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Tim Federle, Broadway Performer and Author Visits Metropolitan School of the Arts in Alexandria
Tim Federle, Broadway Performer and Author Visits Metropolitan School of the Arts in Alexandria

Tim Federle is best known for working on the choreography for Broadway’s Billy Elliott, performing in Broadway’s Little Mermaid, and he most recently wrote Amazon’s Best Book of Jan. 2014, Five, Six, Seven, Nate. Federle is coming to Northern Virginia, teaching “Tips and Tricks to Nail a Broadway Dance Audition” at MSA’s Alexandria studio at 5775 Barclay Drive on Wed., Feb. 5 for middle and high school students from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Workshops are open for advanced dance, theatre and music students. Cost is $50 per student.  Go to www.metropolitanarts.org to register.

Federle will be available for a book signing of his recent novel, Five, Six, Seven, Nate immediately after the workshop at Metropolitan School of the Arts and books will be available for purchase at the studio provided by Hooray For Books of Alexandria, Va. Federle also wrote Better Nate Than Never, and Tequila Mockingbird.

As a member of Billy Elliot’s Broadway choreography staff, Tim Federle saw thousands of kids audition for the show—and helped train the lucky few who made it to the top. In “Tips & Tricks to Nail a Broadway Dance Audition”, students will be taught a fast, fun combination to a popular song and then learn the surprising secret insights to standing out (in a good way) at any audition. Federle’s background includes backup dancing for Christina Aguilera, appearing in the original Broadway cast of The Little Mermaid, and writing the theater-themed novel Better Nate Than Ever for kids.

“We are so honored to have Tim Federle visit our studio to share his Broadway experience and creative talent; we encourage passionate performing artists to take advantage of his engaging and inspiring workshop,” said Melissa Dobbs, president and founder of Metropolitan School of the Arts in Lorton, Va.

Lorton, Va.-based, Metropolitan School of the Arts (MSA) is the first Washington, D.C. area, private, secondary performing arts school, founded in 2013 by Melissa Dobbs. The MSA performing arts studios in Alexandria and Lorton, Va. have taught dance, music and theater to more than 10,000 students since 2001. Noted for its world-class instructors, MSA offers high quality performing arts training in a ground breaking, holistic learning environment that cultivates creativity, builds community and empowers students. The organization was featured in Dance Teacher magazine, FOX 5 Morning News, WUSA9, Northern Virginia Magazine, Washington Business Journal and Washington Families magazine. Many students from MSA studios go on to perform in prestigious arenas including Broadway, National Tours, The Julliard School, The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, The Washington Ballet, The American Academy of Ballet, Universal Ballet Academy, The Kirov Ballet, The Hartt School, Marymount University (New York), Ford’s Theater and Mark Morris Dance Company. MSA offers a performing arts school, two performing arts studios, a youth tap ensemble, a youth ballet, a jazz company, community theatre program, as well as MetroClub and MetroRide, as part of their arts-focused, after-school program. Call 703.339.0444 or visit www.metropolitanarts.org, Facebook or Twitter.