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Class: 9.30—10.3()am. £2 (£1). Workshop: 1030-] 1.30am. £2 (£1) The first of two creative classes and workshops presented by menbers of LCDT. See also Glasgow Performance and panel LCDT at Theatre Royal.

0 Tamara McLorg: Contemporary Technique (Elementary/Intermediate) Music Hall. 2.30—3.30pm. £2 (£1). A class for those with some dance experience. I

o Vandana Bastogi: Kathak (General) Edinburgh Suite. 2.30—3.30pm. £2 (£1 ). An introduction to the techniques and origins ofone of the great classical north Indian dances. o Michele Smith: Contemporary Technique (Intermediate/Advanced) Music Hall. 4—5.3(lpm. £2 (£1). The second general contemporary class for dancers by Michele Smith of Second Stride. a London-based company of regularly changing dancers ofquality.

0 Susan Crowther: Creative Dance for the 5-9s (General) Edinburgh Suite. 4—5pm. 50p. A creative and musical introduction to dance for the 5—9s. 0 Joan English: 16th Century Court Dance Edinburgh Suite. 5.30—6.3(lpm. £2 (£1). Steps and sequences for all to learn from dances with romantic names like Wee Tordion. Farandole and Old Almain.

0 Marilyn Williams: Contemporary Technique (Elementary/Intermediate) Music Hall. 5.45—7pm. £2 (£1 ). An open class for dancers with some experience in general contemporary technique.

Public Events

0 Cabaret Dance Night featuring The New York Pig Funkers and APB Ballroom. 10.30pm. £4 (£3). The audience gets a chance to let go with live appearances by two of Scotland‘s best purveyors of dance music. The New York Pigfunkers. actually from Edinburgh. have released one excellent single of irresistible rhythms which has drawn comparisons with the Go Go scene in Washington DC. APB. who have gained approval from none other than James Brown himself. hail from Aberdeen.

SATURDAY 28 Performances

0 File Youth Dance Company and Style Dance Theatre Ballroom. 12.30pm. £2 (£1). A double bill from two of Scotland‘s well-known youth groups.

0 The Kosh: ‘The Edge' Ballroom. 7.30pm. £4 (£3). The Kosh made several successful trips to Scotland last year with ‘Telling Tales‘ successful enough to bring a World

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Classes, Workshops and Lecture-Demonstrations

0 Gregory Nash Group: A ‘Build a Performance’ Weekend Residency (General) 28—29 Mar.

Class: Music Hall. 9.3(l—l().3()pm. £2 (£1).

Class: Music Hall. 10.45—12noon. £2 (£1).

Workshop: Edinburgh Suite. 2.30—5.3(lpm. £2 (£1).

Greg Nash works with Kate Dalton. a young dancer who is at home with his unique. flowing style. on a weekend project for young people of all ages and abilities. Gregory is well-known for his work with the community and has just finished a tour of‘Momentum Rush'. which involved groups from four cities. It was a superb example of high quality performance blended with the incredible energies of the untrained. shown in this case on video.

0 Tracey Hawkes and Catherine Ward: Spanish Dance (General) Edinburgh Suite. 9.3(l—li).3()pm. £2 (£1). Try out the various regional styles of Spanish dance from Sevillanas to Flamenco. Taken in easy stages. this class is open to everyone. Wear low-heeled shoes.

0 Preston Clare: Classical Ballet (Elementary/Intermediate) Edinburgh Suite. 1 lam—12.15pm. £2(£l). Some experience in classical ballet necessary. Preston (‘lare works with Scottish Ballet.

0 Wendy Houston: Dance Theatre (Elementary/Intermediate) Music Hall. 5.30—7pm. £2 (£1 ). Drama and Dance come together in this workshop (see also Sun 22 Mar). Dance technique can be a way of getting messages ofcharacter and emotion across.

0 Tom Yang: Tai Chi and Dance (Intermediate/Advanced) Edinburgh Suite. 5.30—7pm. £2 (£1). Tom Yang. a highly experienced and talented dancer based in Edinburgh. illustrates the connections between Tai Chi (Thuan. ancient (‘hinese Martial Art and contemporary dance.

Public Events

0 Tea Dance Music Hall. 2.30—4.2(lpm. £1 (50p). The second ‘Focus on Dance‘ tea dance for all ages and abilities.

O Ceilidh Ballroom. 10pm. £4 (£3). The Dance Week does not exclude our own national dance styles. Try them out at this (‘eilidh which features Edinburgh‘s Iain MacPhail and his Scottish Country Dance Band.

SUNDAY 29 Performances 0 Gregory Nash Group: ‘Momentum

Bush’ Ballroom. 12pm. £2 (£1). Selections from the current ‘MOmentum Rush' programme and featuring the short piece ofwork devised by participants on the weekend residency.

o Astrakan (France): ‘Concours de Clrconstance' Ballroom. 8pm. £4 (£3). Another exciting import from Europe. Astrakan. is led by Daniel Larrieu who is described as one of the ‘most talented and innovative dancers currently working in France.‘ ‘Waterproof‘. his most recent success which is set in a swimming pool. will be shown in Edinburgh on video. The performance section of the programme will be made up of a series of duos and solos by the company of seven.

0 Gregory Nash Group: A 'Build a Performance“ Weekend Residency Edinburgh Suite. 9.3()—1().3()am. £2 (£1). The final part of the weekend project before the performance at lunchtime.

Classes, Workshops and Lecture-Demonstrations

0 Tom Yang: Tai Chi and Dance (Intermediate/Advanced) Edinburgh Suite. 9.3()—l().45am. £2 (£1). See Sat 28 Mar.

0 Dorothy and Lindsay Grant: Disco and Jive (General) Music Hall. llam—12noon. £2 (£1 ). See Tue 24 Mar.

0 Elaine McDonald: Classical Ballet (Intermediate/Advanced or Pie-Elementary BAD) Edinburgh Suite. Ham—12.30pm. £2(£l)..For those who have been training in classical ballet. this class will be a unique opportunity to work with Scotland‘s best-known ballerina. Elaine MacDonald of Scottish Ballet.

0 Wendy Houston: Dance Theatre (Elementary/Intermediate) Edinburgh Suite. 2—3.3(lpm. £2 (£1). Presented by ex-Kosh and Lumiere & Son dancer.

0 Astrakan (France): Workshop (General) Music Hall. 2.30—3.3(lpm. £2 (£1). A special opportunity to work with Daniel Larreiu and his Astrakan company.

0 London Contemporary Dance Theatre: Creative Class and Workshop (General) with company dancerand choreographer Chris Bannerman Music Hall.

Class: 4—5. 15pm. £2 (£1). Workshop: 5.3(i—7pm. £2 (£1).

The second of two class and workshop sessions given by members of L(‘DT.

o Sheridan Nicol: An Afternoon of Jazz Edinburgh Suite. General: 4—5pm. £2 (£1 ). Elementarry/Intermediate: 5—6pm. £2 (£1).

Intermediate. Advanced:

(T. 15—7.3()pm. £2 (£1 ). Sheridan is one of Scotland‘s liveliest exponents ofthe jazz technique.

Public Events

0 Disco and Party Ballroom. 10.30pm. £2 (£1). Naturally. the dance week ends with an evening in which everyone can join in the dance. A hopping finale to a packed week of superb events.

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