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Vail dance fest offers performance plus pass

Vail Daily staff report
Vail, CO Colorado

VAIL, Colorado – With everyone exercising a renewed caution when it comes to spending money these days, it’s comforting to know that there are still some legitimate bargains to be had in these challenging times at the dance festival in Vail, Colorado.

The Vail International Dance Festival’s performance plus pass being one example, offering dance fans eight shows for the price of five.

Priced at $85 per pass, performance plus provides holders with one general admission lawn seat for all eight 2009 dance festival performances hosted at the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater. In addition, the festival is offering a student performance plus pass for $55.

“The performance plus pass is the perfect way to experience the magic of the Vail International Dance Festival for an incredibly affordable price,” said Dance Festival director Damain Woetzel. “There’s nothing like sitting on the lawn at the Ford Amphitheater on a beautiful summer night with the world’s best dancers on stage.”

The performance plus passes are not valid for the festival performances at the Vilar Performing Arts Center as there is no general admission seating for those shows. Passes are non-transferable.

In addition to the initial savings of $43 on individual general admission tickets priced at $9 and/or $17 apiece, the performance plus pass will also allow the holder to upgrade to a reserved seat, if available, one hour prior to the start of each performance, for no additional charge. Reserved seats are priced from $20-$85 apiece, depending on the performance.

Performance plus pass will also entitle the holder to a $10 discount on the purchase of a bottle of wine, with a limit of one bottle per show.

The 2009 Vail International Dance Festival gets underway Monday at the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater with a special performance with tap legend Savion Glover, along with the Bare Soundz dancers, and accompanied by jazz quartet, The Otherz.

Other Ford Amphitheater performances will include the August 1 Vail debut of Miami City Ballet, the August 2 mixed bill Festival Highlights Spectacular, Dance for $20.09 on August 4, the heralded return of Morphoses /The Wheeldon Company on Aug. 7, the popular International Evenings of Dance on Aug. 8 and 9 and an all star evening of ballroom dancing, dubbed “Ballroom’s Best”, on Aug. 10.

All Vail International Dance Festival passes are on sale and may be purchased online at or by calling either (970) 845-TIXS (8497) or 1-888-920-ARTS (2787). Individual tickets for the 2009 Vail International Dance Festival are currently on sale as well via the same outlets.

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