Tango Lewes offers weekend workshop and performance

LEWES — Tango Lewes invites the public to warm up with a weekend of workshops, brunch, dancing plus a special performance by world-class tango artist and four-time U.S. National finalists, Roberto Pena and Jacklyn Shapiro. The event begins today, Friday, January 17 and runs through Sunday. Open-level classes will be held at 7:30 and 9 […]

ecarte dance theatre slates winter concert

DOVER — ecarte dance theatre will present its winter concert at 7 p.m. Saturday in the Education/Humanities Theatre of Delaware State University. The modern dance and contemporary ballet company will premiere six works choreographed by artistic director Judith Engelgau and ballet mistress Tricia Massey. The novice company, ages 3-10, and apprentice company will perform “Wonder […]

Area dance companies ready ‘Nutcracker’ performances

Michele Xiques Arnold knew she had a winner when she combined the iconic “Nutcracker” ballet with the popular “Polar Express” story. Three years later, dancers are still performing the tale now dubbed, ‘The Nutcracker Express.’ With seasoned professionals traveling to perform along with them from around the east coast, young Dance Company-X dancers, a group […]

Best Bets: Billy Joel band members bring Big Shot to Freeman Stage

Tonight, Billy Joel and his band play Camden Yards in Baltimore. If you can’t make it (or can’t afford it), The Freeman Stage features the next best thing on Saturday. Mike DelGuidice and Big Shot perform the music of The Piano Man and more in Selbyville. But this isn’t any run-of-the-mill tribute band. Three of […]

ecarte dance theatre presents spring concert Saturday

DOVER — ecarte dance theatre will present its spring concert at 7 p.m. Saturday in the Education/Humanities Theatre of Delaware State University. The modern dance and contemporary ballet company will premiere five works choreographed by artistic director Judith Engelgau and ballet mistress Tricia Massey. The novice company, ages 4-12, and apprentice company will perform “Look […]

Best Bets: Milton man keeps music and legacy of Sinatra alive

Tony Sands doesn’t remember a time when Frank Sinatra wasn’t a part of his life. “Even as a small kid, Sinatra music was always playing in the house. I got my love of singing from him,” he said. As Mr. Sands got older, he started singing in small bars and cafes and then eventually larger […]

Delaware Ballet presents ‘An Evening with the Arts’

DOVER – “An Evening with the Arts” presented by the Delaware Ballet will showcase not only dance, but local music, visual art and more Saturday evening at Dover’s Patchwork Playhouse. “We typically do storybook ballets in the spring but wanted to showcase something new this year,” said Delaware Ballet mistress Brittany Faulkingham. When Ms. Faulkingham […]

ecarte communicates ideas through dance

DOVER — ecarte dance theatre will bring five original pieces to the stage Saturday during its annual winter concert. ecarte was founded by Judith Engelgau in 1981 after moving to Delaware from North Carolina. “I had danced my whole life, but had taken a break from classes before I moved here and was inspired to […]

Best Bets: Ex-Chicago singer Coffey to celebrate troops in Dover

It will be a star-spangled Saturday night at Dover Downs’ Fire & Ice nightclub as Jeff Coffey, the former lead singer and bassist for the legendary band Chicago, plays a Celebrate the Troops free concert this weekend. Mr. Coffey, whose brother Chuck Broadway serves in the Air Force at the Pentagon, will tell stories about […]

‘The Nutcracker’ to warm holiday hearts in Dover

DOVER – The Christmas classic, “The Nutcracker” is back for the 22nd year with the Ballet Theatre of Dover this weekend at Dover High. “I think tradition has a lot to do with why the show remains popular year after year,” said Theresa Emmons, artistic director of the ballet. Mrs. Emmons, who began teaching in […]