Warm up with some Dance Soup this weekend at the Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts

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BETHLEHEM, PA— The Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts (Charter Arts) will present its annual Dance Soup concert on November 18 & 19, 2022 in the Charter Arts Theatre, located at 321 East 3rd Street in South Bethlehem.  There will be evening performances on both days at 7pm and a matinee performance on the 19th at 2pm.

Dance Soup has been an annual tradition at the school and features student-choreographed works. The concert is directed by the school’s Artistic Director of Dance, Jennifer Weaver.

Dance Soup provides students with the opportunity to practice the skills they learn in Improvisation and Dance Composition classes.  Many students begin developing their concepts already in the summer prior to school starting in September.  Through a lengthy process involving faculty acceptance of a student proposal which is due at the start of the school year, the auditioning of fellow classmates, setting rehearsal schedules, creation of a work, and attending mentoring sessions with faculty members, the student sharpens their leadership and choreographic skills.

When asked why the name, Dance Soup?, Weaver explains,  “Just like soup is made from many varied ingredients, so is this concert; and those ingredients come together beautifully to make a complete and diverse show.”

Tickets for the show are $5-$10. Tickets can be purchased online at www.CharterArts.org or at the door.  Online purchase is recommended as shows can sell out.


Charter Arts is an audition-based public charter school that provides a comprehensive curriculum for high school students, grades 9-12, who have a dedicated passion for the creative or performing arts.  Students major in one of seven artistic areas: dance, instrumental music, literary arts, production arts, theatre, visual arts, or vocal music.

Charter Arts, opened in 2003, has become one of the respected high schools for the arts in the nation.  Charter Arts was named a 2018 National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence by the U.S. Department of Education.  Recently, Charter Arts was ranked #1 Best Public High School Teachers in PA and #1 Best Charter High School in PA on Niche’s 2023 Best Schools in America Rankings.

Charter Arts is located at 321 East 3rd Street, Bethlehem PA 18015. For more information, visit www.CharterArts.org.


Information & Image Provided By:
Ann Gillette
Manager of Public Relations and Media
Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts
321 East 3rd Street, Bethlehem, PA 18015