I KIRKINTILLOCH TOWN HALL Union Street. Kirkintilloch. 776 2266.

Saaba African Dancers/Musicians Fri 27 Apr. 7.30pm. £2—£3.50. 11ai|ingfrom Burkino Faso. north of Ghana. Suaha are a group of young musicians and dancers. The 30-strong company. aged between


theatre and rhythm. in an effort toexpose the more positive facets of a struggling country.

I PAISLEY ARTS CENTRE New Street. 887 1010.

Saaha Tue 24 Apr. 7.30pm. £2 (£1 child). See Kirkintilloch.

I PALACE THEATRE 9 Green Street. Kilmarnoek. 0563 23590.

The Mazeppa Ukrainian Cossacks Fri 27 Apr. 7.30pm. £3.50 (£2.50). This dynamic ensemble make regular appearances in Britain performing traditional L'kranian song and dance.

I TRAMWAY 25 Albert Drive. tickets available from ticket centre. 227 5511. Saaba Fri 27 Apr & Mon 1 May. £6(£3). Sec Kirkintilloch.


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 b.45pm on Wednesdays and Ballroom and Latin at 7.30pm on Fridays. There are alsoclasses for children in ballet. tap. modern theatre dance. Highland dance. baton twirlingand

five and twenty. combine vibrant costume.

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RAD Ballet. Phone for more details.

I GLASGOW ACADEMY OF DANCE 2 (i. 19 Queen Street. 221 0750.

Classes are held throughout the week in a mirrored and barred studio 1‘t,t)0 feet square. £2—£2.80. Phone for detailsof daily classes.

Open Elementary Ballet Mondays 7.30—9pm.

Lunchtime Stretch Tuesdays

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

Beginners Jazz Wednesdays(i.30—8pm. Beginners Tap Thursdays5.30-6.30pm. Contemporary Beginners Thursdays 6.30—8pm.

Ballroom Fridays 7—8pm.

I HILLHEAD SECONDARY SCHOOL ()akfield Avenue. nearest tube Kelvin Bridge. Contemporary Dance with Jane Simpson. Mondays 7—8.30pm. £2. Phone 3343349 for details. Jazz Dance with Karen Pasi. 'I‘hursdays b.30—8pm. £2.50. Phone 339 4777 for details. Dance Aerobics with Joanne Borthwick. Thursdays 8—9pm. £2. T'ai Chi with Larry Butler. Beginners and intermediate classes take place on Mondays and beginners and advanced classes on Wednesdays. A term oftwelve sessions is £20—£30. though you can turn up for one lesson on a trial basis. Phone 334 3507 for details.

I SCOTTISH BALLET STUDIO 261 West Princes Street. 331 2931. Steps()urclasses are run on a casual basis; adults £2 ( £1 .50). juniors£l.50.

Contemporary Tuesdays 6—7pm. AdultJazz Tuesdays 7.15-8.30pm. Beginners Contemporary Thursdays 6—7.15pm.

Beginners Ballet 14 yrs and above. Saturdays 10—1 1 . 15am.

BeginnersJazz 14 yrs and above. Saturdays 11.30am—1pm.



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I GLASGOW UNIVERSITY 1 lunterliall West. below the 1 lunterian Museum. phone 334 4836 for info.

Ballet Ior Modern Dancers Ian McLeod teaches those of an

Advanced Professional level. Wednesdays III-11.15am.

I HYNDLAND SECONDARY SCHOOL Phone John Fraser (339 3888). John Maclnnes (946 1693) or Simon Watkins (332 4733) for further information.

I Mary Prestidge Dance Workshop Sat 21 Apr 1 1am—5pm. Sun 22 Apr 1—5pm. £20 (£8). Mary l’restidge started out asa gymnast. worked with the Ballet Rambert and now teaches experimental dance. influenced by Alexander techniques. This weekend workshop will explore movement. focusing on the laws ofgravity and momentum.


l7 ()ueens Crescent.

T'ai Chi Ch‘uan 'l‘hursdays 7.30—9.30pm. £25 ( 10 weeks). A ten-week course for beginners led by Ronnie Robinson.

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I KING'S THEATRE 2 [even Street. 229 1201.

Scotch Symphony/Paquita/Who Cares? Until Sat 21 Apr. 7.30pm: Sat2l Apr.2.30pm. £5-£18.50(£3~£l5.50). Ifnderthe umbrella of Bullets by ll'nrld.llt1srers. Scottish Ballet‘s first production for 1990 includes two ballets by Georges Balanchine, 117m ( 'ures." is set to fifteen (iershwin songs and Search Symphony. the most successful of the three pieces. is performed to .‘yiendelssohn‘s symphony inspired by the Scottish Highlands. Completing the programme is Minkus‘ l’uquiru. staged by director of the Kirov Ballet. ()leg \‘inogradov.


I ARTS CDNNEXIDN The Theatre Arts (entre. off Nicolson Street. (vol 0144. Body Awareness through Alexander Technique Saturdays noon—1.30pm. £40 (£35). Startingon 21 April and endingon 23 .lune. a ten week introduction course for performers and singers seeking greater understanding of posture and breathing techniques.

I ASSEMBLY ROOMS The Dance Base. (ieorge Street. phone Sheridan Nicol on 2204348 9 iordetails.

Dance Base (‘lasses for all ages and ' abilities with various teachers. including dancer-in-residence. Sheridan Nicol. Special guest teachers include Deirdra [.ovell. Roy'ston Maldoon. Frank McConnell and Lindsay Joint. Turn up fifteen minutes before each class in comfortable. unrestrictive clothing. All classes are run on an informal basisand cost £2 ( £1 ) per session. Plans for 1990 include a regular class in Pilton and a special needs workshop. Phone for details.

Lunchtime Jazz with Sheridan Nicol. Tuesdays 1pm.

Youth Jazz 9 y rs and above. with Sheridan Nicol. 'l‘uesdays 5pm.

Jazz (Level 2) with Sheridan Nicol. Tuesdays o. 15pm.

Adult Tap (Beginners) with Sheridan Nicol. Tuesday s 2.30pm.

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

Over Forties Dancercise Wednesdays 2pm. Children's Tap 9 yrs and above. with Sheridan Nicol. Wednesdays 5pm.

Jazz (level 1) \Vednesdays (rpm. Contemporary with various teachers. (no experience necessary). Wednesdays ‘31)an

Jazz (Beginners) with Ray rnond Kaye. 'l’hurstlays 5.30pm.

Adult Performance Groups 'l‘hursdays 7pm. Contemporary (Intermediate) with Marilyn \Villiams.I‘ritlays12.30pm.

Jazz (Elementary) 14 yrs and above. with Sheridan Nicol. l‘ridays 2.15pm.

ExperimentaI/Improvisational Dance with Alan Grieg. Saturdays 1 1am. Experimental Dance/Physical Theatre with Lindsay John. Saturdays 1 .30—4.30pm (£3).

I CRAIGLOCKHART SPORTS CENTRE 177 (‘olinton Road. 443 0101.

A variety of adult coaching sessions are available. including Women‘s Activity Mornings. Aerobics. Fitness'l'raining and Yoga. Phone the centre for more information.

I EDINBURGH YOUTH DANCE COMPANY Phone Sheridan Nicol on 220 4348 9 for further details. ('lasses are £1 per session. Leith Community Centre 7 years and above. 'l'uesdays 4. 30—6pm .

St Brides Community Centre Seniors. Wednesdays (v-9pm.

Assembly Rooms Juniors. Fridays 5—7pm. CalderCommunity Centre 10 yrs and above. Sundays 2—4pm.

I ELCHAT A variety ofclasses and workshops in creative and contemporary dance. for all ages and abilities. are available throughout Fast 1.othian. Phone Stephanie Sellie on ()31 (m5 371 1 ext 244 for details.

I EPWORTH HALLS Nicolson Square. phone 229 1071 forinfo.

All classes are taught by Tracy 1 lawkes. director of Spring and a member of Khorus Dance Theatre. and are £2.50(£2) per session.

Contemporary/Jazztor Adults Mondays (v.30pm. '

Tap for Adults Tuesdays 6.311p111.

Jazzior Teenagers Wednesdays 5.30pm. Ballet for Adults (Beginners) Wednesdays (1.30pm.

I GRACEMOUNT LEISURE CENTRE 22 (iracemount Drive. 658 1940. Classes are held in ballet. tap and modern dance. yoga. fitness weights. aerobics. self defence. gymnastics. 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 .(i0 (£1 ) per session and are held on a casual basis for women only. Phone the centre for details. Old Tyme Dance Sessions Tue 7.30—9pm. 50p.


I MACROBERT ARTS CENTRE L'niversity of Stirling. 078661081.

Transitions Dance Company Wed Apr :5. 7.30pm. £4.50 (£3.50). Laban-trained Transitions dance company are currently touring an exciting programme of work commissioned from choreographers at the forefront ofcontemporary dance. The programme includes work from the promising Frenchman llerve Jourdet entitled ('ruhs. a new work from British choreographer Yolande Snaith. Sally ()wen's Did hurl/1c [fair and I-‘l'slzermun Beguile. ('laude Brumachon‘s .N'aufruges and Past Zero by (‘anadian choreographer Grant Strate. Transitions are holdinga dance workshop open to the adult public. on Monday 23 April. 4—(ipm. (‘ontaet Sylvia Dow on 0780 73171 ext 2549 for details.

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