Performances This Week

Listings BASICALLY BALANCHINE. PCC Center for the Arts. 2202 W. Anklam Road. Ballet Arizona celebrates the genius of George Balanchine on Friday and Saturday, October 10 and 11. Ballet Arizona will perform "Serenade," "The Four Temperments" and "Rubies," from Balanchine's Jewels. Performances are at 8 p.m. Friday, and 4 and 8 p.m. Saturday. Tickets range from $15 to $33 for adults, with discounts for children. Student rush tickets will be available one hour before curtain. Advance tickets are available at all Dillard's outlets, or by calling 1-800-638-4253, or 1-888-3BALLET. Call 884-6986 for information.

INSIDE DANCE. PCC Center for the Arts Recital Hall. 2202 W. Anklam Road. Join Gray Montague, Executive Director of Ballet Arizona, for Inside Dance: A Multi-Media Encounter. This free series brings dancers and dance lovers together for an intimate exploration of this dynamic art form. On Tuesday, October 14, New Dances for Film discusses how proscenium-influenced choreographers create dance for the silver screen. Events begin at 7 p.m. Call 206-6988 for recorded information.

STARS OF THE KIROV. TCC Music Hall. 260 S. Church Ave. Southwest Dance presents The Stars of The Kirov Ballet at 8 p.m. Tuesday, October 14. Tickets range from $23 to $75, available at all Dillard's outlets or at the TCC box office. Call 791-4836 for information.

TANGO TIMES TWO. UA Centennial Hall, University Boulevard east of Park Avenue. Witness the passion and power of the tango with the original cast of Tango x 2. Performances are at 8 p.m. Saturday, and 7:30 p.m. Sunday, October 11 and 12. Tickets range from $21 to $33, with half-price tickets for children and students. Call the Centennial Hall box office at 621-3341 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 from 6 to 7:45 p.m. Wednesdays, and 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturdays. Cost is $10 general, $8 for students, and $5 for kids grades K through 12. Call 623-8231 for information.

BALLROOM DANCE. Elks Lodge. 2404 E. River Road. The U.S. Amateur Ballroom Dancers Association announces their monthly non-smoking dance at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, October 11. Admission is $5, which includes a one-hour lesson and two-hours of dancing. Dress is casual, but no shorts or sweats, please. Call 770-9540 for information.

DANCE AND DRUMS. The Barbea Williams Performing Company announces fall 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.

MODERN MONDAYS. The Zenith Center. 330 E. Seventh St. Jennifer Pollack teaches intermediate modern dance classes to help you 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.

PRUNE JUICE FOLLIES. 875 N. Houghton Road. The Prune Juice Follies offer weekly adult tap and musical comedy dance lessons for active, energetic men and women. No experience necessary. The Follies are also available for old-time vaudeville revues. Call Zircon Zelda at 885-2877 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. The joint starts jumpin' at 8:30, with general dancing activities for all until 10:30 p.m. No partner necessary. Cost is $3, $2 for members. Call 573-3732 for information. TW

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