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WHAT

The annual DCPS Performing Arts Festival, hosted by the Kennedy Center, provides the opportunity for students to perform on the Kennedy Center stage. This unique opportunity is open to all performing arts ensembles within all genres. Each ensemble performs in front of peers, families, and community members, while receiving the ‘star treatment’ of the Kennedy Center staff. Professional performers and educators will provide ensembles with actionable and encouraging feedback following the performance.

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WHEN

May 23 – 26, 2022, schools are provided a ten-minute slot per performing ensemble

WHERE

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, 2700 F St NW, Washington, DC 20566

TIMELINE

Registration Opens | Tuesday, January 26, 2022
Registration Closes | Friday, February 18, 2022
Schedule Shared | Mid-April 2022
Bus Routes & Schedule Shared | Early May 2022

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TEACHER RESPONSIBILITY:

Schools should plan to bring a chaperone to accompany students using the DCPS ratio of 10:1. Careful consideration should be made for teachers who conduct multiple ensembles. More information will be shared at the March 11 professional learning day.

POINT OF CONTACT:

James Mitaritonna | james.mitaritonna@k12.dc.gov | 202-365-8759
Katy Weatherly | katy.weatherly@k12.dc.gov | 202-699-2254

PLEASE NOTE:

This information is subject to change based on current local COVID-19 mitigation guidelines. As a result, the event may be forced to limit the amount of group participation or audience members. 

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