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  • 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

    Music Sasquatch Music Festival Four-day event chock full o’ rock. Today-Monday, Gorge Amphitheatre, 754 Silica Road NW, George, Wash. $350/person, camping fees not included. (866) 448-7849.


  • 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:


  • The Verve: A melting pot of music, dance

    Like painting and drawing, dance is an ancient form of communication used to express emotions; elaborate costumes and painted faces add to the expressions. Be it celebratory or mournful, the …


  • Spokane Youth Ballet lands at Fox

    It features 55 young ballet students and it’s based on a Grimm’s fairy tale, but “The Dancing Princesses” goes beyond kid stuff. The Spokane Youth Ballet’s show on Saturday has …


  • Martha Graham Dance Company brings best-known works to The Fox

    Martha Graham is an iconic name for those who follow dance. Graham is no longer with us – she died in 1991 and her most influential work dates back to …


  • ‘Tap Dogs’ mixes rock, tap dance, scaffolding

    “Tap Dogs,” which returns Monday to the INB Performing Arts Center, is not exactly your Fred-and-Ginger tap show. Think of it as extreme tap-dancing. A better name might be “construction-site …


  • Toning-up class gets toned down

    The road to a “smoking hot body” may still be with a class offered by the city of Spokane, but it won’t be described in such titillating terms.


  • City tones down striptease class description

    The road to a “smoking hot body” may still be with a class offered by the city of Spokane, but it won’t be described in such titillating terms.


  • No nudity required in city’s ‘high-intensity’ striptease class

    This fall, the Spokane parks department has the “route to a smoking hot body.” “Exotic Strip Tease and Fitness Conditioning,” a 12-session class for teens and women, is one of …


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  • Splendor of Shen Yun

    The organizers are calling Shen Yun Performing Arts the “largest Chinese performing arts event ever in Spokane.” It’s hard to argue that. This giant touring show has: • 60 dancers, …


  • Stage listings

    Music LaRae Wiley - Native American singer-songwriter. Today, 7 p.m., Northern Quest Casino, 100 N. Hayford Road, Airway Heights. $10. (509) 340-6700


  • Dancing the tango of love

    “If you want to have a good life, first of all you have to have a good woman and then you’ve got to dance!” said Stan Jones. As Jones explained …

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