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250 dancers will dazzle at this year’s Starz Show

The eagerly awaited Starz Show will feature performances by more than 250 dancers and 20 organizations, including dance schools as well as amateur and professional performers.

This is the third year of Starz at The Center for the Arts, although it has been happening since 1987, when the Nevada County Arts Council first presented “Reach for the Starz.” The show has grown and evolved over the years to become one of the county’s premier showcases for local talent.

New for this year will be a performance of hula dance by Grass Valley Hula Ohana (March 12 only). One of last year’s highlights, Capoeira Arts Academy, returns with its Brazilian martial arts/dance presentation with authentic live music (March 13 only). Also returning will be Nevada Union Theatrical Dance with student choreography by Sienna Powell and the Bear River High School dance department. Salsa Sierra’s Dominique Del Chiaro and Billy Bob Flanders will perform a salsa duet. AirAligned returns with its unique aerial dance, performed on trapeze, rope and silks installed for these shows.

Producer Jon Blinder is excited to announce the creation of The Center for the Arts Dance Scholarship. A portion of the proceeds from the Starz Shows of the last two years has been set aside to create a fund for developing dancers. Scholarship awards will be announced this summer.

The Starz Show will run for two weekends beginning Friday and Saturday, and March 11 and 12, with a matinee on March 13. Reserved seating tickets are available at the Center for the Arts Monday through Friday from 3-6 p.m. and Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. On performance days, the box office will open at 6 p.m. Admission is $12 for adults and $8 for children 12 and under and seniors. For more information, call 274-8384.

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