Performances This Week

Listings IRISH STEP DANCE. InnSuites Hotel. 475 N. Granada Ave. Step dancers compete in the annual Tucson feis, Feile Rince Tucson, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, May 16 and 17. Beginning dancers will perform Saturday morning, followed by more advanced dancers Saturday afternoon and on Sunday. Tickets are $2 and $3 per day. Call 298-3014 for information.

SPRING CONCERT '98. PCC Proscenium Theatre. 2202 W. Anklam Road. The Ballet Arts Foundation presents a program featuring dances from La Boutique Fantastique, Swan Lake, Paquita and Waltzes. Performances are at 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday, May 16 and 17. Tickets are $10 reserved. Call 623-3373 for 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 Blvd., Suite No. 212. Dancers in the Desert issues a call to all Middle Eastern and Belly Dancers for their June 20 showcase, Dancers Under the Stars. The music/ commitments deadline is Sunday, May 17. Call Karen at 888-6044 for information.

CONTRA DANCES. The Tucson Friends of Traditional Music present old-time contra dances to live string band music for singles and couples, beginning and advanced. The open dance is from 8 to 11 p.m., with an introductory session at 7:45 p.m. The dance is Saturday, May 16, at the Armory Park Recreation Center, 220 S. Fifth Ave. Call 327-1779 for information.

DANCE AND DRUMS. The Barbea Williams Performing Company offers classes in Pre-African and Pre-Ballet for children; 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.

KIDS DANCE CLASSES. The Little Temple. 721 N. Second Ave. A wiggle and stretch creative movement class for kids ages 3 to 6 meets from 10:15 to 11 a.m. Saturday mornings, with enrollment ongoing. Cost is $25. Call 887-1603 for information.

MODERN DANCE. 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. Stretch and strengthen through modern dance from 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesdays and Fridays. Cost is $10. Call 320-7844 for information.

ORTS CLASSES. 121 E. Seventh St. Orts Artistic Director Anne Bunker teaches low-flying trapeze and modern dance classes for adults and children of all abilities. Call 744-4004 for information.

RELEASING DANCE CLASSES. The Little Temple. 721 N. Second Ave. Join anytime for this fun and powerful form of play. Classes are from 7 to 8:45 p.m. Monday evenings. Call 887-1603 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 AFRICAN DRUM. Learn the rhythms of Guniea and Mali in a relaxed atmosphere. Beginning and intermediate classes are now forming. Classes meet for an hour and a half once each week. The cost is $40 per four week session or $12 per class. Registration is ongoing. Contact Martin Klabunde 206-9250 or email 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. Cost is $5 per class with special rates available. Call 320-7844 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. TW

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