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Sun Country Dance Theatre Presents Its 16th Annual Spring Youth Concert Featuring “Little Red Riding Hood”

April 20 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Free – $18
dancer in costume as little red riding hood

Sun Country Dance Theatre (SCDT) is proud to present its 16th annual Spring Youth Concert, featuring the return of our original story ballet, “Little Red Riding Hood,” to be presented at the Phillips Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday, April 20, 2024, at 2:30pm.

SCDT is committed to its mission of providing invaluable arts opportunities for the youth of our community, and as such we will once again be offering FREE tickets to all children ages 11 and under (available through the box office only – not on-line). All other Tickets for the production are $18.00.

The return of SCDT’s original story ballet, “Little Red Riding Hood,” which premiered in 2013, will highlight the production. Choreographed by SCDT Artistic Director Judy Benton to the beautiful music of Tchaikovsky, this enchanting ballet has been adapted from the fairy tale and follows Little Red throughout many adventures on her birthday. Join Little Red and her best friend the duck as they travel through the forest to Granny’s house, where they encounter many magical creatures, and, of course, the wolf is always lurking close by. This exciting ballet is one to be enjoyed by the entire family with its splendid dancing, costumes, drama, comedy, and fun. In addition to “Little Red Riding Hood,” the performance also will showcase the dancers of SCDT performing a diverse array of new works by both resident and guest choreographers, ranging in styles from classical ballet to contemporary and modern dance. Contributions to the production by special guest performers from both Florida and NYC further celebrates the diversity of the arts and the collaboration of many performing artists to share the love of their art with our community. Professional dancers from The Florida Ballet (Jacksonville) will also be featured as Guest Artists for this production.

This year’s Spring Concert is filled with excitement and adventure. We invite our community to join us for this magical and eclectic production.

Sun Country Dance Theatre (SCDT) is the resident non-profit performing company of Dance Sun Country at Sun Country Sports Center.

This program is funded in part by a grant from the City of Gainesville, Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Affairs Department; by a grant from the Thomas H. Maren/Emily Sabah-Maren Fund/Maine Community Foundation; India Bazaar, Indian Cuisine, & Indian Street Food; Hale Management Group, Inc., D&P Dentistry; Laxton Distributors – Pepperidge Farm Snacks; Florida Homes Realty & Mortgage; and Sun Country Sports Center®. Photo credit: Tanya Consaul Photography


April 20
2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Free – $18
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Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
3201 Hull Rd
Gainesville, FL 32611 United States
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Sun Country Sports Center
(352) 331-8773
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