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Dance Theatre Northwest Audition
On Sunday, March 11
Dance Theatre Northwest Studios, 2811 Bridgeport Way West #24, University Place
Dance Theatre Northwest will be hosting the Joffrey Ballet School’s summer intensive auditions for dancers age 8 to 25. Registration begins at 11:30 a.m. at the DTNW studios. The audition will begin at 12:30 p.m. and run until 2 p.m. Online registration is available at
Joffrey Ballet Master Class with Ann Dillon – A Master Ballet Class will be conducted from 2:15-3:45 p.m. Register for the Master Ballet Class at DTNW by phone (253) 565-5149 or in person. Registration for teens/adults ages 8 and up is open and the class fee for those not already auditioning is $25. For those auditioning the class fee is $15.

Multicultural Dance and Ballet Instruction
Tuesdays 4:30-5:30 p.m., Saturdays noon-1 p.m.
Tacoma Urban Performing Arts Center, 734 Pacific Ave., Tacoma
Join T.U.P.A.C.’s Co-Multicultural Dance Director and Ballet Instructor Erricka Turner every Tuesday at 4:30-5:30 p.m., and every Saturday from noon to 1 p.m.
Turner has performed with Poetry+Motion, 5th Avenue Theatre, Village Theatre, Chamber Dance Company, Intiman Theatre, Seattle Opera, Oakland Ballet and Spectrum Dance Theater.
She is Miss October in Project Ensemble’s 2000 Black Ballerinas of the 20th Century Calendar. She received her BFA in ballet education with honors from The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, Penn., and her MFA in dance from The University of Washington, Seattle.
Turner is a ballet, jazz, and creative movement instructor at Tacoma’s SOAR Academy. She has choreographed, taught, and lectured at 2016 Jack and Jill of America Honoree Ball, Seattle Chapter, Broadway Performing Arts Center, Harlequin Theatre, Spectrum Dance Theater, Northwest Tap Connection, ARC Dance Productions/ARC School of Ballet, Tacoma School for the Performing Arts (SOTA), Allegro Performing Arts Academy, Ensemble Ballet Theatre, Evergreen City Ballet, Rainier Dance Center, Northwest Dance Intensive, Irene’s School of Dance, Evergreen State College, University of Washington, and other venues.
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Steve and Kristi Nebel
Sunday, March 11, 7-9 p.m.
Seymour Conservatory, Wright Park, 316 S. G St., Tacoma
Tacoma duo Steve and Kristi Nebel will be appearing at the Seymour Conservatory at Wright Park. The Second Sunday concerts surround Seymour Conservatory with sound. The soaring glass dome resonates monthly with live performances from outstanding area musicians. Take a seat in the middle of the antique greenhouse or stroll around and listen while the music plays. With Steve Nebel is on guitar and Kristi Nebel on bass, the duo blends acoustic musicianship with solo vocals and dynamic harmonies. The pair have recorded nine CDs. They are promoting their newest CD, “Windows,” at the March 11 show. The Nebels have just returned from a tour that took them across the Rocky Mountains and as far east as Kansas City, Mo., where they attended the International Folk Alliance Conference. This was their third such tour in three years. A donation of $3 per person is suggested for the show.
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