The holiday season is such a wonderful time to catch up with family and friends over huge meals. Don’t make it hard to lose weight next year by participating in a dance class during the time off. Or if you just want to keep that magical feeling going, then go out and see a holiday dance production. You may even need to get the kids out the house so that you can get that last minute shopping done or wrap up presents. Whatever it may be, there are plenty of dance activities going on in Greensboro.
Dance Classes and Workshops
November 10 -December 17 – Jazz Workshop
Access to Art Academy’s Jazz Workshop is still going and it is not too late to join! Each class is $10. Please contact Cyrus Art Production for the schedule and more information.
Access to Art Academy’s Holiday Open House! OPEN LEVEL JAZZ Class is only $5! You can also come and observe for FREE! Come and learn about Access to Art who brings PROFESSIONAL and PRE-PROFESSIONAL Performing Arts training to the Triad area! OPEN HOUSE Special Registration Discounts for our WINTER II Session (Jan 12-Feb 25) will be offered if you sign up on Dec 17. Regular Registration fee for WINTER II is $175 for the 7 week session. Pay in full for our Winter II session during the Open House on Dec 17 and receive a 30% DISCOUNT!! For more info call: 336 540 8882
December 20 – 23 – Ballet/Jazz Intensive
Princess Howell will be teaching 3 hr/day Ballet and Jazz workshops for ages 5 – adult at Royal Expressions School of Dance located in the YWCA auxillary building at 8 Dundas Circle Ste C & D (off of Pomona Drive). It costs $40 per day or $75-$125 to enroll for the entire session. Check out the website for the schedule and call 336-404-2999 or email [email protected] to register.
December 27 – 30 – Contemporary/Hip Hop Intensive
Princess Howell will be teaching 3 hr/day Contemporary and Hip Hop workshops for ages 5 – adult at Royal Expressions School of Dance located in the YWCA auxillary building at 8 Dundas Circle Ste C & D (off of Pomona Drive). It costs $40 per day or $75-$125 to enroll for the entire session. Check out the website for the schedule and call 336-404-2999 or email [email protected] to register.
December 28, 29 – Funk Aerobics Class
Tina Yarborough-Liggins will be teaching a high energy Funk Aerobics class at City Arts Dance in the Cultural Arts Center. Class is open to ages 15 & up. Cost is $15 for both classes or $10 for 1 class. For more information about the workshop, please call the office at 336-373-2727.
January 3 – 6 – 4-Day Contemporary Dance Workshop
Jan Van Dyke will be teaching a 4 day contemporary dance workshop at City Arts Dance. Classes will be intermediate level and open to ages 15 & up. Cost for the workshop is $32 for 4 classes or 1 class for $10. For more information about the workshop, please call the office at 336-373-2727.
Performances and Productions
December 4 – Greensboro Jaycee’s Holiday Parade
The annual Holiday Parade will start at noon this year and end at 2 p.m. Lots of dance organizations will be in the parade. What would a parade be without the dancing? This event is FREE and open to the public.
December 5 – Holiday Traditions Across Cultures/YWCA Grand Opening – New Programs, New Space
Royal Expressions Contemporary Ballet will be performing at this event and the Royal Expressions School of Dance will have information available for the upcoming Spring Trimester. Come for food, fun, and fellowship. It starts at 2 p.m. This is a FREE event. Contact the YWCA at 336-273-3461 for more information.
December 9 – Big Brother, Big Sister Gala
This is event will be held at Studio B at 7:30 p.m. to raise money for Big Brother, Big Sister of Greater Greensboro. Nan’s School of Dance will be performing at this event. There will also be a live and silent auction at the event. It cost $15 per ticket which may be purchased in advance at 510 Summit Ave or at the door. Contact Katie Mae Stewart at 336-378-9100 for more information about this event.
December 10 – Dance Movie Night
Nan’s School of Dance will be hosting a movie night for ages 5 -16 years. There will be dancing and crafts and the night will end with popcorn and The Nutcracker. It will be 6:45 – 9:30 p.m. Please call 336-288-6141 for more information.
Greensboro Ballet’s The Nutcracker will show at the beautiful Carolina Theatre. Here are all of the show dates and times. Please contact Greensboro Ballet at 336-333-7480 for more information about these events:
December 10 & 17, 7:30 pm
December 11 & 18, 3:00 pm
December 12 & 19, 3:00 pm
Other special activities:
Tea with Clara – Sunday, December 12 at 1:45pm & Saturday, December 18 at 1:45pm
Meet Clara and some of the other cast of The Nutcracker, eat sweet treats, have your photo taken, and get autographs before the show! Be sure to bring your camera. Tickets cost $15.
Nutcracker Fantasy Camp – December 8, 9, 10 at 4:00-5:30 pm, – Downtown Location & December 3, 10, 17 at 4:00-5:30pm – Summerfield Location
Come learn actual dances from The Nutcracker and do crafts, then attend The Nutcracker performance on Sunday, December 12 (Downtown Location) or 19 (Summerfield Location).
So as you can see the dance community just loves the holidays and want to bring fun and excitement for the whole family to enjoy. There are plenty of dance activities to enjoy. Have a great thanksgiving and wonderful holiday season!
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