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George Mason University’s Center for the Arts Presents a Tap Dance Celebration of the Holidays with Savion Glover

November 26, 2015
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George Mason University’s Center for the Arts Presents a  Tap Dance Celebration of the Holidays with Savion Glover

Savion Glover’s “DANCE HOLIDAY SPeCTaCULaR” comes to the  Center for the Arts on Dec. 19 at 8 p.m.

FAIRFAX, Va., Nov. 23, 2015 – The George Mason University’s Center for the Arts presents “DANCE HOLIDAY SPeCTaCULaR,” a holiday clebration from tap dance prodigy and preeminent choreographer Savion Glover, on Dec. 19 at 8 p.m. From “The Nutcracker” to the Rockettes, dance holds a special place in holiday tradition. Savion Glover presents a unique twist on this tradition with “DANCE HOLIDAY SPeCTaCULaR,” a holiday performance combining Glover’s masterful tap with the spirit of the holiday season.

Savion Glover has dedicated his career to restoring African roots to the art of tap. Like many legends of tap dance, he first came to tap through drumming, which he discovered at a young age. He first captured the public’s attention by landing the leading role in the Broadway musical “The Tap Dance Kid,” followed by acclaimed performances in “Black and Blue,” “Jelly’s Last Jam” and “Bring in ‘da Noise, Bring in ‘da Funk,” which earned him the Tony Award for Best Choreographer. He also appeared in the films “Tap” with Gregory Hines and Sammy Davis Jr., “Bamboozled” by Spike Lee and the Academy Award-winning animated feature film, “Happy Feet,” which featured choreography by Glover. Glover is the founder of The HooFerzCLuB School for Tap in his hometown of Newark, N.J.

A pre-performance discussion, free to ticketholders, will be held 45 minutes prior to each performance on Grand Tier III at the Center for the Arts. The Friends of the Center for the Arts sponsor the pre-performance discussions.

Ticket Information: Tickets for Savion Glover’s “DANCE HOLIDAY SPeCTaCULaR”are $54, $46 and $32. The Center for the Arts ticket office is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tickets can be purchased in person at the ticket office, by phone at 888-945-2468, or online at The Center for the Arts complex is located on George Mason University’s Fairfax Campus at the intersection of Braddock Road and Route 123. Paid parking is located in the Mason Pond Parking Deck adjacent the Concert Hall and FREE parking is located in university Lot K. For more information, please visit

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About Great Performances at Mason

Great Performances at Mason is a program of George Mason University's Center for the Arts, the professional presentation and production arm of the College of Visual and Performing Arts (CVPA). CVPA provides an academic environment in which the arts are explored as individual disciplines and interdisciplinary forms that strengthen one another. The college prepares students for careers as creators, performers, teachers, scholars, arts leaders and arts entrepreneurs. Understanding that an education in the arts is deepened by regular contact with the work of distinguished visiting artists, the Center for the Arts, the professional presentation and production arm of the college, welcomes a variety of professional and world-renowned artists, musicians and actors to its stage. Students have the opportunity to perform, create and exhibit their work in a wide variety of public venues including a 2,000-seat Concert Hall. CVPA is home to the Schools of Music, Dance, Art and Theater, as well as the Computer Game Design, Arts Management and Film and Video Studies programs. 

About George Mason University

George Mason University is Virginia’s largest public research university. Located near Washington, D.C., Mason enrolls more than 33,000 students from 130 countries and all 50 states. Mason has grown rapidly over the past half-century and is recognized for its innovation and entrepreneurship, remarkable diversity and commitment to accessibility. Mason is also one of the best values in higher education, producing graduates who lead all Virginia schools with the highest annual salaries.

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