Ongoing Dance Events

Austin Ballroom Dancers play swing, Latin, rock, and ballroom classics weekly. Smoke- and alcohol-free. Next: Mar 15. Sat, 8-11pm, Parks Dept. Activities Center, 29th & N. Lamar. $6 ($5 students/$4 members). 335-7479.

Austin International Folk Dancers meets weekly to learn dances from all over the world. First time free, $2 after. Sat, 7:30-11pm, at the Hancock Recreation Center, 811 E. 41st. 462-0651.

DanceClub 183 hosts smoke-free public dances weekly, with music ranging from salsa to C&W to ballroom to swing. Fri, 9pm. $5. 339-9391.

Dunya Hosts Dance With Taste weekly at Ararat Restaurant. Dunya, dubbed "best belly dancer in the world" by the Village Voice, is featured most Thursdays. Sundays, Dunya presents dancing by Jaqui Staples and Cara Biasucci. Reservations a must. Thu & Sun, 8pm, at Ararat, 111 E. North Loop. 419-1692.

Middle Eastern Dance & Drumming is presented every other week at Ruta Maya. Marietta Robards, aka Zerehade, hosts. Fri, 6:30-9pm, at Ruta Maya, Fourth & Lavaca. 451-6776.

Mirage Bellydance Troupe presents an hour of swirling chiffon and bellydance every other week. Next date: Mar 20. No cover. Thu, 7:30pm, Texas Union Showroom. 252-2333.

Wednesday Contra Dance offers traditional dances to live music. Austin Barn Dancers host. Next dance, Mar 19. Wed, 7:30pm, Hancock Rec Center, 811 E. 41st. $3 donation. 453-4225.

Dance Classes, Etc.

QuickSilver Workshops on Beginning East Coast Swing and the Foxtrot will be held Mar 14, Fri, 7pm, at QuickSilver Studio, 8711 Burnet, #H-101. Cost: $25 couple/$15 single. 302-4324.

Execudance Offers Salsa Lessons for the beginning and intermediate dancer every Thu, 6-8:30pm, at Miguel's La Bodega, 415 Colorado. Cost: $5 class. 343-6392.

Hamrick/Warren, a professional modern dance school, offers year-round adult classes in modern dance technique, beginning through professional levels; yoga; and conditioning, including Kate's Ideal Workout and The Saturday Class. Cafe Dance, 3307-B Hancock. 451-8066.

Lucila Dance Studio offers classes in bellydancing, flamenco, salsa, and merengue. Due to a recent fire at the studio, 210 W. 38th, classes have been relocated to NiaSpace, 2810 S. First. or 450-1050.

Tapestry Dance Company Academy offers classes for its Children's Academy and adults, with courses in Rhythm Tap, Jazz, Ballet, and Irish Step Dance, all levels. Tapestry Studio, 2521 Rutland, Ste. 450. or 837-8909.

Dunya leads Dance Meditation, using breath-based movement and inward-looking dance for healing and inner peace, Mon, 7:30-9pm, at the Yoga Studios, by Whole Foods @ Sixth & Lamar; and Footsteps in the Sahara, dance meditation with Middle Eastern dance, Thu, 6-7:15pm. Call for location. $10/class. 444-0078.

Danceline can tell you what's moving in Austin! This free service gives info on dance classes, performances, etc. Sponsored by Movin' Easy and the Performing Arts Center. 474-1766.

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