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Dance, music and creative kids on tap at the Center for the Arts

Staff ReportGlenwood Springs, CO Colorado

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. From a tap dance icon to a Celtic quintet, the Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts hosts a variety of education and entertainment in the coming weeks.Starting at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 24, tap guru Tony Coppola conducts four workshops and one performance. The event, funded in part by the Target Young Audience Grant, is for one day only. Cost for one class is $20, and tickets for the performance are $10. The package price for one class and the performance is $25. The package price for two classes and the performance is $45. The schedule is as follows:• 11-11:45 a.m. – Children’s rhythm and percussion (6 years and older)• 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. – Children’s tap and jazz class (8 years and older)• 1:30-2:30 p.m. – Intermediate tap master class (9 years and older)• 2:30-4 p.m. – Advanced tap master class (13 years and older)• 6 p.m. – Performance (all welcome)Coppola has been featured in TV programs and commercials, and has performed at the Kennedy Center, choreographed for the Colorado Ballet and headed the dance program at Mesa State College. He is in high demand nationally as a performer, choreographer and master teacher. With long-standing national recognition as an all-American gymnast, his credits include “The Mystery and Magic of Nadia Comaneci” for ABC Wide World of Sports and the World Gold Gymnastics Tour, starring Comaneci, Bart Conner, Kerri Strug and a cast of world-champion gymnasts.Featured for his tap dancing on the Marilu Henner Show in Las Vegas, Coppola can also be seen in many dance magazines for his authoritative articles and ads promoting Capezeio’s Coppola tap shoes. He was featured in a production for the Kennedy Center’s Imagination Celebration and is rehearsing two projects in Las Vegas and teaching dance at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.From March 2 to April 9, the Center for the Arts gallery will be filled with kid’s art from all over the Roaring Fork Valley and beyond. Since kids are natural artists, the center plans to hang every piece of art from the ceilings, on the walls, floating in mid-air, and gracing podiums. The free Kid’s Hands-On Art Day and Party takes place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, March 10.Save the date for Celtic quintet Colcannon at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 3 at the Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts. Playing everything from mandolins to accordions, the band will start St. Patrick’s Day festivities early with its authentic Irish sound.Call the Center for the Arts for more information at 945-2414.


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