Contact: Marla Carpenter, 336-770-3337,



On Nov. 1 in Agnes de Mille Theatre

WINSTON-SALEM – The Associates of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA) will present a behind-the-scenes look at the school’s upcoming production of Fall Dance at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 1, in Agnes de Mille Theatre on the UNCSA campus, 1533 South Main St., Winston-Salem.

The audience will see an open rehearsal for Fall Dance, in which dancers will be working on pieces that are on the Fall Dance program.

An informal reception will follow in the “flag gallery” outside of the Agnes de Mille lobby.

Admission is free to the behind-the-scenes event, but patrons should RSVP to uncsa.associates@gmail.com or call 336-631-1227 to reserve a seat, due to limited seating in the theatre.

UNCSA’s Fall Dance will feature a truly unique fusion of dance styles and music from the work of Bessie Award-winning choreographer Doug Elkins. On the program are Center My Heart and Narcoleptic Lovers, as well as an excerpt from the whimsical Fraulein Maria – a brilliant and hilarious take on The Sound of Music.

Fall Dance performances are at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 16-20 and at 2 p.m. Nov. 20 in Agnes de Mille Theatre. Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for students and seniors, plus a $1 facility usage fee, and may be purchased at the UNCSA Box Office, 336-721-1945, or online at www.uncsa.edu/performances.

The behind-the-scenes event is coordinated by The Associates, UNCSA’s volunteer organization, and assisted by the School of Dance and the School of Design & Production at UNCSA.

The University of North Carolina School of the Arts is the first state-supported, residential school of its kind in the nation. Established as the North Carolina School of the Arts by the N.C. General Assembly in 1963, UNCSA opened in Winston-Salem (“The City of Arts and Innovation”) in 1965 and became part of the University of North Carolina system in 1972. More than 1,100 students from high school through graduate school train for careers in the arts in five professional schools: Dance, Design and Production (including a Visual Arts Program), Drama, Filmmaking, and Music. UNCSA is the state’s only public arts conservatory, dedicated entirely to the professional training of talented students in the performing, visual and moving image arts. UNCSA is located at 1533 S. Main St., Winston-Salem. For more information, visit www.uncsa.edu.