– Dance – Ballroom – MI – 2017-05-27 –

Ford Ballroom Dance Club
Memorial Day Dance 

Saturday May 27, 2017

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William M. Costick Activity Center
Dance Lesson (East Coast Swing)  –  
8:00pm – Trish Stuckey 
Open Dancing from 9pm til 11:30pm

Ford Ballroom Dance Club Events are open to the public and everyone is welcome. Singles and couples are invited to join us in the Farmington Hills Costic Activity Center. Enjoy the newly refinished 7000 sq. ft. huge wood floor, light snacks and the wonderful recorded ballroom/Latin music from the best DJ in Metro Detroit area, Tom Walthall.

Trish Stuckey is a driven, charismatic dance professional who believes that dance has the unique ability to bring happiness to everyone.
After 13 years of competitive ice skating – she quickly fell in love with ballroom dancing after spectating her first professional dance competition.
She is DVIDA certified .
She was the master teacher of the Teachers Ballroom Dance College
is currently a Regional Examiner for Michigan.
She has won various top teacher awards and she is a professional American Rhythm finalist.
She is also a co-owner of Footnote dance studio in Saline, MI

Event Address and Fee
William M. Costick Activity Center –
28600 W Eleven Mile Rd.,
Farmington Hills, MI 48336.

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The event is $15 per person and includes the dance lesson.
SALE on dance shoes and brushes at this event.
For more information,
please contact Jenny Remington at Dancesole@yahoo.com.
Or call 313 805 8044 from 8am -5pm.

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– Music – Tango – InTransit Detroit – Friday-2017-05-27 –

May 25, 2017 – 7 PM

In Transit Detroit ~

Tango Detroit Fusion

Garden Theater

3929 Woodward Ave. Detroit, MI 48201

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Tango Detroit Fusion

On Thursday, May 25th, –

In Transit Detroit ~

– will spotlight Argentina –
Enjoy music, dancing, art & cuisine!
In Transit Detroit ~  is committed to providing a public platform that supports the best local international performers, both established and emerging artists, in a respectful, comfortable, safe, family atmosphere.
They build friendship and a culturally inclusive community that encourages social awareness, education, and dedication to fairness, honor, and equality.

It’s all set in the spirit and celebration of  diverse Detroit
and how we can shine a light on inclusion through the performing arts.

Doors at 7pm
Concert starts at 8pm
Show runs to approximately 11pm

Free tango lesson at 7:15 provided by James Valentino of   City Style Tango !

Rhythm Section:
Sean Blackman (g)
Steve Caldwell (g)
James Simonson (b)
Larry Fratangelo (perc.)
Jason Gaddis (d)

Featured Musicians:
Gabe Bolkosky (violin)
David Passalaqua (accordion)
Bob Mervak (piano)
Mariana Risquez (vocals)
Harry Hovakimian (violin)

DJ Randy of Detroit Tango Project

Dancers:
James Valentino – Co-producer
Marina Pleshivenkova
City Style Tango 

Daniel Moreno
& Amanda Accica of…
Argentine Tango Detroit 

Guillermo Moreno
& Mae Armeni of…
Birmingham Tango

Eduardo Villalba
Bella

Visual Artists:
Glen Christopher Spice
Armando Madrazo

Organizations:
International Institute
Global Detroit

 

Tickets and info available at  SeanBlackman.com/live
Advance Prices: VIP tables – $30 per person | General Admission – $20
Door Prices: VIP tables – $35 per person | General Admission – $25
PARKING: structure entrance on Alexandrine just west of Woodward

For questions or to reserve groups of VIP table seats, please contact
natalieintransit@gmail.com

Special thanks to supporters ;

Adaptt,
Blumz
Clean Plate,
Dancemt.com,
Dolce Moda
EVVA
Garden Theater,
Global Detroit,
Martinez Enterprises / Executive Transportation!
NextWave Media Lab,
Puente Cultural Integration
Rocket Printing,
Shades Optical,
Tequila Cabresto,
Trees & Co. By Alpine Arbor Care,

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– Dance – Salsa – Swing – Nashville Dance Congress – 2017/04/05,06,07 –

– Nashville Dance Congress 2017 –

– Schedule –

Nashville Dance Congress 2017 Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017

7:00PM

NDC NSC All Dances Congress Pre-Party!
Featuring – Jorge Elizondo
Room – Play Dance Bar

Thursday, May 4th, 2017

7:00PM

Nashville Salsa Congress Pre-Party!
Featuring – Jay Stylz, Luis Loredo, Raymond and Jenalyn Pacheco, Luka Wolf and Jenalyn Pacheco, Franklin Liranzo, Jean Franco Vergaray, Fernando Palacios, Melanie Castillo and Elvis Collado, Jorge Elizondo
Room – Play Dance Bar

NDC Swing Congress Pre-Party
Featuring – Ramiro Gonzalez, Nick Williams and Laura Keat, Rebecca Ludwick and Kris Swearingen
Room – Studio Live 2 Dance Alternate Location

Friday, May 5th, 2017

12:00PM

Afrobeatz–Lola Monet
Instructor – Lola Monet
Room – Grand Ballroom East

1:00PM

Salsa Competition and Performance Tips– Raymond & Jenalyn
Instructor – Raymond and Jenalyn Pacheco
Room – Crown – 10th Floor

Bachata Body Movement and Isolations- Jorge Elizondo
Instructor – Jorge Elizondo
Room – Grand Ballroom West

Zouk- Lateral Dimensions–Cristi Boone & Clinton Lacerda
Instructor – Cristi Boone and Clinton Lacerda
Room – Embassy

West Coast Swing- Rhythm & Timing: Swing to the Music – Abi & Stephane
Instructor – Abi Leggette and Stephane Schneider
Room – International

Lindy Hop 40’s Charleston- Nick Williams & Laura Keat
Instructor – Nick Williams and Laura Keat
Room – Grand Ballroom East

Salsa- Frame, Footwork & Styling- Ramiro Gonzalez
Instructor – Ramiro Gonzalez
Room – Forum

2:00PM

Bachata- Sensual Partner Connection– Terri Atkinson
Instructor – Terri Atkinson
Room – Crown – 10th Floor

Lindy Hop Swing Outs– Rachel Serkownek & Eric Stevens
Instructor – Rachel Serkownek and Eric Stevens
Room – International

Salsa Shines and Partnerwork on 2– Melanie Castillo & Elvis Collado
Instructor – Melanie Castillo and Elvis Collado
Room – Grand Ballroom East

Kizomba Improvers– Oscar BA
Instructor – DJ Oscar BA
Room – Embassy

West Coast Swing Anchoring & Posting– Rebecca Ludwick & Kris Swearingen
Instructor – Rebecca Ludwick and Kris Swearingen
Room – Grand Ballroom West

Zouk- Partner Connection- Brad & Lotus
Instructor – Brad Meccia and Lotus Folk
Room – Forum

3:00PM

Salsa- Social Dancing Turn Patterns- Franklin Liranzo
Instructor – Franklin Liranzo
Room – International

West Coast Swing Whip Variations– Benji Schwimmer & Nicole Clonch
Instructor – Benji Schwimmer and Nicole Clonch
Room – Crown – 10th Floor

Bachata Rules of Attraction– Jay Styles
Instructor – Jay Stylz
Room – Grand Ballroom West

Ballroom Caberet-style Lifts & Tricks Safety– Luka Wolf & Jenalyn Pacheco
Instructor – Luka Wolf and Jenalyn Pacheco
Room – Grand Ballroom East

Zoukchata – Luis Loredo & Cynthia Mendez
Instructor – Luis Loredo
Instructor – Cynthia Mendez
Room – Embassy

Semba Kizomba Improvers – Intro to Semba-Steve & Maren
Instructor – Steve Ciki and Lady Maren
Room – Forum

4:00PM

Kizomba Ladies’ Styling – Cee Jay Jackson
Instructor – Cee Jay Jackson
Room – International

Salsa Intermediate Combos on 2- Jean Franco & Fernando
Instructor – Jean Franco Vergaray
Instructor – Fernando Palacios
Room – Grand Ballroom West

Salsa Shines–Daniel Balderas
Instructor – Daniel Balderas
Room – Embassy

West Coast Swing – How to Swing Your West Coast Swing- Benji Schwimmer & Nicole Clonch
Instructor – Benji Schwimmer and Nicole Clonch
Room – Crown – 10th Floor

Zouktastic Flow- Justin & Illiana
Instructor – Justin Henderson and Iliana Armstrong
Room – Forum

Bachata NY Style Fast Footwork- Fausto & Maria
Instructor – Fausto and Maria
Room – Grand Ballroom East

5:00PM

Pro Show Tech Rehearsal- Friday
Room – Grand Ballroom Central

6:00PM

Sponsors Appreciation Grin & Grip
Featuring –
Room – Crown – 10th Floor

7:30PM

Cinco de Mayo Formal Dinner World Champion Show & FUNdraiser Auction
Room – Grand Ballroom Central

9:45PM

Friday Night Milonga
Featuring – Athens Tango Project, DJ Angel Montero, Ramzi Mardam Bey, Carolina Zokalski and Diego Di Falco, DJ Mary Yang, Fabian Salas and Lola Diaz, Alex Chern and Victoria Lim
Room – Maxwell’s Lounge

10:00PM

Friday Night West Coast Swing Dance
Featuring – DJ Abi Leggette, DJ Jim Adams, Rebecca Ludwick and Kris Swearingen, Benji Schwimmer and Nicole Clonch, Jessica Wrape, Ramiro Gonzalez, Sylvia Sykes
Room – Crown – 10th Floor

Friday Night Kizomba Room
Featuring – DJ Oscar BA, DJ Jacob Heiss, DJ Christoya, DJ Afrodeshiak, Steve Ciki and Lady Maren, Jhanelle and Tin Man, Cee Jay Jackson, Lola Monet, Alain Fokam
Room – Embassy

11:00PM

Friday Night Zouk Room
Featuring – DJ Jacob Heiss, Atoro and Firefly, Justin Henderson and Iliana Armstrong, Cristi Boone and Clinton Lacerda, Luis Loredo, Cynthia Mendez, Brad Meccia and Lotus Folk
Room – International

Friday Night Bachata Room
Featuring – DJ Rayzor, DJ Bachatess, DJ Jacob Heiss, DJ Oso, DJ Michael Alexander, Fausto and Maria, Terri Atkinson, Jay Stylz, Jorge Elizondo
Room – Forum

11:15PM

Friday Night Cinco de Mayo Salsa Social
Featuring – Nashville Salsa Machine, DJ Rayzor, DJ Oso, DJ Pablo Bodini, Raymond and Jenalyn Pacheco, Jean Franco Vergaray, Franklin Liranzo, Fernando Palacios, Melanie Castillo and Elvis Collado, Daniel Balderas, Jeff Link, Robert Rice, Francisco Nacion, Kendra Lucas, dj alex, DJ Jacob Heiss
Room – Grand Ballroom West

Friday Night Swingo de Mayo Dance
Featuring – Mint Julep Jazz Band, DJ Mike Shaw, Corey and Susan Manke, DJ Mary Yang, Nick Williams and Laura Keat, Sylvia Sykes, Ramiro Gonzalez, Krystin Larsen and Eric Stevens, Paul Fryer and Heather Adkins, Dennis Buehler
Room – Grand Ballroom East

Saturday, May 6th, 2017

10:45AM

Global Auction Winners Lessons- Group A
Room – Crown – 10th Floor

11:00AM

Yoga for Dancers– Julia Rix
Instructor – Julia Rix
Room – Grand Ballroom East

12:00PM

Global Auction Winners Luncheon
Room – Crown – 10th Floor

Salsa Casino Rueda: Fun Turn Patterns and Group Moves– Kendra Lucas
Instructor – Kendra Lucas
Room – Grand Ballroom West

Blues — The Fradkins
Instructor – Paul Fryer and Heather Adkins
Room – International

Tango Musicality in D’Arienzo– Angel Montero
Instructor – DJ Angel Montero
Room – Forum

Bachata Rueda – Francisco Nacion
Instructor – Francisco Nacion
Room – Embassy

West Coast Swing- Footwork Variations- Jessica Wrape
Instructor – Jessica Wrape
Room – Grand Ballroom East

Kizomba Improvers- Tricks – Alain Fokam
Instructor – Alain Fokam
Room – Maxwell’s Lounge

1:00PM

Global Auction Winners Lessons- Group B
Room – Crown – 10th Floor

Tango Combos w. Colgadas– Fabian & Lola
Instructor – Fabian Salas and Lola Diaz
Room – Maxwell’s Lounge

Balboa Maxi Mayhem– Sylvia Sykes
Instructor – Sylvia Sykes
Room – Grand Ballroom East

SalsaTon (On2) – Franklin Liranzo
Instructor – Franklin Liranzo
Room – Embassy

Bachata- Master Level- You Own the Dance
Instructor – Fausto and Maria
Room – Grand Ballroom West

Zouk- Using the Force- Cristi & Clinton
Instructor – Cristi Boone and Clinton Lacerda
Room – Forum

Casino (Cuban Salsa) Framework – Robert Rice
Instructor – Robert Rice
Room – International

2:00PM

Tango Musicality to Pugliese– Carolina & Diego
Instructor – Carolina Zokalski and Diego Di Falco
Room – Grand Ballroom West

Bachata Sensual Dips & Tricks– Terri Atkinson
Instructor – Terri Atkinson
Room – Grand Ballroom East

Intermediate & Advanced, Rueda de Casino – Keeping the Circle Flowing– Jeff Link
Instructor – Jeff Link
Room – Forum

Balboa- Lollies – Corey & Susan Manke
Instructor – Corey and Susan Manke
Room – Maxwell’s Lounge

West Coast Swing- Master Level- Dance Conversation- Rebecca & Kris
Instructor – Rebecca Ludwick and Kris Swearingen
Room – Crown – 10th Floor

Kizomba- Tricks- Jhanelle & Tinman
Instructor – Jhanelle and Tin Man
Room – International

Caberet – Posturing the Lift – Clyde Harris
Instructor – Clyde Harris and Summer Elkin
Room – Embassy

3:00PM

Zouk Spins Patterns– Brad Meccia & Lotus Folk
Instructor – Brad Meccia and Lotus Folk
Room – Forum

Bachata Urbana Partner Connection– Jorge Elizondo
Instructor – Jorge Elizondo
Room – Grand Ballroom West

Lindy Hop Possum-Fast– Nick Williams & Laura Keat
Instructor – Nick Williams and Laura Keat
Room – Crown – 10th Floor

Salsa- Partnerwork- Daniel Balderas
Instructor – Daniel Balderas
Room – Maxwell’s Lounge

Kizomba Advanced Improvers- Oscar BA
Instructor – DJ Oscar BA
Room – Embassy

Tango- Effortless Walking- Victoria Lim and Alex Chern
Instructor – Alex Chern and Victoria Lim
Room – International

Swing -Partner Connection – Ramiro Gonzalez
Instructor – Ramiro Gonzalez
Room – Grand Ballroom East

4:00PM

Tango Volcadas w. Fabian & Lola
Instructor – Fabian Salas and Lola Diaz
Room – Grand Ballroom East

Balboa In-n-Outs–Master Level- Sylvia Sykes
Instructor – Sylvia Sykes
Room – Crown – 10th Floor

Kizomba Improvers – Lola Monet
Instructor – Lola Monet
Room – Forum

Zouk- Dancing from the Core- Atoro & Firefly
Instructor – Atoro and Firefly
Room – International

Cuban Son (Salsa)- Robert Rice
Instructor – Robert Rice
Room – Grand Ballroom West

Salsa- Advanced Combo- Edgar Mendez
Instructor – Edgar Mendez
Room – Embassy

6:00PM

Pro-Am and Amateur Dance Show
Room – Crown – 10th Floor

8:00PM

Saturday Night World Champion Show
Room – Grand Ballroom Central

9:45PM

Saturday Night Milonga
Featuring – Athens Tango Project, DJ Angel Montero, DJ Mary Yang, Ramzi Mardam Bey, Carolina Zokalski and Diego Di Falco, Fabian Salas and Lola Diaz, Alex Chern and Victoria Lim
Room – Maxwell’s Lounge

10:00PM

Saturday Night West Coast Swing Dance
Featuring – DJ Abi Leggette, DJ Jim Adams, Benji Schwimmer and Nicole Clonch, Rebecca Ludwick and Kris Swearingen, Ramiro Gonzalez, Jessica Wrape, Sylvia Sykes
Room – Crown – 10th Floor

Saturday Night Bachata Room
Featuring – DJ Bori, DJ Bachatess, DJ Jacob Heiss, DJ Oso, Fausto and Maria, Jay Stylz, Jorge Elizondo, DJ Michael Alexander, Terri Atkinson
Room – International

Saturday Night Kizomba Room
Featuring – DJ Jacob Heiss, DJ Christoya, DJ Oscar BA, DJ Afrodeshiak, Steve Ciki and Lady Maren, Alain Fokam, Jhanelle and Tin Man, Lola Monet
Room – Embassy

11:00PM

Saturday Night Zouk Room
Featuring – DJ Jacob Heiss, Atoro and Firefly, Justin Henderson and Iliana Armstrong, Cristi Boone and Clinton Lacerda
Room – Forum

11:15PM

Saturday Night Swingo de Mayo Dance
Featuring – Mint Julep Jazz Band, Corey and Susan Manke, DJ Mike Shaw, DJ Mary Yang, Nick Williams and Laura Keat, Sylvia Sykes, Ramiro Gonzalez, Krystin Larsen and Eric Stevens, Paul Fryer and Heather Adkins
Room – Grand Ballroom East

Saturday Night Cinco de Mayo Salsa Social
Featuring – Nashville Salsa Machine, DJ Oso, DJ Rayzor, dj alex, DJ Bori, DJ Pablo Bodini
Room – Grand Ballroom West

Sunday, May 7th, 2017

11:00AM

Yoga for Dancers- Julia Rix
Instructor – Julia Rix
Room – Grand Ballroom East

12:00PM

Legends Workshop– From Forgotten to Famous Swing – Sylvia Sykes
Instructor – Sylvia Sykes
Room – International

Caberet – Luka & Jenalyn
Instructor – Luka Wolf and Jenalyn Pacheco
Room – Grand Ballroom East

Tango Performance Tips – Carolina & Diego
Instructor – Carolina Zokalski and Diego Di Falco
Room – Grand Ballroom West

Zouk- Off Axis Movement -Atoro & Firefly
Instructor – Atoro and Firefly
Room – Embassy

Kizomba Dips- Alain Fokam
Instructor – Alain Fokam
Room – Forum

1:00PM

Balboa-How to Win at Social Dances- Mary Yang & Dennis Buehler
Instructor – DJ Mary Yang
Instructor – Dennis Buehler
Room – Forum

Urban Kizomba Improvers- Musicality- Jhanelle & Tin Man
Instructor – Jhanelle and Tin Man
Room – Embassy

Legends Workshop– How I Brought Bachata to the World
Instructor – Jorge Elizondo
Room – International

Salsa Master Level Squeaky Clean Spins – Melanie & Elvis
Instructor – Melanie Castillo and Elvis Collado
Room – Grand Ballroom East

2:00PM

Media Lunas and Change of Front- MariaPia DePasquale
Instructor – MariaPia De Pasquale
Room – Grand Ballroom East

Salsa-Master Level Dips & Tricks – Raymond & Jenalyn
Instructor – Raymond and Jenalyn Pacheco
Room – Grand Ballroom West

Legends Workshop- How I Made a Successful Latin Dance Club
Instructor – Edgar Mendez
Room – International

-Hour Zoukchata Workshop- Luis Loredo & Cynthia Mendez
Instructor – Luis Loredo
Room – Embassy

Advanced & Masters, Cuban Salsa – Turning Lines into Circles, Constant Motion–Jeff Link
Instructor – Jeff Link
Room – Forum

3:00PM

Bachata Urbana- If it Ain’t Sexy- Jay Stylz
Instructor – Jay Stylz
Room – Grand Ballroom West

Legends Workshop– How I Made the #1 World Tango Competition- Fabian Salas
Instructor – Fabian Salas and Lola Diaz
Room – International

Pachanga – Jean Franc and Fernando
Instructor – Jean Franco Vergaray
Instructor – Fernando Palacios
Room – Grand Ballroom East

Kizomba Advanced Improvers- Steve & Maren
Instructor – Steve Ciki and Lady Maren
Room – Forum

4:00PM

Afrobeatz–Lola Monet
Instructor – Lola Monet
Room – Grand Ballroom East

7:00PM

Post Congress Party! Milonga!
Featuring –
Room – Lounge

10:00PM

Post Congress Party! Zouk & Kizomba!
Featuring –
Room – #3

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Weekend Party Pass – $75.00

Access to all parties all weekend!

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Enjoy live music by the
Mint Julep Jazz Band,
Nashville Salsa Machine,
Athens Tango Project

world-renown djs in 8 party rooms!

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Please, present your email confirmation at the registration table in the Maxwell House Hotel Lobby to receive your wristband.

Registration hours are:

11am Friday, May 5th to 1am, Saturday, May 6th.

11am Saturday, May 6th to 1am, Sunday, May 7th.

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*If you are a registered guest with the Maxwell House Hotel, you do not need to purchase this pass. Access to all parties is free to registered hotel guests.

Friday Night Cinco de Mayo
Formal World Champion Dinner Show
FUNdraiser Auction – $125.00

Nashville’s biggest charity dance event EVER!

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This pass gives you access to the:

Friday Night Cinco de Mayo Formal Dinner & World Champion Show & Global FUNdraiser Auction

Friday dance & band parties.

Workshops

Saturday Pro-Am Dance Show

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Please, present your email confirmation at the registration table in the Maxwell House Hotel Lobby to receive your wristband and auction paddle.

Registration hours are:

11am Friday, May 5th to 1am, Saturday, May 6th.
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– Dance – Swing – Lindy – 2017/05/05-07 – – Savannah, GA –

– Swing – Lindy – Dance weekend –
– Savannah, GA –

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   ABOUT SCAD SWING DANCE CLUB:

Savannah has been home to one of SCAD’s largest clubs for more than 10 years, where people from all backgrounds and skill levels gather to continue the tradition of swing dancing.
Our friendly and fun atmosphere keeps our members coming back, and the club is a great place to make new friends and relationships (and then get ice cream at Leopold’s).

   ABOUT SWING OUT SAVANNAH:

Swing Out Savannah first started in 2012 and has been an annual event ever since.
The event gives our members a chance to engage with and learn from experienced dancers from other areas.
Travelers will enjoy the combination of Savannah’s picturesque backdrop, food, hospitality and dance with some amazing people.
Graphics created by Hannah Golden.

   SWING OUT SAVANNAH

Friday Main Dance

8:00pm – 12:00am
Venue:  Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum Art Gallery
Address: 175 Bourne Ave, Pooler, GA 31322
Floor: Linoleum
Parking: Free Lot

Friday Late Night 

12:30am – 3:00am
Venue: TBA

   Saturday Classes 

11:00am – 4:30pm
Venue:   Starlandia Space Station
Address: 2438 Bull St, Savannah, GA 31401
Floors: Linoleum
Parking: Free Street
J&J Prelims will be held after classes
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Saturday Main Dance

8:00pm – 12:00am
Venue: TBA

Saturday Late Night

12:30am – 3:00am
Venue: TBA

   Sunday Afternoon Picnic in the Park 

12:00pm – 4:00pm
Venue:   Forsyth Park
Address: 621 Drayton Street
Parking: Lot located near  Forsyth Café;  street*
Floor: Grass/Blankets
*street parking is free on Friday after 5pm and weekends

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– Dance – Ballet – MOT – 2017-04-21,22,23 –

                 ALVIN AILEY AMERICAN 
                     DANCE THEATER  

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Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

brings four performances including their signature work Revelations,
to the

Michigan Opera Theater (MOT) / Detroit Opera House.

Experience some of the best-loved work by the man who forever changed the face of modern dance.

Synopsis

Fri April 21 7:30PM
The Winter in Lisbon
Masekela Langage
Ella
Revelations

Sat April 22, 2:30PM
The Winter in Lisbon
Awakening
After the Rain
Revelations
Sat April 22 7:30PM
Deep
r-Evolution, Dream.
Ella
Revelations
Sun April 23, 2:30PM
Open Door
In/Side
r-Evolution, Dream.
Revelations

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Afterglow Reception

Following the Saturday, April 22 performance,

MEET THE ALVIN AILEY DANCERS!

Enjoy a strolling supper and end the evening with a DJ & dancing!

Robert Battle, Artistic Director
Masazumi Chaya, Associate Artistic Director
Alvin Ailey and a group of young Black modern dancers first performed at New York’s 92nd Street Young Men’s Hebrew Association (92nd Street Y), in March 1958.
Alvin Ailey was the company’s director, choreographer, and principal dancer.
The company started as an ensemble of seven dancers, choreographer, and many guest choreographers.[
Following their first performance, the company traveled on what were known as the “station wagon tours”;
In 1960, the AAADT became a resident company of the 51st Street YWCA’s Clark Center for the Performing Arts.
In 1962, the company was chosen to tour the Far East, Southeast Asia and Australia as part of President John F. Kennedy’s “President’s Special International Program for Cultural Presentations”.
Judith Jamison, joined the company in 1965.
Ailey established a school in 1969, the same year that the company moved to the Brooklyn Academy of Music.
Both company and school relocated to 229 East 59th Street in Manhattan a year later, to a renovated church building.
In 1971 AAADT made its first performance at the New York City Center, where it is currently the resident company.
Associate artistic director Masazumi Chaya joined the company in 1972.
AAADT, the Alvin Ailey Repertory Ensemble (later renamed Ailey II) and the Ailey School relocated in 1980 to four new studios in a building on Broadway.
The company celebrated its 25th anniversary three years later.
Alvin Ailey died on December 1, 1989;
Judith Jamison to succeeded him as artistic director.
The Ailey organization moved to 211 West 61st Street on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.

Many people have contributed to the success of AAADT, but the work of Michael Kaiser, the executive director from 1990 to 1993, is often cited as a model of successful nonprofit performing arts management.
Following tours in Russia, France and Cuba in the 1990s, as well as a residency in South Africa in 1997, the Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation announced in 2001 that a new dance complex was to be developed.
The company and school moved into the building, named the Joan Weill Center for Dance, in 2004.
The company toured Russia and the United Kingdom the following year.
Denise Jefferson led The Ailey School from 1984 until her death in 2010.[7]
Robert Battle became Ailey’s artistic director in 2011.
AAADT has a repertory of more than 200 works by more than 70 choreographers, including such choreographers as

Ulysses Dove,
Karole Armitage,
George Faison,
Uri Sands,
Elisa Monte,
Talley Beatty,
Katherine Dunham
Twyla Tharp

The company’s popularity comes from its theatrical, extroverted style of dancers with strong personalities and muscular skill.
The company keeps Alvin Ailey’s works,
Revelations (1960),
Night Creature (1974)
Cry (1971),
in continuous performance.
Memoria was one of Alvin Ailey’s balletic pieces, with long lines and a clear technical style different from his usual jazz character style of swirling patters, strong, driving arm movements, huge jumps, and thrusting steps.
Battle has expanded the company’s repertory in significant ways, adding works by established choreographers such as

Garth Fagan,
Jiri Kylian,
Wayne McGregor,
Ohad Naharin
Paul Taylor,

In 2011, Battle established a New Directions Choreography Lab to nurture emerging artists.
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Administrative Offices
Michigan Opera Theatre and Detroit Opera House
1526 Broadway (Entrance at Stage Door on Madison)
Detroit, MI 48226
313.961.3500
Ticket Office
313.237.SING (7464)
tickets@motopera.org
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– Music – Dance – Latin – Dearborn, MI – -AANM – Friday – 2017.04.21 – 8PM –

SAMMY DELEON
+
His Latin Jazz Ensemble
(salsa)

8 p.m. Friday, April 21

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salsa dance workshop

Thirty-year veteran percussionist  Sammy DeLeon  and his crew love sharing the history and characteristics of their music with audiences.
Latin jazz, salsa and merengue – the latter originating in the Dominican Republic – comprise a highly danceable set led by DeLeon, once described by Latin music legend Tito Puente as “the hottest and most innovative timbalero.”

Ticket holders may enjoy a
6:30 p.m. salsa dance workshop
led by instructor
Mambo Marci.


The Arab American National Museum’s Public Programming plays a dynamic role in the preservation and celebration of the cultural heritages of all people.
They
value the arts not only as an aesthetic expression of the human experience, but also as a tool that empowers all people and instills community pride.
Through the arts,
we all hope to build bridges that span racial, cultural and ethnic divisions.
With these goals in mind the Museum’s Public Programming
embraces all cultural art forms.

Presented in partnership with

BombaRica 

and made possible in part by the

National Association of Latino Arts and Culture (NALAC).

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– Music – Opera – Puccini – 2017 – 04 – – Detroit Opera House – The Girl of the Golden West –

Girl of the Golden West 

Puccini’s opera, set in the American West during the Gold Rush,
brings to life the story of Minnie, a gun-toting, saloon-owning Sunday school teacher.
All the cowboys want to marry Minnie.
With a high-stakes poker game and the most romantic serenades from a bandit-turned-lover you’ll ever hear,
Music by Giacomo Puccini
Libretto by Guelfo Civinini and Carlo Zangarini
Premiered in New York, 1910
Running time: about 2:25 Italian with projected English translations

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Opera was shown –  April 01, 05, 08 – 2017

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Synopsis  for The Girl of the Golden West

ACT I

A miners’ camp in California, 1849–50.  At sunset at the Polka Saloon, Nick, the bartender, prepares for the miners’ return from the hills.  Jake Wallace, a traveling minstrel, sings a sentimental song that causes Jim Larkens to break down in tears.  The men collect money for his passage back home.  Trin and Sonora both bribe Nick to help them win the heart of Minnie, the owner of the bar, with whom all the men are in love.  Sid cheats at cards, and Jack Rance, the camp’s cynical sheriff, marks him as an outcast.  The Wells Fargo agent Ashby arrives with news of the imminent capture of the Mexican bandit Ramirrez and his band.  An argument breaks out between Rance and Sonora, each claiming Minnie will be his wife.  Things almost get out of hand when Minnie herself appears. The men calm down and sit to listen to Minnie’s bible teaching.  Later, alone with her, Rance confesses his love to Minnie (“Minnie, della mia casa”).  But she is not interested and, recalling her happy childhood, paints a different picture of her ideal love (“Laggiù nel Soledad”). A stranger appears in the bar, introducing himself as Dick Johnson from Sacramento.  Minnie recognizes him as a man she once met on the road.  The jealous Rance orders Johnson to leave town, but when Minnie declares that she knows him, the others welcome Johnson.  As he and Minnie dance, the miners drag in a man named Castro, one of Ramirrez’s band.  Castro pretends that he will lead them to their hideout.  He then whispers to Johnson—who is in fact Ramirrez—that he let himself be captured to lure the miners away from the saloon, in order for Johnson to rob it.  The men depart with Castro, and Minnie and Johnson are left alone.  She tells him about her simple life and that she is still waiting for her first kiss.  When she shows him the hiding place where the miners keep their gold, he replies that as long as he is nearby, nobody will harm her or touch the gold.  She shyly invites him to visit her in her cabin later that evening.

ACT II

In Minnie’s cabin in the mountains, the Indian woman Wowkle sings a lullaby to her baby and bickers with the child’s father, Billy Jackrabbit. Minnie arrives and excitedly prepares for her meeting with Johnson. Alone with him, she gives in to his declarations of love and they kiss. Johnson, full of doubt as to how to tell her about his true identity, is about to leave, but she asks him to stay for the night as it has begun to snow.  When several shots are heard, Johnson hides in the closet.  Rance appears with some of the men and tells Minnie that they are concerned for her safety—they have discovered that Johnson is Ramirrez.  Minnie claims to know nothing and the men leave.  She then angrily confronts Johnson, who makes excuses about his past and declares that when he met her he decided to give up his former life. Deeply hurt, Minnie sends him away.  Another shot rings out. Johnson, wounded, staggers back into the cabin and Minnie hides him in the attic.  Rance returns, certain he has found his man, and demands to search the room.  Minnie refuses and the sheriff is about to give up when a drop of blood falls on his hand from above.  Johnson is forced to surrender, but Minnie has an idea—she challenges Rance to a game of poker.  If he defeats her, she will give herself to him; if he loses, Johnson goes free.  Minnie cheats and wins. Rance leaves.

ACT III

Johnson has been nursed back to health by Minnie.  Again on the run from Rance and his men, he is eventually captured in the forest.  As the miners prepare to hang him, Johnson asks for one last mercy—that Minnie believe him free and far away (“Ch’ella mi creda”).  Rance is enraged, but the men hesitate.  At that moment, Minnie rides in, wielding a pistol.  When her pleas to spare Johnson prove fruitless, she reminds then men how much they owe her.  The miners finally give in and release Johnson.  He and Minnie ride away to start a new life together.

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