dance

Saturday, August 27, 2016 - 7:00pm
Wesley Foundation 1203 W. Green St. Urbana
{ dance, music }

It's back to school for students at the University of Illinois, which means it's back to dancing for the Illini Swing Society! To celebrate we're hosting the Fall Kickoff dance for free! Come on out to join us for a night filled with dancing and fun. New to swing dance, feeling a little rusty, or bringing a friend? We'll be having a free beginner lesson starting at 7 pm, so there's no excuse to miss out on this exciting night! Regular dancing starts at 8pm and will continue until Midnight!

We'll be dancing at Wesley Foundation, 1203 W. Green St. Urbana, IL 61801 (The best way to enter is through the doors near the parking lot on Goodwin)

For more information about the Illini Swing Society and other events we'll be hosting check out www.illiniswing.org

Saturday, April 16, 2016 - 7:00pm
Wesley Foundation, 1203 W. Green St. Urbana
{ dance, music }

Come out to learn swing dancing and enjoy a live band at the Illini Swing Society’s free Saturday Spring Dance! Join us first for the free beginning swing lesson and then get ready to swing out to the Magnolia Jass Band from Chicago! The drop-in lesson is from 7-8pm and the dance follows from 8-11pm. Both lesson and dance are free! No partner, experience or special shoes are needed. Just be ready to learn a few fun steps and meet some new people!

This free live event will be held at the Wesley Foundation, 1203 W. Green St. Urbana (enter from the Parking Lot on Goodwin). Find us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter or at www.illiniswing.org.

Saturday, May 7, 2016 - 4:00pm
Virginia Theatre, 203 W Park Ave, Champaign, IL 61820
{ theatre, dance }

Champaign Urbana Ballet presents

Coppélia

Friday, May 6th at 7pm

Saturday, May 7th at 11am and 4pm

Virginia Theatre, Downtown Champaign

Tickets at the Virginia Theatre Box Office at 217.356.9053 or www.theVirginia.org

General

$24 adult, $12 student and youth

Girl Scout Exclusive Promotion (Saturday matinees)

$12 adult, $8 Girl Scout, Free Troop Leader ticket for every 7 Girl Scout tickets purchased

Also brought to you by: Bill Bass Foundation, Car-X Tire and Auto, Champaign Ballet

Academy, Champaign Telephone Company, Chifan Cheng, DDS and Vickie Hemann, DDS, Christie Clinic Department of Foot & Ankle Surgery, Iroquois Federal, Merrill Lynch, Midland States Bank, Stone Ridge Dairy and Two Men and a Truck.

DESCRIPTION

Coppélia is a charming story about a magical toymaker, Dr. Coppelius, who brings to life his beautiful doll. This heartwarming and funny tale of love and the power of imagination is a must-see for any age. Bright costumes, picturesque scenery and classical choreography are set to the memorable melodies of Delibes by artistic director Deanna Doty. If you love the doll in The Nutcracker, you’re going to love Coppélia.
Media, please contact: Cheryl Silver, media coordinator cesilver@gmail.com

Kay Greene, executive director Champaign Urbana Ballet cuballet@gmail.com or 217-355-7317 www.cuballet.com

Saturday, May 28, 2016 (All day) to Monday, November 28, 2016 (All day)
Venice-Italy

CALL FOR ARTISTS (VENICE-ITALY)

Deadline: March 31, 2016

BORDERS - It’s LIQUID International Art and Architecture Festival (in Venice) It’s LIQUID Group, in collaboration with International ArtExpo, Ca’ Zanardi and Venice Art House, is pleased to announce the open call for BORDERS 2016, the International Art and Architecture Festival.
BORDERS festival, curated by Luca Curci and Andrea Chinellato, will be presented in Venice at Palazzo Ca’ Zanardi, Venice Art House, and other prestigious venues and historical buildings, from May to November 2016, in the same period of the 15th Venice Architecture Biennale.

Photography / Video Art / Video Mapping / Computer Graphics / Painting / Architecture / Installation / Sculpture / Performing Art

Further informations about BORDERS FESTIVAL contact us: giorgio.itsliquid@gmail.com

Saturday, March 5, 2016 (All day)
Indepenedent Media Center - 202 S Broadway Ave, Urbana, Illinois 61801

FREE event! This is a day of Belly Dance Workshops, Shopping/Swap meet, Potluck, Dancing, drumming and an Evening Performance Show. Lots of talented instructors and dancers, both local and from surrounding cities. You won't want to miss this! Invite all of your friends and come have an amazing day full of camaraderie and community!

If you wish to partake of potluck goodies, please bring a dish to share.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS;
9:00am-12:00pm Workshops & Shopping
12:00pm-1:00pm Lunch break & Shopping
12:00pm-1:00pm OPEN DRUMMING & DANCING
1:00pm-5:00pm Workshop & Shopping
5:00pm-6:00pm Last minute shopping/networking
Did we mention shopping?!?!

7:00pm-9:00pm PERFORMANCE SHOW
(Performers TBA)

Please check our Facebook event page for more details and to invite your friends!
https://www.facebook.com/events/196394400714151/

WORKSHOPS
(Schedule & Instructors TBA hours subject to change)
We are honored to have so many talented ladies instructing and performing!!

9:00-9:30am Megan - Improv - Reflections/Pangaea
9:35-10:05am Cristina - SambaBelly Dance - Trikhala
10:10-10:40am Kaitlin/Tish - Singapore flair - Trikhala
10:45-11:15am Tomika Thomas/Lincoln - Dance w Live drums
11:20-11:50am Amanda Garion - Metal Fusion - Stygian Sisters
Lunchbreak 12:00-1:00pm (shopping/networking!)
12:00-1:00pm OPEN DRUMMING & DANCING
1:00-1:30pm Arikah Peacock - Arms- Ees'aBella/Decatur
1:35-2:05pm Therese Wyatt - Daughters of the Dance
2:10-2:40pm Erin Lacox - Smooth & Locks - Tenth Muse
2:45-3:15pm Dawn Garret Perry-Create/Emotion " " Bloomgtn
3:20-3:50pm Angela Nation-Egypt/Zoe/Zils - Ala Nar/Springfield
3:55-4:25pm Heathe Voight - ATS (Lotus Fire/Springfield)
4:30-5:00pm Carrie - 3/4 Shimmies (Down to Earth/Peoria)

Friday, February 19, 2016 - 7:30pm
Orpheum Theater

40 North 88 West, the Champaign County Arts Council, has reinvented their annual fundraiser with 40 North UNTITLED, a one-of-a-kind, late-night event on February 19th at the Orpheum Theatre. Celebrating the arts of Champaign County and 40 North’s mission of cultivating creativity, this engaging and interactive evening will bring together art lovers, supporters, and the general public for a night of artful entertainment. As the sole 40 North fundraising event of the year, the proceeds from the night will benefit 40 North and its programs including the Boneyard Arts Festival, ACE Awards, the Eric Show, Friday Night Live, Sky Gallery, MTD ART, and more. 

This late-evening event will feature complimentary cocktail bar and retro gourmet snacks and desserts by Michaels Catering. Customize your own t-shirt and tote screenprinted on site by Weiskamp Screen Printing, become an #arthero during your time inside the pop-up escape room byChampaign-Urbana Adventures in Time and Space, select orginal art by dozens of local artists, try your luck at the wine wall, dance the night away with DJ Mike Ingram, watch "lady-rage" unfold by CLAW: Champaign Ladies Amateur Wrestling, bid on unique auction items, and much more!

Tickets can be purchased at 40North.org, by contacting 40 North at 217-351-9841, or in person at 106 S. Neil St. Champaign IL 61821. 

In advance: $45/person, $80/couple on or before 2/18
At the door: $50/person on 2/19

Sunday, March 13, 2016 - 6:00pm
University YMCA | Latzer Hall

The University YMCA and ISSS present
The 33rd Annual International Dinner & Performance Night

Enjoy an evening of great food and live performances in celebration of the diverse cultures that make up Champaign-Urbana.

Tickets are on sale now for only $15 for a sampling of food and performances from all over the world.

Purchase tickets at the front desk of the University YMCA, 1001 S. Wright Street, Champaign (checks payable to the University YMCA). Tickets sell out early and seats are limited; plan to purchase tickets as soon as possible.

At this event, you should expect to enjoy cuisines from over 20 countries and performances from members of the campus and community. Past International Dinner menus have included dishes from Vietnam, Hawaii, Korea, Brazil, Ukraine, Poland, Turkey, Romania, Ghana, Peru, Russia, Malaysia, Bulgaria, Bangladesh, Ecuador, Israel and several other countries. A finalized menu and performance program is To Be Announced. For more information and updates on the menu and performance schedule, visit: universityymca.org/global/dinner/

Thursday, October 29, 2015 - 3:30pm to 10:00pm
Orpheumm Children's Science Museum

Benefiting the Orpheum Childrens Science Museum and the Don Moyer Boys and Girls Club. Tickets are $5

All Ages
3:30-6:30pm 
Performance pumpkin carving
Pumpkin Cookie Decorating
Pumpkin Auction
Tricks, Treats & Eats
Face Painting & Mask Making
Airbrush Tattoos

19+
7-10pm
Live music & DJ Belly
Costume Contest
Craft potions & brews
After dark performers
Tarot readings
Piato Food Truck 

Sunday, November 15, 2015 - 2:30pm
Champaign Central High School

Central High School Drama presents: Chicago. Set in the 1920s where everyone wants a taste of fame (or infamy) Chicago tells the story of Roxie Hart, a woman who longs to be on the Vaudeville stage.
She plans to make it to the top--even if she has to lie and cheat to get there. After murdering her lover, she lands in the Cook County Jail with Velma Kelly and other Cell Block murderesses. With the help of the infamous lawyer Billy Flynn, she will do whatever it takes to gain her freedom and become the star she's always dreamed of being.

Come see why 'murder, greed, corruption, violence, exploitation, adultery, and exploitation..are so near and dear to our hearts' and help support Central Drama!

Wednesday, November 11th @ 7:00 PM

Thursday, November 12th @ 7:00 PM

Friday, November 13th @ 7:00 PM

Saturday, November 14th @ 7:00 PM

Sunday, November 15th @ 2:30 PM

Adults: $10

Students: $7

Wednesday, November 11, 2015 - 7:00pm, Thursday, November 12, 2015 - 7:00pm, Friday, November 13, 2015 - 7:00pm, Saturday, November 14, 2015 - 7:00pm
Champaign Central High School

Central High School Drama presents: Chicago. Set in the 1920s where everyone wants a taste of fame (or infamy) Chicago tells the story of Roxie Hart, a woman who longs to be on the Vaudeville stage.
She plans to make it to the top--even if she has to lie and cheat to get there. After murdering her lover, she lands in the Cook County Jail with Velma Kelly and other Cell Block murderesses. With the help of the infamous lawyer Billy Flynn, she will do whatever it takes to gain her freedom and become the star she's always dreamed of being.

Come see why 'murder, greed, corruption, violence, exploitation, adultery, and exploitation..are so near and dear to our hearts' and help support Central Drama!

Wednesday, November 11th @ 7:00 PM

Thursday, November 12th @ 7:00 PM

Friday, November 13th @ 7:00 PM

Saturday, November 14th @ 7:00 PM

Sunday, November 15th @ 2:30 PM

Adults: $10

Students: $7

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