Calendar Of Events Dance
Written by Miami Today on October 22, 2009
The Ifé-Ilé Afro-Cuban Dance Company will perform an array of Mambo, Rumba, Congo, Chancleta, Son, Salsa and ritual dances to live music as part of the University of Miami’s month-long musical celebration Festival Miami. 8 p.m. Gusman Concert Hall, 1314 Miller Drive, Coral Gables. $20-$40. Details: (305) 284-4940 or www.festivalmiami.com.
The Miami City Ballet opens its season with performances of Paul Taylor’s "Company B," George Balanchine’s "Allegro Brillante" and "Symphony in Three Movements," and August Bournonville’s "Flower Festival." 8 p.m. Ends Oct. 25. Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. Details: (305) 929-7000 or www.miamicityball.com.
The Biltmore Hotel hosts tango lessons with world champion Monica Llobet. Classes will feature music by top tango orchestras while Ms. Llobet teaches the basic steps, technique, musicality, philosophy and passion behind tango. 8-9 p.m. for beginners. 9-10 p.m. for advanced students. The Biltmore Hotel, 1200 Anastasia Ave., Coral Gables. $15. Details: (305) 913-3102 or www.biltmorehotel.com.
The Grand National Dance Championship will bring top professional and amateur ballroom dancers to Miami for three days of competition. Ends Nov. 1. Miami Beach Resort & Spa, 4833 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. Details: (305) 899-7774 or www.grandnationalchampionship.com.