Thursday, June 3, 2010

Saturday event: dance teams from 18 parks showcase talent





Hundreds of Children to Perform in Annual Musical at County of Los Angeles Belvedere Park Lakeside


WHAT:  Annual County Capers Festival.  Los Angeles County Belvedere Park Lakeside will be filled with high energy along with singing and choreographed routines, as children ages 4 to 16 participate in the Annual County Capers Festival. Children from various Los Angeles County parks have rehearsed songs and choreographies for months and they will have the opportunity to perform in front of a live audience. This year the show will be a tribute to Old Hollywood Glamour and performances will include routines from Chicago, Mary Poppins, and Singing in the Rain, to mention only a few. Experience the energy as this year's event promises to outdo last year's success, which featured more than 1000 people in attendance and 18 group performances. This event will be free of charge and open to the public.


WHO:  Dance teams from 18 different parks from East Los Angeles, the Florence-Firestone area, the San Gabriel Valley and South Whittier, will gather to showcase their best choreographed moves to friends, relatives and the public in general.  The teams have been practicing since the beginning of the year and Saturday’s event will be the culmination of the County Capers’ season.


WHEN:        Saturday, June 5, 2010 

                      6:00 p.m. 


WHERE:     Belvedere Park Lakeside

                        4801 East Third Street

Los Angeles, CA 90022


CONTACT:           Alba Ibarra, Public Information Assistant (626) 968-9953 or

                                    Imee Perius, Public Information Officer (213) 738-2963


The Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation manages and operates more than 144 facilities throughout the County of Los Angeles and offers recreational, sports and enrichment activities for all ages.  The Department has been offering affordable dance classes for children for more than 14 years.  Dancing promotes self esteem and confidence in children along with teaching them to be team players and to set goals.

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