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Ballet Fantastique’s rock gospel ballet goes biblical
Ballet Fantastique company dancer Leanne Mizzoni as Esther
Ballet Fantastique company dancer Leanne Mizzoni as Esther

Danielle Tolmie, Mark Tucker, Steve Perry, Reed Souther and Victoria Harvey. Photo by Jon Christopher Meyers.

Autumn is the perfect time to step into square dancing
The Spin City Squares at Trinity Church
The Spin City Squares at Trinity Church

Meet the people who shape Eugene’s dance community

After eight years, Oregon Ballet Academy’s tuition-free boys program helps alter the industry
Nathan Rowell and Connor Davidson. Photos by Todd Cooper.
Nathan Rowell and Connor Davidson. Photos by Todd Cooper.

Eugene’s burlesque and variety troupes give the tradition a modern and silly spin
Jennifer Brom of the Trudy Bauchery variety show. Photography by Claire Flint ©2012. www.papermooneugene.com
Jennifer Brom of the Trudy Bauchery variety show. Photography by Claire Flint ©2012. www.papermooneugene.com

Alito Alessi has been shaping the dance world for more than a quarter century
DanceAbility artistic director Alito Alessi with dance partner Karen Daly.
DanceAbility artistic director Alito Alessi with dance partner Karen Nelson.

Forget intensive care — this male hip-hop group will keep hearts beating
All That! Dance Company’s all-male hip-hop dance troupe has competed across the country
All That! Dance Company’s all-male hip-hop dance troupe has competed across the country

Local octogenarian Betty Waterhouse sweeps the Emerald Ball ballroom
Edward Staver and ‘The Bettina’ practice at StaverDanceSport. Photo by Todd Cooper.