DANCEPerformances This Week
CHILDREN'S EASTER DANCE. River of Life Assembly of God. 4108 E. North St. A Time To Dance studios presents Resurrection, a medley of modern dance, jazz and ballet presented by an all-ages dance troupe in celebration of the Easter holiday. Performance is at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 4. Admission is free and donations will be accepted. Call 327-5137 for information.
DANCES ON THE HARDWOOD. UA Centennial Hall. 1020 E. University Blvd. The UA School of Music and Dance presents Dances on the Hardwood, featuring the UA Dance Ensemble and faculty choreography, guest artists, and performer Walter Kennedy. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, April 2 and 3. Tickets are $10, $7 for students and seniors, available at the Centennial box office and all Dillard's outlets. Call 621-3341 for tickets and information.
LOS MUÑEQUITOS DE MATANZAS. UA Centennial Hall. 1020 E. University Blvd. UA Presents brings Afro-Cuban drummers and dancers to Tucson with Los Muñequitos de Matanzas, a performance preserving the spiritual traditions of West Africa through song and dance. An uninterrupted, one-hour matinee is offered at 2 p.m., followed by a full-length performance at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 5. Choreographer Barbara Williams offers a free discussion of Afro-Cuban music and dance 45 minutes prior to each performance. Tickets range from $10 to $20 for the matinee, $15 to $24 for the evening performance, with discounts for students, faculty and children under 18. Tickets are available at the Centennial box office and all Dillard's outlets. Call 621-3341 for tickets and information.
LA TANIA FLAMENCO. TCC Music Hall. 260 S. Church Ave. Southwest Dance presents world class Flamenco talent, La Tania Flamenco, at 8 p.m. Friday, April 3. Tickets range from $18 to $28, with discounts for students, seniors and children, available at all Dillard's outlets. Call 791-4836 for tickets or information.
AFRICAN DANCE. Learn the movements of dance from Guinea, Senegal, Nigeria and Afro-Brazilian and Cuban regions with teacher Denise Hawthorne Bey. You'll also learn the intricacies of the music, and the traditional songs and their meanings. Classes meet at 7 p.m. Wednesdays. Cost is $10 general, $8 for students, and $5 for kids grades K through 12. The location of the classes has recently changed. Call 623-8231 for new location information.
AUDITION NOTICE. The Isis Dance Theater Company is holding auditions for intermediate to advanced ballet, jazz and/or modern dancers over age 30 for forthcoming fall and spring productions. The company is also looking for actors and singers over age 30 for an original, one-act musical production. Auditions are by appointment only, and will continue until all positions are filled. Contact Rosemary Tindall-Gibson at 323-8437 for information.
BALLROOM DANCING. Dance to live music from 8 to 11 p.m. Wednesdays at Let's Dance Club, 6245 E. Bellevue. Singles and couples of all skill levels are welcome. Experience a touch of sophistication and romance with theme-dress occasions and a large, decorated ballroom. Cost is $7, $5 for members, which includes a free, professional dance lesson from 7 to 8 p.m. Annual membership is $25. Call 885-4599 for information.
BELLY DANCE. DITD Club House. 2014 E. Broadway, Suite 212. Learn to sway your hips at a free belly beginner's dance lesson, compliments of the Dancers in the Desert Belly Dance Club, from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 8, and Thursday, April 23. Call Karen at 888-6044 for information.
DANCE AND DRUMS. The Barbea Williams Performing Company announces classes in Pre-African and Pre-Ballet for children; and African Brazilian/West African, African Cuban/West African, and West African drum lessons for teens and adults. Registration is on-going. Call 628-7785 for information.
ECSTATIC TRANCE DANCE. The Little Temple Community Healing Arts Institute. 721 N. Second Ave. Get ready for energy, peace and movement on Sunday evenings with Ecstatic Trance Dancing, a smoke- and alcohol-free evening of movement and music from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sundays, April 12 and 26. Dress comfortably for a biorhythmic evening on a body-friendly wood floor. Cost is $12 per session, class size is limited. Call Karma Carpenter at 326-7230; or email: firstname.lastname@example.org, for information.
FOLK DANCE FEST. The Tucson International Folk Dancers are holding a three-day festival of dance and workshops Friday through Sunday, April 3 through 5. Festival highlights include Greek dances taught by Kaloyanides Graziosi. Registration is at 7 p.m. Friday, with a dance party and cultural talk from 7:30 to 10 p.m. Two dance workshops are held at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturday, with a dance party from 7 to 10 p.m. Cost of each event is $8. Sunday's picnic and dance is from noon to 4 p.m., and costs $3. Call 792-2694 for information.
INSIDE DANCE. CFA Recital Hall. 2202 W. Anklam Road. Spiritualism and religion in dance are explored in In Excelsis Deo, a series of four multi-media presentations led by Gray Montague, Executive Director of Ballet Arizona. Performances are scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesdays, continuing through April 14. All performances are free. Call 206-6988 for information.
MODERN MONDAYS. The Zenith Center. 330 E. Seventh St. Jennifer Pollack teaches intermediate modern dance classes to help find and strengthen your center, improve placement, and explore and develop individual style from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday evenings. Call 320-7844 for information.
WEST AFRICAN DANCE FOR CHILDREN. The Zenith Center. 330 E. Seventh St. Debbie Dimmett and Martha Santos teach beginning West African and Caribbean dance classes for children from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. on Saturdays beginning March 28. Cost is $5 per class with special rates available. Call 320-7844 for information.
ORTS CLASSES. 121 E. Seventh St. Orts Artistic Director Anne Bunker teaches low-flying trapeze classes for adults and children, and modern dance classes for adults and children of all abilities. Call 744-4004 for information.
SINGLES DANCE PARTY. Dance to the tunes of the '60s through '90s--rock, swing, disco and country--every Sunday at Gotham in the New West, 4385 W. Ina Road. A free buffet is offered until 8 p.m., with coffee and cake on the tables till 11 p.m. Singles Unlimited hosts this weekly affair, with a special admission of only $6 for newcomers. Call 888-8002 for details.
SWING CLASSES. Boondocks Lounge. 3306 N. First Ave. Learn to swing to the sounds of the Kings of Pleasure, free on Monday evenings. Beginners' class is at 7:30 p.m., and intermediate dancers meet at 8 p.m. Call 690-0991 for information.
WEST AFRICAN DANCE. Zenith Center. 330 E. Seventh St. Learn songs and dances of West Africa and the West African Diaspora from master dancer Donald Eno Washington. Mixed level classes meet from 7:15 to 8:45 p.m. Tuesdays, and from 8 to 9:30 p.m. Thursdays. Beginning classes are taught by Otehlia Kiser from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursdays. Call 770-0668 for information.
WEST COAST SWING. Tucson Swing Dance Club. 6245 E. Bellevue St. 573-3732. Get in the swing of things at the Tucson Swing Dance Club every Thursday evening. Lessons are from 7 to 7:45 p.m. for beginners, and 7:45 to 8:30 p.m. for intermediate dancers. General dancing continues until 10:30 p.m. No partner necessary. Cost is $3, $2 for members. Call 573-3732 for information.
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