"Following the Triad’s rich history of supporting and celebrating our veterans and armed forces, Winston-Salem Festival Dance Center presents SALUTE in collaboration with Lexington City Ballet for one night only, June 6 at the Winston-Salem Arts Council Theatre, 610 Coliseum Dr. NW, Winston-Salem, NC. Featuring the original choreography of Artistic Director, Gary Taylor, this production heralds those who have answered the call to serve through celebration in dance. SALUTE is a moving, inspirational, and must see performance by Winston-Salem Festival Dance Center.

Salute is a three-act performance. The first act salutes the dance style and music of the World War II era and includes audience favorites such as “It Don’t Mean Thing” and “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy.” Gary Talor explains further, “We go from large ensembles, to couples, to groups of four-to-six dancers-offering a variety of styles. Including a great tap number! No one will be able to sit still during these numbers!

The second act pays tribute to our military and their families—past, present, and future. “Journey of Honor” tells a narrative of three families who have members called up in the draft and how that simple notice can drastically affect and even change their lives. We follow this salute to the sacrifices of our service members and their loved ones at the beginning of their journey with pieces that salute those whose journeys have come to an end..

The third act features military anthems and patriotic marches designed to bring the audience to their feet. Taylor describes this salute as “a grand, uplifting, powerful way to end the show,” which will have everyone standing in SALUTE.

Winston-Salem Festival Dance Center’s one-night-only performance begins June 14 at 2:00PM at the Winston-Salem Arts Council Theatre. Tickets are $16 for students and military and $19 for adults (plus sales tax) and may be purchased at the door. For more information call the Festival Dance Center office at (336) 724-9977."
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