What: American Dance Standards with Erin Dunbar & Jessie Garcia
When: Thursday, April 7, 7:00 p.m.
Where: Live! at the Promenade, Promenade at Bonita Bay Space 114
Tickets: $25 members/ $30 non-members
Information: www.artcenterbonita.org

 I am not a dancer, but I’ve always wanted to take a dance class. When I was a child my grandparents used to Jitterbug and it was so fun to watch. My grandmother taught all of us granddaughters how to Jitterbug and we used to laugh and dance at every family get together.

Erin Dunbar and Jessie Garcia
Erin Dunbar and Jessie Garcia

     Last summer I attended a dance performance by Erin Dunbar and Jessie Garcia at Live! at the Promenade and it was so much fun to watch local couples get up and dance. When Dunbar and Garcia perform, they do a number and while they are backstage changing and getting ready for their next performance, the floor is open for all couples who want to dance.

     This Thursday, April 7, Dunbar and Garcia will present “American Dance Standards,” at Live! at the Promenade. The evening will feature a variety of classic dances like Swing, Foxtrot and Waltz accompanied by music of American standards. Local musicians Billy Mac & Kelly will be playing live for the evening so dancers will have plenty of chances to try out their different moves.

     The evening is fun for those who like to dance, and for those who just enjoy watching. The best thing about watching the dancers is that you get to see people of all ages on the floor showing off their moves. It’s a great time to become inspired to pursue dance lessons. Tickets for the evening are $25 for members of the Center for the Arts and $30 for non-members. The performance begins at 7 p.m. and features complimentary hors d’oeuvres, wine and other refreshments. Live! at the Promenade is a performance series offered by the Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs that features live music, dance and theater throughout the year. The performance space is located at 26821 South Bay Drive, Space 114.

     Later in April magician Keith Raygor will perform is Musical Mindreader show for audiences at The Promenade. His performance will take place on April 21 at 7 p.m. For those who are familiar with Raygor for his work in the area, this show will be a bit different. It is an evening of intimate theater that fuses the elements of music and laughter with astounding sleight-of-hand artistry and thought-reading. His talents as magician and mind reader always amaze audiences. Tickets are $25 for members and $20 for non-members of the Center for the Arts.

     A full list of Center for the Arts events and programs is available online at www.artcenterbonita.org or 495-8989.

 

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