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A sprawling mandala design covers the floor of Plaza de Anaya's main dance studio, welcoming dancers in with warmth and beauty. Amid that artistic setting, seasoned instructors teach dance styles from around the world that include belly dancing, barefoot flamenco, and anaya tribal dancing. Cultural gatherings are an important part of the school's community, which is why the studio also schedules an array of monthly events and workshops that might be dance-based or include henna tattoos that dance when you pinch them.
524 W Broadway Rd, Ste 107
Tempe,
AZ
US
VaVaVoom! is Arizona's naughty little burlesque dance ensemble from the popular cabaret event, Romantasy Cabaret.
2155 East University Drive
Tempe,
AZ
US
The first Improv comedy club had virtually nothing to do with comedy. Broadway producer Budd Friedman founded the now legendary franchise in 1963 as an intimate spot where performers could eat, drink coffee, and sing along to piano ditties after their shows. Soon after, the club's first comedian, Dave Astor, tried out some new material on a whim. The stand-up set was a hit and led to the venue's eventual transformation into a full-blown comedy club. New York's hottest comedians would do nearly anything to be featured on the Improv stage; for instance, it's rumored that Lily Tomlin hijacked a parked limousine in order to make a stunning entrance when first meeting Budd. Since 1988, Tempe Improv has lived up to the lofty reputation of its parent club by showcasing comedic heavyweights such as Kevin Nealon, Carlos Mencia, and Pablo Francisco. A diverse calendar draws instantly recognizable comics from the airwaves of the E! channel and Comedy Central, but it also opens up the stage to promising up-and-comers. A menu of bar food and drinks ensures audiences stay fueled and ready to laugh throughout the evening.
930 University Drive
Tempe,
AZ
US
Mesa Arts Center curates artistic goings-on inside a sleek structure filled with four theaters, five art galleries, and 14 art studios. Graced by the likes of Yo-Yo Ma and Bill Cosby, the stages of the facility's theaters showcase a cultural cocktail of live music, Broadway, dance, and comedy performances. Grooming the next generation of artisans with the help of advanced equipment, seasoned instructors teach everything from acting and beading to woodworking and welding during art classes tailored to both kids and adults. For inspiration, students and visitors can stroll through the galleries of the Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum for glimpses at a revolving selection of contemporary art from international artists. Speckled with gardens, shapely architecture, and colorful lighting, the facility?s modern grounds welcome guests for everyday visits or annual events and festivals.
1 E Main St.
Mesa,
AZ
US
Chow down on ribs, slaw and more at Rockin' R Ranch, a down-home barbecue joint in Mesa. The menu doesn't include any low-fat items, so set aside some extra calories for your visit. Little guys and gals will also love dining at Rockin' R Ranch, which offers a family-friendly environment (and menu). Patio tables and chairs are ready for Rockin' R Ranch diners who prefer their meals al fresco. Between the music and the crowds, Rockin' R Ranch's noise levels can be intense. Jeans are just right for a meal at Rockin' R Ranch, which embraces a casual vibe. Rockin' R Ranch can also cater your next party; call today for details. Drivers will find parking not far from the restaurant. It will typically cost you about $30 to enjoy a meal at Rockin' R Ranch.
6136 E Baseline Rd
Mesa,
AZ
US
Jeanne's has been involved in dance in the Valley for over 50 years and still going strong! We offer all forms of dance with the best of instructors and have 2 style companies for dancers to hone their skills!
1058 N Higley Rd
Mesa,
AZ
US
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