Dance has become so prominent in American society these days, as can be seen through the lenses of the television screen. Dance is a way of expressing oneself while providing balance to the everyday routines of life. No matter the genre of dance, there is something to suit everyone’s fancy as you watch bodies twist, turn, gyrate and propel through time and space. Dance provides enrichment for the mind, body and soul and is a great and fun way to exercise, as it speaks to the senses. In the Baltimore area, there are several opportunities to see dance personified.
Bring It! LIVE
Hippodrome Theatre
12 N. Eutaw St.
Baltimore, MD 21201

Saturday, July 16, 2016 @ 3:00 pm and 8:00 pm

Based upon the Lifetime television dance show, Bring It! LIVE steps onto the Baltimore stage. Look for the sassy moves and the drama brought on by Miss D and the Dolls. Get ready for energized motions and interactive performances which are sure to be popular with audience members.

Keur Khaleyi African Dance Company
Coppin State University
2500 W. North Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21216
(443) 250-1985

Saturday, July 30, 2016 @ 8:00 pm

According to its motto, Keur Khaleyi is passing on the baton of culture through the West African tradition of dance. The company’s name comes from the Woloff language and means, “house of the children”. The dances not only tell a story, but are also highly-energized as the performers pay tribute to their ancestors through African dance and drumming.

Amanda Fair And Poetic Expressions Dance Company
Ark Church
1263 E. North Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21202
(410) 539-7595

Friday, August 12, 2016 @ 7:00pm

Verses and Flow is the name of this program, named after the popular HBO cable television show. It features performances in the arts, including poetry, dance and music. Amanda Fair, dancer and choreographer, brings her flair for movement to this stage as she demonstrates ballet and modern dance techniques. The audience is sure to enjoy each movement as she twists and turns and pirouettes to the tune of popular music, sacred and secular.

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Veterans Day Swing Dance
B&O Railroad Museum
901 W. Pratt St.
Baltimore, MD 21223
(410) 752-2490

Saturday, November 12, 2016 @ 7:00 pm

According to the website, “It was the era of a toe-stomping Chattanooga Choo Choo – a time when today’s World War II veterans were young soldiers fighting a major war. To honor these brave men and women the B&O Railroad Museum is hosting a Swing Dance inside its 1884 Roundhouse. Beer, wine, soda and light snack available for purchase.” Come out and enjoy a night from the past, as you swing dance through the ages.

Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker
Hippodrome Theatre
12 N. Eutaw St.
Baltimore, MD 21201
(410) 837.7400

Friday, December 16, 2016 @ 7pm and Saturday, December 17.2016 @ 1 and 5pm

This highly-acclaimed show will be in the Baltimore area right before the holiday season. Noted for its wonderful sets and costumes, there will be something for everyone as the performers pirouette and relevé in grand style. Prepare to be mesmerized as this world-famous ballet company incorporates storytelling with dance to ignite the imaginations of audience members.

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