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Welcome The Rock School
The Rock School for Dance Education has retained
the services of Eight
Marketing for strategic planning assistance.
The Rock School is a premiere
pre-professional classical ballet training institution.
The Rock School began in 1963 as The School of the
Pennsylvania Ballet and became independent in
1993. The Rock School draws students from across
country and around the globe. Its graduates have
graced the stages of New York City Ballet, American
Ballet Theatre, Paris Opera Ballet, Berlin Ballet, Joffret
Ballet, Philadanco, Pennsylvania Ballet, and other
companies around the world.
The Rock School is distinguished by its blend of
nurturing and pre-professional training coupled with
an unrivaled academic program.
For casual dancers, The Rock School reaches 70,000
local school children each year through its outreach
program and provides training in dance basics at its
headquarters on Broad Street and at Rock West in
For more information, visit The Rock School on line at
Paul Robeson House & The Media Theatre
In September, News at Eight reported on the
20th launch event for the Stories From the Paul
Robeson House. Taking special note was Patrick
Ward, executive director of The Media Theatre. The
Theatre was staging Showboat, whose 1936
film release starred Paul Robeson asJoe. Surely this
would present an opportunity to have the stars of the
stage production come out to the Paul Robeson
Plans were quickly put in place and the stars
of the show toured the house and Fran Aulston,
executive director of the Paul Robeson House, went
down to Media to see the production.
was agreed that the show's star, Phillip Boykin and
his fellow cast members, would appear at the October
20th launch, performing a show stopping rendition of
Ol Man River made famous by Robeson. The
performance so captivated
the packed house
that you could hear a pin drop during the
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