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the performance calendar forMay-July 2016


May 30 TexasBalletTheater School FortWorth Spring Performance


TexasBalletTheater School FortWorth’s annual Spring Performance includes classical and contemporaryworks by intermediate and upper level students and features the ProfessionalDivision. Choreographers includeArtisticDirectorBenStevensonO.B.E., TBT Dancer JiyanDai, andCalebMitchell.May 30 at 7:00 pmat Bass PerformanceHall, 525Commerce St., FortWorth, TX76102. $5-$20. 877-828-9200, option 1.www.texasballettheater.org/


June 4 BalletGala


ArtBalletAcademy, under the artistic direction ofMariya Kudyakova, presents a programfeaturing Paquita—one of themost famous classical ballet pieces—and contemporaryworks. Performing in the concert are ballet starsMarinaGoshko andYulia Ilina. June 4, 2016 at 5:00 pmat TruettHall, 2001WSeminaryDr, FortWorth, TX76115. $15.www.abacademy.com/Tickets.html


June 4 Vitruvian Salsa Festival


SeduXion, directed byRobertoLay, performs at the first Saturday evening Vitruvian Salsa Festival.Asalsa lesson and livemusic provided by the Latin bandHavanaNRGare featured. The festival is presented by SalsaDallas,City ofAddisonandDanceCouncilNorthTexas. June 4, 2016 from6:00-10:00 pmatVitruvian Park, 3966Vitruvian Way,Addison, TX75001. Free event and parking. 214-219-2290. www.salsadance.com/ www.thedancecouncil.org/


June 5 The Sweet Life


Pictured: TexasBallet Theater FortWorth School Performance


June 3-4 Elledanceworks 19


Elledanceworks 19 features newworks by companymembersDelanie Bitler,MelissaBjork,TamaraCoalson,AmyDillard,Amanda Hunt andMelissa Johnson. Premieres byArtisticDirectorsRonelle Eddings andMicheleHanloncomplete the program.Works range fromthe light-hearted Biscuits byCoalson and darkly comedic Surprise byBitler, to AThreadMayBreak by Johnson,which explores the psy- chology of burden.Aguest performance byCollinDanceEnsemble, the acclaimed student ensemble atCollinCollege,will feature two works by companymembersAmandaHunt andAmyDillard. Elledanceworks is the ProfessionalDanceCompany inResidence at CollinCollege. You don’twant tomiss this! June 3-4, 2016 at 8:00 pm at JohnAnthony Theater,CollinCollege - SpringCreekCampus, 2800E. SpringCreek Parkway, Plano, TX 75074. $15; $12 students, seniors,DanceCouncilMembers; Free toCollinCollege Students, Faculty, Staff. 214-366-0630.www.elledanceworks.org/


3-DDance, under the artistic direction of Suzy Simpson, takes the audience into theworld ofGrannyB’s Sweet Shoppe in The Sweet Life. 3-Dperformers entertain the audience as they sing and dance their way through five decades of fun atGrannyB’s Sweet Shoppe.Get to knowGrannyB, her granddaughter, and all the kidswho have come through the shoppe as they reminisce in the 2016 recital production. June 5, 2016 at 3:00 pmat theAllen PerformingArtsCenter, 300RivercrestBlvd.,Allen, TX75002. $10.www.allenpac.org/


June 9-10 Evening ofDance


The InfinityPre-ProfessionalCompany&ICONCompany, under the artistic direction ofGeralynDelCorso-Garner at the InternationalConservatory of PerformingArts, performa variety of danceworks that they have beenworking on through the 2015-2016 season. June 9, 2016 at 7:30 pmand June 10 at 8:00 pmat the EisemannCenter,Bank ofAmerica Theatre, 2351 PerformanceDr., Richardson, TX75082. 972-744-4650.www.eisemanncenter.com/


June 10-11 Life-Vida


BalletHispanic of theArts, under the artistic direction ofAlvaro Rosales, presents their annual spring concert.Heritage and culture bring children to dance. It’s through folklorico that the doors open to LIFE-VIDA.Come see our dancers performfolklorico, ballet, jazz, modern, and hip-hop. June 10-11, 2016 at 7:30 pmatBishop Lynch High School, 9750 FergusonRd,Dallas, TX75228. $10. www.ballethispanicofthearts.com/


June 11 Vitruvian Salsa Festival


TimbaTumbao, directed by JohanIbañez, performs at the second Saturday evening Vitruvian Salsa Festival.Asalsa lesson and livemusic provided by the Latin bandCarabali are featured. The festival is presented by SalsaDallas,City ofAddisonandDanceCouncil NorthTexas. June 11, 2016 from6:00-10:00 pmatVitruvian Park, 3966VitruvianWay,Addison, TX75001. Free event and parking. 214-219-2290.www.salsadance.com/www.thedancecouncil.org/


Pictured:KathleenHiggins,MelissaBjork and Jennifer Torres. Photo by: MohammadDezfuli DANCE!NORTHTEXAS


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