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Hip-hop camp brings happiness to kids at Cook Arts Center

by Grandville Avenue Arts & Humanities (GAAH)

Submitted 02-02-2017 under NONPROFITS

For two weeks this past December, 15 students immersed themselves in the culture of hip-hop at the Cook Arts Center. The students, ages 6 to 15, had the chance to explore hip-hop through movement and art.  The camp resulted in response to...

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Swing dancers speak language of movement

by Carly Schweppe (carly.schweppe)

Submitted 11-10-2016 under NEWS

Grand Rapids is a dance floor that has held the title in the Guinness Book of World Records for holding the largest swing dance in the world. In recent years, the Grand Rapids Original Swing Society has brought East Coast swing to Rosa Parks Circle...

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Dancing is transforming my view of art, ArtPrize

by Antonio Jaimes (Antonio Jaimes)

Submitted 10-04-2016 under OPINION

ArtPrize, a favorite time of year for many locals here in Grand Rapids. When the leaves begin to change color, and the warmth of the air shifts into a cool breeze, the downtown area becomes a place of discovery and curiosity. My name is Antonio...

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CARE Ballet presents "Pied Piper"

by Creative Arts Repertoire Ensemble (careballet)

Submitted 07-08-2016 under

Join the Pied Piper as he rids Hamelin of rats by leading them through the town, across a bridge and into the countryside. Cheer with the village children as they skip and dance to the Piper’s sweet music. Based on a poem by Robert Browning...

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CARE Ballet presents "'Twas the Night Before Christmas"

by Creative Arts Repertoire Ensemble (careballet)

Submitted 07-08-2016 under

This original ballet, based on Clement C. Moore’s familiar poem and set to traditional holiday music, has become a Thanksgiving Weekend tradition in Grand Rapids. Mischievous mice, dancing stockings, magical toys and Santa with his prancing...

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CARE Ballet presents Hansel & Gretel

by Creative Arts Repertoire Ensemble (careballet)

Submitted 07-08-2016 under

Based on a Grimms Brothers’ fairly tale, this is the story of a brother and sister who are hopelessly lost after their mother sends them into the woods to pick berries for supper. An old witch who lives in the woods in a house made of...

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CARE Camp Summer Intensive

by Creative Arts Repertoire Ensemble (careballet)

Submitted 07-08-2016 under

A week-long session of diversified classes in dance, make-up, nutrition, exercise, and manners with lots of laughter thrown in. Students are grouped according to age: 6 to 8 years, 9 to 12 years & 13 years and up.

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CARE Ballet at GRPL Main Library

by Creative Arts Repertoire Ensemble (careballet)

Submitted 07-07-2016 under

The dancers of the Creative Arts Repertoire Ensemble bring music and fun with a short performance and instruction about the art and science of dance. Aspiring ballerinas and athletes will get the opportunity to interact with the CARE Ballet dancers...

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CARE Ballet

by Grand Rapids Public Library (grpl)

Submitted 06-03-2016 under

The dancers of the Creative Arts Repertoire Ensemble bring music and fun with a short performance and instruction about the art and science of dance. Aspiring ballerinas and athletes will get the opportunity to interact with the CARE Ballet dancers...

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Heritage Theatre Group expands Tap series

by The Heritage Theatre Group (Heritage Theatr...)

Submitted 04-20-2016 under NONPROFITS

Heritage Theatre Group was founded on the mission of bringing classic plays with classic themes to Grand Rapids and for over twenty-five years, we have been producing compelling and timeless theatre. As we approach our 2016 season, we have been...

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