The Dance Club
983 North State Street
Orem, UT 84057
The Dance Club does it again… Best of State, 2 years in a row!
The Best of State award recognizes individuals, businesses and organizations that are excelling and surpassing all else and who are the best of the best in their respective fields. This award was given to The Dance Club because they excel in their endeavors, use innovative approaches, and contribute to a better quality of life in Utah! Congratulations to all those who helped The Dance Club receive such a prestigious award. Thanks for never settling for anything but the BEST!
The Utah Center for Arts is located at 2191 South 300 West. The Center hosts art exhibits from renowned and emerging artists with over 9000 sq ft. of exhibition space. The UAA (Utah Arts Alliance) also hosts poetry readings, independent film screenings, live music, dance performances, plays and more.
Programs at the center include:
The Center Gallery with monthly exhibitions.
Artist Studios for Photographers, Painters, Sculptors, Musicians and Actors.
Salt Lake Capoeira, Brazilian Martial Arts and Cultural Organization.
SLC Photo Club, the UAA’s free group for photographers.
Rubaiyat Dance Company.
Mothermoon Expressive Therapy.
Musicgarage.org The UAA’s music performance program for youth and adults.
Salsa Dancing Classes.
Slam Poetry Events.
Incendiary Circus, Fire Dancing Group, with free lessons bi-weekly.
Modern Dance and Movement classes for adults and kids.
The Center Stage, hosts productions from community and touring theater groups
8699 Highland Dr
Sandy, UT 84093-1697
Since 1984 Singers Unlimited has provided thousands of students the opportunity for high quality singing and dancing instruction with professional performing experiences. We are convieniently located in Sandy, Utah and have students from Draper, Murray, West Jordan, Herriman, Midvale and Park City. We offer classes that combine the best of singing and dancing lessons, and let your child take center stage! Our belief is that we are not only providing our students with excellent skills but, experiences that will last them a life time!
Previous Featured Performances Include:
Ultimate Utah Celebration
“Day of Celebration”-Rice Eccles Stadium
Red Hot 4th of July
Utah-Moscow Winter Games
2002 Olympic Winter Games
International Mens Volleyball Championships
Karl Malone Foundation
Joseph and his Amazing….with Donny Osmond
Zumba Fitness Classes in Sandy, Utah
Looking for a fun and effective way to exercise and burn extra calories? Then ditch the workout and join the party! Singer’s Unlimited Studio in Willow Creek area of Sandy is offering Zumba classes for ages 14+. Zumba is a combination of Latin and international rhythms and easy to follow moves. It’s a great cardio workout – you will burn 500-1000 calories in one hour! Zumba also provides full body toning. But most of all – it’s FUN!!! You will love it.
Wed 7-8 pm, Sat 9-10 am, Sun 9-10 am.
Cost: $7 drop-in rate, $5 with 10-class punch card, prepaid.
Instructor: Karine Ganom, Zumba Basic I, Zumba Toning and Zumbatomic (Zumba for Kids) certified instructor
No registration or membership required! Stop by and check us out.
521 1/2 N Main Street
Logan, UT 84321
The Tueller School of Dance began in Logan in 1963 by Valene Tueller. Valene is the daugher of Louise Lauriski who also taught dancing in Cache valley for many years. Valene grew up dancing all her life and teaching was second nature to her. When she and her husband and their children moved back to Logan in 1963 she began the Tueller School of Dance. She taught ballet, tap and jazz in the basement of her home.The dancing school thrived and grew, enjoying much success.
In 1976 Rod and Valene purchased the existing building at 521 North Main and the studio as we know it today was born. Valene has 5 daughters that grew up dancing and teaching. Today the studio is run by her oldest daughter Tina Comadena, assisted by another daughter, Joni Nelson, and by Tina’s only daughter Nikila Comadena Lopez. The Tueller School of Dance has enjoyed much success and trained many wonderful and successful dancers. They have an outstanding reputation thoughout the valley, state as well as nationally. They teach ballet, lyrical, jazz, hip-hop and tap.
Classes are $5 or $3 with the purchase of a 10, 20 or 30 punch pass.
Classes are Monday and Wednesday nights from 8:30-9:30 p.m.
Flamenco is a style of music and dance which is native to several regions of southern Spain.
Along with its Romani origins, Spanish, Byzantine, Sephardic and Moorish elements have often been cited as influences in the development of flamenco. It has frequently been asserted that these influences coalesced near the end of the reconquista, in the 15th century. The origins of the word flamenco are unclear. It was not recorded until the late 18th century.
Flamenco is popularly depicted as being the music of Andulusian gitanos (gypsies) but historically its roots are in mainstream Andalusian society, in the latter half of the 18th century. Other regions, notably Extremadura and Murcia, have also contributed to the development of flamenco, and many flamenco artists have been born outside the gitano community. Latin American and especially Cuban influences have also contributed, as evidenced in the dances of “Ida y Vuelta”.
On November 16, 2010, UNESCO declared Flamenco one of the Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity.
Traditional flamenco artists never received any formal training: they learned by listening and watching relatives, friends and neighbors. Some artists are still self-taught, but nowadays, it is more usual for dancers and guitarists (and sometimes even singers) to be professionally trained. Some guitarists can even read music and study others styles like classical guitar or jazz, and many dancers take courses in contemporary dance or ballet as well as flamenco.
Flamenco occurs in three settings – the traditional juerga, in small-scale cabaret or concert venues and in the theatre.
The juerga is an informal, spontaneous gitano gathering (rather like a jazz “jam session”). This can include dancing, singing, palmas (hand clapping), or simply pounding in rhythm on an old orange crate or a table. Flamenco, in this context, is organic and dynamic: it adapts to the local talent, instrumentation, and mood of the audience. This context invites comparison with that other creation of a dispossessed class, the blues. Flamenco has been referred to as The Gypsy Blues, or even the European Blues as a means of providing a frame of reference to those new to the genre.
One tradition remains firmly in place: the cantaores(singers) are the heart and soul of the performance. A Peña Flamenca is a meeting place or grouping of Flamenco musicians or artists. There are also “tablaos”, establishments that developed during the 1960s throughout Spain replacing the “café cantante”. The tablaos may have their own company of performers for each show. Many internationally renowned artists have started their careers in “tablaos flamencos”, like the famous singer Miguel Poveda who began in El Cordobés, Barcelona.
The professional concert is more formal. A traditional singing performance has only a singer and one guitar, while a dance concert usually includes two or three guitars, one or more singers (singing in turns, as flamenco cantaors sing solo), and one or more dancers. One of the singers may play the cajon if there is no dedicated cajon player, and all performers will play palmas even if there are dedicated palmeros. The so-called Nuevo Flamenco New flamenco may include flutes or saxophones, piano or other keyboards, or even the bass guitar and the electric guitar. Camarón de la Isla was one artist who popularized this style. All text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License – Wikipedia
Finally there is the theatrical presentation of flamenco, which uses flamenco technique and music but is closer in presentation to a ballet performance.