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DANCE ALIVE presents its Golden 50th Anniversary Season

DANCE ALIVE presents its Golden 50th Anniversary Season

50 years of Nutcrackers – 50 years of artistic creations – 50 years of children learning to appreciate dance – 50 years of enriching the community – 50 years of blood, sweat and tears. Here’s to 50 more! DANB’s 2015-2016 season includes:

MAINSTAGE PRODUCTIONS

WHAT: A HAUNTED SWAN LAKE

WHEN: October 30, 2015 7:30 PM

WHERE: Curtis M. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, Gainesville, FL

TICKETS: 352-392-2787; Phillips Box Office

The mystery of Halloween combined with the magic of Swan Lake!

Perfect for people who love Halloween and love Swan Lake, this production combines a festive modern day Halloween party in the royal castle with the classic beauty of the traditional Swan Lake. Complete with an evil magician that flies, all ages will love it.

 

WHAT: NUTCRACKER

WHEN: December 18, 2015 @ 7:30 PM

December 19, 2015 @ 2:00 and 7:30 PM

December 20, 2015 @ 2:00 PM

WHERE: Curtis M. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, Gainesville, FL

TICKETS: 352-392-2787; Phillips Box Office

It’s just not the Holidays without the Nutcracker.

The all-time family favorite. Our beautiful heroine saves her handsome Nutcracker Prince from a Wicked Mouse King and then journey together to the Kingdom of Sweets to meet the Sugar Plum Fairy. A delightful experience for all ages.

 

WHAT: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM

WHEN: February 6, 2016 @ 2:00 & 7:30 PM

WHERE: Curtis M. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, Gainesville, FL

TICKETS: 352-392-2787; Phillips Box Office

“Zing went the string!”

On a dreamy midsummer night’s eve, the worlds of fairies, humans, dukes and donkeys all collide under the magic spell of cupid’s arrow. We see how true love never runs smooth, as the mischievous Puck proclaims, “Lord, what fools these mortals be!”

 

WHAT: CARMINA BURANA

WHEN: March 18, 2016 @ 7:30 PM

March 19, 2016 @ 2:00 PM

WHERE: Curtis M. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, Gainesville, FL

TICKETS: 352-392-2787; Phillips Box Office

‘O Fortuna’. Oh fate!

With a rousing clash of cymbals, the ballet begins an odyssey from Adam and Eve to Armageddon through the story of de-frocked monks. The University of Florida Symphony Orchestra, UF Concert Choir and Gainesville Master Chorale with guest vocalists bring this magnificent production to a fever pitch, and end the 50th Anniversary Season with a bang.

SPECIAL EVENTS

 

WHAT: MEET THE DANCERS

WHEN: September 19, 2015 @ 2:00 PM

WHERE: Pofahl Studios, Gainesville, FL

TICKETS: 352-392-2787

Up Close and Personal!

Your opportunity to meet and talk to our fabulous dancers from Turkey, America, Cuba, Italy, Brazil and Russia. Get up close to the artistry and athleticism of the DANB dancers. An hour long special performance for a glimpse of the upcoming season. You’ll see beauty, grace and expression right in front of your eyes. Reception and talk-back following.

 

WHAT: BLACK SWAN CAFÉ’

WHEN: October 30, 2015 6:00 PM

WHERE: Fackler Foyer at Curtis M. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, Gainesville, FL

TICKETS: 352-392-2787; Phillips Box Office

Welcome to the Black Swan Café!

Your elegant dinner will be served up with a little bit of sinister! Sweetwater Branch Inn will be providing an extraordinary dinner amidst the black and white décor in anticipation of the performance to follow of The Black Swan. Enjoy your dinner, wine and dessert while listening to the beautiful music provided by Strings for Things.

 

WHAT: PUCK’S PLACE

WHEN: February 6, 2016 @ 9:30 PM

WHERE: Fackler Foyer at Curtis M. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, Gainesville, FL

TICKETS: 352-392-2787; Phillips Box Office

Lord, what fools these mortals be!

The foolery begins following the evening performance of Midsummer Night’s Dream Champagne, Fondue, and Dancing!! An array of tasty delights to dip into the chocolate fountain, a D.J. to get you up on your feet and onto the dance floor, cash bar, and tons of fun.

 

WHAT: GOLDEN GALA at the SKYBOX!

WHEN: March 19, 2016 @ 7:30 PM

WHERE: Champion’s Club in the Sky Box of the Ben Hill Griffin Stadium.

TICKETS: 352-371-2986

GOLDEN GALA at the SKYBOX! Join us in celebrating a spectacular 50 years!

Honorary chairpersons and community leaders Barbara and Phil Emmer host DANB’s gala 50th anniversary celebration. With spectacular views overlooking the Florida field and the Gainesville skyline, the evening will include Master of Ceremony TV 20’s Dave Snyder, fine dining by Blue Water Bay, dancing to the sounds of Gosia and Ali, live auction by well-known auctioneer Ben Campen, fun gaming tables, and the fabulous Dancing with the Stars, featuring your favorite local celebrities. This will be the largest celebration in the history of DANB and we know you will want to be part of it. Dance Alive gives great parties!

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