Click to view gallery


TCDE 37th Season Opener Concert

500 Howard Baker Jr. Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37915
500 Howard Baker Jr. Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37915

(865) 207-1954

  • Date(s): March 2, 2018 to March 3, 2018
  • Event Times: Friday, March 2nd at 8:00pm and Saturday, March 3rd at 2:30 pm and 8:00pm
  • Price: $26.00 for adults, $13.00 for children/students
  • Location: Knoxville Civic Auditorium & Coliseum

Who: Tennessee Children’s Dance Ensemble
What: 37th Season Opener Concert
When: Friday, March 2nd at 8:00pm and Saturday, March 3rd at 2:30 and 8:00pm
Where: Knoxville Civic Auditorium

Knoxville’s own Ambassadors of Goodwill, the Tennessee Children’s Dance Ensemble, has recently returned from a wildly successful tour of Hungary and will open their 37th season with a colorful slate of dances sure to delight and inspire audiences of every age. Eight outstanding choreographers will join Director Irena Linn and Associate Director Amy Renée Wilson in creating works for the evening. Included will be “What About Us?”, Wilson’s environmental classic, and her stunning”Focus/Fusion”, a piece based on Kung Fú techniques. “A New Day,” a piece by Jodie Brown that has been dedicated to the victims of the Sandy Hook school shooting in Newtown, CT, will also be featured. Alumnae Maricela Magaña and Karlie Budge will perform solo works, and Shelby Wade Potter and Sarah Lynch will perform their new work, “Sipka”.

In keeping with its goal of encouraging excellence in the arts, TCDE will present Knoxville’s own singer/songwriter Sydney Stinnett as well as Knoxville Youth Chamber Orchestra violinist Ella Baldwin. Other highlights of the evening will include the Ensemble’s signature piece, “Forever is the Going”, choreographed by Founder Dr. Dorothy Floyd as well as Randy Duncan’s hauntingly beautiful “Inside Your Heart”. Saturday night only, Knoxville will have a chance to see members of the Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance perform “Feathered Fancy”, a new dance created by Graham II company member and TCDE alumna Karlie Budge.

See for yourself why audiences fall in love with these talented young artists. Be inspired! Renew your spirit! Join TCDE for the opening of their 37th season.

For tickets call: (865) 584-9636
Children $13.00, Adults $26.00

For more information or group reservations please contact Cheri McKeever at
(865) 207-1954 or cheri@sweetrelieforganizing.com


TCDE 37th Season Opener Concert