The Spring Semester has Sprung!

The first day of the Spring 2012 semester is complete with another class Dance 6 primed and ready to go – well, at least I hope they are! I’m looking forward to changing up a few things from last semester, starting on Wednesday.
Springtime also is full of performances – a couple of local things this week of note:
Thursday evening Feb. 15 at UC Riverside – the wonderfully inventive Joe Goode Performance Group presents “The Rambler”, described on the Joe Goode website as “Clint Eastwood meets Siddhartha”. Sounds intriguing!   8pm at the University Theatre – tickets are $22 for non UCR students. If you decide to go to Joe Goode, make sure you buy your tickets in advance, or go EARLY – box office opens at 7pm.
If you are more interested in performing – here’s a fun opportunity, especially for current RCC Dancers. Auditions for the opening number of a “Dancing with the Stars”-themed show for the City of Riverside are THIS SUNDAY, FEB. 19  at 4:00pm at Room to Dance Studio on University (next door to Back to the Grind). Choreographer April MacLean is an RCC and UCR alum who owns and operates Room to Dance, and she will be auditioning strong jazz and hip hop dancers this Sunday. Call 951.588.5405 for more info.

So – it’s a spring full of promise!  Let’s make the most of this glorious day and the rest of the semester as well.

Spring Semester Preview!

Oh, my – there’s lots of dance around right now – it’s practically everywhere! Some things to check out in the near future:
“The Step Crew” – Sat. Feb. 11 @ 8pm – Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts. The Step Crew showcases three exhilarating dance styles: Tap, Ottawa Valley Stepdance, and Irish Stepdance. Includes live music – so go be amazed!
http://www.stepcrew.com
Another Tap Gem with our local powerhouses of music & tap – the Leo Trio! Sponsored by the UCR Department of Dance.
Please join the Dance 19: Introduction to Dance Studies class for a
tap dance lecture/performance by the
Leo Trio – Tap Dance & Percussion
Fred Strickler • Denise Donovan • Ray McNamara
February 13, 2012
Monday, 4:10 – 5:30 pm
Performance Lab, ARTS 166
Free!
Parking: permits at the University Kiosk
Information: (951) 827-3245, performingarts@ucr.edu
And then for those who like a little humor with their modern dance: Liz Casebolt and Joel Smith present their take on the world of dance in “O(h)” this weekend and next at The Actors Company Theatre in West Hollywood. www.caseboltandsmith.com

More to come – there’s ballet and jazz and modern, oh my!  And so much more…stay tuned for more events!