Jazzy Moves for $12, Free Health Care, $5 Musical

May 8, 2008

Arizona’s dance scene is in full bloom, and the Genesis Dance Series is the place to see some of the best. Hosted by Desert Dance Theatre, the showcase will feature emerging dance talents as well as some of Arizona’s renowned professional companies, including Gravity Jazz Dance Theatre. Tickets go for $12-$18. May 29-30 at the Tempe Center for the Arts Studio. Click here for more info.

As a dancer, your body is your most precious possession. Find out how to best care for it at the second annual “Healing the Dancer” seminar on May 15th from 3-7 pm at the New 42nd Street Studios in New York City. Presented by The Dancer’s Resource program at The Actors Fund and hosted by Bebe Neuwirth, the seminar will feature a panel of experts discussing dance-related topics, including nutrition, injury prevention, and health insurance. And taking care of your body won’t hurt your wallet—the event is free for professional dancers. Call 212-221-7300 ext. 261 to register.

Los Angeles-area students: Love musicals, but hate the steep ticket prices? Check out Norman’s Ark, an original dance-musical that opens the Ford Amphitheatre’s 2008 Summer Dance Series, May 27-30. Retelling the Noah’s Ark story in the context of a post-Katrina world, the spectacular production features an 80-piece gospel choir, high school gymnasts, and hundreds of children as the ark’s animals. Tickets for students and children under 12 are a show-stopping $5. Click here for details.