Events This Week

Listings ORTS THEATRE OF DANCE. Center for the Arts Pima West Campus. Proscenium Theatre. Orts presents Bridging Worlds "Urban Topography", a full evening of two major dance works, at 8 p.m. on Friday, November 20 and Saturday, November 21. There is a preview at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, November 19. Tickets are $10, $8 for seniors and students in advance and $12 and $10 at the door. Call 624-3799 for information.


AUDITIONS. Sixth Street Art Studio. 44 W. Sixth St. The Barbea Williams Performing Company holds auditions for Kwanzaa: Mask Folklore with Dance, Song and Story on Sunday, November 22 at 1:30 p.m. , Tuesday, November 24 from
6 to 7:30 p.m. and Wednesday, November 25 at 5 p.m. (children only). Appointments are also available. Interested Black male and female actors, dancers, singers, and musicians come prepared to share your talents. Technicians of any ethnic background are welcome. Call 628-7785 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 18 and under. Call 623-8231 for information and class location.

ARGENTINE TANGO. Dave and Shelli Little teach beginning Argentine Tango classes from 6 to 7 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday. Intermediate classes are from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday. Monday classes are at the Tango Zone, 1517 W. Prince Road, Tuesday classes are at the Arizona Ballroom Company, 5536 E. Grant Road. Milonga is offered the first and third Fridays monthly from 8:30 to 11 p.m. at the Tango Zone. Cost is $5 per person. Call 749-0266 for information.

ARGENTINE TANGO. Mara Carlson teaches Argentine tango, Milonga and Vals, for beginning to advanced students. Beginning classes meet 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays at the On Broadway Dance Studio, 7036 E. Broadway, and 3 to 4:30 p.m. Sundays in Room 4 of the Ina Gittings Building on the UA Mall, West of Campbell. Intermediate/Advanced classes meet Sundays 5 to 6:30 p.m. in Room 4 of the Gittings building. The cost is $10 for the Thursday evening Beginning class, $15 for the Sunday Beginners' class and the Intermediate/Advanced class. Private lessons are also available. Call 791-3073 for information.

ARGENTINE TANGO. John Dahlstrand and Kathe Miller teach Argentine tango from 3:30 to 5 p.m. every Saturday. Classes meet on the UA campus in the Ina Gittings Building, Room 130. All experience levels are welcome and private classes are available. Call 622-5095 for cost and information.

BALLET LESSONS. 61 E. Congress St., upstairs. Ballet classes for all levels meet at 7 p.m. Wednesdays and cost $7. Beginning ballet classes meet at 6 p.m. Thursdays starting on November 12. Call 408-1172 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.

CONTEMPORARY/BALLET DANCE. Orts Movement Warehouse. 121 E. Seventh St. Flor de Liz Alzate offers a class for students age 10 and up in both Ballet and Modern disciplines. Advanced classes and private instruction are also offered. Call 670-9162 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.

DANCE CLASSES. Ortspace. 121 E. Seventh St. Classes in Flying Trapeze, Capoeira, Ballet, Modern Dance and children's creative movements are taught here. If they do not have a class you are interested in, they will help you find it. Call ORTS at 624-3799 or e-mail for information.

DANCE TRAINING. Zenith Center. 330 E. Seventh St. The new Zuzi, Move It Dance Lab, founded by Nanette Robinson and Nancy Mellan, provides dance training for children and adults. Classes are offered in Modern Dance, Creative Movement, Skinner Releasing, Dance Midrash, and Aerial Dance. Call 743-9353 for information.

FOLK DANCING. The Zenith Center. 330 E. Seventh St. The Tucson International Folk Dancers teach lessons from 8 to 10 p.m. on Wednesdays. Admission is $2 at the door. Call 299-9609 or 792-2694 for information.

INTERMEDIATE MODERN DANCE. 61 E. Congress St. On-going classes in Intermediate/Advanced Modern Dance are offered from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Mondays, and 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturdays. Cost is $8.50 for a single class, $7 per class, monthly. Intermediate Modern Dance sessions are offered at 7 p.m. Thursdays. Call 408-1172 for cost and information.

JITTERBUG AND LINDY HOP SWING. Armory Park Senior Center. 220 S. Fifth Ave. L. Perez and Spider teach Jitterbug and Lindy Hop for all levels on Saturday, October 17. Classes are from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. for beginners and from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. for intermediate/advanced dancers. Cost is $7 per person, $10 per guy/girl couple, per class. All ages welcome and no partner is required.

LINDY HOP, JIVE AND CHARLESTON. 2408 N. Loretta "Studio." One block west of Country Club, north of Grant Road. Kris Shaw and Mara Carlson offer these swing classes from 8 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays for $10 per person. Call 791-3073 for information.

MILONGA. Suenos Tangos invites you to come dance Tango, Milonga, and Waltz from 7 to 10 p.m. the first Sunday of every month at the Heart 5, 61 E. Congress. The cost is $5. Call 622-5095 for information.

MODERN DANCE. The Movement Arts Warehouse. 121 E. Seventh St. Session II, a six-week session, meets from
5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, November 24 through December 9. Fees are $70 for 12 classes; or $8 for a single class. Call Orts Theatre of Dance at 624-3799, or e-mail, for information.

REHEARSAL SPACE. Rehearsal space is available for $5 per hour at 61 E. Congress St., upstairs. Call 320-7844 or 408-1172 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.

SWING NIGHTS. The following venues offer swing nights, including lessons: The Boondocks Lounge, 3306 N. First Ave. Dance lessons are offered at 8 p.m. Monday evenings with Kings of Pleasure and Hurricane Carla performing. Cost is $3. Call 690-0991 for information. The Keys, 5900 N. Oracle Road (888-8361). Swing lessons are offered from 8 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays, with the King Swing Orchestra taking the stage from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. The World Famous Rock, 136 N. Park Ave. (629-9211). Ska/Swing lessons are offered at 9 p.m. Thursdays.

TAP/BALLROOM CLASSES. The Dancer's Studio, home of the Sophisticated Seniors Tap Dance Team, offers tap and ballroom classes. The studio is located at Wrightstown and Pantano roads. Call 546-0675 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.

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.


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