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Washington Contemporary Ballet Comes To University Place

WCB brings to the community pirouettes, tutus, dance and an elegant addition to UP's creative culture.

University Place is now home to the Washington Contemporary Ballet, and you can help welcome the organization.

From 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday, the nonprofit group will be holding an open house to celebrate its move from Tacoma to UP at its new location: 8315 27th Street West.

The mission of WCB, according to its website, "is to represent the best that our community has to offer through the artistic expression, promotion and development of dance."

Classes are available for children, teens and adults alike to develop their skills in classic dance, flamenco, tap and jazz alike. For 23 years, WCB has taught dance and coordinated performances in an effort to contribute to the creative culture of our community. As a nonprofit, it absolutely depends on class and show attendance as well as donations and sponsorship of the very community it is providing the invaluable services for.

So on Saturday, you can tour the new facility, munch on hamburgers, hotdogs, chips and other refreshments while the kiddies enjoy the bouncy house and games for the afternoon.

You can also look forward to casting for the holiday favorite, "The Nutcracker" on Monday.

Christie Anderson September 09, 2011 at 09:42 PM
Wow....we now have another dance company in UP! Our beloved Dance Theatre Northwest now has a little sister ;-)
Jackie Fender September 10, 2011 at 05:34 PM
I'm really in love with all of the local non-profits make UP their home. There's so much opportunity for creative growth in our communities! :)
Christie Anderson September 10, 2011 at 06:55 PM
I'm all for promotion of the performing arts Having had an iceskater in the family who loved performing so much she went on to get her degree in Drama from the UW and then attended the The Film School in Seattle. Dance companies like Dance Theater Northwest, and I am sure Washington Contemporary Ballet does as well, provided my daughter much needed off-ice training in movement and classic ballet to incorporate in her skating...the point being....the more the merrier!

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