During the Draper Center's sixth annual Raising the Barre benefit, students ages 6 to 18 will perform a variety of pieces — from contemporary and jazz to ballet — practiced throughout this year's competition season, with choreography arranged by Artistic Director Jamey Leverett, Competition Director Stephanie Cheshire, and other faculty members. Each performance is about 3 minutes in length, and the program includes solos, duets, trios, and group pieces. New to the event this year, the Draper Center will hold a pre-performance reception at the Del Monte Lodge from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. All of the money collected from Raising the Barre will benefit the Draper Center and its students.
Draper Center's Raising the Barre will be held on Friday, May 27, at Nazareth College Arts Center, 4245 East Avenue. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; performance begins at 7:30 p.m. General Admissions tickets are $15; VIP $50. 461-2100; drapercenter.com.