Davis residents of all ages are invited to join Dance Dance Davis, a community project presented by the UC Davis Institute for Exploration in Theatre, Dance and Performance and organized by Shelly Gilbride, Ph.D., a UCD theatre and dance alumna and local arts consultant and dancer.
Gilbride seeks to recruit at least 100 Davisites to celebrate the joy of dancing and the adventurous spirit of Davis, which will culminate with a flashmob-style dance performance at a surprise Davis location on May 9 at 6:15 p.m. The event, as well as dance lessons leading up to it, is free of charge.
Gilbride is now soliciting dance steps to be featured in the flashmob choreography through local dance classes. Interested community members may attend classes at the Davis Art Center, 1919 F St., at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday; 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 2; 4 p.m. Saturday, May 5; and 1 p.m. Sunday, May 6. UCD students also may attend on-campus classes on either Monday, April 30, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the University Club dance studio, or Tuesday, May 1, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in Hickey Gym.
The choreography will be fun and easy for all, regardless of experience, to learn in one hour. The dance also will be uploaded to the Dance Dance Davis Facebook page so that participants may learn it at home. All information about the event including required May 9 performance registration and the Facebook link can be found at theatredance.ucdavis.edu.
There will be one final Dance Dance Davis rehearsal and social hour on Monday, May 7, at the Mondavi Center’s Vanderhoef Studio Theatre from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
In the spirit of a flashmob, the location of Dance Dance Davis is a secret.
For more information, visit theatredance.ucdavis.edu.