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A&E at a glance

Ballet, tap and jazz are just a few of the dance stylings to be featured in Glenwood Dance Academy’s annual spring performance June 2-4.The academy’s evening shows at 7:30 p.m. June 2-3 spotlight the Danse Arts Theatre Company’s professional dance troupe members. Highlights of the evening shows include a montage of classical ballet variations, including pieces from Giselle, Sylvia and Don Quixote, and a high-spirited, sultry collection of Bob Fosse dances.”The Lion King Dances,” taking place at 1 p.m. June 3-4, features the Danse Arts Theatre Company and the academy’s 125 students. Dancers will bring to life the musical story of Simba, the lion king. The matinees feature a combination of songs such as “Circle of Life” and “Akuna Matata” with jazz, modern ballet and tap dancing.All performances take place at the Glenwood Springs High School auditorium. Matinees are $10 for adults and $8 for children; evening show tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for children. For more information, call 945-2717.

Jazz Aspen Snowmass has announced its annual winners of the JAS In-Schools Outstanding Performance and Achievement Awards.Selected by their directors, each student received a $500 gift certificate to Roaring Fork Music, which has enabled past recipients to upgrade their instruments. And the winners are: David Ackerman, Carbondale Middle School Nuala Del Piccolo, Basalt High School Lindsey Dudycha, Carbondale High School Sarah Maner, Basalt Middle School Allison Rippy, Glenwood Springs Middle School Mike Schuster, Aspen High School Michael Slater, Aspen Middle School Enrique Weber, Glenwood Springs High SchoolJoan Knabe from Basalt received the outstanding director’s award.JAS Local Education Initiatives complement existing school music programs and replace programs where schools suffer losses in music education. For more information on JAS educational programs or events, visit the Web site at http://www.jazzaspen.org.

The Colorado Yagatta Regatta is back in its fourth year with river rafting, costumes, beer tasting, live music, food and fun at Two Rivers Park.This year’s event, from noon to 9 p.m. Saturday, June 3, features a battle of the bands with SoulFeel, The Strays, Friendly Dictators, Cowboy Attitude, Stoned Emotion, Juba-Juba! and Natchez. The competition begins at 1 p.m. and continues throughout the day. More than a dozen Colorado microbrewers will be on hand to offer samplings of their brews, and local vendors will sell food.Boats and their costumed crews launch from the Grizzly Creek put-in at 10:30 a.m. Whitewater Rafting is offering guided trips from Grizzly to Two Rivers for $25 per adult (price includes park admission). Call 945-8477 to reserve a raft.Admission to the party at Two Rivers Park is $10 per adult and $5 per child. All proceeds directly benefit the Cooper Corner Center (for adult daycare). For more information on sponsoring or volunteering at the event, call 947-1233.

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