DanceFest 2006, which is presented with support from the Connecticut Commission on Culture & Tourism runs Jan. 29-Feb. 5, 2006 at the SCA's Palace Theatre and Rich Forum. "Specifically designed for area dance students and their families, DanceFest 2006 will give students, 12 years and up, an opportunity to participate in classes that explore key dance and performance techniques of theatre dance, tap, ballet, hip hop/funk, lyrical/contemporary and modern taught by Master Dance Teachers," according to festival notes.
Racey — who recently appeared in the world premiere musical Palm Beach — danced into the spotlight for his leading turn in the Broadway musical Never Gonna Dance. The actor who had previously hoofed in the casts of Follies and Thoroughly Modern Millie is also known to Connecticut audiences for his turn in Goodspeed Opera House's revival presentation of Frank Loesser's Where's Charley?
Participants in his special "Broadway Tap" master class will enjoy a post-lesson Q&A and photo opportunity with the actor-turned-instructor.
The Rich Forum is located at 307 Atlantic Street (corner of Tresser Boulevard) in Stamford, CT. To participate in a Master Class, the fee is $25. For additional information, call Carol Bryan at (203) 358-2305, ext. 331.