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APRIL 2015
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'Rooted' by Ali McKeon
Choreographed by Ali McKeon, currently a dancer for Menlowe Ballet, the performance "Rooted" will capture the changing contemporary dance community of Maui, Hawaii, while exploring themes of beauty, Aloha, community, tension, resentment and disorientation. April 17 and 18, 8 p.m. $20 in advance; $25 at the door. Zohar Dance Company, Cubberley Community Center, L4, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto.
 

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Compagnie Kafig
Led by French-Algerian choreographer Mourad Merzouki, Compagnie Kafig will offer a performance called "Kafig Brazil" that fuses circus acrobatics, martial arts and street dancing. April 21, 7:30 p.m. $30-$65. Bing Concert Hall, 327 Lasuen St., Stanford.
 

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Western Ballet: 'Snow White'
Western Ballet will perform the world premiere of Director Alexi Zubiria's "Snow White" ballet, which draws from a compilation of Shostakovich ballet suites and presents original choreography. The show depicts the classic fairy tale of a young maiden, a jealous queen and comical dwarves. April 24, 7 p.m.; April 25, 1 p.m. $25 adult; $20 child. Menlo-Atherton High School, The Center for Performing Arts, 555 Middlefield Road, Atherton.
 

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Ballet Folklorico of Half Moon Bay
In this celebration of Dia de los Ninos (Day of the Child) for all ages, the Ballet Folklorico of Half Moon Bay will perform the regional dances of the Mexican state of Sinaloa. The group's instructor will also teach the audience a dance after the performance. April 30, 4:30-5:30 p.m. Free. Portola Valley Library, 765 Portola Road, Portola Valley.
 

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May Day dancing
Mad Molly and the Deer Creek Morris Men will dance during the sunrise at the Palo Alto Baylands for this 30th annual May Day celebration. Traditional English dancing will be performed and taught. Refreshments will be available. May 1, 5:30 a.m. Free. Palo Alto Baylands, Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto.
 

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Carolina Lugo's & Carolé Acuña's Ballet Flamenco
On Mother's Day, Carolina Lugo and her daughter Carolé Acuña will lead a company of Flamenco musicians and dancers in a show full of footwork, clapping hands and song. May 10, 2 p.m. $21 adult; $16 children, student with ID (with two drink order minimum). Morocco's Restaurant, 873 Castro St., Mountain View.
 

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Social ballroom dancing
Friday Night Dancers organizes ballroom dancing events each Friday and Saturday evening. Each event starts with a lesson, which is followed by general dancing. No experience or partner is necessary; dressy casual attire is preferred. Cover charge includes refreshments. Friday and Saturday, year-round, 8-11:45 p.m. $9. Cubberley Community Center Pavilion, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto.