DANCE

Open Barre: Ballet Steps
Friday, March 13, 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 14, 2:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 14, 7:00 p.m.
Miami City Ballet Theatre, 2200 Liberty Avenue
www.miamicityballet.org
How do you train someone to be a professional ballet dancer? Open Barre: Ballet Steps will feature Miami City Ballet School students from Levels 1 through Pre-Professional II demonstrating the progression of training from one level to the next, accompanied by an educational conversation between School Director Darleen Callaghan and Principal Faculty member Maria Torija, a renowned dance historian. MCB School Ensemble will also perform excerpts from Harald Lander's Études and George Balanchine's Western Symphony.

Miami Beach Children's Series, Part III: The Magic Toy Shop FREE
Saturday, March 14, 11:00 a.m.
Miami Beach Regional Library, 227 22nd Street
305.535.4219 www.mdpls.org
A little old Toymaker has a shop full of fabulous toys for children. When Greta's mother brings her to the shop to select a birthday gift, she has great difficulty deciding. She finally selects the Toy Soldier and the Toymaker promises to deliver the gift to her house. Greta and her mother leave, but, remembering all of the wonderful toys, Greta sneaks back into the shop at night. There she sees the Toymaker magically bring the toys to life. Not only the Toy Soldier, but also two Scottish Dancers, a Clown doll, and a Ballerina doll perform exciting dances at the behest of the Toymaker. Then they all dance together in a lively finale. Just as dawn is breaking, Greta's Mother runs into the shop to see the last of the magical festivities!

Fall in Love Under the Stars: An Evening at the Bandshell FREE
Saturday, March 21, 7:00 p.m.
North Beach Bandshell, 7275 Collins Avenue
305.975.8489 www.dancenowmiami.org
Dance NOW! presents an intimate evening of work at the historic North Beach Band Shell. Experience the passion and grace of the 15 year old troupe, in a sneak preview of their upcoming Fillmore Winter Season, as well as special performances from ATMA Yoga Dance Company as well as students from the Academy of Arts & Minds, for a multi-generational evening of dance. 

Dance Now! Spring Season
Friday, March 27, 8:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 28, 8:30 p.m.
Gleason Room Backstage at the Fillmore, 1700 Washington Avenue
305.975.8489 www.dancenowmiami.org
Dance NOW! presents the critically acclaimed Odisea, by New York based choreographer Carolyn Dorfman, chronicling the physical, emotional, and spiritual journey of twenty-three Jews fleeing persecution in Recife, Brazil in 1654 and their journey and ultimate landing on American soil in New Amsterdam. The choreographer will be present at the performances to talk about the piece and her "Legacy Project" of Jewish Themed works. Artistic Directors Diego Salterini and Hannah Baumgarten also contribute to the evening of dance with the world premiere of  "Polyrhythmia", collaboration with Composer Federico Bonacossa and Fashion Designer Renato Armijo and an encore presentation of "Head of the Table," the peculiar dance comedy, originally presented in June of 2014. Tickets (if purchased at the box office*) $50 reserved seating/$35 General/$15 Students and Seniors/305-975-8489 (*) Tickets purchased online are subject to additional fees.