What exactly does "modern dance" mean, these days? We suggest that this night of movement works will give you a compelling and memorable clue. The No Assurance project brings together choreographers willing to venture out of comfort zones and safety nets, with this show presenting different expressions of “No Assurance." Featuring Julia Duffy-Dzubinski, Katherine Hodges, Magdalena Jarkowiec, Erin Lane,
Rosalyn Nasky, and more. Fri.-Sat., Jan. 25-26, 8pm. $12 ($10, students).
The Off Center, 2211-A Hidalgo, 512/476-7833
Galaxy Studios (at 1700 S. Lamar #338, next to Yoga, Yoga) has changed its name to Galaxy Moving Arts and is looking for partners who need office space, rehearsal space, or a bare-boned performance space with LED lights and 80 chairs. Excellent for classes, workshops, performances, or whatever your imagination can conjure – with some of the best dance floors in Austin. For details, call Tom Giebink at 426-5729 or Amparo Garcia-Crow at 441-6085.
Two Left Feet
Afro-Caribbean folkloric dance styles, with an occasional shake of old-school Afro-American funk, led by Novuyo Masakhane. $10/class.
Learn a variety of couples and line dances from around the world. All levels of experience welcome. No partner required. Saturdays, 7:30pm (lessons); 8:15-11pm (open dance). $5.
Dance Associates presents classes for kids ages 2 years and older in a variety of locations. (Dance, gymnastics, and movement classes are taught at three locations.)
Learn Bhangra, classical Indian style, and more. 10700 Anderson Mill #208,
Ongoing classes for aerial hoop and static/spinning pole dance will add a tint of Eros to your Terpsichore.
For intermediate and advanced dancers at three locations. Saturdays, noon-1:30pm. Khabele Studio, 701 W. 7th. Sundays, 11:15am-12:45pm. The Dance Zone, 2323 San Antonio. Tuesdays, 6:45-8:15pm. Ballet Austin, 501 W. Third.
Flamencura is dedicated to teaching flamenco dance (and music) for all ages. Classes forming now for adult beginners, kids, and teens. Some youth scholarships available. Check out the full schedule of classes on the studio's website. Flamencura Music and Dance, 7113 Burnet, #111.
The Hula Hulau Kaepa Polynesian Dance Academy is accepting students for beginning hula and Tahitian dance classes. Hawaiian Tiki Imports, 3500 S. Congress.
Classes are forming now in belly dancing (all levels), flamenco, salsa/merengue, creative movement for kids, and tai-chi. See website for details. Lucila Dance Studio, 7 Carriage House.
North America's only professional tap company offers classes for adults and teens and even younger. Tap and ballet are just part of what's on offer. 2302 Western Trails.