Competitive Hip Hop, Contact Improv, Contra, and More

Dance this week.

 Send dance listings two weeks in advance to dance@seattleweekly.com.Performances & EventsShorecrest Hip-Hop Dance Team These state champions, preparing for national competition in March, present a fund-raising performance. Shorecrest High School Performing Arts Center, 15343 25th Ave. N.E., 361-9888, www.shorecresthiphop.com. $13-$15. 8 p.m. Thurs. Jan. 11, 4 & 8 p.m. Fri. Jan. 12. NorthWest Dance Syndrome A triptych: the premiere of Red Tent, set to percussion, didgeridoo, and vocals; Jill Leversee's re:Collect(ed); and the politically charged Americanism. Velocity MainSpace Theater, 915 E. Pine St., www.nwdancesyndrome.com. $10-$12. 8 p.m. Fri. Jan. 12-Sat. Jan. 13.Les Samedis de la Danse A monthly showcase of work by Next Stage Dance Theatre artists and guests. Dance Fremont, 4015 Stone Way N., 633-0812 x3, www.nextstagedance.org. $5. 7 p.m. Sat. Jan. 13.Lehua Dance Theatre Works by Rain Ross, Jason Ohlberg, and Karena Hatfield-Grytting. The Playhouse, 200 Madison Ave. N., Bainbridge Island, 842-8569, www.theplayhouse.org. $10-$15. 7:30 p.m. Sat. Jan. 13.Footworks Percussive Dance Ensemble High-energy folk dance to traditional bluegrass. Northshore Performing Arts Center, 18125 92nd Ave. N.E., Bothell, 800-992-TIXX, www.ticketswest.com, www.npacf.org, www.footworks.org. $19.50-$29.50. 8 p.m. Sat. Jan. 13.Classes & ParticipatoryEmerald City Contra Dance Participatory dance (all dances taught, no partner necessary) to the strains of fiddle/flute/guitar trio The Gold Ring. Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., 440-9839, seattledance.org. $4-$7. Beginners at 7 p.m., dance at 7:30 p.m. Fri. Jan. 12.Love Lessons If you're a fan of "the nightclub scene" in all those old movies, the one where couples in elegant evening clothes sit at little round tables next to the dance floor watching the show before they get up to rhumba, you can indulge your fantasy at the Century Ballroom—they provide dinner and dancing, with the show in between. "Love Lessons," the part in the middle, "explores the journey of a love relationship" with plenty of salsa, tango, and swing involved. Come early for a three-course dinner, stay later for a mini-lesson and open dancing, and be sure to wear something that looks good in glorious black and white. Century Ballroom, 915 E. Pine St., 324-7263, www.centuryballroom.com. Dinner 6 p.m., cabaret 7:30, lessons 9:15 p.m, free dance 9:45 p.m. $25 without dinner, $60 with. Under 21: $20 cabaret, $55 with dinner (no lessons). Saturdays through Jan. 27. SANDRA KURTZLyrical Dance A dance/fitness class taught by Mary Lou Sanelli. Belltown Ballet & Conditioning Studio, 2306 Fourth Ave., 441-6071. 2:30 p.m. Sat., ongoing.Gypsie Nation "Freestyle participatory rituals intended to bring healing, as well as honor the ancestral spirits and the Earth. Supported by a wild tapestry of ancient and modern tribal music." Ravenna-Eckstein Community Center, 6535 Ravenna Ave. N.E., 216-1722, www.gypsienation.com. $9 (under 13 free). 11 a.m. Sun. Jan. 14.Contact Improvisation This workshop by K.J. Holmes ("improvising and partnering based on the physics of touch, weight, balance, momentum, stillness, flow, and resistance") culminates in a public performance Jan. 21. Dance Underground, 340 15th Ave. E., 686-7323, www.danceartgroup.org. $270-$300. Noon-5 p.m. Tues. Jan. 16-Fri. Jan. 19, 2-6 p.m. Sat. Jan. 20.

 
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