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IPL 500 Festival Parade Dance & Cheer Program

2016 Main Choreographer: Bonnie Story

Feel your adrenaline rush at the Indianapolis 500! There’s a lot in store for you at one of the world’s biggest racing events of the year. You’ll perform in the nationally televised IPL 500 Festival Parade, performing a dance routine by a world-class choreographer. Your team will participate in the official opening ceremonies of the Indy 500 Race! Plus, you’ll never forget the inspiring time you spent learning new moves and professional tips in our master class. With big city fun and plenty of time to make new friends, you’ll be in no hurry to race back home!

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Dates
  • 05/27/2016 to
    05/30/2016
Package Highlights:
Performance in the IPL 500 Festival ParadeOpening ceremonies at the Indy 500 RaceIndy 500 race and grandstand ticketsRehearsals and master class with nationally known choreographer
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Package Inclusions:

IPL 500 Parade Dance and Cheer Program Inclusions

500_Festival_logo_-_no_dateYour IPL 500 Festival Parade package includes:

  •  Performance in the IPL 500 Festival Parade
  •  Opening ceremonies at the Indy 500 Race
  •  Indy 500 race and grandstand tickets
  •  Two breakfasts, one lunch, one dinner
  •  Access to nationally known choreographers
  •  Master class
  •  Show costume
  •  Ground transportation to and from all included activities

 

Head Choreographer

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Meet your head choreographer: Bonnie Story

Bonnie has been choreographing events with us since 2007 and is a graduate of Julliard and the School of American Ballet. A veteran performer and instructor, Bonnie runs dance programs at Treehouse Athletic Club in Salt Lake City when she’s not teaching her special brand of jazz dance across the country. Here are just a few of Bonnie’s achievements!

  • Dancer in Michael Jackson’s Smooth Criminal music video
  • Dancer and choreographer for many television shows, commercials, films, and music videos
  • Emmy Award winner: Outstanding Choreography, High School Musical
  • Choreographer on So You Think You Can Dance
  • Co-choreographer for the opening and closing ceremonies at the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City
  • Co-choreographer for Cirque du Soleil’s Viva Elvis
  • Choreographer for Playzone 2006 (a monumental stage production featuring Japan’s top music recording artists)
  • Associate Artistic Director of Odyssey Dance Theatre

 

Your Adventure, Day by Day

Day 1 Welcome to Indianapolis!
  • Hotel Check In Make yourself comfortable in your hotel, and get ready for a fun filled few days.
  • Director's Reception Meet your fellow Indy coaches and instructors at the Director’s Reception.
  • First Rehearsal Your performers will meet their head choreographer and get right to work! During this first evening of rehearsals, your choreographer will adjust the performance as necessary and put on the final touches to the show.
Day 2 Parade Day!
  • Breakfast Enjoy breakfast at your hotel. It’s parade day!
  • March in the Indy 500 Parade After a quick morning rehearsal, it’s show time! You and your fellow performers open the nationally televised parade in front of thousands of cheering fans!
  • Dinner & Dance Party Dance the night away at the exclusive dinner & dance party!
Day 3 Race Day!
  • Fuel Up Enjoy breakfast at the hotel before heading out for the day.
  • Start your Engines Spend your day at the biggest sporting event in the world! You’ll play a special role in the opening ceremonies of the race, and then relax to watch the race.
  • Master Class This evening, you’ll enjoy learning some new moves during a special master class.
Day 4 Explore Indianapolis
  • Sight See After a good night’s rest, enjoy Indianapolis a bit more before heading home!

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