DANCE

Performances This Week

GRADE-A DANCE. Ina Gittings Theatre, east end of the UA mall, north of McKale Center. UA graduate students Wendy Joy and Emily E. Yewell present their Master of Fine Arts Graduate Concerts Friday through Sunday, March 6 through 8. Cycles of Inspiration, featuring modern choreography by Wendy Joy, is at 8 p.m. Friday, and 2 p.m. Saturday. Yewell's concert, featuring choreography in both jazz and modern, and live accompaniment by the a cappella jazz sextet Half Dozen of the Other, is at 8 p.m. Saturday, and 5 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $7, $5 for students and seniors, available at the door. Call 621-4698 for information.

STUART PIMSLER DANCE. UA Centennial Hall, located on University Boulevard, just east of the Main Gate. Stuart Pimsler Dance and Theatre performs Out of This World: The Life After Life Project, at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 7. See the preview in this week's Arts section for details. Reserved tickets are $20; $17 for seniors, UA faculty and staff, and $10 for students with I.D. and children 18 and under. Call 621-3341 for reservations and information.

Announcements

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.

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.

ECSTATIC TRANCE DANCE: The Little Temple Community Healing Arts Institute. 721 N. Second Ave. Get ready for energy, peace and movement Sunday evenings with "Ecstatic Trance Dancing." Enjoy a smoke and alcohol-free evening of movement and music. Alternating Sunday evenings March 15, 29, April 12, and 26. Cost is $12 per session. Call Karma Carpenter at 326-7230; or email: kcarpenter@west.pima.edu, for iinformation.

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 p.m., 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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