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The next Goofy, Belle or Cinderella could live in Ahwatukee.
Desert Vista High School Theatre will take the stage performing Rodgers and Hammerstein’s musical “Cinderella.”
Ten choreographers under the age of 19 put months of preparation, planning and practice into creating a dance for a live audience and cast of celebrity judges. In the end, Desert Vista student Jessica Symmes took home first prize at the Next Generation of Fine Arts Young Choreographers Competition.
Broadway can’t resist the combination of captivating gals tap-dancing with talented sailors, and neither can Hale Centre Theatre in Gilbert.
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Ten young choreographers will show off their creativity and talent in hopes of winning cash and a dance scholarship during the Next Generation of Fine Arts Young Choreographers Competition live show on Saturday, Feb. 1.
Like a treasure hunter, Heather Ross, director of Knights at the Theatre (Arizona College Prep’s drama company), was on the hunt for a stand-out script, one that would surpass the usual high school plays — you know, “Grease,” “West Side Story,” “Footloose,” “Annie,” and the list goes on.
More than 100 dancers from all over the map applied to perform in this weekend’s Breaking Ground festival in Tempe. Fewer than one fifth of them made the cut for the production, a project of Carley Conder, head of accomplished local troupe CONDER/dance and part of the family behind longtime East Valley studio Jeanne’s School of Dance. Here, Conder gives GetOut readers an inside take on the show and her locally famous grandmother.
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To jump start the spring semester, the Desert Vista dance program will be hosting auditions for students interested in being involved with the program.
In a year so rich with captivating cinema, it feels almost criminal to try and narrow it down to a mere 10 favorites.
Each year, Ballet Arizona rings in the season with Ib Andersen’s “The Nutcracker,” when dancing toys, mischievous mice, waltzing flowers and sparkling snowflakes dance to Tchaikovsky’s score performed by The Phoenix Symphony.
Looking up at the headshots on the wall, Wanda Manville carefully goes over almost each photo, explaining the dancer’s name, background and where they are now. I suddenly realize that Manville, the 74-year-old owner and director of Tempe Dance Academy, has a genuine personal connection to each of the faces displayed on the wall.
For years Ahwatukee Foothills sisters Ava and Ella Loew have watched their cousin perform in “The Nutcracker” ballet, but this year they’re making performing in the show a family affair.
Disney will be visiting Ahwatukee Foothills this Thursday, Dec. 12, and hosting an open audition to find musical theater performers for its Disney Cruise Line.
Eight years ago, my daughter Jasmine asked if she could audition for the Ahwatukee Foothills “Nutcracker” performance. She was new to the world of ballet and dance, but I relented, and she was thrilled to get parts as a Baby Mouse and a Mini Bon Bon. And the next thing I knew, her Saturday soccer games now had conflicts with “The Nutcracker” practice — called “rehearsals,” I was quickly corrected. I kept hearing about how much fun Jasmine was having at these rehearsals, how many new friends she was making, and how she couldn’t wait for “Opening Night.” I didn’t pay too much attention. I just paid for the costumes, bought tickets for a performance, and occasionally picked her up after a rehearsal and raced her to her soccer game.
Talented young dancers have a chance to show off their creativity and compete to be awarded the best choreographer in the second Next Generation of Fine Arts Competition.
“The Nutcracker” ballet” in Ahwatukee Foothills has been refreshed and reworked for its 14th year but the new changes have only added to the magic, according to Dance Studio 111 owner Kimberly Lewis.
The UltraStar Multi-tainment Center at Ak-Chin Circle threw a huge bash to celebrate the first anniversary of the entertainment mecca on Nov. 16. The public was invited to enjoy specials throughout the day, free entertainment including live bands, kids’ activities, and special guest appearances by Arizona Rattlers players, Sidewinder Dancers, Booboo Stewart of X-Men Days of Future Past, Jon Proudstar, creator of Tribal Force Comic, the Yellowhouse Dancers, and more. Guests also had the opportunity to enter for a chance to win free movie tickets for a year. Miss Indian Arizona, Alyssa Garcia, was there to greet attendees of the anniversary event.
Multi-tainment Center at Ak-Chin Circle threw a huge bash to celebrate the first anniversary of the entertainment mecca. On Nov. 16, the public was invited to enjoy $1 specials throughout the day, free entertainment including live bands, kids’ activities, and special guest appearances by Arizona Rattlers players, Sidewinder Dancers, Booboo Stewart of X-Men Days of Future Past, Jon Proudstar, creator of Tribal Force Comic, the Yellowhouse Dancers and more. Guests also had the opportunity to enter for a chance to win free movie tickets for an entire year. Miss Indian Arizona, Alyssa Garcia, was on-hand to greet attendees of the anniversary event.
You needn’t have subjected your stuffed animals to tea parties as a child to enjoy Ballet Etude’s Nutcracker Sweet Tea with your own kiddos.
Get ready to rock - Rock the Block that is. The annual fall festival is Saturday, Nov.9, in Downtown Chandler and features a street fair with two live performance stages.
(L-R) Marinia Bafaloukos, Zoe Chrisagis, Katie DeDakis and Christopher Bafaloukos of the St. Katherine Greek dancers perform during "An Evening Under the Stars" at Kyrene Akimel A-al Middle School on Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013.
Tearra Sheidler, 12, a Center Pointe dancer in Ahwatukee, is a Top 10 finalist in a nationwide contest to be the Showstopper Dance/Model of the year. She has been dancing since she was 2 years old, competitively since she was 4 years old.
Popping, whacking and breaking are all part of a day’s work for 5th generation Arizonan Sarah “Saza” Dimmick, who, along with the coach of the Phoenix Suns’ hip hop squad, Luis “Weezy” Egurrola, leads EPIK Dance Company. We chatted with “Saza” about her troupe and the original dance theatre work (“Common Ground”) they’re performing Oct. 18 and 19 at Tempe Center for the Arts.