Images in motion

Angela Rosencrans of Scottsdale Community College is one of several teachers being honored Friday by the Scottsdale Charros — but she’s also plenty busy preparing for this weekend’s “Images in Motion” dance performance at SCC — which features “original compositions of athleticism and artistry in many dance genres.” The event takes place Fri, April 27 and Sat, April 28 at 8pm at the SCC Performing Arts Center.

Rosencrans holds a BFA in dance from Centenary College in Louisiana and an MFA in dance performance and choreography from San Houston State University. She currently serves as dance program director for SCC, and will be receiving the Art DeCabooter SCC Teacher of the Year award named after a longtime president of SCC who’s now retired.

Dance is plentiful around these parts in coming days and weeks, as evidenced by these selections noted in the Arizona Dance Coalition’s April newsletter:

  • NYC-based DanceBrazil at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts. Thurs, April 26 at 7:30pm and Fri, April 27 at 8pm.
  • GCU Dance Concert at Grand Canyon University. April 27 & 28 at 7:30pm.
  • GCC Dance Benefit at Glendale Community College. Fri, April 27 at 6pm. Followed by GCC Dance: AEROS Spring Dance Concert at 7:30pm.
  • SIMPLY PUT by AZDance. Sat, April 28 at 2pm (Cactus Shadows Fine Arts Center in Scottsdale) and Sun, April 29 at 2pm (Paradise Valley Community College Center for the Performing Arts in Phoenix).

A little something with a Kick-A vibe from Scorpius Dance Theatre

Come May, you can enjoy the first choreographer showcase from Scorpius Dance Theatre. They’ll present “Kick-A” — which features works by more than a dozen choreographers from Arizona and California, plus five new works by director/choreographer Lisa Starry — May 3-5 at Phoenix Little Theatre.

To find additional dance events in your area, check the calendars of local performing arts venues, schools and colleges, and the Arizona Dance Coalition. For additional family-friendly events with an arts and culture spin, check print or online calendars from Raising Arizona Kids Magazine.

— Lynn

Note: Are you a parent with questions about finding the best dance education and experiences for your child? Send them to me at and you may find them included in a book I’m writing with a local dancer and dance educator.

Coming up: Once upon a dress rehearsal, Fresh art for new plays, A couple of crafty chicks


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