Area children are invited to join Missouri University of Science and Technology’s Dance and Ballet Club in its upcoming production of the Lion King in February. Young dancers can attend one of two workshops to learn the opening dance.
The two dance camps will be held the first weekend in February for children ages 3-12. Attendees will interact with S&T cast members and learn the dance that they’ll perform as an opening to the performance. The children will perform at 1:45 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 16.
The camps are 9:30 a.m.-noon Saturday, Feb. 1, at andFlew! Studios, located at 717 N. Pine St. in Rolla, and 1-3:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 2, at Miss Megan’s The Dance Studio, located at 10409 State Route BB in Rolla. The camp cost is $35, which includes an official Lion King production T-shirt and a free child’s admission to the show.
Lion King performances will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14, and Saturday, Feb. 15, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 16. All shows are located in Leach Theatre of Missouri S&T’s Castleman Hall, 10th and Main streets in Rolla. Tickets are $9 for adults, $7 for kids 12 and under and $5 for S&T students with a valid student ID.
“With the Lion King, we hope to inspire people of all ages with our dance,” says Kailea Tilden, a junior in biological sciences from Springfield, Mo., and S&T’s Dance and Ballet Club president. “We want to show everyone that students from Missouri S&T are so much more than just engineering students — we’re artists, dancers, musicians and performers.”
The Lion King is the club’s largest production since its founding, with more than 30 S&T students working on the performance that incorporates traditional Zulu music from the original Broadway play. More than 100 costumes will be used during the performance. Besides S&T students, seven students from andFlew! Studios in Rolla will be featured in the performance.
For more information about the student camps, visit mstballet.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.