DANCEPerformances This Week
DANCES FROM THE HEART. Temple of Music and Art. 330 S. Scott Ave. The UA School of Music and Dance presents this black-tie affair, featuring a concert by the UA's acclaimed Dance Division: "Pure Arches," a pas de deux featuring Cesar Rubio and Deborah Kenner; "Berstein's Reply," choreographed by Amy Ernst for a 14-member ensemble; and "The Kissing Waltz," Nina Janik's humorous look at romance, danced to live piano music by Suzanne Knosp. Options for dinner, dessert and champagne, and dancing to a live orchestra are offered as part of the evening festivities starting at 8 p.m. Saturday, February 14. Tickets for the concert only range from $9 to $17. Call 622-2823 for tickets only. Call 621-9062 for dinner and dessert reservations.
VIVA ARIZONA! UA Centennial Hall. 1020 University Blvd., east of Park Avenue. One performance only, at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, February 18: Ballet Folklorico Arizona and Tucson's Mariachi Aztlán de Pueblo chronicle 400 years of history in a celebration of Mexican, Spanish, Native and Western American song and dance. Tickets are $15, available at Dillard's and the Centennial Hall box offices. Call 544-9543 or 544-9827 for reservations 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. 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.
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.
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.
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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