DANCEPerformances This Week
RIVER NORTH. TCC Music Hall. 260 S. Church Ave. 791-4266. Chicago's pride and joy, the River North Dance Company, returns for a much-awaited performance at 2 p.m. Sunday, November 2. These jazz-masters will have you dancing in the aisles! Tickets range from $14 to $20, with senior discounts, and half-off tickets for students and children. Call the TCC box office at 791-4836 for tickets and information.
SALSA MANIA. UA Ina Gittings Building, northeast corner of the UA Mall. The Sovereign Arts Society, Inc., presents Salsa Mania!, a three-day workshop designed to get you moving like they do in Havana. On tour from Cuba, this exciting group of six instructors will lead beginners to advanced-level dancers in the art of Cuban Salsa. Classes meet Tuesday through Thursday, November 4 through 6. Various packages are available, with discounts for students and couples. Call the Sovereign Arts Society at 327-3663 for registration and information.
SOMETHING WE LOST. Tucson Center for the Performing Arts. 408 S. Sixth Ave. Continuing through November 2: The Barbea Williams Performing Company presents Something We Lost...1230 A.C.E., chronicling the dance cultures of the various ethnic groups that laid foundation to the Malian Empire. Performances are at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 3 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Advance tickets are $10, $8 for seniors and students; ticket are $2 more at the door. Call 628-7785 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 from 6 to 7:45 p.m. Wednesdays. Cost is $10 general, $8 for students, and $5 for kids grades K through 12. Call 623-8231 for information.
COME OUT & DANCE. Arizona Ballroom. 5536 E. Grant Road. Get your costumes together and your dancing shoes on for a Masquerade Dance at 7 p.m. Saturday, November 1. Admission is $7, with proceeds benefiting the Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation. Call Arizona Ballroom at 290-2990, or Jolyn Reuter at 670-1470, for information.
DANCE AND DRUMS. The Barbea Williams Performing Company announces fall 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 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 into 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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