Thursday, July 26, 2012

Dance Zone, Blueberry Festival offer dance activities in Marquette July 26-28

MARQUETTE -- Dancers will find some great events this weekend in Marquette -- at the Dance Zone and the Blueberry Festival.

BLUE CHAMPAGNE will be back at Dance Zone for an open dance from 7 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 28.

"If you missed them last time, ask someone who was at their last dance," says Marge Sklar, Dance Zone director. "They were great!"

The Blueberry Dance Festival is going on through the weekend. Check out the free dance workshops and learn some new steps. Here is the schedule:

Thursday, July 26, 2012 Kaufman Auditorium, 611 North Front St. in Marquette:
Performance: 7:30 p.m. Featuring Ami Mattison, The Beladinas, Erica and Mike Waite, and special guest performers. Advanced tickets: Youth/Student: $6, Adult: $11. Tickets available at the door for an additional $3.

Free Workshops on Friday and Saturday: Come out and try something new or review something you already know:

Friday, July 27 -- 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. (all sessions are at Ringside Fitness, 181 W. Bluff St.)

9 a.m. -- Middle Eastern "Belly Dance" -- All levels/All ages
10 a.m. -- Zumba -- All levels/All Ages
11 a.m. -- Lyrical -- Intermediate Level/All Ages
12 p.m. -- Lindy Hop/Charleston -- Beginner Level/All Ages
1 p.m. -- Bachata -- Beginning/Intermediate Level/All Ages
2 p.m. -- Bulgarian -- All Levels/All Ages
3 p.m. -- Modern -- Intermediate/Advance Level/Ages: Teen/Adult
4 p.m. -- Cecchetti Ballet -- Intermediate Level/Ages: 10 and Up
5 p.m. -- Hip-Hop -- All Ages/All Levels

Saturday, July 28-- 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. (all sessions are at Dance Zone, 1113 Lincoln Ave.)

9 a.m. -- Hip-Hop -- All Levels/All Ages
10 a.m. -- Contemporary -- All Levels/All Ages
11 a.m. -- Highland Sword Dance -- All Levels/Children
12 p.m. -- Highland Sword Dance -- All Levels/Adult
1 p.m. -- Zumba -- All Levels/All Ages
2 p.m. -- Salsa/Merengue -- All Levels/All Ages
3 p.m. -- Eastcoast Swing -- All Levels/All Ages
4 p.m. -- Mambo -- Level: Beginning/Intermediate, Ages: Teen/Adult
5 p.m. -- Vienesse Waltz -- All Levels, Ages: Teen/Adult

Also at the Dance Zone:
Zumba -- Wednesdays and Fridays, 6 p.m. - 6:45 p.m.
Looking ahead a couple of weeks: Texas Two-Step Class at Dance Zone on 4 Thursdays beginning August 9. The country, or Texas, two-step is a dance that would fit with the music played by many of the UP bands, especially the popular country bands that abound in this area.

Click here for more dance info on the Dance Zone Web site.

Click here for more info on the Blueberry Festival.

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