DANCEPerformances This Week
PILOBOLUS. UA Centennial Hall, located on University Boulevard just east of the Main Gate. Pilobolus brings modern dance with an acrobatic flair to Tucson for two performances: 8 p.m. Friday, February 6, and a special one-hour Family Matinee at 2 p.m. Saturday, February 7. UA Dance Faculty Amy Ernst will lead free Arts Encounters discussions 45 minutes before each show. Tickets are $23 to $36; matinee tickets are $10 to $20. Students and children receive 1/2 off all tickets. Call 621-3341 for tickets and information.
AFRICAN DANCE. 121 E. Seventh St. 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. Call 623-8231 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.
CONTRA DANCING. Faith Lutheran Church Activity Center. 3925 E. Fifth St. The Tucson Friends of Traditional Music presents their First Saturday Contra and Square Dance from 8 to 11 p.m. Saturday, February 7. Special guests include call Penn Fix, and musicians Becky Tracy and Keith Murphy. This laid-back no smoking/drinking event is fun for all. No experience is necessary, but dancers new to Contra can get a jump-start with an introductory session at 7:45 p.m. Cost is $7, $6 for TFTM. Call 327-1779 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.
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.
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.
WEST COAST SWING. Tucson Swing Dance Club. 6245 E. Bellvue. 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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