Opera in Hollywood


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  • Miami City Ballet
    During a trio of deftly danced works, Miami City Ballet's Program I captures the playful exuberance of Jerome Robbins' Fanfare, the provocative sensuality of George Balanchine's Bugaku, and the high-leaping grandeur of Theme and Variations—Balanchine's opulent ode to tippy-toes set in a dazzling 19th-century ballroom. Choose from the following options:
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    2200 Liberty Ave
    Miami Beach, FL US
  • Florida Grand Opera
    According to the Florida Grand Opera's Brendan Glynn, "If Verdi says to put in 20 violins, we do." Such dedication to the details has kept patrons coming back to FGO for 73 seasons, making it the seventh oldest opera company in the U.S.?and garnering the seventh largest audiences in the country. Split between two waterfront venues in Miami and Fort Lauderdale, its world-class performances draw in tens of thousands of Florida residents each year. The box office has also logged ticket buyers from 39 states and 31 foreign countries, as well as Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and Washington, DC, signaling their reputation's international reach. In 2013-2014, FGO's talented casts will sound the notes of Marvin David Levy's Mourning Becomes Electra, Giuseppe Verdi's Nabucco, Giacomo Puccini's Tosca, and Jules Massenet's Thais. As intimidating as grand opera can seem to the uninitiated, the FGO eases introductions with a lively Twitter feed, a candid Facebook wall, and even its own iPhone app, which helps newbies get up to speed on opera's lurid centuries of love, lust, murder, and suicide. The FGO's FAQ page similarly dispels common misconceptions, revealing that you may wear jeans to the opera and that wearing 3D glasses won't actually improve your experience.
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    201 SW Fifth Ave.
    Fort Lauderdale, FL US
  • CooLAM Dance Studio
    Calling on experience gleaned on stages from Broadway to Istanbul, the multicultural staff of CooLAM Dance Studio powers a diverse selection of dance and fitness classes. Like the secret ninth Ivy League school, CooLAM is literally open to anyone—its name is a derivative of the Hebrew word for "everybody." Whether dabbling in dance for fun or seeking intense pre-professional training, adults and children aged 3 and older can register for group or private classes covering 18 disciplines. Depending on which class they choose, students might entrust their feet with such instructors as Sonic, an Israeli-born hip-hop and break dancer who has worked with Rihanna and Kanye West, or SusiQ, a salsa instructor who discovered the dance style in Cuba and eventually taught it all over Europe. CooLAM also boasts an eclectic array of event services, which equip parties with basic DJ and décor services and extra entertainment that ranges from face-painting and pony rides to a mechanical bull and auctioneer karaoke.
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    3575 Northeast 207th Street
    Aventura, Florida US
  • South Florida Circus Art School
    Featuring instructors who have performed with the Ringling Bros. and Cirque du Soleil, South Florida Circus Art School's classes meld strength, beauty, and aerial grace. With each 60-mintue flying-yoga session, an aerialist expert will teach posing fundamentals and physical training to solidify core strength. Led by the well-balanced directives of professional circus performer and yoga specialist, flying-yoga classes alleviate pressure from the body, cleanse the spirit with inner balance, and relieve any stress in astronauts wistful for low-gravity environs. During each class, aspiring contortionists use hammocks to pose as circus aerialists for 30 minutes, resulting in full decompression of bodily lines. In addition to channeling their inner arachnids, participants spend the remainder of the time toning muscles through a series of floor exercises over padded surfaces.
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    15161 Northeast 21st Avenue
    North Miami Beach, FL US
  • Feathers Ballroom Dance Studio Davie
    Excellence breeds excellence. The dance instructors at Feathers Ballroom Dance Studio believe in this philosophy, which is why they expect the best from all their students, from children with dreams of dancing professionally to adults just trying to learn a new skill. Whether in group classes or private lessons, students can practice Latin steps, such as salsa and cha-cha, as well as classic styles, such as jive and waltz. Children ages eight and older can try Latin, ballroom, and hip-hop dancing in youth classes, and recently engaged couples can arrange for special lessons that choreograph elegant father-daughter, mother-son, or mad scientist-Frankenstein dances for their wedding receptions.
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    4343 South State Road 7
    Davie, FL US
  • Improv Comedy Club
    Seasoned comedian and teacher Brad Trackman, whose resume boasts appearances on NBC, ABC, MTV, CBS, Spike TV and Comedy Central, guides burgeoning chuckle-inducers through the finer points of laugh acquisition in his four-hour workshop, Comedy A through Z. Students learn to develop and write for performance persona, as well as sharpen their wit and enhance their abilities to care for newborn microphones. In addition to leading students through material-crafting exercises, Trackman will sling out advice on the business of comedy and what it takes to pursue a career in it, including tips for acquiring representation and landing TV roles. Students will dissect the ins and outs of the standup circuit, as well as hone their joke-crafting skills by observing actual chickens crossing actual roads.
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    5700 Seminole Way
    Fort Lauderdale, FL US
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