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    Pay at the main desk and bring your receipt to class.

    Contact Darlene @ darmirara(at)gmail(dot)com

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Hamlet @TheCultch ‏ !

Dear Dancers,
I don’t normally use this blog for non-dancey business, but I simply must support my nearest and dearest! Last night I saw Hamlet by Sandbox Theatre Productions. Our very own assistant Den Mama Tara Webster has been working on this show all year, alongside J-C Roy (who happens to be my significant other) 😉


There are still 8 chances left to see this show so get your tix!

Wednesday through Saturday nights from June 14th to 24th.
Performances begin at 7:30pm SHARP at the Cultch Theatre in East Vancouver.
Tickets: $30 Adults, $25 Students/Seniors, Group rates available
Contact 604-251-1363 or visit the website: https://thecultch.com/events/hamlet/

If you don’t know Hamlet (!):
A father’s death and his mother’s hasty marriage provoke thoughts of murder and vengeance that push Hamlet’s mind to madness. His suspicions of foul play lead to dangerous manipulations of friends and family in order to uncover the supernatural truth behind it all. As questions consume him and his reality blurs he must make a choice and seal his fate once and for all.

But most importantly:
This play contains ghostly figures, devious manipulations, twisted realities, and lewd jokes and behaviour!” <— AKA FUN TIMES!

DJ Darfunkel’s personal review : This is not highbrow Shakespeare – this is REAL Shakespeare. Dark and sometimes disturbing, passionate yet somehow filled with humor and levity – rather like life itself. Set in something like the present, with modern dress & *exceptional* music choices. Ten marvelous actors play the full cast with some re-arrangements to the original text that only English nerds (and I say that lovingly ’cause I am one) will notice and appreciate for creativity.
I sincerely hope you make time for this wonderful production – support your local arts scene and (slightly indirectly) your friends at DDPP VanCity.

Follow Sandbox Productions on Facebook!

Springtime Dance News!

Hello Dancers! I share our playlists every week, but it’s been a while since I’ve said HI otherwise. I wanted first off to let you know that the Winter season of dancing at MPCC completes at the end of April, but we will be continuing uninterrupted on Tuesdays throughout the Spring. Our last dance will be on June 20th, and then we’ll break for the summer (outdoor unofficial dance meetups – like last year – are always an option!)

TIMING: Some of you have noticed that I’ve altered the FB events to show 8:15pm to 9:30pm. We usually do start a little bit late, and recently the community centre added another class into their schedule ending at 8:15pm. That instructor has been gracious enough to allow us to come in and set up while their class completes (she was not aware that her program was slotted directly ahead of ours!), but even so we are realistically not out until 9:20-9:30pm. Our dances are still one hour, as per usual.

Feel free to contact me with questions, suggestions, DJ scheduling and any song requests! Over the next two weeks (March 28 & April 4) we’ll be dancing the ALPHABET with yours truly providing the mix. See you soon!


XOXO, Den Mama Darlene AKA DJ Darfunkel


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