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J.D. Fitzgerald/Special to The Explorer, Instructor Radomir Pashev works with student Payton Poole at a ballroom workshop funded by the Tucson Dance Foundation held at the Tucson Dance Academy on Saturday.
J.D. Fitzgerald/Special to The Explorer, Radomir Pashev instructs the guys on their moves at the ballroom workshop.
J.D. Fitzgerald/Special to The Explorer, Tucson Dance Academy instructor Carly Booth leads the girls in a routine she taught them during the ballroom workshop held last Saturday at the Tucson Dance Academy on Ina Road. Approximately 60 young people refined their ballroom dance skills at two Saturday classes. Carly, a Mountain View High School student, and Radomir Pashev took third place at the 2009 World Youth Pro/Am International Latin Championship.
If you're reading this editorial on a printed page … thank you, first of all.
When the dance team folded at Ironwood Ridge High School in 2001, most of the school's varsity-squad hopefuls expressed disappointment and moved on.
Tucson has without a doubt made it known they have one of the top dance programs in the nation. Fifteen dancers from Tucson Dance Academy took center stage at the New York City Dance Alliance where they impressed the judges with their dance performance of “Korbushka” and received the National Junior Critics Choice Award.
Kick up your heels with true country music, featuring Country Thunder's own Harry Luge, and dancing in real rodeo fashion at the historic El Casino Ballroom. Food by Ole Rico Mexican Steakhouse.
If you live in Saddlebrooke, you don't have to drive to Downtown Tucson for some entertainment. Tucson Dance Academy along with the Booth family will be performing "The Spirit of Christmas" on Dec. 21 at DesertView Performing Arts Center, 39900 S. Clubhouse Drive in SaddleBrooke.
Sylvia Whitehall holds a dance pose as she practices for an upcoming dance recital.
Isabelle Liams points her toe as she and a group of girls practice for an upcoming dance recital.
Creative Dance Arts and Az Dance Theatre presents the 23rd-Annual Summer Concert June 9 and 10.
Tucson Dance Academy instructor Carly Booth leads the girls in a routine she taught them during the ballroom workshop.
Joseph and Susan Abate swing to the music at the American Dance Studio's third anniversary celebration Saturday afternoon. Dancers came to the Oracle Road business to help cut a chamber ribbon and enjoy an afternoon on the dance floor.
They like to act, hang out with friends and get good grades.
J.D. Fitzgerald/Special to the Explorer, Instructor David Davis and business owner Elizabeth Keyes perform for the audience.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, Marana High School dancers Olivia Romero, Sierra Sutton, Mallory Kelley and the rest of the Marana Dance Team perform "1, Tutu, 3, 4" to open the Tucson Hip Hop Show Friday night. The seventh annual dance show was held at Marana High School Friday and Saturday nights.
J.D. Fitzgerald/Special to the Explorer, Joseph and Susan Abate swing to the music at the American Dance Studio's third anniversary celebration Saturday afternoon. Dancers came to the Oracle Road business to help cut a chamber ribbon and enjoy an afternoon on the dance floor.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, Two sold-out crowds attended the seventh annual Tucson Hip Hop Show Friday and Saturday nights.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, Ironwood Ridge High School junior London Byler performs in "Schoolz Out" with the rest of the school's dance group during the Tucson Hip Hop Show Friday night.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, Marana Dance Team members Sierra Sutton, center, Kirsten Gaskell, right, and Mallory Kelley perform "Check, √" during the show at Marana High School.