Watch dance show, and get inspired to take dance class |

Watch dance show, and get inspired to take dance class

Gayle Mortell

Tonight the curtain opens on Glenwood Springs big, beautiful 12th annual dance event, Dancers Dancing, featuring more than 150 kids from Center for the Arts dance classes.They will perform tonight and Saturday at 7 p.m., and there will be a Saturday afternoon matinee at 1 p.m. featuring our tiny dancers, the hip hop students and select pieces from the evening. All shows will be at the Glenwood Springs High School auditorium. We invite the whole community to come out and tear-up when those tiny girls in tutus take the stage, when our experienced ballerinas break your heart with their grace and poise. The instructors and guest dancers, Alexandra and Anthony Jerkunica, will amaze you with their skill.The jazz, tap students will bring you Saturday Night at the Lone Star Cafe and Chicago Suite. We have a very eclectic performance scheduled this year because, after all, the arts are for everyone!We really want to thank our patient, dedicated and talented teachers who put this show together: Claire Evans, DeAnna Anderson, Leah Hernandez, Casey Beauchamp, Thomas Paul Radke and Johnna Drummer, and all the beautiful, talented, above-average dance students. You all do a wonderful job. Bravo & bravisimo. Big thanks go to the technical people whom we love: Maurine Taufer, Halcyon Productions, 2Rivers Productions and Dale Reed.And another bravo, sincere thanks to those who provided financial support this year, including: WestStar Bank (presenting sponsor); Glenwood Springs Arts Council; Bob Anderson; Shera and Don Tapp Waddell & Reed; R. Douglas Yajko, M.D., P.C.; Randall Ross, M.D., P.C.; and Brad Nichol, M.D. Roaring Fork Surgical Associates; Roger J. Brown D.M.D., P.C. Endodontics; Steve Carver Dalby, Wendland & Co.; Rocky Mountain Image; Air Maintenance; Karen Rose; Maggie Muchmore; Dennis Bader Flower Mart; Troy Cleaners; Edward Jones Investments; Ken and Kathy Beckwith; Maryann Sullivan Night & Dance;Joe & Judy ODonnell; Neil-Garing Insurance; Michelle Ballinger; Staci Dickerson Sounds Easy; Gayle and Mike Mortell; Ted and Merry Devlin; Steve Beckley Glenwood Caverns; Joan Baldwin Rio Vista Services; Thad Harlow Grand River Wellness Center; Zueger-Olson Family; John and Rebecca Henschel; Donna Yost; Cheryl Peterson and Matt Goodstein; Mark McClain Confluence Architecture; Justyna Lukaszczyk; Wendy Vanderhoof; Glenwood Travel King; Ginger Watts American Family Insurance; Book Train; The Daily Bread; Ted Churchill The Village Inn; Ham Dubois Intermountain Distributing; 2Rivers Video Productions, LLC; and the Center for the Arts staff.Dance. Its all good. Tickets are available at the Center and at the door. Cost is $15 for adults and $8 for students, per show. Dont miss Dancers Dancing. Call us today at 945-2414. You can buy your tickets right over the phone or at the door.Time to register for classes The Summer 04 Class Catalogue is out and its time to register for some fun time in the arts! Pick up a catalogue at the Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts, the Glenwood Springs Community Center, Carbondale Council on the Arts, and any of the local libraries. We are offering more than 60 classes in dance, pottery, fine arts, crafts and theater arts, piano, voice, and guitar for all levels and all ages. We are also offering stone sculpting and silversmithing for adults at all levels. We are really excited about the myriad of offerings.Check out the catalogue; I am sure you will find something that interests you and your children. Hip hop classes, break dancing, ballet, tap, modern, African and jazz round out the dance program. We are offering Dance Dogs again, a STOMP class for little boys age 4-5. Dianes Art Party ia a class for kids who like to experiment in many different types of art media.The popular Japanese Animation and cartooning classes are scheduled for kids who will actually develop comic books. Sling some real mud this summer to create some colorful and artful pieces of pottery. You can register for classes over the phone or just come to the Arts Center and well set you up! Call 945-2414. Calendar of events not to be missed!POSTPONED until 7 p.m. June 12 Early Twentieth Century, Secular to Sacred the exploration of artist, Ariel Agemian an evening of fine art, dining and fine wines hosted by his daughter, Annig Raley, and her husband Howard at their home. This is not to be missed. Look for more information on this event.May 14-15 Dancers Dancing Discovery Our annual, spectacular spring dance performance.June-August Welcome to Artopia, June 10 through July 11, features the art of the Glenwood Springs Art Guild. July 16 through Aug. 29 is an open art exhibit in our gallery look for more information on this happening too. Its going to be very cool! The Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts is located at 601 E. 6th St. between the Yampah Vapor Caves and Hot Springs Pool. Were open 9-5 p.m. weekdays and noon to 4 p.m. weekends. Information:,, 945-2414.

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