Following On Stage America's great success with its 51 member dance team, chosen to represent the USA in the 8th Annual International Cultural Festival in Beijing, China, and its Team USA with more than 60 dancers we brought to both Beijing and Shanghai, the Chinese government has again invited On Stage America to represent the USA for its 2008 Festival. This tremendous honor provides us the opportunity to showcase, in an international arena, some of the outstanding dancers who participate in our competitions.
In September 2008 in Shanghai, our current dance team will perform along with hundreds of other performers from around the world for thousands of spectators as well as for a worldwide television audience. The dancers also will be featured at several other venues throughout the region. And there'll be lots of time for touring, too! As guests of the Chinese government, the dancers will be offered the opportunity to visit several key tourist spots, including The Great Wall of China and the Emperor's Summer Palace.
We only wish we could offer this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to all the wonderful, dedicated dancers we see each year. Our goal is to bring a whole new team of dancers to China in the near future--perhaps some of your students!
This is just one of the many exciting events happening at On Stage America! We hope to see you at one of our Regionals during the upcoming season, as well as at our Nationals next summer.
Teachers, please call Terry Hazel at On Stage America if you have any questions regarding future participation in "On Stage America" Team USA.