DANCE

MCB School Ensemble Performance
Friday, May 6, 7:30 p.m.
Ophelia & Juan Js. Roca Center, 2200 Liberty Avenue
www.miamicityballet.org
Featuring George Balanchine's Valse Fantaisie, the third act of La Bayadère, excerpts from Giselle and more.

Dance Band Night: TANGO FREE
Thursday, May 12, 7:00 p.m.
North Beach Band Shell, 7275 Collins Avenue
www.northbeachbandshell.com
Every 2nd Thursday, its Dance Band Night! An evening of tango under the stars 7:00 - 8:00 PM Happy Hour and Dance lesson from Tango Axis. 8:00 PM Live band: Anibal Berraute Quartet Free, with a suggested $5 donation at the door. All ages welcome! You don't need a partner to join the fun.

Miami Beach Children's Series: Insects FREE
Saturday, May 15, 3:00 p.m.
Miami Beach Regional Library, 227 - 22nd Street
305.535.4219 www.momentumdance.com
Premiere of a new children's ballet for ages 3-10 and their families. Welcome to the world of creepies and crawlies! Meet the Dung Beetle, the Praying Mantis, the Flea, the Cicada, and more as Momentum's dancers wiggle, shake, oooch and flap their way into your funny bone! The company's newest children's ballet features an original jazz score by Bluesman Rob "Wild Boar" Moore, and fabulous costumes by Marilyn Skow.

Afternoon Tea with Dance NOW! Miami and the South Beach Chamber Ensemble
Miami Beach Woman's Club FREE
Saturday, May 15, 4:30 p.m.
Miami Beach Woman's Club, 2401 Pinetree Drive
www.dancenowmiami.org
The music of Ravel will come to life played live and danced by Miami's Premiere contemporary dance company, for their sixth collaboration at this beautifully renovated historical landmark hosted by Denise Wolpert. For more information, call 305-975-8489. $25 Valet Parking Available

Lacrymosa
Thursday, May 19*, 8:30 p.m.
Friday, May 20, 8:30 p.m.
Saturday, May 21, 8:30 p.m.
The Gleason Room Backstage at the Fillmore, 1700 Convention Center Drive
www.dancenowmiami.org
Dance NOW! Presents the 1988 landmark work of Edward Stierle, "Lacrymosa," originally performed by the Joffrey Ballet, in a commentary on the AIDS epidemic of the time. In this epic and tragic story, life imitated art with the premature death of this emerging choreographer at age 23. This work brings to light the frailty of the human condition and casts particular attention on the growing epidemic in South Florida. *May 19 is a special performance free to LGBTQ youth with a talkback led by community leaders in collaboration with Project LEAP. Tickets: $35 General** $20 Students & Seniors (Only at the box office with ID) **Box office fees not included. For more information, call 305-975-8489.

Al Grano, an Evening of Pure Flamenco
Friday, May 20, 8:00 p.m.
Colony Theatre, 1040 Lincoln Road
www.colonytheatremiamibeach.com
Al Grano gets to the heart of Flamenco in a rich and mesmerizing evening of pure Flamenco music and dance, in a range of rhythms and styles that will take you through dramatic, soulful, joyous, sensual and passionate moods. With powerful vocals, electrifying footwork, and all of the grace and beauty that has made Flamenco so loved by audiences throughout the world.

An Evening of Water Ballet FREE
Saturday, May 21, 6:30 p.m. 
National Hotel Pool Deck, 1655 Collins Avenue
www.momentumdance.com
Momentum returns to the beautiful National Hotel for an only-in-Miami-Beach event! The company premieres Water Birds, a delicate, environmentally-inspired work, and brings back last year's popular Pictionary. This event is suitable for all age groups.

La Gaviota, an original Flamenco Ballet by Ilisa Rosa
Saturday, May 21, 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, May 22, 3:00 p.m.
Colony Theatre, 1040 Lincoln Road
www.colonytheatremiamibeach.com
Inspired by Chekov's "The Seagull", Ballet Flamenco La Rosa incorporates artists from Spain, Russia, Latin America and the U.S. to interpret this classic 19th Century tragedy. Flamenco's earth power, spellbinding athleticism, subtle nuances and explosive energy make it at once a sensual and spiritual, raw and refined and a compelling way to interpret this timeless story of art, passion, love, betrayal and loss.