arts, Ultraviolette provides a unique experience to see young dance athletes in an intimate setting prior to their placement in world renowned dance companies.  The performance is conveniently located in a private dance studio at The Rock School, 1101 South Broad Street – entrance is on Washington Avenue, on September 24th at 2:00PM.

“As classical ballet companies fuse more contemporary choreography into their repertoires, pure ballet classicism, in facet, may look more from the fringe.  The Rock School is exemplar of dancers with elite technical achievements and developing artistry that still simply astounds.  To see these future ballet stars at the beginning of their international careers is a priceless opportunity,” says Lew Whittington from The Dance Journal.

Your contribution will help provide continued support towards these hardworking dancers by benefiting The Rock School scholarship fund which awards over $900,000 in full or partial scholarships to passionate and professional track dancers.  Ticket sales also support RockReach, The Rock School’s extensive community outreach program, which directly impacts over 26,000 underserved children in the Philadelphia region.  RockReach provides at-risk youth healthy alternatives to delinquency while enriching their lives, opening their minds, and exposing them to cultural activities that most would not otherwise experience.


The Rock School for Dance Education is one of the nation’s premier institutions for classical ballet and dance training, dedicated to enriching the lives of all students and preparing those who are especially gifted for careers as professional artists. At the urging of George Balanchine, the Pennsylvania Ballet School was established in 1963. Officially renamed The Rock School for Dance Education in 2006, it continues to offer the highest quality dance training for talented young artists from around the world, as well as an extensive dance and movement community outreach program that now annually reaches 26,000 underserved youth by providing arts and fitness activities to inner city schools. With annual enrollment exceeding 1,200 students at its Center City and suburban locations, The Rock School awards more than $900,000 in annual scholarships, maintains a year-round supervised residence program in Philadelphia, provides a cutting-edge academic program for grades 7-12, and offers extensive performance and competition opportunities. Through its multi-faceted outreach program, RockReach, The Rock School is committed to making dance more accessible to local communities by leveling the playing field so that everyone has equal access to art.


The Fringe Festival is a 16-day-long performing arts celebration that takes over Philadelphia every september, boasting hundreds of performances by international, national, and Philadelphia-based artists, presented by FringeArts.  The city’s public and private spaces are filled with a curated series of world-class performances and artists independently producing their own work in the true spirit of international “fringe” movement.  The party continues every night with Fringe Arts’ Late Night programming in its beautiful venue on the Delaware waterfront – which houses the La Peg restaurant and bar, as well as an outdoor beer garden with a spectacular view of the Benjamin Franklin Bridge.  This signature event offers an unparalleled opportunity to see a cross section of the world’s greatest arts experimenters at one time, in one city.

The Rock School
September 24 at 2:oopm
The Rock School for Dance Education, 1101 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA
Tickets: $10 | http://fringearts.com/event/the-rock-school/

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