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Academy of Dance Arts brings spring shows back to MontBleu

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"At the Hop" will be among the dances performed at The Academy of Dance Arts spring concerts this week.
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If you go

What: The Academy of Dance Arts spring concerts

When: 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, May 20-21

Where: MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa

Tickets: $20 plus fees

Info: http://www.ticketmaster.com

MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa will host The Academy of Dance Arts for a pair of spring shows this week.

The concerts take place Friday and Saturday, May 20-21, in the Stateline casino’s showroom.

“This year the ballet is entitled ‘The Adventures of Madeline,’” said Kelly O’Fallon, owner and director of The Academy of Dance Arts, in a press release for the show. “Based on the children’s books by Ludwig Bemelman about the 12 little girls in two straight lines, I created and built a new ballet around that original concept. Madeline hits the streets of Paris and encounters many interesting characters such as jesters, artists, florists, waitresses and pastry chefs, just to name a few. It has been a true joy watching the dancers rise to the challenge and master the difficult choreography.”

After a brief intermission, the show continues with the jazz, hip hop, lyrical, contemporary and tap performances entitled “Dancin’ through the Decades.”

“The music spans from the 1950s through today,” O’Fallon said. “You will find yourself singing along and tapping your toes to many recognizable hits such as the classic from Frank Sinatra, ‘Summer Wind,’ the ever popular Supremes hit ‘Baby Love,’ and the unforgettable ‘I Will Survive’ made famous by Gloria Gaynor. There are beautiful ballads from the ’80s and ’90s, leading into popular pop hits of today. There is a little something for everyone!”

MontBleu is located at 55 U.S. Highway 50 in Stateline. More information is available at http://www.ticketmaster.com or by calling 1-800-745-3000.


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