“He’s doing a cross-Canada tour and has chosen dance studios to come and give presentations to,” said Donna Malach, co-owner of the Performing Arts Warehouse.
While Malach said the information about the lecture has been forwarded to the Performing Arts Warehouse’s students, it is open to anyone in the community.
“We could probably hold 100 children and parents in the studio where it’s taking place,” Malach said. “The studio space is fairly big. The kids are just going to be seated on the floor. We’re going to set up chairs for the parents, and I probably have about 40 who have pre-registered so far.”
For Sklar, an arts career is about self-image and health moreso than it is about looks, training, connections and talent.
“I think his talk is going to tell the kids how they can be successful, whether it’s a dance career or any career, but you have to feel good about yourself in order to do that,” Malach said.
The presentation,titled “Getting Started in the Arts,”will run from 6-7:30 p.m., and admission is free. Students and parents will be able to ask questions following the presentation. As well, Sklar will scout for talent to attend his workshops, which do have a cost associated with them.
“It sounds like he is developing a musical right now, and I don’t know if he’s just sort of scouting for people to appear in that,” Malach said. “His whole educational focus, just on healthy eating and on positive life choices -- I hope that influences the kids who attend.”