Put on your dancing shoes for the first CTV Pops concert of the season!
The National Arts Centre Orchestra – and many special guests – perform Gotta Dance! on November 4, 5, and 6 in Southam Hall

In the first CTV Pops concert of the NAC Orchestra’s 2010-11 season, Principal Pops Conductor Jack Everly leads the National Arts Centre Orchestra and more than a dozen singers and dancers in the spectacular Gotta Dance!  This all-singing, all-dancing musical extravaganza takes place in Southam Hall on Thursday November 4, Friday November 5, and Saturday November 6, 2010 at 8 p.m.

Jillian Vanstone and Patrick Lavoie, First Soloists from The National Ballet of Canada, will demonstrate the beauty and refinement of classical ballet. Nikolai Pilipenchuk and Natalia Skorikova, Byelorussia’s finest ballroom dancers – and alumni of TV’s Dancing with the Stars – bring the colour and energy of dancesport and competitive ballroom dancing to the stage. And Ottawa’s own Stephanie Cadman –adept at tap, jazz, ballet, stepdancing, fiddling, acting, singing, stage directing and choreographing -- will perform her dazzling tap routines. Joining this talented roster will be singer-dancer Mark Cassius (a member of the Nylons from 1997-2005), Latin America’s most dynamic duo, the Lombard Twins, the O’Hare Irish Dancers and the Sue Fay Healy Irish Step Dancers, and the Ewashko Singers Quintet.  

More than a dozen of the world’s best-known dance numbers will be presented on the Southam Hall stage, including Tchaikovsky’s Sleeping Beauty waltz and the “White Swan pas de deux” from Swan Lake, Cole Porter’s “Begin the Beguine”, Irving Berlin’s “Shakin’ the Blues Away”, Broadway show tunes, Big Band hits, and Astor Piazzolla’s sensuous “Libertango.”

Attention Teachers!
A Student Matinee performance of Gotta Dance! Will be performed on November 5 at 11 a.m.; logon to www.nac-cna.ca (see Education, Schools, Student Matinees) for further details.
The Gotta Dance! NAC Orchestra Student Matinee Teacher Study Guide is also available for free download on the ArtsAlive.ca websites in the following locations:
ArtsAlive.ca: http://www.artsalive.ca/pdf/mus/guide/TeacherStudyGuide_%20GOTTADANCE_Nov2010.pdf

NAC website: 
http://www.nac-cna.ca/pdf/education/study_guide_gotta_dance.pdf

The NAC Orchestra, under conductor Jack Everly, performs Gotta Dance! in Southam Hall of the National Arts Centre on Thursday November 4, Friday November 5, and Saturday November 6, 2010 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20.45, $31.21, $42.51, $53.81, $64.57, $75.33, and $94.17 for adults and $11.38, $16.76, $22.41, $28.06, $33.44, $38.82, and $48.24 for students (upon presentation of a valid student ID card). Tickets are available at the NAC Box Office (in person) and through Ticketmaster (with surcharges) at 613-755-1111; Ticketmaster may also be accessed through www.nac-cna.ca.

Subject to availability, full-time students (aged 13-29) with valid Live Rush™ membership (free registration at www.liverush.ca) may buy up to 2 tickets per performance at the discount price of $12 per ticket. Tickets are available online (www.nac-cna.ca) or at the NAC box office from 10 a.m. on the day before the performance until 6 p.m. on the day of the show or 2 hours before a matinee. Groups of 10 or more save 15% to 20% off regular ticket prices to all NAC Music, Theatre and Dance performances; to reserve your seats, call 613-947-7000, ext. 634 or e-mail grp@nac-cna.ca.

For additional information, visit the NAC website at www.nac-cna.ca

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Information:   
Gerald Morris
Communications Officer, NAC Music
613-947-7000, ext. 335
[email] gmorris@nac-cna.ca

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