DANCEPerformances This Week
BALE DE BAHIA. TCC Music Hall. 260 S. Church Ave. Afro-Brazalian masters Bale Folklorico de Bahia perform at 8 p.m. Saturday, February 21. They perform a repertory based on "Bahian" folkloric dances of African origin, including slave dances, samba, celebrations of Carnival and capoera, an acrobatic martial art form. Tickets range from $18 to $28, with half-off discounts for seniors/students/children. Call 791-4836 for information.
TENTH STREET DANCEWORKS. PCC Proscenium Theatre. 2202 W. Anklam Road. Local modern favorites Tenth Street Danceworks will be joined by San Diego's McCaleb Dance in three performances Friday through Sunday, February 20 through 22. Performances are at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and at 7 p.m. Sunday. Advance tickets are $8, $6 for students and seniors, available at Bentley's House of Coffee and Tea; tickets are $10 and $8 at the door. Call 622-1793 for information.
TRAVEL DANCING. Apparel Gallery. 191 E. Toole Ave. In conjunction with their current exhibit Traveling Abroad, Apparel Gallery presents an evening of dance and performance art Saturday, February 21. The performance includes something for everyone from belly-dancing to performance art, featuring Seattle artist Sarah J. Allen. Performances are at 7 and 9 p.m. Call 798-1952 for 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.
AUDITION NOTICE. Ballet Arts. 200 S. Tucson Blvd. The Long Beach Ballet Arts Center announces auditions for their annual Summer Program on Saturday, February 21. Registration begins at 4, and the audition class is at 5 p.m. There is a $15 audition fee. Call 1-426-4622 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.
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.
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, and intermediate dancers meet at 8 p.m. Call 690-0991 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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