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‘So You Think You Can Dance Live’ coming to Spokane

“So You Think You Can Dance Live” will come to the INB Performing Arts Center on Dec. 9 for the final performance of its annual tour.


Parkinson’s Happy Dance: Summer class aims to help patients work on mobility

A summer class called Happy Dance & More is helping people with Parkinson’s disease to exercise and work on mobility. The session has 15 dancers, including patients as well as …


UPDATED: Mon., July 23, 2018, 10:27 a.m.

Ballet Arts Academy welcomes Icelandic dance students for the summer

The Spokane’s Ballet Arts Academy will become a second home to nine Icelandic dance students for the duration of the intensive period.


Spokane Youth Ballet gets silly and serious

Two very different ballets will be showcased Saturday: “The Stone Flower,” is a classical ballet featuring music by legendary Russian composer Sergei Prokofiev, and “Cindy-Rella,” is a comical re-imagining of …


At nearly 50, Jazzercise lives on in the age of Zumba

Jazzercise, around nearly 50 years, lives on in the age of Zumba and CrossFit, through several regional centers. The exercise program remains popular mainly to women with its cardio-and-strength exercise, …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 2, 2017, 1:53 p.m.

Your dance studio’s biggest problem? Needing foreign workers

A complex business case mixed in with a pinch of foreign double-cross has North Carolina’s highest court resolving a dispute over talented employees in sequins and skin-tight gowns.


UPDATED: Fri., June 16, 2017, 6:16 p.m.

Hundreds of square dancers bring festival to Spokane

Ask a square dancer, and they’ll tell you their hobby is about much more than the colorful handmade dresses. It’s about having fun and getting together with people from other …


Sorry, not sorry: Jennifer Lawrence owns up to pole dancing

Lawrence responded on Facebook that she was celebrating one of her best friend’s birthdays and dropped her “paranoia guard” to have fun. She says she “had a BLAST that night” …


In Hollywood’s golden age, no dancer rivaled Debbie Reynolds’s high-stepping joy

There’s no magic to how Debbie Reynolds outshone her “Singin’ in the Rain” co-stars, Gene Kelly and Donald O’Connor, in the blistering tap dance to the song “Good Morning.” Kelly …


Spokane dancer comes home with two roles in ‘The Nutcracker’

Local dancer comes back to Fox with State Street Ballet.


Song of the Sonoran: MOMIX brings ‘Opus Cactus’ to Fox

The show originally was inspired by a visit to the Sonoran Desert of Arizona. Lithe and limber dancers take the stage, transforming themselves into lizards and fire dancers and cacti …


Shaping Sounds tells a profound story in dance

Shaping Sound, the contemporary dance company and show, aims to tell a story. A story without words, or special effects. A story, as company founder Travis Wall said, told “with …


Stage listings

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Spokane ballerina to compete at prestigious Prix de Lausanne

If she wins, she gets to work. Chelsea Thronson, a 16-year-old ballerina who lives in Spokane and trains in Coeur d’Alene, learned this month she was among eight young women …


These seniors are young on their feet

When Mary Ann Tripp hears the music, the pain of her bum knee floats away and magic happens on the dance floor. The rhythm transports Tripp and her students to …


Jim Kershner’s this day in history

From our archives, 100 years ago The Davenport Hotel’s first big “society” event was a “whirl of fashion” and a “flow of wit,” according to The Spokesman-Review.


Leap of originality

The new ballet “Adalia,” to be performed Saturday by the students at Ballet Coeur d’Alene, has a fairy godmother and a palace in the clouds. But it strays from the …


Dancer working to keep ballet career on point

Elizabeth Mick waited until her senior year at Lewis and Clark High School to get serious about dancing as a career – late for a ballerina, she said. She’s 5-foot-4 …


Parkinson’s patients explore joy of movement in Gonzaga dance class

The sunlight flows in through tall windows in Gonzaga University’s dance studio, reflecting in the wall-size mirrors and casting shadows on the wood floor. At the barre, where you’d expect …


Spokane native Amanda Hulen tours with MOMIX’s nature-inspired troupe

After falling in love with dance as a girl in Spokane-area studios, Amanda Hulen, 31, has performed professionally her entire adult life. But when she takes the stage Wednesday at …


Education Notebook: Dance team from Mt. Spokane takes 2nd place

The Mt. Spokane High School dance team took second place at the Sounds of Thunder Marching Band Competition at Joe Albi Stadium on Saturday. The girls, along with the Mt. …


Invitation has teen dancing on air

RATHDRUM – Warm boots, a good winter coat, a passport and travel visa – and Russian language lessons. Isaac Sanders is making a list of what he needs in the …


Education Notebook: Dance teams convene at Mt. Spokane

The Mt. Spokane High School Dance Team hosted a summer dance camp Aug. 7-9, taught by Minnesota-based dance camp, Just for Kix. Also in attendance were dancers from Post Falls …


Education Notes: Mt. Spokane dance team advances to districts

The Mt. Spokane High School Dance Team placed third in the pom Division at the Shadle Park Dance Invitational on Feb. 23-24. Team member Corri Budge won third place in …


Spotlight: ‘Cool Yule’ changes tune for New Year’s

“Cool Yule,” Coeur d’Alene Summer Theatre’s holiday cabaret show, will take on a new spin after Christmas. “So if you enjoyed it before Christmas, come back because it’s been changed …


School owner drawn back to ballet

Beautiful piano music echoed down the halls of Ballet Arts Academy in downtown Spokane on a recent afternoon. An advanced class taught by Karen Kraft executed graceful pliés and pirouettes. …


Teen pair win national ballroom titles

Bayley Brooks and Nicholas Kane are national champions. The teenage ballroom dance partners went to Baltimore during their spring break from Coeur d’Alene Charter Academy at the end of March …


School Notes: Mead dance team to compete on national stage

The Mead High School Dance Team will put its best foot forward March 30-31 when the group heads to Anaheim, Calif., for the USA National Dance Competition. The Mead dancers …


Free, annual two-day party mixes music, dance, storytelling

Why will about 6,000 people show up at the Fall Folk Festival again this year? Maybe the names of the acts have something to do with it:


Flashy ‘Remember Me’ steps into the spotlight at Fox

“Remember Me,” which arrives at the Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox on Saturday, is a fusion of: