’A passionate story of forbidden desire’

American Connexion presents

DESIRE UNDER THE ELMS by Eugene O'Neill Wed 2 - Sat 5 May at 8pm £3.50 (£2.50)

BOX OFFICE : 031 226 5425


’Edinburgh's largest theatre show in 1990'


PLEBISCITE (or An Arranged Marriage)

Leith performance project to commemorate the amalgamation of Leith and Edinburgh in 1920

LEITH THEATRE FERRY ROAD EDINBURGH, EH6 Wed 23rd - Sat 26th May at 8pm & 2pm Sat £3.50 (£2.50)

Box Office 03] 226 5425




I DANCE FACTORY 142 Calder Street. 423 9430.

The Dance Factory is open for a variety of classes during the week. both evening and daytime. For example. Jazz (Beginners) a' 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 twirling ant RAD Ballet. Phone for more details.

I GLASGOW ACADEMY OF DANCE 2/6.19 Queen Street. 221 0750.

Classes are held throughout the week in a '

mirrored and barred studio 1000 feet square. £2-£2.80. Phone for details of daily classes.

Dpen 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. Contemporary Beginners Thursdays 6.30—8pm.

Ballroom Fridays 7—8pm.

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

Contemporary Tuesdays 6—7pm.

Adult Jan Tuesdays 7.15—8.30pm. Beginners Contemporary Thursdays 6—7.15pm.

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

Beginners Jazz 14 yrs and above. Saturdays 11.30am—1pm.

I GLASGOW UNIVERSITY Hunter Hall West. below the Hunterian Museum. phone 334 4836 for info.

Balletlor Modern Dancers Ian McLeod teaches those of an

Advanced/Professional level. Wednesdays 10—11.15am.


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

EDINBURGH Performance

I PLAYHOUSE THEATRE Greenside Place. 557 2590.

The Stars DiThe Bolshoi Ballet Until Fri 4 May. 7.30pm. £17.50—£20. Thirty members of the spectacular Bolshoi Ballet perform old favourites from the most


loved Russian Ballets includingSit'an Lake. Spartacus. Don Quixote and La Fille Mal Gardée. Well worth seeing if you can afford the ticket prices.


I ARTS CONNEXION The Theatre Arts Centre. off Nicolson Street. 661 0144. Body Awareness through Alexander Technique Saturdays noon—1.30pm. £40 (£35). 21 Apr—23 June. A ten-week introduction course for performers and singers seeking greater understanding of posture and breathing techniques.

I ASSEMBLY ROOMS The Dance Base. George Street. phone Sheridan Nicol on 220 4348/9 for details.

Dance Base classes are run on an informal basis for all ages and abilities and cost £2 (£1). Turn up fifteen minutes before each class in comfortable. unrestrictive clothing. The new dancer-in-residence. Tamsin Grainger. has taken over from Sheridan Nicol. and will be concentrating on outreach work. Classes run until June 16.

Lunchtime Jazz with Phyllis l Iutchison. Tuesdays 1pm.

Youth Jazz 9 yrs and above. with Phyllis Hutchison. Tuesdays 5pm.

Jazz (Level 2) with Sheridan Nicol. Tuesdays 6.15pm.

AdultTap (Beginners) with Sheridan Nicol. Tuesdays 7.30pm.

Jazz (Advanced/Pro) with Phyllis IIutchison. Wednesdays 1 lam.

AMERICAN FESTIVAL THEATRE and THE ROYAL SCOTS CLUB present THE AMERICAN DINNER THEATRE featuring The British premiere of the comic drama ELEEMOSYNARY '. . . a play. . . ofa calibre rarely seen. . . the language is elegant and witty and carefully wrought'. Until 20 May 30 Abercromby Place (2 blocks from George St. at the corner of Hanover/Dundas) Reductions for parties of 5 or more See Listings for further details

Reservations :

031 557 5091

Dver Forties Dancercise with Phyllis llutchison. Wednesdays 1pm.

Jazz (level 1) with Phyllis Hutchison. Wednesdays 6pm.

Contemporary with Alan Greig. (no experience necessary). Wednesdays 7.30pm.

Jazz (Beginners) with Raymond Kaye. Thursdays 5.30pm.

Adult Perlonnance Groups with Alan Greig. Thursdays 7pm.

Contemporary (Intermediate) with Lyn Dcnlon. Fridays 12.30pm.

Jazz Level 2 14 yrs and above. with Tracey llawkes. Fridays 2.15pm. ExperimentaI/lmprovisational Dance with Alan (irieg. Saturdays 1 lam—1pm. Experimental Dance/Physical Theatre with Lyndsay John. Saturdays 1.30-4.30pm (£3).

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

A variety of adult coaching sessionsarc available. including Women‘s Activity Mornings. Aerobics. Fitness Training and Yoga. Phone the centre for more information.

I EDINBURGH YOUTH DANCE COMPANY Phone Tamsin Grainger on 220 4348/9 for further details. (‘lasses are £1 per session. Assembly Rooms Youth dance for juniours with Alan (ireig. 5—7pm.

I ELCHAT A variety ofclassesand workshops in creative and contemporary dance. for all ages and abilities. are available throughout East Lothian. Phone Stephanie Sellie on ()31 665 3711 ext244 for details.

I EPWORTH HALLS Nicolson Square. phone 2291071 forinfo.

All classes are taught by Tracy Hawkes, director of Spring and a member of Khoros Dance Theatre. and are £2.50(£2) per session.

Contemporary/Jazz for Adults Mondays 6.30pm.

Tap for Adults 'I'uesdays 6.30pm.

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

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 .60(£l)pcr session and are held on a casual basis for women only. Phone the centre for details. Dld Tyme Dance Sessions Tue 7 .30—9pm. 50p.

I MARCOS LEISURE CENTRE Grove Street. phone 229 1071 for furtherinformation. These classes are also taught by Tracy

I Iawkes (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 Jan Sat I 1.15am. AdultJazz Sat noon—1.15pm.

Adult Performance Group Phone Tracy Ilawkeson 229 1071 for details.

I PDRTOBELLO TOWN HALL Portobello High Street.

Fun and Fitness Classes for Women 50 + 'I'uesdays 2—3pm. 25p per session.



for only £16 + VAT.

7D The List 4— 17 May 1990