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    Dance

    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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    Annual Free Day of Dance

    Whether you've danced before, or never danced a step in your life, this day is designed for all levels and is your opportunity to sample a variety of Ballet Austin's dance classes. Maybe actual ballet is what'll move you right? Or Bollywood style? Or West African? Or hula? Irish dance, like those Highland steppers? Some kind of high-energy cardio program? Hip-hop? Now's the day to find out – for free!
    Sun., Aug. 25, 1-5:45pm. Free.  
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    Nightlife & Parties

    Austin Cosplay Dance Party

    Quite sure the name says it all. Get your cos on for a midnight costume contest.
    Sat., June 8, 9pm. $12 in asvance; $15 at the door till sold out.  
  • Community

    Events

    Austin Greek Festival

    Celebrate the first annual Austin Greek Festival with three days of delicious Greek food – including spanakopita, souvlaki, baklava, and more – kid-friendly activities, Greek dance performances & lessons, and a marketplace. Plus, a band will be flying in from Greece to perform everything from folk songs to contemporary hits on bouzoukias and other traditional Greek instruments. Opa!
    Fri.-Sun., May 24-26. $5 GA; children 10 and under, free; military ID and first responders, free.  
    Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church, 414 St. Stephens School Rd.
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    Dance

    Austin International Folk Dancers

    Learn a variety of couples and line dances from around the world. All levels of experience welcome. No partner required! Fridays, 7pm (lessons); 8-9:45pm (open dance).
    $5.
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    Dance

    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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    Dance

    Ballet Austin: Rhythm On Stage

    Ballet Austin partners with the Long Center each summer for this public series. Experience what it’s like to take center stage inside Dell Hall in this all-ages event featuring dance styles from around the world. Beginners, experts, and all levels in between are invited to sign up today. West African Dance with Live Drummers (Thu., June 20.) Bollywood Dance (Thu., July 18.) Videodance: Beyonce's "Love On Top" (Thu., Aug. 1)
    Free, but you've gotta RSVP.  
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    Body Shift at Contemporary Austin

    Austin's premier mixed-ability improvisational dance troupe, directed by Brandon Gonzalez and Lauren Tietz, performs as part of the Contemporary Austin's current Abraham Cruzvillegas "Hi, How Are You, Gonzo?" exhibition. (And, following the performance, you can join a participatory workshop that uses exercises from the DanceAbility improvisational dance method.)
    Sat., May 25, 3pm. $10.  
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    Dance

    Country Western & Swing Dance Party

    Kristy spins C&W faves for this smoke-free shindig. Come early for the lesson! Sundays, 6-9pm. Austin Uptown Dance, 8868 Research #706.
    $5 ($15, walk-in special with classes).
  • Arts

    Theatre

    Hamilton

    This, in case you somehow didn't know (and please accept our sincere congratulations on finally waking up from that years-long coma, yo, it's good to have you back), is Lin-Manuel Miranda's hip-hop musical about America's Founding Father Alexander Hamilton. Brought to town by the good people of Broadway in Austin, it's a phenomenon that's worthy of its endless hype, and they say tickets are possibly still available if you were born on a full moon, the wind is coming in from the northeast, and the Westlake sibyl dances a clockwise tarantella during consultation. Or, better: See the website right here for the show's two-days-before ticket lottery.
    May 28-June 16. Tue.-Fri., 8pm; Sat., 2 & 8pm; Sun., 1 & 7pm. $79-539.  
  • Community

    Yoga

    Kula Yoga Center

    Calling itself "Austin's Family Yoga Center" isn't a misnomer, what with its infant/parent classes and other kid-friendly courses. Also check out the special classes for dancers, athletes, and even students (for PE credit, no less).
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    Arts & Culture

    Ladies of LCD Soundsystem

    These grrrls must love an Austin dance party cuz they're back at it, so brave the heat and dance!
    Fri., Aug. 9, 8-11pm. $15-17.  
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    Dance

    MEANWHILE ...

    Jennifer Sherburn and her company of major talents return to explore the tropes of comic books – with contemporary dance featuring a cast of six choreographers (Jairus Carr, Lisa Anne Kobdish, Taryn Lavery, Clay Moore, Amy Myers, and Sarah Annie Navarrete) traversing space with bungee, ladders, and mobile set pieces. Bonus: An original music score by William West and Juliana Scheffield, with lighting by Chris Conard, and a VR premiere of Sherburn's "Stolen" collaboration with Flow Nonfiction.
    Opening: Wed., June 5, 8pm. Then: Through June 15; Thu.-Sat., 8pm. $30 ($20, in advance; and FREE on opening night)).  
    Rogge Ranch House, 3506 Rogge
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    Dance

    Metamorphosis Dance: Ballet Under the Stars

    This season’s show, ready to glorify Zilker's hillside theatre, features the music of Ludwig Minkus, known for his ballets Don Quixote and La Bayadère. The virtuosi of Metamorphosis Dance will be joined by guest artists from Ballet Austin and Ballet San Antonio and will also debut works created by the company's artists.
    Fri.-Sat., May 31-June 1, 7:45pm. Donations accepted.  
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    Comedy

    People of Color Comedy Fest

    Here's "one of the few festivals in the country that focuses on: performers of color, giving non-white audiences in particular a chance to enjoy entertainment that might otherwise not be seen outside of New York or Los Angeles." Featuring ¡ESCÁNDALO!, the improvised bilingual Spanish-English telenovela; the Lucky Chaos Lion Dance troupe; the all-black, all-male improv troupe Sugar Water Purple; Latino Comedy Project's Adrian Villegas; the incomparable Shannon Dale Stott; and your host for this two-nights-only celebration of color and comedy, Vanessa Gonzalez. Recommended!
    Fri.-Sat., May 24-25, 8pm. $15-25.  
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    Community

    QueerBomb 2019

    Get ready to drop glitter bombs, babes! The 10th anniversary of Austin's DIY, anti-corporate alt-Pride will be loud, proud, and full of sparkle. Get there early to mingle, followed by the all-ages rally (7pm), procession down Sixth Street starts at 8:30pm, followed by the dance party celebration at 10pm.:

    New to town and don't know about Queerbomb? We can fix that: see our 2016, 2017, and 2018 coverage, and dive into some history here.

    Sat., June 1, 6pm-1am  
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    Dance

    Studio Series Show

    This is is an evening of critique-in-process dance performances by four independent Austin-based choreographers: Alexa Capareda, Emily Rushing, Lauren Tietz, and Rae Fredericks. Curated and conceived by Kirstan Clifford; curated and moderated by Michaeli Brunk. Note: RSVP via email and they'll tell you where it's at.
    May 30-June 2. Thu.-Sat., 7:30pm; Sun., 5pm. $10.  

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