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New Ballet’s MLK Arts Unite

Sat., Jan. 18, 2-4 p.m.

Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy with a day of dance. Features arts workshops in dance and music and participants will have an opportunity to perform what they’ve learned. (901) 274-5368

Dance Night

First and Third Tuesday of every month, 7-10 p.m.
Baker Community Center 7942 Church, Millington, Millington Frayser/Millington

Evening of dancing with music provided by The Jim Mahannah Band or Wally and Friends.

Argentine Tango Society

Wednesdays, 6-7:30 p.m.
Bert Ferguson Community Center 8085 Trinity, Memphis Cordova

All level dancers; everyone is welcome. 341-9282

Square Dance: Beginner Series

Thu., Jan. 23, 7-8 p.m.
Central Christian Church 531 S. McLean, Memphis Midtown

Learn to square dance in Midtown Memphis! During this progressive 12 week series, you will learn over 50 square dance 'calls' in a fun, friendly and supportive environment. No partner needed, no experience required! 310-469-4256

Youth Classical Arts Concert

Sat., Jan. 25, 7 p.m.

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Collaborative event featuring Ballet On Wheels Dance Company, the Cordova High School Orchestra, and the Prizm Ensemble. 537-1483

Swedish Jam Factory

Fri., Jan. 31, 8-9:30 p.m.

Buy Tickets$28

The dynamic duo of Thomas Bergstig and Isaac Middleton make up and break rules as they go along. 901-537-1483

Shrine Tea Dance

First Sunday of every month, 2-6 p.m.
Al Chymia Shrine Center 5770 Shelby Oaks, Memphis East Memphis

Featuring Noble Sounds Orchestra and the Bankers. Semi-formal attire. BYOB. 901-377-7336

USA Dance Greater Memphis

Second Saturday of every month, 7-10 p.m.
Advent Presbyterian Church 1879 N. Germantown Parkway, Cordova Cordova

901-853-1413 or 662-340-3720

Ballet Memphis Winter Mix

Fri., Feb. 14, 8-10 p.m., Sat., Feb. 15, 8-10 p.m., Sun., Feb. 16, 2-4 p.m., Fri., Feb. 21, 8-10 p.m., Sat., Feb. 22, 8-10 p.m. and Sun., Feb. 23, 2-4 p.m.
Ballet Memphis 2144 Madison, Memphis Midtown

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Three choreographers, Uri Sands, Julie Marie Niekrasz, and Crystal Michelle Perkins, will create original work that takes inspiration from people and ideas that live as outliers of culture and society. 737-7322

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Feb. 14-16
The Orpheum 203 S. Main, Memphis Downtown


Brooks Milongas

Third Wednesday, Thursday of every month, 6:30 p.m.
Memphis Brooks Museum of Art 1934 Poplar, Memphis Midtown

Members of the Argentine Tango Society give lessons and tango demonstrations in the rotunda. 544-6209

Collage Dance Collective: RISE

Sun., Feb. 23, 2:30 p.m.

Buy Tickets$25

Powerful, historically inspired performances including Kevin Thomas’ iconic Rise ballet. The company’s professional dancers perform alongside dance stars of tomorrow. 901-751-7500

Ballet 5:8 Presents The Space in Between

Sat., March 21, 7 p.m.
The Halloran Centre 225 S. Main, Memphis Downtown


Pilobolus - Shadowland: The New Adventure

Sat., March 28, 8 p.m.

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The sequel to Shadowlands, a marvelous mash-up of animation, video, shadow theater, and connected bodies that culminates in a wild adventure to save a magical bird. 751-7500


Sat., April 18, 2-4 & 7:30-9:30 p.m. and Sun., April 19, 2-4 p.m.
The Orpheum 203 S. Main, Memphis Downtown

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The ever-popular ballet returns to the Orpheum stage with Steven McMahon’s choreography, Sergei Prokofiev’s classic score, and London City Ballet’s magnificent sets. 737-7322

Etoiles: A Celebration of Dance

Fri., May 15, 6 p.m. and Sat., May 16, 2 p.m.

Buy Tickets$20

Featuring excerpts from Alice in Wonderland. 537-1483
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