I THEATRE ROYAL Hope Street. 331 1234 Ballet Bambert Tue 28 Nov—Sat 2 Nov. 7.30pm. £3.50—£9.50. Programme one 28—30 Nov: Calm. Sounding. llymnos. Strong Language. Programme two 1-2 Dec: Embrace Tiger And Return To Mountain. Pulau Dewata. Opal Loop. Soldat. Six out ofthe eight pieces are performed in Scotland for the first time in what promises to bean exciting visit from one of the top contemporary dance companies. See theatre preview page. Armenian State Dance Company Sun 3 Dec. 2.30pm & 8pm. £4—£15. Founded in 1958 in Armenia's capital. the dancers were recruited from Yerevan‘s School of Choreography and the Yerevan ()pera Ballet. The company is famous for its fine mix of ballet and folk developed from the traditions and culture of Armenia. £1 Iron each ticket will be donated to the Paediatric Hospital Project in the city of Kirovoakan which helps victims from last year‘s tragic earthquake.


I DANCE FACTORY 142 (‘alder Street. 423 9430.

The Dance Factory is open for a varietyof classes during the week. both evening and daytime. For example. Jazz (Beginners) at 6.45pm on Mondays. Ballet at 6.45pm on Wednesdays and Ballroom and Latin at 7.30pm on Fridays. There are also classes for children in ballet. tap. modern theatre dance. Highland dance. baton twirlingano RAD Ballet. Phone for more details.


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Classes are held throughout the week in a mirrored and barred studio 1000feet square and cost from £2—£2.80. Phone for» details ofdaily classes.

Open Elementary Ballet Mondays 7.30—9pm.

Lunchtime Stretch Tuesdays

12.30pm—1 . 15pm. Good for city centre workers.

Beginners Jazz Wednesdays 6.30-8pm. Beginners Tap Thursdays 5.30—6.30pm.

ContemporaryBeginnersThursdays 6.30—8pm.

Ballroom Fridays 7—8pm. I SCOTTISH BALLET STUDIO 261 West Princes Street. 331 2931. Steps Outclasses

are run on a casual basis; adults £2 (£1 .50).

juniors 1.50.

Contemporary'I‘uesdays6—7pm. AdultJazzTuesdays7.15—8.30pm.

Beginners Contemporary Thursdays 6—7.15pm.

i' Beginners Ballet 14 yrs and above.

Saturdays 10—1 1 . 15am.

Beginners Jazz 14 years and above. Saturdays 11.30am-lpm.

I T'Al CHI CLASSES Beginners. lunchtime and children's classes available plus residential weekends. Phone Larry Butler on 334 3507 for details.

I HILLHEAD SECONDARY SCHOOL Oakfield Avenue. nearest tube Kelvin Bridge.

Contemporary Dance with Jane Simpson. Mondays 7—8.30pm. £2. Phone 334 3349 for details

Jazz Dance with Karen Pasi. Thursdays 6.30—8pm. £2.50. Phone 339 4777 for details.

Dance Aerobics with Joanne Borthwick. Thursdays 8—9pm. £2.

I THEATRE ROYAL Hope Street. 331 1234. Rambert Dance Company Workshop Wed 29 & Thurs 30 Nov. 10am—noon. £3 (£2). A rare opportunity to work with the Rambert on a piece from their repertoire.

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Theatre Workshop 34 Hamilton Place Edinburgh EH3 5AX Box Office 031 226 5425

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FRI 22 DEC 4.30pm & 7.30pm SAT 23 DEC 2pm Br 7.30pm TICKETS £3.70 (£2.20)


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Of the three parts of their varied programme, the Scottish Ballet shone most in the traditional Divertissements, adopted from the Kirov Ballet repertoire. Earlier, Peter Darrell’s The Prisoners suffered from stilled choreography, which was only given real depth by Judy Mohekey, who set alive the production. The final offering, Petrushlta, was encumbered by distracting costumes and an inordinate number of dancers forthe rather cramped stage. The performance would take off for a few moments and then become diluted by a wash of bodies. However in the last minutes, as the dancers stripped off their fussy costmes, the ballet began, literally, to take shape, resulting in a triumphant finale. (Jo Boe)

some dance experience. Book direct through the Rambert; phone ()1 995 3996 for details:

EDINBURGH Performance

I ST BRIDES CENTRE Orwell Terrace. 346 1405.

Waving AI The Tide 14—16 Dec. 8pm. The Kosh present their biggest project yet with three actors and fifteen dancers accompanied by the SCO. with a storyline by Roger McGough. design by Scottish artists Robert Callender and Elizabeth Ogilvie and a specially commissioned score from composer Howard Davidson. I USHER HALL Lothian Road. 228 1155. Armenian State Dance Company Mon 4—Tue 5 Dec. 7.30pm. £5—£15.

See Theatre Royal. Glasgow.


I ASSEMBLY ROOMS The Dance Base. George Street. phone 2204348 fordetails. Dance Base Dance classes for all ages and abilities with various teachers. including the engaging Sheridan Nicol (Edinburgh‘s Dancer-in-Residence). Turn up fifteen minutes before each class in comfortable. unrestrictive clothing. All classes are run on an informal basis and cost £2 (£1 ) per session.

Lunchtime Jazz with Sheridan Nicol. Tuesdays 1pm.

Children's Jazz 9 yrs and above. with Sheridan Nicol. Tuesdays 5pm.

Open Jazz (Level 2) with Sheridan Nicol. Tuesdays 6.15pm; Wednesdays 6pm. AdultTap (Beginners) with Sheridan Nicol. Tuesdays 7.30pm.

Jazz (Advanced/Pro) with Sheridan Nicol. Wednesdays 11am.

Lunchtime Tap with Sheridan Nicol. Wednesdays 1pm.

Children‘s Tap 9 yrs and above. with Sheridan Nicol. Wednesdays 5pm.

Contemporary with various teachers. (no experience necessary). Wednesdays 7.30pm.

Absolute Beginners Jazz with Raymond Kaye. Thursdays 5.30pm.

Contemporary (Intermediate) with Marilyn Williams. Fridays 12.30pm. . Jazz (Elementary) 14 yrs and above. with Sheridan Nicol. Fridays 2.15pm. JuniorYouth Dance Company with Sheridan Nicol. Fridays 5pm. Experimental/lmprovisational Dance with Alan Grieg. Saturdays 1 1am.

I EPWORTH HALLS Nietilson Square. phone 2291071 forinfo.

All classes are taught by Tracy l Iawkes. director of SPRING and a member of Khorous Dance Theatre. and are £2.50 (£2) per session.

Contemporary/Jazz for Adults Mondays 6.30pm.

Tap for Adults Tuesdays 6. 30pm.

Jazz for Teenagers Wednesdays 5.30pm. Ballet for Adults (Beginners) Wednesdays 6.30pm.

I MARCOS LEISURE CENTRE (irove Street. phone 229 1071 for further information. These classes are also taught by Tracy Hawkes (see above). £2.50 (£2).children £1.75 per session.

Children's Ballet Sat 9.30am.

Children’s Tap Sat 10.30am.

Children’s Modern Jazz Sat 11.15am.

Adult Ballet Sat noon.

AdultJazz Sat 1.15pm.

I SPRING LOTHIAN DANCE COMPANY St Bernard's Church Hall. Dean Street. Phone 2291071 or 336 23 16 for details. Spring are looking for new members to join their dance company which meets every Thursday 8pm— 10pm. Lfsing all forms of dance the company works towards performing in and around Edinburgh and the Lothian region. No experience is necessary. so if you are over thirteen and interested phone or just turn up any Thursday.

I GRACEMOUNT LEISURE CENTRE 22 Gracemount Drive. 658 1940. Morning and evening classes are held in fitness weights. aerobics. and stretch and tone gentle exercise for beginners. intermediates and over 40s with a free creche available during some ofthe sessions. All classes are £1 .75 (90p) per session and are held on a casual basis for women only. Phone the centre for details. I CRAIGLOCKHART SPORTS CENTRE 177 Colinton Road. 443 0101.

There are a variety ofadult coaching sessions on offer including Women's Activity Mornings. Aerobics. Fitness Training and Yoga. Phone the centre for more information.

I ELCHAT A variety ofclasses and workshops in creative and contemporary dance. for all ages and abilities. are available throughout East Lothian. Phone Stephanie Sellie on 031 665 3711 ext244 for details.

I ARTS CONNEXION Wilkie Ilouse. Guthrie Street. Anyone interested in contemporary jazz dance and movement improvisation for the next season should phone Cathy on 228 l l 19 for details. The classes will be open to beginners.

I ASSEMBLY ROOMS (ieorge Street. Phone Sheridan Nicol on 220 4348 for details.

Bambert Dance Company Workshop Fri 1 Dec. 12.30pm—2.30pm. £3. A rare opportunity to work with the leading British contemporary dance company. Anyone interested should phone Sheridan at the above number.

Xmas Dance Fest 1 2&30 Dec. 3 days £15.: days£l2. 1 day £7. individual classes £3. A three day intensive Jazz course with Stuart Arnold (from the HMS/toeShow-and Dash) and Sheridan Nicol. Phone Sheridan at the above number for details. Xmas Dance Fest 2 5—6 Jan. 2 days£10.

1 day £6. individual classes £3. Deirdre ()‘Donohoe leads this classical ballet weekend workshop for those of elementary standard and above.