David Cosgrove and Phil Kay with some West Coast wit in the convivial surrounds of The Counting House.


I The Comic Club Blackfriars. 45 Albion Street. Glasgow. 041 552 5924. 9pm. £4.50 (£3.50). Bar open 8.30pm—midnight. A busy line-up of local comedy featuring Alex Frackleton. David Cosgrove. John Paul Leech and a double act who went down a storm when they first appeared here as new comics. Tracy Henderson and Paul Stephenson.

I Jim Beam Bourbon Evening ot Comedy The Gag Club. Wilkie House. 237 Cowgatc. Edinburgh. 031 662 0781. 8.30pm for 9.30pm (open till 3am). £4.50 (£3.50). Norman Lovett headlines this showcase gig compeer by Funny Farmer

Fred McAulay. and also featuring 50 You Think You're Funny winner Martha McBrier and Fringe hit Eddie lzzard.


I The Salamander Club Cafe Royal. West Register Street. Edinburgh. 228 1838. 8pm. £2 (£1). Phone in advance for disabled access. A special festive mix of Scottish poets. musicians and wits.





I MARYHILL COMMUNITY CENTRAL HALL Afro-Caribbean Music and Dance Festival Sat 8 Dec. 6.30pm. £3.50 (£2). Dade Krama: Ancestral Music of Africa are a traditional African group incorporating

the roots of reggae. jazz. soul and calypso.

Their performance celebrates African music and dance.


AND DRAMA 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057 3 Glasgow Through Glass Wed 19-Fri 21 Dec

7.30pm. £5 (£2.50). Visual Statement combine dance. video and music in celebration of their tenth anniversary anc Glasgow‘s cultural festival.

I THEATRE ROYAL llope Street. 332 9000 A Streetcar Named Desire Fri 7 & Sat 8 Der 7.30pm. £3.50—£27.50. The Stuttgart Ballet are considered one of the finest European companies. Streetcar. choreographed by John Neumeier. director ofthe Hamburg Ballet. is loosely based on Tennessee William‘s original play. Neumeier set his interpretation of the classic American tale. for which he designed both set and costume. to music by Prokofiev and Schnittke.

Ballet Rambert— Programme One Tue ll—Thurs 13 Dec. 7.30pm. £3.50-£10.50. After a year's absence the popular modert dance company return to Glasgow with a characteristically wide repertoire. Company director Richard Alston‘s Dealing With The Shadows. with clothes by English Eccentrics. is danced to Mozart's Piano Sonata K331 and Ashley






Wilkie House Cowgate, Edinburgh

Saturday 15 December

Doors open 8.30 pm. Tickets £4.50 (£3.50 conc.)


Page‘s energetic Currulao set to music by Orland Gough. has costumes by designer John Galliano. Also American post-modern choreographer Lucinda Child. of the legendary Judson Dance Theatre. has choreographed her first piece for the Rambert which involves a central theme of Earth. Air. Fire and Water. echoed in New York artist Jennifer Bartlett‘s design. See preview on theatre prevtew pages.

Ballet Bambert- Programme Two Fri 14—Sat 15 Dec. 7.30pm. £3.50—£l0.50. Richard Alston‘s latest work is set to music by Steve Reich with design by Tim Hatley while Glasgow‘s Kate Whiteford produced designs for acclaimed choreographer Siobhan Davies to be used in Signatures. The programme is rounded off with Glen Tetley's Embrace 'I't'gerand Return to Mountain. inspired by the ancient Chinese martial art T‘ai Chi. See preview.

I TRAMWAY 25 Albert Drive. 227 5511. Point at Departure Fri 7 & Sat 8 Dec.

7.30pm. £4 (£2). Recently formed by some

of Scotland's best dancers and choreographers. Motional Precipices includes Elaine McDonald (founder member of Scottish Ballet). Frank

McConnell. Dawn Hartley and Peter Royston. Their debut production. Pointof Departure is a study of rarely exposed insecurity.


I DANCE FACTORY 142 Calder Street. 423 9430. Due to popular demand. the dance factory have opened a second studio. providing a wide range ofclasscs for adults and children; teenage class £1 .50 (£2.50 for 2). adult class £2.50 (£4.50 for2). senior citizen class£l .50.

Dance Exercise Mon 6pm & 8.15pm. Wed 6pm.

Jazz Mon 6.45pm (level 2). 7.30pm (beginners). Thurs 7pm (level 1). Callanetics Mon 6.45pm. Wed 6.45pm. Aerobics Tue 6pm (level 1). 6.45pm (level 2). Thurs 7pm.

Yoga Tue 7.45pm.

Tap Tue 6.45pm (level 1). Wed 7.45pm (level 3). Thurs 6. 15pm (beginners). 8pm (level 1).

Ballet Tue 7.45pm (level 1). Wed 6.45pm (level 2). Thurs 6. 15pm (beginners). Thurs 8pm (level 2).

Ballroom and Latin Fri 7.30pm. Rock'n'iioll Jive Mon 8.15pm.

Belly Dancing Wed 7.45pm.

I GLASGOW ACADEMY OF DANCE 2/6. 19 Queen Street. 221 0750.

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

Open Elementary Ballet Mon 7.30—9pm. Lunchtime Stretch Tue 12.30—1.15pm. Good for city centre


Beginners Jazz Wed 6.30—8pm.

Beginners Tap Thurs 5.30—6.30pm. Contemporary Beginners Thurs 6.30—8pm. Ballroom Fri 7—8pm.

I HILLHEAD HIGH SCHOOL Oakfield Avenue. phone 339 4777 for details. Contemporary Dance Class Mon 7—8.30pm with Jane Simpson. £2. Phone 334 3349 for details.

Callanetics and Dancerclse Thurs 6.45pm wrth Karen Pasi.

Jazz Dance Thurs 8pm with Karen Pasi.



I BROUGHTON HIGH SCROOLCarrington Road. Edinburgh.

Christmas Dance Spectacular Sat 8 Dec. 7pm. £1 (50p). Months of classes and workshops around Edinburgh. organised by Tamsin Grainger. culminate in this celebration of dance. Contributions from adult and youth groups as well as a new solo by Edinburgh teacher and choreographer Alan Greig.


I ASSEMBLY ROOMS George Street. phone dancer-in-residence Tamsin

Grainger on 220 4348 for details. Just turn

up in loose. unrestrictivc clothing unless

otherwise incicated. Dance base classes

run until 8 December.

Integrated Dance And Creative Movement

Tue 10.30am—12.30pm. £1.50. WithJcnny Agate.

JazzTue 12.30—1.30pm. £2 (£1).

Over 40s Dancerclse Tue 1.30—2.30pm. £2 (£1).

Jan Level 2 Tue 5 .30-7pm. £2.50(£1.50). Tap Beginners Tue 7-8pm. £2 (£1).

Tap Level 1 Tue 8-9pm. £2 (£1 ).

Jan Advanced Wed 11am-1pm. £2.50 (£1.50).

Contemporary Wed 6.30—8pm. £2.50 (£1.50).

Warm Up Thurs 9—9.30am.

Jazz Thurs 9.30—1 lam. £3 (£2). Theatre School class.

Contemporary Thurs 11.15am-12.45pm. £3 (£2). Theatre School class.

Jazz Level 1 Thurs 5.30—7pm. £2.50 (£1.50).

Mime Beginners Thurs 7—9pm. £30 for 12 weeks.

Contemporary Advanced Fri 10.30am—noon. £2.50(£1.50).

Jazz Beginners Fri 5.30—7pm. £2.50 (£1.50).

Dance Improvisation Sat 1 1am—1pm. £2.50 (£2).

Youth Projects Edinburgh Dance Project run numerous classes and youth groups all over the city. Phone dancer-in-residence Tamsin Grainger for further information.

I CRAIGLOCKHART SPORTS CENTRE 177 Colinton Road. 4430101.

A variety of adult coaching sessions are available. including women's activity mornings. aerobics. fitness training and yoga. Phone the centre for more information.

I ELCHAT A variety ofclasscs and workshops in creative and contemporary dance. for all ages and abilities. are available throughout East Lothian. Phone Stephanie Selley on 031665 371 1 ext 244 for details.

I EPWORTH HALLS Nicolson Square. phone 229 1071 for info.

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

Open Ballet Mon 5.30pm.

Jazz for Adults Mon 6.30pm. Beginners welcome.

Tap for Adults Tue 6.30pm. Beginners welcome.

Jazz for Teenagers Wed 5.30pm.

Ballet for Adults Wed 6.30pm. Beginners welcome.

Adult Pertorrnance Group Phone Tracy l-lawkes on 229 1071 for details.

I GRACEMOUNT LEISURE CENTRE 22 Gracemount 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. There is a free creche available during some ofthe sessions. All classes are £1.60(£l)per session and are held on a casual basis for

women only. Phone the centre for details.

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