I love VWC!
The lunch special is excellent in cost and quality; however, the evening food is not as good. The cooks change, but overall it is excellent and a great value.
Among the FREE workshops being offered are:
Playing for Dances w/ Jaige & Adam
Exploring the basics of providing music for a contra dance. How to select appropriate repertoire; understanding the musical structure and how it relates to the dance; interacting with the caller; and learning the language of contra dance choreography. Bring your instruments!
Appalachian Flatfooting w/ Matthew
Part of a broad spectrum of overlapping traditions which includes tap, swing, and Charleston, Appalachian flatfooting and clogging are a blend of European, West African, and American Indian dances. While tap is often associated with jazz, clogging and flatfooting have close ties to Appalachian old time music. Exploring the highly improvisational nature of these traditions, we will draw from both clogging and flatfooting vocabulary and examine the places where these forms intersect and overlap. We will explore phrasing, musicality and economy of motion to acquire a solid foundation of rhythmic building blocks. A great class for students of any level; from beginners who want fast-paced steps and improv drills, to advanced dancers who want to hone their technique, facility and repertoire. No previous experience necessary. Leather-soled shoes are recommended but not required.
Body Rhythms w/ Matthew
Many vernacular dance forms have a tradition in which the human body is the primary instrument. Matthew’s style of body percussion is inspired by hambone, new “body music” ensembles like Stomp and Brazil-based Barbatuques, African-American stepping and other dance traditions. Students will explore polyrhythmic patterns of clapping, snapping, and stepping, in which a focus on musicality makes for a delicious musical movement-experience. A great class for students of any level from beginners to advanced dancers.
Melody Playing for Dances w/ Jaige & Adam
Discover why some tunes work better for contra than others and learn how to reconstruct melodies to make them dance-friendly. The scope of this workshop also includes creating “sets”, evaluating how well two tunes go together in a medley and navigating segues; the responsibilities of a melody player; counter-melodies and harmonies. All instruments welcome.
Laying the Groove w/ Adam and Matthew
Every instrument is a rhythm instrument. This workshop presents exercises and examples to develop solid foundational support for dance music. Topics include matching the pulse to the characteristics of the dance choreography, “swinging” the beat, considering tempo, and discovering the “groove” in both melody and back-up patterns. All instruments welcome!
Allowing Movement w/ Jaige
This workshop presents an opportunity to explore habitual movement and response patterns in a fun and enlightening way... learn how to undo unnecessary tension and encourage a lightness of being that allows movement to happen without the effort, fatigue or pain we so commonly become accustomed to. Discover a graceful ease of mobility and experience greater freedom.
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Very clean and friendly. Well organized with excellent community classes!
Outstanding in every way! The cast is hilarious and they have fantastic chemistry between them. This is by far the best modern-day melodrama theater in Arizona and it is good, clean fun for the whole family. I just recently watched "Toy Tales" (Based on "Toy Story") and this is a must see for all ages. In fact, it was so funny that I am planning to watch it again in a few weeks as part of our family reunion get together. Great fun for everyone!!!!
Good times! !!!! lots of fun
The Mission Garden is fabulous. Check it out!
Winter hours (December through March) are 12 pm to 4 pm on Saturdays; summer hours (April through November) are 8 am to 12 pm on Saturdays.
It was AWESOME!
Happening in Vail tomorrow!!!!
Quality through and through!
They are amazing and great with kids. I wish I knew about this program sooner
Great place with exquisit food!!
The perfect way to improve on a Monday. Kick back with a great cocktail, munch on a few appetizers and listen to the unbelievable talent of Phil Davis
I have experienced Death Monologues several times and it's an amazing blend: life-engaged and death-centric simultaneously. Whether you want to address your fears, work through end of life issues, get in touch with your grief or just have a new view of death, you will find yourself in a more enlightened state afterward.
In this beautiful performance, Death shines without diminishing Life's glow in the least.
Fill the auditoriums! Tell your friends! Start the conversations!
Forward-thinkers, the merely curious and death aficionados...you simply must not miss it.
My girls will love it!
Love this place!
Barbea Williams is one of the most dedicated and energetic people I have ever met. My daughter has been dancing with her for six years, and Barbea has been a real force for good in her development.
Should be fun!
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7225 Mona Lisa Rd. Ste. 125, Tucson AZ 85741 |
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