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Stories tagged: dance

UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 3, 2020

A winter of comedy, dance, theater: Tom Segura, Broad Comedy, ‘An American in Paris,’ ‘Jay and Silent Bob’

Spokane is kicking off 2020 on a high note with plenty of theater, comedy and dance shows happening in the coming months.

Her last dance: Chewelah’s Jessica Cochran, 15, is performing in her final ‘Nutcracker’ at the Fox

Jessica Cochran fell in love with ballet when she was 2 years old after she saw a ballet performance at the Chataqua festival in her hometown of Chewelah. She immediately …

100 years ago in Spokane: Famous dancer to bring troupe to town

The six-member troupe, along with pianist George Copeland, were “regarded as among the most artistic and refined of dancing attractions.”

UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 6, 2019

Moscow Ballet’s ‘Great Russian Nutcracker’ at FICA kicks off holiday season in colorful fashion

The holiday season, as far as I’m concerned, has officially kicked off in Spokane with a performance of Moscow Ballet’s “Great Russian Nutcracker” (the Gift of Christmas Tour) at First …

Falls Arts Preview: A season full of comedy, dance and theater

Comedy, dance, theater – no matter your interest, or age, there is plenty to take in in the coming months. Read on to learn more about what’s coming to town …

UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 8, 2019

GU’s Myrtle Woldson Performing Arts Center announces 2019-20 season

Tickets go on sale beginning Aug. 21 through the box office, 211 E. Desmet Ave. and (509) 313-2787.

UPDATED: Sat., March 9, 2019

Kids take to Irish jigs in free concert

More than 500 people attended the KPBX annual free Kids’ Concert: Celtic Dance Party on Saturday as they enjoyed the sounds and rhythms of Irish band Floating Crowbar.

UPDATED: Sat., March 2, 2019

From ballet to Flamenco and every step in between: DanceFest aims at spur interest in variety of dances

Angelie Melzer gazes at her six students, as they stand next to the dimly lit stage in their ballet garb. She walks among them in their held ballet positions. She …

‘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

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

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

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

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 …