AUDITIONS for 2017-18 Season

AUDITIONS ~ FREE CLASS Desert Dance Theatre & Step’s Junk Funk 2017-18 Season   Download and Email DDT Audition Form to Lisa@DesertDanceTheatre.org   Step’s Junk Funk ~ Need experienced male and female dancers with good rhythm and good percussion skills! Desert Dance Theatre ~ Need experienced male and female dancers versed in Classic Modern Dance Styles (Techniques ~ Graham, Limon, Horton, Cunningham, etc) OR willing to learn.   Dance Theater West 3925 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix, AZ   Audition Dates and Times: Wednesday, May 31 ~ 6:30pm-9:00pm Saturday, June 3 ~ 1:00pm-3:30pm Monday, June 5 ~ 6:30pm-9:00pm   The Auditions/Classes are FREE, but RSVP is required. PLEASE RSVP by May 30 at Eventbrite: http://bit.ly/2r24qf2 Requirements ~ · Dancers must have flexible schedule and available to rehearse and perform. · Dancers must be versatile and have performance experience in modern dance. · Experience in ballet, jazz and other dance and performing arts disciplines is a plus. · Dancers must be responsible with reliable transportation. Must be available to attend regularly scheduled classes/rehearsals on: Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:00pm-9:00pm Saturdays from 1:00pm-4:00pm Rehearsal schedule may vary as needed. INFO: 480-962-4584 or Lisa@DesertDanceTheatre.org or...

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Mississippi Journey: Three Life Experiences / Honor and Duty: The Mississippi Delta Chinese

This project was made possible by a grant from the Arizona Humanities.   WHAT: Mississippi Journey: Three Life Experiences (Life Conversations) / Honor and Duty: The Mississippi Delta Chinese (Documentary Film) WHEN: Wednesday, June 14, 2017 WHAT TIME: 6:00pm-9:00pm WHERE: First Congregational United Church of Christ 1407 North 2nd Street, Phoenix AZ 85004 COST: FREE (RSVP Required) RSVP: Please RSVP by June 12th Eventbrite RSVP: http://mississippijourney.eventbrite.com FaceBook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1884069311815190/ For more information: 480-962-4584, 480-430-8946, Lisa@DesertDanceTheatre.org   MISSISSIPPI JOURNEY Mississippi Journey: Three Life Experiences, tells the life journey of three Arizona residents with deep roots in the Magnolia state. From very different cultural and ethnic backgrounds, Rev. James Pennington – Pastor at First Congregational United Church of Christ, Lisa Chow – Artistic Director of Desert Dance Theatre and Floyd Alvin Galloway – Owner of AGE2 Management Services will share experiences that they have found in common that have connected them in their life through their journey from Mississippi to Arizona. Mississippi is a state of many paradoxes, conflicts and puzzles, but also through its struggles molded people of strength and character. The evening will also shed more light on a Chinese American community in the Mississippi Delta through filmmaker and special guest, Samantha Cheng – Executive Producer of Heritage Series, and her documentary Honor and Duty: The Mississippi Delta Chinese. This will be a lively night to remember and a great learning experience for all. Please RSVP early for this free event. Seating is limited. This project was made possible by a grant from Arizona Humanities, and is sponsored by First Congregational United Church of Christ, AGE2 Management Services, Desert Dance Theatre, Heritage Series, Arizona Informant Newspaper, and Radio Phoenix. DETAILED PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: The evening program is in two-parts. The first part is a open conversation with three individuals who have roots in Mississippi and have migrated to Arizona called, “The Mississippi Journey: Three Life Experiences.” Lisa R. Chow, Floyd Alvin Galloway, and Rev. James Pennington talk about their vastly different life experiences surrounding their upbringing in Mississippi including: ethnic culture, religion, socio-economics, philosophies and politics and other influences that shaped their lives to become who they are today. They will also share how they came to reside in Arizona and how they evolved. Lisa R. Chow was born and raised in Greenville,...

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“Everything Old Is New Again” Dance Fusion Showcase and Musical Revue

“Everything Old Is New Again” Dance Fusion Showcase and Musical Revue Co-sponsored by Alice Cooper’s Rock Teen Center Saturday, April 8, 2017 at 4:00pm Alice Cooper’s Rock Teen Center, 13625 N 32nd Street, (SW corner of 32nd Street and Thunderbird Rd.) Tickets on sale NOW, $15 online at www.dancefusionaz.com, $25 at the door, children FREE Adult and Teen dancers take the stage at this unique Variety Show of over 30 dance routines. Meet Guy as his Dance Angel takes him to Broadway, Around the World to Arizona and back to Dance Fusion to find his passion for dance once again. Family friendly Variety Show with over 100 performers: Dance Fusion Company, Tap Fusion, Divine Chaos Tribal Fusion, LLC, Bruce Goolsby, Rhythm and Motion Dance Theater, The Middle of Somewhere, Desert Dance Theatre/Step’s Junk Funk, Foot Klan, Hogdepodge, U. N. All-Stars, SMYL, Swexy, Alice Cooper’s Rock Teen Center, Chad and Marie Burson, Jeannie Bernstein and Jim Maranto, Johnny Rigby and Lexi Kenrick, and more….. Take a Tap, Jazz, Musical Theater, Ballet, Belly Dance, Bollywood, and Hip Hop adventure to Broadway and Around the World as Dance Fusion brings you this one-of-a-kind Musical Theater Revue with the best Dance Fusion and the Valley has to offer.  ...

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Amor de Baile 3

Yumi La Rosa Flamenco presents… Amor de Baile 3 ~ Flamenco & more Saturday, March 11, 2017 at 6:30pm Tempe Center for the Arts, 700 West Rio Salado Parkway, Tempe, AZ 85281 Tickets: $20-$35 http://tca.ticketforce.com 480-350-2822 Featuring: Yumi La Rosa, Kenny Jezek, Martin Gaxiola, Gaetano, Ioannis Goudelis, Max Perrault, Adriel Perrault, Desert Dance Theatre/Step’s Junk Funk, Nicolas Tapia & Stephanie...

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Black History Month Celebration ~ Let’s Do It Again ~ Variety Show

Friday, February 10, 2017 (7:00pm) Black History Month Celebration ~ Let’s Do It Again ~ Variety Show presented by South Chandler Self Help Foundation & Desert Dance Theatre Chandler Center for the Arts ~ Bogle Theater, 250 North Arizona Avenue, Chandler AZ 85225 FREE TO THE PUBLIC PROGRAM INFO Invocation and Introduction by Rev. Victor Hardy Welcome from MC, Mrs. Black Arizona 1989, Kim Anderson “The Negro National Anthem” by Miss Moriah Payne Miss Black Teen “Purpose” (spoken word) by Rodney Love Poetry (spoken word)by Donna Williams Gospel (2 songs)by Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church choir and band “Let Freedom Ring” by Jesse Washington “Strange Fruit” by Desert Dance Theatre ~ Renee Davis “Marco’s Swing” by Desert Dance Theatre ~ Malikah Fernandez, Danielle McNeal Johnson, Caroline Liddicoat, LeBrian Alexander Patrick “The Soul of a Black Woman” (spoken word drama) by Kim Anderson Poetry (spoken word) by Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church Youth Program ~ D’zjhanea, Rayahna and Layliana Solo Dance by Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church Youth Program ~ Brittany Mack Music Performance (rap) ~ Rick Hall Phoenix Soul Steppers Drill Team (no music) Musical Performance by Moriah Payne Musical Performance (2 songs) by Club Upstairs Band ~ Bennie Dixon Band & Vocal Performances (3 songs) by Club Upstairs Band with Connected ~ Lara Day and Brenda & Davell...

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AUDITIONS! Desert Dance Theatre & Step’s Junk Funk

Email Application to Lisa@DesertDanceTheatre.org: DDT Audition Form AUDITIONS ~ FREE CLASS Desert Dance Theatre & Step’s Junk Funk ~ 2016-17 Season Step’s Junk Funk ~ Need experienced male and female dancers with good rhythm and good percussion skills! Desert Dance Theatre ~ Need experienced male and female dancers versed in Classic Modern Dance Styles (Techniques ~ Graham, Limon, Horton, Cunningham, etc) OR willing to learn. Saturday, February 4, 2017 Step’s Junk Funk Audition ~ 1:00pm-2:15pm Desert Dance Theatre Audition ~ 2:30pm-4:00pm Monday, February 6, 2017 & Wednesday, February 8, 2017 Step’s Junk Funk Audition ~ 6:00pm-7:15pm Desert Dance Theatre Audition ~ 7:30pm-9:00pm PLEASE RSVP by calling/text 602-740-9616. The audition class is FREE! Dance Theater West 3925 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix, AZ ·       Dancers must have flexible schedule and available to rehearse and perform. ·       Dancers must be versatile and have performance experience in modern dance. ·       Experience in ballet, jazz and other dance and performing arts disciplines is a plus. ·       Dancers must be responsible with reliable transportation. Regularly scheduled classes/rehearsals are: Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:00pm-9:00pm AND (If Needed) Tuesdays 6:00pm-9:00pm and/or Saturdays from 1:00pm-4:00pm and/or Sundays 9:00am-12:00pm or 1:00pm-4:00pm or later Rehearsal schedule may vary as needed. INFO: 480-962-4584 or Lisa@DesertDanceTheatre.org or...

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