Pi Day pie contest and variety show planned

Expect a celebration of math, science, pastry and nerd pride at the Alferd Packer Memorial String Band’s annual Pi Day variety show, set for 7 p.m. Thursday at the Lawrence Arts Center.

Foxy by Proxy to perform holiday show that's both naughty and nice

Foxy by Proxy, which is not your typical cabaret-style burlesque, will have its first Christmas show, “Miracle on Mass. Street,” this Saturday.

Boys bust a move: Mixed-discipline class helps kids reap athletic benefits of dance

This is no classical ballet class, and that’s by design. Acceptable attire includes sports jerseys and basketball shorts. It’s OK to squirrel around between exercises. And if you feel like screaming hi-ya! in the middle of a routine, no one’s going to stop you.

'Nutcracker’ auditions Sept. 16

A holiday classic with a Kansas twist is coming back to the Lawrence Arts Center this year, and you can be part of it.

Get on the dance floor: Local groups offer instruction, opportunity to take a whirl

From sultry, controlled Argentine tango to old-fashioned, foot-stomping barn dance, a handful of Lawrence groups meet for regular dances, preceded by lessons so beginners can get on the floor right away. None require you to bring your own partner, either.

Olympic champions bust a move

From the track to the ring to the sandpit, this crop of Olympians just can’t stop the beat. The London Games have brought an outpouring of crazy, creative victory celebrations.

Art in Motion to bring upbeat energy to Dance Carnival

Cathy Patterson has heard people’s reservations about dance performances: “They’re boring” and “the music isn’t fun.”

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Contra dancers square off at this weekend's Midwinter Meltdown

You might spin your partner, but there's more to contra dance than most people think.

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Wheelchair ballroom dance company Groovability in need of funding

The non-profit wheelchair dance troupe seeks financial support to tour and perform.

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'Falling backwards': Lawrence artists react to Kansas Arts Commission closing

Starting next month, Kansas arts organizations will have no direct access to government funding — state, regional or national.

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940 Dance Company prepares its final performances

After a 24-year run of performances, the 940 Dance Company will present its final concerts at 7:30 p.m. April 14 and 16 at the Lawrence Arts Center, 940 N.H.

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Urban dance classes provide spring break alternative

The Kansas City Hip Hop Academy and the Lawrence Arts Center bring "Hip Hop Happening" to downtown just in time for spring break.

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November Final Friday map

Arts and events in the downtown area for the Final Friday community art exhibit in November.

Arts roundup: Karole Armitage returning to Lawrence; City Band Director Bob Foster honored

This week in arts: Karole Armitage returns for week of dance events; guest artists join KU jazz performers; KU's Robert Foster honored; KU graduate wins essay contest.

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Belly Bump and Grind: Lawrence embraces the swaying subculture of belly dance

First of all, belly dancing is not striptease. One is an ancient Middle Eastern art form celebrating the female form; the other is a sweaty hoochie dance for money...