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4th Annual / 2011 Dandiya Raas Night Fundraiser for Leland High School

photo: Dandiya Raas NightLeland Parent Club is hosting its annual Dandiya Raas Night fundraiser. This year’s event will feature live music by the famous Bay Area duo Asim & Madhvi Mehta.

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Dance Arts Academy’s Spring 2011 Camp Dance

logo: Dance Arts AcademyYour child will learn a little bit of everything in this versatile, half-day Spring dance camp taught by Dance Arts Academy – including ballet, tap, jazz, swing, hip hop, gymnastics, cheer, and Hawaiian.

Each camper will have an educational and positive experience, while building their self confidence.

The camp is for boys and girls ages 3-12. Participants are placed in age-appropriate classes. A snack and juice is provided. Recital is held for parents on Friday!

Dance Arts Academy has offered professional dance instruction for over 41 years. Teachers focus on building a strong foundation of dance technique in a well-structured and fun learning environment.

Camp Dance is held daily at Dance Arts Academy Monday, April 11, 2011 through Friday, April 15, 2011 from 9:30am to 12:30pm. The price is $127 per child. Register online or call 408-578-4055.

16th Annual / 2011 Big Band Dance at Pioneer High Schoool

photo: pioneer high school music instructorPioneer High School is holding its 16th Annual Big Band Dance benefiting the school’s Band & Orchestra Program.

This wonderful, fun-filled evening includes live music performances by Pioneer’s “S” Band, Wind Ensemble, and Jazz Band; dancing and brief ballroom dance lesson provided by Dance Boulevard at San Jose Dance Center; and appetizers, desserts, silent auction, and raffle prizes.

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Papa Hugs Musical Performance Coming to Almaden Valley

logo: papa hugs productionsPapa Hugs is coming to Almaden Valley to share his original program of singing, dancing, and fun! Children and their families will laugh and sing along to the songs.

Papa Hugs, a.k.a. David Sharpe, will be accompanied by his Playtime Characters, including Wonder The Kangaroo, Scary Bug, Robbie the Robot, Fitness the Frog, and Stinky Beetle.

PapaHugs’ music is educational, interactive, upbeat, silly, and fun. It teaches children about relationships, health, our environment, and the world around us. PapaHugs songs are straight from the heart and welcome you with open arms.

The show is at Almaden Branch Library on Saturday, December 18, 2010 at 11:30 a.m. The program is made possible by the Friends of the Almaden Library.

Dandia Raas Night – Ethnic Folk Dance

Photo: Dandia Raas Night DancersGo to Dandia Raas Night for an enchanting evening of ethnic folk dance. Dandia is a high­ energy group dance from India that is rhythmic and fun for everyone. Beginner instruction will be available. Adults and children are welcome.

This fundraiser event is presented by Leland Parent Club. All proceeds go to Leland High School academic enrichment programs, capital improvements, and student equipment and supplies.

The event is at Leland High School on Saturday, October 16, 2010, from 8-11pm. The price is $15 per person. Children under 3 are free. See the flier for more information.

Teen Talent Show 2010 Finale in Almaden Valley

[logo: teen talent show] Winners of the regional Teen Talent Show tournaments will by in Almaden Valley to show off their unique talents and compete in the 2010 Teen Talent Show Finale. Come and enjoy the remarkable talent of our local teens.

The regional tournaments are being held at six San Jose branch library locations on Saturday, May 1, 2010, 2-4pm. Prizes will be awarded to 1st – 3rd place winners at the regional events.

The first and second place winners from each of the regional tournaments will participate in a final competition at the Almaden Branch Library on Saturday, May 15, 2010, 3-5pm. Winners of the finale will win even bigger prizes!

You can pick up a registration packet at any library. You must submit the registration form to the tournament location you plan to compete at. Spaces are limited, so sign up today!

Get more information about the Teen Talent Show rules, judging criteria, and regional locations.

Ballroom Dancing at Almaden Yoga on Saturday Nights

Ballroom Dancing at Almaden YogaLooking for something to do on Saturday nights that is close to home? Go to Ballroom Dancing class at Almaden Yoga.

Learn a new elegant dance each week. The Waltz, Tango, Foxtrot, Rumba, Cha-Cha, East Coast Swing, Hustle, Meringue, Night Club Two Step, and West Coast Swing.

The class is taught by Daniel, an experienced, fun-loving social ballroom teacher. Bring a partner or come by yourself, either way you’ll have a blast! Tell your friends and spread the word.

Almaden Yoga is next to UNWINED Wine Bar and Elements Restaurant. After dancing enjoy 50% off your first glass of wine at UNWINED. Or have dinner at Elements Restaurant – bring this coupon for up to $10 off.

Ballroom dancing at Almaden Yoga starts Saturday, April 10, 2010, 7-8pm. $15 drop-in per person.

Friday Night Salsa Dancing in Almaden Valley

Almaden YogaNew Salsa dancing on Friday nights! Learn the energetic and rhythmic moves of Salsa – while having lots of fun – right here in Almaden Valley. After dancing, enjoy some wine at UNWINED wine bar or dinner at Elements Restaurant. UNWINED is offering 50% off your first glass of wine. The drop-in fee for the lesson and dancing is $15 per person. At Almaden Yoga, beginning Friday, April 9, 2010, 7-8pm. More…

Dance, Act, Perform Camp for Kids Over Spring Break

Hollywood SignInstructors for the Dance, Act, Perform Camp guide campers through the production and performance of their very own variety show. The camp encourages creative expression and helps build self-esteem. At the end of the week campers perform their show for family and friends, complete with costumes, props, and music. For kids ages 5-11. At the Almaden Community Center. April 12-16, 2010, 1:30-4:30pm. More…

Spring & Summer 2010 Activity Guide for Almaden Community Center

photo: Almaden 2010 Spring City GuideUpdate on February 16, 2011: The Spring 2011 Activity Guide for Almaden Community Center is now available.

San Jose Parks Recreation & Neighborhood Services has released its City Wide Activity Guide for Spring & Summer 2010. The guide includes all of the activities planned for the Almaden Community Center.

Almaden Valley residents have a variety of activities to choose from, including the following: arts and crafts, camps, dance, early childhood recreation, education and enrichment, health and fitness, music, sports leagues and drop-ins, cooking, specialty programs, senior programs and events, and family events.

Registration for Spring & Summer 2010 activities begins on Saturday, March 13, 2010 at 10am. You can register online.

View the most recent Almaden Community Center Activity Guide.