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Tag: Dance Theatre Northwest


Four free dance shows by Dance Theatre Northwest bring arts education to Tacoma schools over the next few weeks.

Katie Neumann and Chhay Mam in "Swan LAke." Photo: Maks Zhakarov.
Katie Neumann and Chhay Mam in “Swan LAke.” Photo: Maks Zhakarov.

It’s a rare school that still has the budget for dance education – which is why four upcoming outreach concerts by Dance Theatre Northwest will have such an impact. The ballet school is offering free performances at three Tacoma schools (and one senior living facility) over the next few weeks with the goal of educating students about performing arts through live dance, including excerpt from “Swan Lake.”

From the press release: “Arts education budgets have been cut in most of our area schools and this type of quality educational programming is intended to help keep the arts alive in our schools and in the hearts and minds of our youth.”

Pointing out that a rich arts education helps kids get better grades and stay in school, DTNW director Melanie Kirk-Stauffer says that at previous performances, “students and staff who have had this opportunity to view a live dance performance and be able to interact with DTNW artists have been awestruck. For many,” she says in the release, “it was their first such experience.” Read more »


Critic’s Picks: Dance Theatre Northwest, werewolf art at Tacoma Art Place, Flow gallery and Roberta Eichenberg at MoG

Dance Theatre Northwest presents “Postcards”

In its annual school recital, Dance Theatre Northwest takes audiences on an imaginary dance and music trip through Europe and America, showcasing dance styles from ballet and jazz to tap and Broadway musical. 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. June 25. $22-$26. Mt. Tahoma High School Auditorium, 4634 S. 74th St., Tacoma. 253-778-6534, www.dancetheatrenorthwest.org

Werewolf art at Tacoma Art Place

Andrea Trenbeath and James A. Tucker delve into the alter-ego psychology of werewolves with pen, ink and paint in Tacoma Art Place’s new exhibit “Dichotomy.” 1-8 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday, 1-5:30 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and

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