Thanks to supporters of school of dance

To the Editor:

On behalf of Hyde Park School of Dance, I want to thank all of the neighborhood families, friends and community partners who helped make En Avant, HPSD’s 20th Anniversary celebration, a major success. More than 900 people filled the audience for our two performances on June 14 and June 15 in the fabulous performance hall at the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, 915 E. 60th St.

In celebrating what makes HPSD unique, En Avant brought together multiple generations of dancers, teachers, choreographers and visionaries to share our story and raise awareness of the transformative power of dance. My heartfelt thank you goes to everyone involved in the planning and realization of this celebration: HPSD’s artistic team, faculty, staff, board and 20th Anniversary committee; our legion of volunteers, including so many alumni and parents, and our generous community sponsors and benefactors. Together we were able to raise funds which will allow HPSD to continue to underwrite its commitment to offer dance instruction to anyone who wants to dance regardless of their ability to pay.

En Avant means “Moving Forward.” With great pride and joy HPSD looks forward to continuing to serve Hyde Park and the greater South Side by providing high quality training, neighborhood performances and a safe, inclusive and nurturing community for our students and their families.

Thank you for your support.

August Tye, Artistic Director
Hyde Park School of Dance