What could be more exciting than sharing the joy and excitement of children taking their place on the big stage for the first time?

Come and discover some of the Rio Grande Valley’s best and brightest kids as Deborah Case Dance Academy presents Ballet Gala 2010, the all academy spring recital at the McAllen Civic Center Auditorium on Saturday, May 15, at 10 a.m.

Ballet Gala 2010 features both the very young and the most advanced dancers, many of whom have been featured in Valley Symphony Orchestra programs and at local celebrations like The Nutcracker, Fourth of July, Candelight Posada and Palmfest, to name a few.

Students will highlight works in classical ballet, jazz, hip hop, tap, cheer and tumbling. As an added extra, advanced students will perform classical dance pieces from the Youth America Grand Prix competition held earlier this year in Dallas.

The final performance will showcase the largest class ever of adult tap and jazz dancers. The adult dance program at the dance academy has become one of the fastest growing classes in the history of the school.

Tickets are on sale at the new Deborah Case Dance Academy, 5240 N. 10th Street, and will also be available at the Civic Center Auditorium door one hour before show time. For information, call Deborah Case Dance Academy at 682-2721 after 3:30 p.m.