Archive for April, 2008
Tuesday, April 22nd, 2008 - 5:52 pm
This year marks the 27th Anniversary for National Dance Week, which was founded in 1981 with the mission to encourage the growth and development of Dance in America by raising the public consciousness to the values, importance and contributions of Dance to our daily lives and culture.
Here are a few NDW events that are happening in our neck of the woods.
April 25 – April 26
Voyage to the Dance in Honor of National
Dance Week – Dance Voyage Studio; Contact – Lubov Yeremin
phone: 425 820 8939; email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday, May 3, 2008
DANCE, DANCE, DANCE FOR NATIONAL DANCE WEEK – An Afternoon of
Dance – sponsored by Reflections School of Dance; Contact – Len
& Debbie Wiens; 13823 Seattle Hill Rd., Snohomish, WA. 98296
Free event being held at
Everett PUD Auditorium
2320 California St
Everett, WA 98201.
Featured performers to include Cerulean Dance Company, Jr.
Performance Teams from Reflections School of Dance. Other
Special Guest artists from the area will also be appearing.
April 26 – DanceFest for National Dance Week in Spokane 2008 -
sponsored by Inland Northwest Dance Association –
features all styles of dance and encourages participation with
people of all ages, cultures and abilities to appreciate dance
as wee as heightening the visibility of dance and the arts while
building a sense of community. Event Activities: Dance Showcase
featuring dancers of all ages, cultures & abilities: Health
Fair; Art Gallery; Arts & Crafts; Vendor Booths; Silent Auction;
Social & Kids Dance Area for public participation in learning to
dance. Contact – Isabelle M. Cook
4120 S. Sullivan Rd. Veradale, Wa. 99037
phone: 509-927-0972; fax: 509-927-9937;
Click here to learn more about National Dance Week.http://nationaldanceweek.org
Saturday, April 19th, 2008 - 8:08 pm
Capezio has come out with a new dance shoe called Eva, which is perfect for ballroom, salsa, tango or other types of social dance.
It’s got a 2″ flared heel and is available in either camel satin or a black synthetic upper with a suede sole and cushioned insole. These shoes are $65, so the price is right! We have these in stock at Centerstage, so come in and check them out.
Thursday, April 17th, 2008 - 7:34 pm
As dancers, taking care of our feet is important. There is a great resource here in Seattle that you may not be aware of. Dr Woodle works with the dancers from the Pacific Northwest Ballet, so he understands the issues that dancers have with their feet, particularly ballet dancers. If you are having some issues that you think a doctor should take a look at, he is the one to call.
Dr Alan S Woodle D.P.M.
8111 Greenwood Ave. N.
Seattle, WA 98103
Phone: (206) 784-3144
Saturday, April 12th, 2008 - 4:41 pm
We just got in two new styles of pointe shoes by Merlet, the makers of the ever so popular Dedicace shoe. The two new styles are the Premiere and the Kaliste.
The Premiere pointe shoe has a very comfortable box that fits most feet. The box and base are extremely strong and the new materials used make it very comfortable. The polycarbonate sole is flexible and strong. The Kaliste pointe shoe is satin in front and the rear part is made of canvas that stretches lengthwise to follow the shape of the heel more closely. This provides a very sleek look when up on pointe. The molded polymer box provides excellent comfort for the foot.
If you are someone who wears pointe shoes, we hope you will come in and try them on. We want your feedback, and if you perhaps are still on the quest for your perfect pointe shoe, maybe one of these styles will be it!
Thursday, April 10th, 2008 - 8:24 pm
All of Motionwear’s line is now available at our sister site www.centerstagewa.com . What’s so great about Motionwear? You can have any of their core styles made in any of their materials, and that means you have lots of options!
Go see for yourself:
Tuesday, April 8th, 2008 - 5:59 pm
Middle East Arts International (MEAI) is a nonprofit arts organization based in Seattle, whose mission is to promote excellence in Middle East inspired music and dance. It takes a staggering amount of time, energy, and money to produce the high-quality theatric events with internationally recognized instructors and performers that MEAI is committed to presenting, and so to raise money for future events, MEAI is organizing its first Shimmython! The prizes have been finalized:
Title: Shimmy Queen – the participant that holds out the longest!
We’re all-inclusive so we can certainly adjust the title to Shimmy King if needed.
Title: Jewel Award – the participant that collects the highest total of pledges.
the two title winners will receive:
* a certificate worth up to $100 (depending on the total number of participants – minimum of $30) good toward any MEAI workshop, show, merchandise, etc.
* mention on our website and in our show program
* an invitation to the after party for our october theater show
* bragging rights! admiration! and our eternal thanks!
any participant who brings in $500 or more in donations will receive:
* a COMPLETE SHOW AND WORKSHOP PACKAGE for yousry sharif in october
* mention on our website
* listing in our show programs for the next year under the diamond sponsorship level
* our undying gratitude
All participants will receive a 10% off coupon for any MEAI event or purchase.
Complete details and registration forms are at the MEAI website
ANYBODY CAN PARTICIPATE! We just ask that you raise a minimum of $40 (which you can solicit from friends, family and colleagues OR donate yourself).
Souk 2008 1-4PM
Bitter Lake Community Center
13035 Linden Ave N
Seattle, WA 98133
For more information contact elisagamal @ gmail.com
Saturday, April 5th, 2008 - 7:09 pm
Friday, April 4th, 2008 - 6:32 pm
We are proud to announce a new line of ballroom shoes at Centerstage. We are now carrying DiMichi ballroom shoes.
All DiMichi International performance shoes are constructed with the finest materials, strict quality controls and the latest technological advancements. Our beautiful shoes offer exceptional comfort, support and lasting style with key features you have come to expect:
* Suede outsoles providing a flawless and smooth turning surface bringing out the best in every dancer.
* Padded insoles flexible enough to allow the dancer freedom to rise onto the ball of the foot for proper turning.
* Reinforced shanks for quick and sure movement.
* DiMichi offers a broad selection of styles, colors, heel heights and sizes.
These are great shoes, and the price is still right from $70-78.
Wednesday, April 2nd, 2008 - 4:34 pm
PNB’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream unveils an enchanted landscape where misunderstandings and mayhem rule. George Balanchine’s choreography brings Shakespeare’s great comedy to life as it pursues the tangled paths of lovers’ quarrels, mischievous magic and romantic reunions.
When Balanchine’s Midsummer premiered in 1962 critics said it was “possibly the greatest narrative ballet of all time” (dance writer Anita Finkel). Since then critics in the U.S. and Europe have been enamored with PNB’s production calling it “exquisite, magical, radiant…enchanting” (Mary Brennan, The Herald).
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
April 3-13, 2008 * McCaw Hall * 7:30PM
PNB has a special First Friday offer for people under 25. 1 Ticket for $15, 2 for $25. This offer is good for April 4, 2008, only. Subject to availability. Not valid on previously purchased tickets. Each attendee must present valid I.D. upon ticket retrieval.
Call 206-441-2424 or visit 301 Mercer Street for tickets.