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The Nutcracker

Dec 12, 2014 - Dec 21, 2014 12th - 7:30 PM 13th - 2:00 PM & 7:30 PM 14th - 2:00 PM 20th - 2:00 PM & 7:30 PM 21st - 7:30 PM

Lexington Opera House
A perennial holiday favorite returns to the Lexington Opera House in an enchanting production that will be treasured by every member of the family. Presented by Lexington Ballet Company and set to the timeless music of Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, THE NUTCRACKER tells the delightful story of a little girl named Clara who is given a magical nutcracker doll on Christmas Eve. She encounters the frightful rat king before embarking on a journey through the Land of Snow and the Kingdom of Sweets. Lexington Ballet Company performs this beautiful masterpiece under the artistic direction of Luis Dominguez. It's a production sure to put you in the Christmas spirit!

$30.75 - $40.75 Orchestra and 1st Balcony
$20.75 - $30.75 Students
$27.75 - $36.75 Senior

859.233.3925



UPIKE School of Dance presents: "Dancing for a Cure"

Oct 24, 2014 7:30 PM

Booth Auditorium (5th floor of Record Memorial Building), UPIKE campus, 147 Sycamore St., Pikeville KY 41501
n honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, University of Pikeville School of Dance will present “Dancing for a Cure” later this month. This is the third annual Dancing for a Cure benefit for a local eastern Kentucky non-profit organization, which helps cancer patients. Come cheer on our dance students, ages 3 through adult, as they "dance for a cure"!

The public is invited to this special fundraising performance, which will be held at 7:30 pm on October 24 in the University of Pikeville’s Booth Auditorium.

Admission is $5 and all proceeds benefit local patients who are assisted by the nonprofit organization Blessed Beyond Measure.

For more information, call 606-218-5751.

UPIKE Dance Studio, 606-218-5751 (Peggy Davis)


Sprouts: Salsa Dancing

Oct 29, 2014 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

The Plantory Lexington, Kentucky 40508
Check out the Sprouts Innovators Page on Facebook for more details

Contact: Sarabeth Brownrobie at (859) 255-6999


Time Traveler's Ball

Spindletop Hall
Announcing LexHistory's Annual Fundraising Gala!
The Roaring Twenties: Join us as we turn Spindletop Hall into a Prohibition Era speakeasy with food, drinks, gambling, dancing, dances lessons, and more.
$50/person
$90/couple




Memories of Elvis

Lancaster Grand Theatre, 117 Lexington St., Lancaster, KY, 40444
For one night only, Chris MacDonald will share the story of the "King of Rock-N-Roll" in a truly dynamic performance complete with costumes, back-up singers and a high-energy concert band. The incredible story of "the shy humble country boy who became the King of Rock-N-Roll" will come to life and bring back memories of one of the greatest performers of all time. MacDonald is the only tribute artist sanctioned by Elvis Presley Enterprises to perform at Graceland's Heartbreak Hotel.

Debra Hoskins 859.583.1716


Rhythm of the Dance

Lancaster Grand Theatre, 117 Lexington St., Lancaster, KY, 40444
Rhythm of the Dance celebrates both the rich history of Ireland as well as the art of Irish dance, from the disciplined tradition of the Celtic Step to the sensual ancient dance style. Rhythm of the Dance has heralded a new era in Irish entertainment, featuring thirty dancers, a traditional live full Irish band, and the singing of the dashing, handsome Young Irish Tenors.

Debra Hoskins 859.583.1716


Dance-fest 2014

millville community center McCracken pike woodford county
over 40 line dances plus clogging and waltz. easy to learn single and couple dances hosted by: Terry Alan

1-859-753-6016


Frontier Nursing University 75th Anniversary Gala

Lexington Convention Center, Lexington
In honor of Frontier's 75th anniversary, put on your dancing shoes and cocktail attire to celebrate the night away. Enjoy a sumptuous dinner, cocktails, and dancing. This event will be held in the Bluegrass Ballroom of the Lexington Convention Center in downtown.

Frontier Staff - info@frontier.edu - 606.672.2312


Paul Taylor Dance Company

The Norton Center for the Arts, Danville, KY
Celebrating its 60th season, the Paul Taylor Dance Company, directed by the greatest living pioneer of American modern dance, visits the Norton Center for the first time ever this season. Extolled as “a marvel” and “the center of American modern dance” (New York Times), the iconic Paul Taylor produces dances consistently regarded as masterpieces. His prodigious output includes more than 140 works over the course of six decades, with choreography that runs the gamut—lyrical, dark, ironic, silly, nostalgic and outright funny—but each piece is always a journey orchestrated by genius. Paul Taylor’s primary Company’s performance on the Newlin Hall stage will feature the Kentucky premiere of American Dreamer, a brand new work created in 2013 set to the music of Kentucky’s own, Stephen Foster, as well as classic and entertaining Taylor signature works.

http://www.nortoncenter.com/event/paul-taylor-dance-company/

Mandy Prather, 859-236-4692


Hepcats Swing Dance

1801 Alexandria Dr. (Arthur Murray Dance Studio), Lex., KY
Get Hep to the Jive at this Hepcats Swing Dance. Everyone is invited, bring all your friends. Free swing dance lesson, complimentary refreshments and lots of dancing to the best music in town! See www.Luv2SwingDance.com for all the details.

Mike Richardson, 859-420-2426.


Burlesque-Inspired Cardio Fitness

Defiance Studios, 1555 E New Circle Road #182, Lexington, KY 40509
Shimmy, shake, sweat and get sexy! This class combines burlesque-inspired dance moves into a fun workout that is suitable for all levels. Bumps, grinds, shimmies, and isolations are all included in this fast-paced class that will sculpt your body and improve your confidence, while yoga and Pilates-inspired stretches will increase your flexibility and poise. This class is suitable for performers and non-performers alike.

Wednesdays 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM - $60 for four classes or $20 drop-in.

Siobhan Durham, 859-264-1117, kentuckyburlesque@gmail.com


Burlesque Performer Training

Defiance Studios, 1555 E New Circle Rd #182, Lexington, KY 40509
Are you interested in becoming a burlesque performer? Do you have a strong affinity for theatricality and glamour and all things Oh-La-La!? Well, you've come to the right place!

Learn the basics of burlesque performance from award-winning professionals in sixteen 2 hour classes that provide all the skills you will need to create a marketable stage identity, successful acts and glamorous costumes, all while gaining confidence and poise, expressing sensuality and creativity, and having fun! This course is also VERY beneficial for pole dancers/athletes, exotic dancers, and aerialists as it will help to expand your floor work skills while helping to give your performances a theatrical edge that audiences, booking agents and producers crave!

The first hour of class is comprised of lectures and demonstrations while the second hour of class is in the format of a traditional dance class, referred to as “theory” and “movement.”

Theory Topics:
-Burlesque History
-Creating a Stage Identity
-Creating an Act Concept
-Music & Musicality
-Developing Character
-Choreography & Choreography of Events
-Professional Networking
-Burlesque Politics & Social Theory
-Costuming Basics
-Connecting with the Audience
-Makeup for Stage & Photography
-Hairstyling for Stage & Photography
-And MORE!

Movement Topics:
-Body Flow
-Powerful Entrances & Exits
-Bumps
-Grinds
-Shimmies
-Dancing in High Heels
-Walks & Struts
-Turns
-Level Changes
-Kicks
-Extensions
-Glove & Stocking Peels
-Dancing with Boas
-Fan Dancing
-Chair Dancing
-Muscle Isolation
-Dancing with Props
-Tassel Twirling
-Creating Exciting Reveals
-And MORE!

Required materials:
-The Burlesque Handbook by Jo Weldon (hardcopy or digital acceptable)
-A pen and notebook for notes.
-Ballet slippers, jazz, or contemporary dance shoes of your choice.
-Please dress in form-fitting stretchy clothing that will be appropriate for moving around!

Choose from three time slots:
Tuesdays 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Tuesdays 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Tuesdays 8:30 PM to 10:30 PM

$480 for sixteen classes, $250 for eight classes, $130 for four classes, or $35 drop-in. Tuition assistance is available for those who qualify.

Siobhan Durham, 859-264-1117, kentuckyburlesque@gmail.com


5th Berea Celtic Festival

Berea
Authentic. Traditional. Grassroots. Celtic musicians from more than 10 states and the British Isles gather in Berea for a city-wide event including sessions, concerts, dance, and workshops. More info at www.berea-celtic.com or join us on FB. A cooperation between Berea Center for the Arts and Liam's Fancy.

Sune Frederiksen 859-986-7584
Dan Cummins 859-396-4491



Hands Four Spring dance

Russel Acton Folk Center, Berea
This year The 13th Hands Four Spring Dance in Berea will feature Kentucky Proud artists such as Berea Castoffs, Coffee Zombies, Chris Bischoff, Barbara Ramlow, Joe Wilkie, Tripp Bratton, etc. Registration form at www.hands4-berea.com and join the Hands Four group on FB

Sune Frederiksen, director, 859-986-7584
www.hands4-berea.com



Hepcats Summer's Last Flilng Swing Dance

1801 Alexandria Dr. (Arthur Murray Dance Studio), Lex., KY
Summer's almost over so let's have a Swing Dance! Everyone is invited. Free swing dance lesson and complimentary refreshments. $6 person. See www.Luv2SwingDance.com for all the details.

Mike Richardson, 859-420-2426


Hepcats Great Gatsby Gala, with Live Music!

1801 Alexandria Dr. (Arthur Murray Dance Studio), Lex., KY
Hey old sport, don't miss the Hepcats Great Gatsby Gala, featuring music by the Walmut Street Ragtime Ramblers, playing that new scandalous music: hot jazz and swing! Everyone is invited. Free swing dance lesson and complimentary refreshments. $10 person. See www.Luv2SwingDance.com for all the details.

Mike Richardson, 859-420-2426


Hepcats Swing Dance, with music by Keith Jones and the Makeshifts

1801 Alexandria Dr. (Arthur Murray Dance Studio), Lex., KY
Join the Hepcats for this Saturday Night Swing Dance, featuring music by Keith Jones and the Makeshifts. Everyone is invited. Free swing dance lesson and complimentary refreshments. $10 person. See www.Luv2SwingDance.com for all the details.

Mike Richardson, 859-420-2426


Hepcats/UK School of Music Big Band Swing Dance, with Live Music!

UK Student Center Grand Ballroom, UK Campus, Lex., KY
Join the Hepcats and the UK School of Music for this Big Band Swing Dance. The UK Jazz Ensemble provides the music for our dancing and listening enjoyment! Everyone is invited. Free swing dance lesson and complimentary refreshments. $10 person. See www.Luv2SwingDance.com for all the details.

Mike Richardson, 859-420-2426


Magoffin County Football Zumbathon

May 18, 2013 4:00 P.M.-6:00 P.M.

Magoffin County High School Gymnasium
Come out and support the Hornets by dancing and having a great time. $10 dollars at the door.

Dan Brown, 606-367-4046, cdbrown@moreheadstate.edu


Final Four Bash

Apr 6, 2013 9:00 P.M.-1:00 A.M.

Swahili Elks Lodge
Dance
$10 in advance and $12 @ the door

Patricia Alcorn
8593682268
bluegrasstemple72@yahoo.com



William Sutherland Reid Pipes& Drums Scottish Gathering

Jan 26, 2013 6:30 P.M.

Mary Queen School 2501 Clays mill Road
dinner, pipes, songs, dance
$25 - no tickets at door

Sandy Reid 260-2003
421-4444



Hepcats Winter Fun Swing Dance!

Jan 26, 2013 8:00 P.M.-12:00 A.M.

1801 Alexandria Dr. (Arthur Murray Dance Studio), Lex., KY
Come cut a rug with the Hepcats! Everyone is invited. See www.luv2swingdance.com for all the details.

Mike Richardson, 859-420-2426, info@luv2swingdance.com


Big Band Swing Dance with Live Music!

Apr 13, 2013 7:30 P.M.-12:00 A.M.

UK Student Center Grand Ballroom, corner of S. Limestone and Ave. of Champions, Lex., KY
The Hepcats and the UK School of Music get together for this Big Band Swing Dance! Everyone is invited. See www.luv2swingdance.com for all the details.

Mike Richardson, 859-420-2426, info@luv2swingdance.com


Hepcats Valentine Swing Dance!

Feb 9, 2013 8:00 P.M.-12:00 A.M.

1801 Alexandria Dr. (Arthur Murray Dance Studio), Lex., KY
Come cut a rug with the Hepcats! Everyone is invited. See www.luv2swingdance.com for all the details.

Mike Richardson, 859-420-2426, info@luv2swingdance.com


Hepcats Swing Dance!

Feb 2, 2013 8:00 P.M.-12:00 A.M.

1801 Alexandria Dr. (Arthur Murray Dance Studio), Lex., KY
Come cut a rug with the Hepcats! Everyone is invited. See www.luv2swingdance.com for all the details.

Mike Richardson, 859-420-2426, info@luv2swingdance.com


Learn to Swing Dance with the Hepcats!

Jan 14, 2013 - May 13, 2013 7:00 P.M.-9:00 P.M.

Adath Israel Temple, Multi-purpose Room, 124 N. Ashland Ave., Lex., KY
Come learn to swing dance with the Hepcats award winning instructors! Beginner, intermediate, and advanced class series. Monday nights, January through May. See www.luv2swingdance.com for all the details.

Mike Richardson, 859-420-2426, info@luv2swingdance.com


Hepcats Swing Dance!

Oct 13, 2012 8 pm -12 midnight

1801 Alexandria Dr. (Arthur Murray Dance Studio)
Everyone is invited to this Hepcats Swing Dance! Free swing dance lesson, complimentary refreshments and lots of dancing to great swing music. See www.Luv2SwingDance.com for all the details.

Mike Richardson
859-420-2426



Hepcats Swing Dance!

Sep 29, 2012 8 pm -12 midnight

1801 Alexandria Dr. (Arthur Murray Dance Studio)
Come cut a rug with the Hepcats at this Saturday Night Swing Dance! Everyone is invited. Free swing dance lesson, complimentary refreshments and lots of dancing to great swing music. See www.Luv2SwingDance.com for all the details.

Mike Richardson
859-420-2426



Line Dancing

Aug 18, 2012 6:00 P.M.-9:00 P.M.

Jenny Wiley State Resort Park campground
VFW Patriotic Dance Club will be teaching Line Dancing at 6pm with more dancing to follow from 7-9PM. Free to the Public. Located 5 miles from May Lodge.

Samantha Bailey

Group Sales

Jenny Wiley State Park

75 Theatre Court

Prestonsburg, Ky. 41653

1-800-325-0142

Fax: (606) 889-1680

samantha.bailey@ky.gov

www.parks.ky.gov




Hepcats "Summer's Last Fling" Swing Dance!

Aug 18, 2012 8:00 P.M.-12:00 A.M.

1801 Alexandria Dr. (Arthur Murray Dance Studio)
Come cut a rug with the Hepcats at this Saturday Night Swing Dance. Everyone is welcome! Free swing dance lesson, complimenary refreshments and lot of dancing to great music. See www.luv2swingdance.com for all the details.

Mike Richardson
859-420-2426
www.Luv2SwingDance.com



Hepcats Swing Dance & Ice Cream Social!

Sep 8, 2012 8:00 P.M.-12:00 A.M.

1801 Alexandria Dr. (Arthur Murray Dance Studio)
Come cut a rug with the Hepcats at this Saturday Night Swing Dance. Everyone is welcome! Free swing dance lesson and complimenary refreshments, to include Ice Cream! See www.luv2swingdance.com for all the details.

Mike Richardson
859-420-2426
www.Luv2SwingDance.com



Learn to Swing Dance with the Hepcats!

Sep 10, 2012 7:00 P.M.-9:00 P.M.

1801 Alexandria Dr. (Arthur Murray Dance Studio)
Come learn to swing dance with the Hepcats! Award winning instructors will get you out on the dance floor, looking cool and having fun! Beginner, Intermdediate and Advanced classes offered. Single dancers and couples welcome. See www.luv2swingdance.com for all the details.

Mike Richardson
859-420-2426
www.Luv2SwingDance.com



Hepcats Siwng Dance!

1801 Alexandria Dr. (Arthur Murray Dance Studio)
Come cut a rug with the Hepcats at this Saturday Night Swing Dance. Everyone is welcome! Free swing dance lesson, complimenary refreshments and lot of dancing to great music. See www.luv2swingdance.com for all the details.

Mike Richardson
859-420-2426
www.Luv2SwingDance.com



MAY VALLEY DANCE CAMP

MAY VALLEY ELEMENTARY IN MARTIN, KY
DANCE CAMP FOR GIRLS IN KINDERGARTEN-5TH GRADE
BEGINNER AND ADVANCED DANCERS WELCOME.
COST IS $40 PER CAMPER AND LUNCH IS INCLUDED.
JILLEYN DARBY, UPIKE DANCE COACH, WILL BE ONE OF THE INSTRUCTORS FOR THIS 3 DAY CAMP.
CAMPERS WILL RECEIVE A DANCE CAMP T-SHIRT
REGISTRATION IS ON JUNE 12TH FROM 4:00-6:00 AND JUNE 18TH FROM 4:00-8:00 P.M. AT MAY VALLEY ELEMENTARY

SABRINA LAFFERTY
606-358-4543



Reunion Weekend 2012

Jun 15, 2012 - Jun 16, 2012 7:00 P.M.-10:00 P.M., 1:00 P.M.-4:00 P.M.

Irvine, Ky
We will be having the Annual Blue Gold Reunion on Saturday, June 16th at the “new” Estill County High School on Winchester Road from 1:00 p.m. -4:00 p.m.
As in the past both, Irvine and Estill classmates, graduates and staff are always welcome.

Our 3rd Annual Sock-Hop on Friday, June 15th at the OLD Estill High at 253 Main St. It will be from 7:00p.m.-10:00p.m. Admission will be $3.00. Joel Miller and Friends will be our live band for the evening. Feel free to bring your “vintage” ride to the Sock Hop. Our Twin City Kruzers will be there with their special cars.


Also, If you are interested in decorating, baking or donating anything for the events, just let Mrs. Noland know at 606-723-5268.



Sara Noland
606-723-5268



Salsa for the Cure

Jun 16, 2012 2:00 P.M.-5:00 P.M.

Southcreek Park 2365 Harrodsburg Rd Lexington, KY
Lexington's 1st Annual Salsa for the Cure
Join the Fight
Dance for Life!

Live music with Salsa Rhythms Band

Register for group dance
$10 before May 16th, $15 after May 16th
Ask about your two free lessons!

The Salsa Center Dance Studio


Battle of the Big Bands Swing Dance!

UK Student Center Grand Ballroom
The UK School of Music and the Hepcats Swing Dance Club get together for this great collaboration! Free swing dance lesson and live music! See www.luv2swingdance.com for all the details.

Mike Richardson
859-420-2426



Learn to Swing Dance with the Hepcats!

Jan 23, 2012 tba

124 N. Ashland Ave. (Adath Israel Temple, Mutlipurpose Room)
Come learn to swing dance with the Hepcats! Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced Classes offered. 5 week class series only $40 ($35 students). See www.luv2swingdance.com for all the details.

Mike Richardson
859-420-2426



Dancingly Yours Holiday Bazaar

Nov 20, 2011 1pm-6pm

Tates Creek Country Club, 1400 Gainesway Dr
Sunday, November 20th. Dance Attack Booster Club for LFUCG Parks and Recreation Dance Attack Competition Team will be hosting the Dancingly Yours Holiday Bazaar from 1p-6p at Tates Creek Country Club, 1400 Gainesway Dr. Unique vendors, Rolling Video Game Theatre, Rosie's Ponies, kids activities, Corn Hole Tournament and more!

www.wix.com/danceattackbooster/dabc
http://www.wix.com/danceattackbooster/dabc
www.wix.com





BLUEGRASS YOUTH BALLET "LETS DOWN THEIR HAIR"

May 6, 2011 - May 7, 2011 05/06/2011 - 7:00 pm; 05/07/2011 - 2:00 pm

Lexington Opera House Lexington, KY
Bluegrass Youth Ballet will 'let down their hair' when they premiere their RAPUNZEL ballet at the Lexington Opera House. Performances will be held on Friday, May 6, 7:00 pm; and Saturday, May 7, at 2:00 pm.

859-271-4472
jen@bluegrassyouthballet.com



7TH ANNUAL PAGEANT OF WIGS

Apr 23, 2011 8:00 PM - 12:00 MIDNIGHT

THE ARTS PLACE 161 North Mill Street Lexington, KY
The 7th Annual Pageant of Wigs will be held at The Arts Place, 161 North Mill Street in Lexington, Saturday, April 23, 8:00 pm - 12 midnight. THE SENSATIONS will provide music and entertainment. The event will also include: Ruth Hunt Candy, heavy hors d'ouvres, open bar, and auction items. Proceeds will continue to provide chemotherapy patients with financial assistance to purchase wigs. Tickets are $50 in advance; or $60 at the door.

www.wigoutinc.org