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    ACC Choreographers' Showcase

    Featuring works by faculty and student choreographers.
    Fri.-Sat., Dec. 7-8, 8pm. $10 ($5, students, seniors).  
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    Ballet Austin: The Nutcracker

    You've heard of this thing? The Nutcracker, right? And here Ballet Austin brings it big and fancy and exquisitely staged, with hundreds of dancers embodying the choreography of Stephen Mills, extraordinary sets and costumes, and Tchaikovsky’s score performed live by the Austin Symphony Orchestra. Witness in wonder as a young heroine faces her fears, rescues her prince, and dreams big during the journey of a lifetime.
    Through Dec. 23. Fri., 7:30pm; Sat., 2 & 7:30pm; Sun., 2pm. $15 and up.  
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    Blue Lapis Light: Oneness of Being

    Surrounded by the natural environment, the trees and fields of the Wildflower Center's indigenous plants, the acclaimed Blue Lapis Light dancers defy gravity on columns and ropes, weaving choreography into the very air, enhancing the wonder of our interaction with the gardens. Yes, it's part of the center's annual Luminations.
    Thu.-Sun., Dec. 6-9, 7 & 8pm. $10-15.  
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    KDHDC: Be Still, My Heart

    Kathy Dunn Hamrick Dance Company – you remember this recent show, yes? – presents the premiere of a large-scale, full-length, impressionistic work featuring virtuosic dancing, humor, gesture, and references to cinema. The audience will be seated up close and in-the-round to fully experience the sights, sounds, and kinetic energy of Hamrick’s award-winning choreography, performed to original, live music.
    Dec. 6-9. Thu.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 3pm. $21 and up.  
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    Sembrando Herencia: Borinquen Sana

    This 16th annual production from the Puerto Rican Cultural Center is a tribute to the elders whose wisdom and experience helped their communities survive the weeks and months without electricity, water, food, or communications following the impact of Hurricane Maria in 2017.
    Dec. 8-9. Sat., 6:30pm; Sun., 3pm. $5-20.  
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    ACC Dance Classes

    The Dance Department of Austin Community College offers classes in modern, jazz, ballet, and improvisation techniques, with student work produced twice a year in the Choreographers' Showcase. Teachers include Ellen Bartel, Jessica Cox, Kathy Dunn Hamrick, Roxanne Gage, Darla Johnson, Sunny Shen, Catherine Solaas and Melissa Watt. Note: Classes can be taken for credit and applied toward your degree.
    Prices vary, scholarships available.  
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    Afro Fusion Dance

    Afro-Caribbean folkloric dance styles, with an occasional shake of old-school Afro-American funk, led by Novuyo Masakhane.
    $10/class.
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    Austin Parks and Recreation: Classes for Kids

    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.)
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    Ballet Austin

    Ballet Austin offers a wide variety of dance classes throughout the week all year long. Workshops for the absolute beginner adult include Ballet, Modern, Classical Indian Dance, Samba, and Hula. Also, they have an ongoing series of VideoDance classes, based on songs by Janet Jackson, Rihanna, and more. See website for details.
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    Bollywood Dance Classes

    Learn Bhangra, classical Indian style, and more. 10700 Anderson Mill #208,
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    Brass Ovaries Pole Dancing

    Ongoing classes for aerial hoop and static/spinning pole dance will add a tint of Eros to your Terpsichore.
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    Esquina Tango

    The indefatigable Gustavo Simplis leads a variety of tango classes – and classes in salsa, samba, rumba, and more – with live music-enhanced performances. See website for details.
    Fridays, Saturdays
    209 Pedernales St.
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    Flamencura Music and Dance: Flamenco Classes

    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.
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    Hawaiian Dance Classes

    The Hula Hulau Kaepa Polynesian Dance Academy is accepting students for beginning hula and Tahitian dance classes. Hawaiian Tiki Imports, 3500 S. Congress.
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    Lucila Dance Productions: Classes

    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.
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    Tapestry Dance Company

    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.

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