Performing Arts

The Flashbacks

The Flashbacks

Friday, February 3, 2023 | 10:45am-12:45pm

This jazz ensemble is under the direction of Michael Auman and their classic swinging sounds can be heard at The Center and throughout the region at public events and private parties. If you enjoy music from the big band era and more contemporary sounds from groups like Chicago, Kenny Loggins or Barry Manilow, this may be the band for you! Rehearsals are held from 10:45 am- 12:45 pm each Friday. Guests are welcome to visit rehearsals, so come see if we are right for you! Need a band for a special event? Contact the director to see if we fit the bill! For Center members.

Prime members: Band fees are included in Center membership.

Standard Center members: Summer session $30; Fall session $35; Spring session $35 (You may pay below. Once you have entered your information, do not click "Submit" more than once to avoid being charged multiple times.



Contact: Michael Auman at band@thecentercville.org

Members only.

Location: The Center

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The Flashbacks

Spring 2023 Session (Standard members) $35.00
Spring 2023 Session (Prime members) $0.00
Music in the Atrium

Music in the Atrium

Friday, February 3, 2023 | 12:00pm-1:30pm

Every Wednesday, 12:00-1:30 pm (except the 2nd Wednesday)
Jim Richardson on vocals and guitar.
 
Every Thursday, 12:00-1:30 pm  
Join Jazz 1-2-3 for a little swing, Latin and jazz standards featuring Andre on bass, Robert LaRue on saxophone and David Weiss on piano.
 
Every Friday, 12:00-1:30 pm
Stan Hamrick on guitar and vocals

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Still Sharp Singers

Still Sharp Singers

Friday, February 3, 2023 | 1:00pm-2:30pm

Did you sing in your high school or college glee club? Or Church choir? Still like to sing? Come to a rehearsal and listen to the Still Sharp Singers, and decide if you would like to join this four-part mixed choral group. We welcome sopranos, altos, tenors, and basses. Ability to read music is preferred. For more information contact director, Mike D'antoni.

Free for Prime members.

Standard members - There is a $35 fee for the Spring session and a $35 fee for the Fall session.

Members only.

Location: The Center

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Still Sharp Singers

Standard Members (Spring 2023 Session) $35.00
Prime Members (Spring 2023 Session)
Barbershop Belles & Beaux

Barbershop Belles & Beaux

Friday, February 3, 2023 | 2:30pm-4:00pm

Women and men who love to sing are encouraged to come and share their talent.  Some experience and the ability to read music is helpful.

Even if you have never sung Barbershop harmony, you are welcome to join this group of fun-loving singers.

Director June Andrews, with over 30 years Barbershop singing experience, helps us blend our tenor, lead, baritone and bass voices together in "perfect harmony."

Members only.

Location: The Center

Contact: June Andrews (434) 823-4956

Acoustic Jam Session

Acoustic Jam Session

Friday, February 3, 2023 | 2:30pm-4:30pm

Do you love making music and meeting people? This program is for you. All levels are welcome. For more information or if you would like to attend, please email program leader Sudi Durland. Free and open to all. 

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Percussion 101

Percussion 101

Monday, February 6, 2023 | 10:00am-11:30am

Open to all; registration required.

Mondays, January 23–April 10, 10:00–11:30 am (12 weeks)

Discover the joys of playing percussion instruments to keep the body moving, the mind sharp, and the soul inspired! The Center’s band director Michael Auman will teach you how to read rhythm and pitch on the musical staff, and how to manage techniques and volumes, before you finally play a piece as a group. Bring your own drumsticks. Prime members free; Standard members $90; Guests $120.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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Percussion 101

Guests (Jan-April, 10am) $120.00
Standard (Jan-April, 10am) $90.00
Prime (Jan-April, 10am)
Music in The Atrium

Music in The Atrium

Monday, February 6, 2023 | 1:00pm-2:00pm

Mondays 1:002:00 pm

Enjoy vocals and guitar by Center Member Jim Gordon.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Beginner Tap Class

Beginner Tap Class

Tuesday, February 7, 2023 | 10:15am-11:00am

This class is for the very beginner! If you've never stepped foot into a tap shoe or need to start over from the age of 5, join instructor, Diana Freeman. Diana is a Royal Academy of Dance Instructor and has taught ballet and tap for over 40 years. 

Register below.

DURING THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY, THE CLASSES WILL BE PRACTICE ONLY WITH NO INSTRUCTOR. THERE WILL BE NO CHARGE FOR FEBRUARY SESSIONS.

Members only.

Location: The Center

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Beginner Tap Class

Standard Members (RSVP Feb)
Prime Members (RSVP Feb)
Second-Wind Band

Second-Wind Band

Tuesday, February 7, 2023 | 10:45am-12:45pm

Want to be a musician? We can make your dream come true with serious fun!

Organized in 1994, this is one of only four Virginia-based New Horizons Music Groups - a project that promotes lifelong learning through senior citizen bands. Our director, Michael Auman, directs a group of more experienced musicians with a repertoire that includes classical, show tunes, patriotic, and holiday music. Along with community performances, the band’s schedule includes two annual concerts at The Center. The band meets for rehearsal from 10:45 am-12:45 pm each Tuesday. For Center Members only:

Prime members: Band fees are included in Center membership
 
Standard members: Summer session $30; Fall session $35; Spring session $35.  
You may pay below. Once you have entered your information, do not click "Submit" more than once to avoid being charged multiple times.

Contact: Michael Auman at band@thecentercville.org

Members only.

Location: The Center

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Second-Wind Band

Spring 2023 Session - Standard Members $35.00
Spring 2023 Session - Prime Members $0.00
Second Floor Artist Reception

Second Floor Artist Reception

Tuesday, February 7, 2023 | 4:00pm-6:00pm

Tuesday, February 7, 4:00–6:00 pm

Join the artists Donna Koutrakos, Brent Ruffner, Diane Wilkin, and Jane Goodman on the second floor to learn more about their art while indulging in refreshments and good conversation. Free and Open to all.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

The Art of Storytelling

The Art of Storytelling

Wednesday, February 8, 2023 | 11:00am-12:30pm

Wednesdays, January 11–February 15, 2023 11:00 am–12:30 pm

In this workshop, we enter the rewarding, entertaining and soulful world of stories.  Stories may be personal and they may come from others, but either way, we’ll work together to make those stories come alive, animate the characters in them, and find the arc of each tale.  No performance experience needed as we have been telling stories all our lives.  Taught by Boomie Pedersen and Larry Goldstein. Open to all. $75 per participant.

As a courtesy to program leaders and participants, if you register for this class and are unable to attend, notify us 72 hours in advance by emailing programs@thecentercville.org.

 

Registration is Closed

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Recorder Lessons

Recorder Lessons

Wednesday, February 8, 2023 | 1:30pm-3:30pm

Meets every Wednesday from 1:30-3:00 pm.

Playing music is the best thing you can do for your brain. This Recorder class will stir up the gray matter and provide fun while doing it! Learn the recorder, make music, and have fun! Gary Porter shares her love of the recorder and the music you can make with it. No experience is necessary. New members to the group are accepted at any time.

Gary Porter is a longtime early musician, teacher and lifetime member of the American Recorder Society, She uses the Suzuki Recorder School books, Alto part, Vol. 1 for class instruction. She prefers using the Yamaha ECODEAR YRA 402B Baroque Fingering F Alto Recorder. This instrument is made of a plant resin, has a sweet tone and is in tune. Appropriate Supplies can be purchased online from the following vendors: Amazon.com, West Music.com, Music & Arts.com, Sweet Pipes.com, Shar Music.com, The Musicians’ Friend.com

You will need to supply your own recorder and Suzuki Alto part Vol. 1 Recorder book. If you have questions, please contact Gary.

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Free for Prime members. Standard members $25/month; Guests $35/month.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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Recorder Lessons

Prime Members (Feb) $0.00
Standard Members (Feb) $25.00
Guests (Feb) $35.00
Singer-Songwriter Open Mic Night

Singer-Songwriter Open Mic Night

Wednesday, February 8, 2023 | 5:30pm-7:30pm

2nd Wednesday of every month, 5:30-7:30 pm

Join singer/songwriter and host Jim Richardson for a showcase of local singers and songwriters. This event will give local songwriters an opportunity to feature their material. 

The show is limited to solo performers or duos only. No drum kits or large ensembles. No amps. Performers should bring their own guitars. Keyboard players may use the piano in the atrium. 

If you are interested in performing, contact Jim Richardson in advance. If you just want to come and listen, just show up! And don't forget Greenberry's has a happy hour from 5:30-7:30 pm.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

International Folk Dance (Evenings)

International Folk Dance (Evenings)

Wednesday, February 8, 2023 | 6:30pm-8:00pm

Every Wednesday at 6:30 pm

International Folk Dance (Beginner and Intermediate)

Folk dancing is a great exercise and a fun recreational activity for people of all ages. It’s beneficial for stress-reduction, cardiovascular stimulation, and protects against dementia.

Anyone can learn to folk dance as no formal dance experience is necessary and no partner is required.

Come and learn a wide variety of international folk dances with music from many countries around the world, have fun and meet new people.

Dance along or just come, watch and listen to the music.  No registration required.

Wednesday Evening will not meet for the following weeks:

  • Wednesday Sept. 28
  • Wednesday Oct. 5
  • Wednesday Oct. 12

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Intermediate Tap Class

Intermediate Tap Class

Thursday, February 9, 2023 | 10:00am-11:00am

Thursdays, 10:00-11:00am

This class is for those who have tap experience or who have already taken the beginners class for a while and are ready for the next "step." Classes are taught by Diana Freeman, a Royal Academy of Dance Instructor.  Diana has taught ballet and tap for over 40 years.  She was also a member of a Seniors Tap Dance team, competing in European championships and winning three consecutive years in two categories.  Tap dance offers a fun way to exercise.   

Standard Members - $40/month; Prime Members - included in membership

REGISTRATION REQUIRED BELOW.

DURING THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY, THE CLASSES WILL BE PRACTICE ONLY WITH NO INSTRUCTOR. THERE WILL BE NO CHARGE FOR FEBRUARY SESSIONS.

Members only.

Location: The Center

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Intermediate Tap Class

Standard Members (RSVP Feb)
Prime Members (RSVP Feb) $0.00
First-Wind Band

First-Wind Band

Thursday, February 9, 2023 | 10:30am-12:00pm


Learn new musical skills or revitalize old ones with the First-Wind Band. All you need is the desire to learn to play an instrument! This is the ideal beginner level band to learn a new instrument or dust off your old school band instrument and brush up on your playing skills. Under the direction of Michael Auman, the band rehearses each Thursday from 10:30 am - 12:00 pm. Interested, but no instrument? We have several for rent. Playing music is not only fun but is good for your mental and physical health. Ask any of the members and they’ll tell you that it keeps them active and involved and is a great way to make new friends. RECRUITING NEW MEMBERS, COME JOIN US! Open to all for a one-year trial period. After the first year, participants are required to be a member of The Center.

Prime members: Band fees are included in Center membership.

 

Guest Rates (non-Center members): (1st year only)  Summer session $28; Fall session $33; Spring session $33  

Standard Center members: Summer session $25; Fall session $30; Spring session $30  

You may pay below. Once you have entered your information, do not click "Submit" more than once to avoid being charged multiple times.

 



Contact: Michael Auman at band@thecentercville.org

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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First-Wind Band

Spring 2023 Session - Standard Members $30.00
Spring 2023 Session - Guests $33.00
Spring 2023 Session - Prime $0.00
The Joy of Acting 2023

The Joy of Acting 2023

Thursday, February 9, 2023 | 11:00am-12:30pm

Thursdays, January 12–February 16, 2023 11:00 am–12:30 pm

This workshop reviews and reintroduces the basics of building a character and bringing a short scene or monologue to life.  Actors draw from both their life experiences while sharpening their listening skills and use their voice and body to convey character and meaning.  We intend to have fun while exploring the ancient art of pretending.  Taught by Boomie Pedersen and Larry Goldstein. Open to all. $75 per participant.

As a courtesy to program leaders and participants, if you register for this class and are unable to attend, notify us 72 hours in advance by emailing programs@thecentercville.org.

 

Registration is Closed

Open to all.

Location: The Center

 Advanced Tap Class

Advanced Tap Class

Thursday, February 9, 2023 | 12:30pm-1:15pm

Thursdays, 12:30-1:15 pm

This class is for those who know basic steps, have no physical contraints and are ready for a challenge! Classes will be taught by Diana Freeman, a Royal Academy of Dance Instructor.  Diana has taught ballet and tap for over 40 years.  She was also a member of a Seniors Tap Dance team, competing in European championships and winning three consecutive years in two categories.  Tap dance offers a fun way to exercise.  

DURING THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY, THE CLASSES WILL BE PRACTICE ONLY WITH NO INSTRUCTOR. THERE WILL BE NO CHARGE FOR FEBRUARY SESSIONS.

 

Members only.

Location: The Center

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Advanced Tap Class

Standard Members (RSVP Feb)
Prime Members (RSVP Feb) $0.00
 Drumming Group

Drumming Group

Thursday, February 9, 2023 | 1:30pm-3:30pm

Thursdays 1:30 pm  

Explore traditional beats from the cultures of the Old Mali Empire, coastal Ghana, the Caribbean, and Brazil. Learn the motor skills you need to advance as a drummer, how to verbally articulate different beats, and how to group like beats and separate them by styles. Prepare for performance opportunities and get an introduction to different notation styles. Free and open to all.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Contact: Bruce Penner 434.249.1406

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Drumming Group

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Tap Your Troubles Away (evening)

Tap Your Troubles Away (evening)

Thursday, February 9, 2023 | 5:00pm-5:50pm

Tap Your Troubles - Cancelled for December 22

Every Thursday from 5:00-6:00 pm

Join instructor Lynn Divers as she teaches tap dancing with a rousing focus on Broadway style tap.  Learn steps from basics to showstoppers.  Lynn has been teaching dance since she was 13 and majored in Performing Arts with a Dance Emphasis. Some experience is helpful. Come increase your cardio and have fun. 

 Prime Members free; Standard members $30/month; Guests $45/month

Register below.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 11

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Tap Your Troubles Away (evening)

Guests (Feb) $45.00
Standard Members (Feb) $30.00
Prime Members (Feb) $0.00
Drumming Group Special Event February

Drumming Group Special Event February

Thursday, February 16, 2023 | 4:00pm-6:00pm

The Center’s Drumming Class will celebrate The Gambia Independence Day with drum, stories, food and drink, and videos of The Gambia. Free and open to all.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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Drumming Group Special Event February

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The Center Players 2023

The Center Players 2023

Tuesday, February 28, 2023 | 11:00am-1:00pm

Tuesdays and Thursdays, February 28–May 4, 11:00 am–1:00 pm (9 weeks)

The Center Players work together over a nine week period to develop performance material (one act plays, monologues, and/or a full length play) to present to the larger community.  We wish to build on the success of our first adventure this past fall with our One Act Play Festival.  No experience necessary.  Directed by Boomie Pedersen and Larry Goldstein.

In April, a third rehearsal will be added on Wednesdays. Performances will be on Thursday, May 4 from 6:00–7:30 pm and Friday, May 5, from 3:00–4:30 pm.

Cost for these professionally-facilitated classes is $175 for guests and $150 for members.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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The Center Players 2023

Guests (Feb 28–May 4, 11am-1pm) $175.00
Members (Feb 28–May 4, 11am-1pm) $150.00
A Joyful Noise

A Joyful Noise

Tuesday, February 28, 2023 | 6:00pm-8:00pm

Join us for a musical performance of gospel hymns and songs in celebration of African Americans in Charlottesville who strive to make our community a more cohesive place to live. Church choirs from Mt. Zion First African Baptist Church, Trinity Episcopal Church, and Union Run Baptist Church will perform. Free and open to all. 

Light hors d'oeuvres will be provided by Pearl Island Catering.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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A Joyful Noise

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International Latin Style Ballroom Dancing - March

International Latin Style Ballroom Dancing - March

Wednesday, March 1, 2023 | 6:00pm-6:45pm

Wednesdays March 1–29, 6:00–6:45 pm (5 sessions)

Learn the Cha-cha, Rumba, Jive, Samba, and Paso Doble with instructor Steven Babusko. All levels of dance backgrounds are welcome. Prime members free; Standard members $30; Guests $45.

As a courtesy to program leaders and participants, if you register for this class and are unable to attend, notify us 72 hours in advance by emailing programs@thecentercville.org

Next: April 5-May 3 6-6:45pm

Instructor Bio

Steven Babusko is professionally certified in four ballroom dance styles: Smooth, Rhythm, Standard, and Latin. Originally from Hungary, he began dancing at Terry Dean's Ballroom Dance Studio (later Blue Light Ballroom) in 2013 and performed in 12 competitions with teacher Tara McGough. He has been teaching at Smooth Sailing Ballroom Dance Studio since July 2021.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 29

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International Latin Style Ballroom Dancing - March

Guest (6pm, March) $45.00
Standard Member (6pm, March) $30.00
Prime Member (6pm, March)
International Standard Style Ballroom Dancing – March

International Standard Style Ballroom Dancing – March

Wednesday, March 1, 2023 | 7:00pm-7:45pm

Wednesdays March 1–29, 7:00–7:45 pm (5 sessions)

Learn the Waltz, Quickstep, Tango, Foxtrot, and Viennese Waltz with instructor Steven Babusko. All levels of dance backgrounds are welcome. Prime members free; Standard members $30; Guests $45.

As a courtesy to program leaders and participants, if you register for this class and are unable to attend, notify us 72 hours in advance by emailing programs@thecentercville.org

Next: April 5-May 3 7-7:45

Instructor Bio

Steven Babusko is professionally certified in four ballroom dance styles: Smooth, Rhythm, Standard, and Latin. Originally from Hungary, he began dancing at Terry Dean's Ballroom Dance Studio (later Blue Light Ballroom) in 2013 and performed in 12 competitions with teacher Tara McGough. He has been teaching at Smooth Sailing Ballroom Dance Studio since July 2021.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 29

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International Standard Style Ballroom Dancing – March

Guest (7pm, March) $45.00
Standard Member (7pm, March) $30.00
Prime (7pm, March)
Jazz Jam Session

Jazz Jam Session

Thursday, March 2, 2023 | 6:00pm-8:00pm

Meets the first Thursday of every month

A jazz jam session is a relatively informal musical event, in which musicians, including both instrumentalists and vocalists, who have not previously rehearsed their performance together, meet to play commonly known standard jazz tunes. The arrangements are created spontaneously by the musicians during performance. There is also a strong focus on individual improvised solos. Musicians may choose to participate in only one song or all songs during the evening.

The styles of jazz music performed during a single jam session can range widely – from early Dixieland jazz from the 1920’s, to big band swing of the 1930’s to 1940’s, popular Broadway tunes, Latin beats, Bebop and Cool jazz of the 1950’s to 1960’s and contemporary jazz from the 1970’s through to today. The jazz jam experience is a fun and educational experience for both participants and the audience. Participants get the chance to practice their jazz improvising skills in front of a live audience and meet other musicians in the local jazz community. Musicians of all abilities and ages from beginners to professionals are welcome to join in. The audience will likely hear some familiar jazz tunes but will also certainly discover new songs performed that they have not heard before.  

Steve Brecker will head up this program. He has a music degree from University of Miami and has played jazz trumpet for 50+ years in a variety of music groups. He is a member of the Charlottesville based Sentimental Journey Big Band and the Charlottesville (Municipal) Band.

Free and open to all. Not a musician? Just come and listen!
 

Open to all.

Location: The Center

180 Band Dance Party

180 Band Dance Party

Friday, March 3, 2023 | 6:00pm-9:00pm

Want Good Lovin?  Wanna Dance the Night Away or go to the Love Shack? Come to the 180 Dance Band Party at The Center!
The seven-piece band specializes in large parties where people are having fun. This cover band will play your favorite rock and dance tunes from the 1960’s through today - Classic Rock n’ Roll, Top 40, Light Rock, Country, Alternative, and Sweet Soul Music.
 

The 180 Band is a group of dedicated musicians from the Charlottesville Virginia area; performing in Central Virginia and surrounding states since 1992. 180’s musical influences include Elvis Presley, The Temptations, Van Morrison, The Eagles, The Beatles, Santana, Lynard Skynard, Pat Benetar, Rod Steward, Aretha Franklin, Jimmy Buffet, Neil Diamond, Eric Clapton and many many more.

Having both female and male lead singers gives 180 the opportunity to play a wider range of material. Our vocals combined with a dynamic rhythm section, electric and acoustic guitars, electric cello and keyboards, creates a powerful musical combination. It gives 180 the diversity to play many different styles to enhance any event including Weddings, Barmitzvas, Special Parties and Birthdays. 180 is your favorite dance band of choice.

Cost is $15.00 at the door (cash preferred).

Register here to reserve your place.

The food trucks Crustworthy and The Bavarian Chef will be providing delicious fare.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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180 Band Dance Party

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Drumming Group Special Event March

Drumming Group Special Event March

Tuesday, March 7, 2023 | 4:00pm-6:00pm

The Center’s Drumming Class will celebrate Ghana Independence Day with drum, stories, food and drink, and videos of Ghana. Free and open to all.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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Drumming Group Special Event March

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Romeo and Benvolio - Reception and Screening

Romeo and Benvolio - Reception and Screening

Wednesday, March 15, 2023 | 5:00pm-8:00pm

Local Charlottesville filmmaker Anna Ma will be premiering her new feature length film “Romeo and Benvolio.” Refreshments will be served, followed by the film, then discussions. A few Center members are also in the film.

While rehearsing for a school production of Shakespeare’s tragedy, Romeo and Juliet, Charlie, Amanda and Sophia, unexpectedly steer through their own comedy of errors.  

Charlie, being seventeen, finds himself ready to confess his love to Sophia. He simply needs to find the right way to say it, but not when his little sister Ruby messes up his Valentine’s cards. Charlie sets out to correct the misunderstanding, but unexpectedly finds himself drawn in by Amanda’s enchanted world. At the same time, he starts to sense that time can change the world, his friends, as well as himself. 

Amanda is enchanted in the world of drama and welcomes an extension of it when Charlie’s card arrives at her cubby.  She invites Charlie into her imaginative world of love until the reality of her family intrudes her perfect world of drama. She must navigate through the entanglement of illusion and disillusion ahead.

Sophia is a busy teenager practicing Wushu and Taekwondo as well as enjoying the fun time spent with her friends in theatre, but she has no interest in taking part in the silly love shown in Romeo and Juliet.  She considers her parents to be workaholics and doubts about if they love each other. However, a local breaking news brings a new reality for her to digest.

Charlie’s grandma, Coco, oversees this comedy of errors but blames no one. Her answer to all the mistakes is Love.

 

Director's bio: 

Kuei-Lan Anna Ma

Born in 1965 in Taipei, Taiwan, Kuei-Lan Anna Ma graduated from Fu Jen Catholic University in 1989 and then came to the U.S. to receive a M.F.A. degree in Filmmaking at Ohio University and a Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Arts at the same University.  She had made two short films in 16mm film at film school, Waiting for Spring and Really? Riddy? Riddy?, one tragedy and the other comedy.  She wanted to explore different narrative genres from her point of view as a female filmmaker as well as an immigrant in the new land.  Her book Symbolist Films: The Metaphorical Expression of Narrative Films defines symbolist films as the films with dualistic schemes to convey two layers of meanings.

Ma has written a couple of screenplays including: The Return, The Story of the Sea, Hundred Years’ Encounter, Lunar Relatives, and Romeo and Benvolio.  Ma eventually submitted Lunar Relatives to a few festivals and it has won two best screenplay prizes and two finalist screenplays at the competitions.   In 2022, Ma produced and directed her first feature, Romeo and Benvolio, which will have its premiere around the summer of 2023.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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Romeo and Benvolio - Reception and Screening

RSVP (Wednesday, March 15, 5-8pm) $0.00
Family Feud A Cappella

Family Feud A Cappella

Tuesday, March 21, 2023 | 6:00pm-7:00pm

Family Feud originally formed as a quartet in 2005, when Alexa was a sophomore in high school in New Hampshire. Over the years they have sung and performed in many permutations of this family ensemble. When COVID-19 surged, they decided to hone their skills as a trio, in their "pandemic bubble!"

Dan Signor creates the arrangements they sing; he is a retired music teacher and has a degree in voice. Alexa Beal also has a degree in voice but added an MBA to her resume; she is a human resources professional at a small tech company. She and your supportive husband, Matt are the proud parents of Bellamy, the newest additional to this musical family. Gaye LaCasce is a long-time musician, teacher, and performer ... and is newly retired after a long career in non-profit management. As you can imagine, Gramma is her favorite title.

The members of Family Feud have performed extensively all over the US and Canada, entertaining groups large and small with a varied repertoire, great humor, and audience participation. Now hailing from Earlysville and Palmyra, they feel very fortunate to be able to sing together and share their love of harmony with the greater Charlottesville community.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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Family Feud A Cappella

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Virginia Glee Club

Virginia Glee Club

Thursday, March 23, 2023 | 6:30pm-7:30pm

The Virginia Glee Club, UVA’s oldest musical organization just completed a long-anticipated and twice-delayed international tour to England and Wales. The program will feature an eclectic mix of sacred and secular works, some from the UK, some from the USA, and others from around the world. Free and open to all. 

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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Virginia Glee Club

RSVP (Thursday, March 23, 6:30-7:30pm) $0.00
International Latin Style Ballroom Dancing - April

International Latin Style Ballroom Dancing - April

Wednesday, April 5, 2023 | 6:00pm-6:45pm

April 5-May 3 Wednesdays, 6-6:45pm

Learn the Cha-cha, Rumba, Jive, Samba, and Paso Doble with instructor Steven Babusko. All levels of dance backgrounds are welcome. Prime members free; Standard members $30; Guests $45.

Instructor Bio

Steven Babusko is professionally certified in four ballroom dance styles: Smooth, Rhythm, Standard, and Latin. Originally from Hungary, he began dancing at Terry Dean's Ballroom Dance Studio (later Blue Light Ballroom) in 2013 and performed in 12 competitions with teacher Tara McGough. He has been teaching at Smooth Sailing Ballroom Dance Studio since July 2021.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 40

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International Latin Style Ballroom Dancing - April

Guests (April 5-May 3, 6pm) $45.00
Standard (April 5-May 3, 6pm) $30.00
Prime (April 5-May 3, 6pm)
International Standard Style Ballroom Dancing - April

International Standard Style Ballroom Dancing - April

Wednesday, April 5, 2023 | 7:00pm-7:45pm

 April 5-May 3  7-7:45

Dancers will improve their skills or begin to learn the Waltz, Quickstep, Tango, Foxtrot, and Viennese Waltz by instructor Steven Babusko. These dances are considered International Standard Ballroom Dances. All levels of dance backgrounds are welcome, beginners included! Prime Members free, Standard Members $30, Guests $45. Register here

Instructor Bio

Steven Babusko is professionally certified in four ballroom dance styles: Smooth, Rhythm, Standard, and Latin. Originally from Hungary, he began dancing at Terry Dean's Ballroom Dance Studio (later Blue Light Ballroom) in 2013 and performed in 12 competitions with teacher Tara McGough. He has been teaching at Smooth Sailing Ballroom Dance Studio since July 2021.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 40

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International Standard Style Ballroom Dancing - April

Guest (April 5-May 3, 7pm) $45.00
Standard (April 5-May 3, 7pm) $30.00
Prime (April 5-May 3, 7pm)
Wildcat Mountain Ramblers

Wildcat Mountain Ramblers

Thursday, April 20, 2023 | 4:00pm-6:00pm

From the summit of the Santa Cruz Mountains and out of the redwoods come the Wildcat Mountain Ramblers – a musical party that brings energy, fun, spontaneity, guest performers, dancing and audience participation wherever they go. They are a bluegrass/Americana band that ventures into folk, rock, Cajun, country, and honky-tonk wherever a good time can be found. Join the fun!

Register below.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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Wildcat Mountain Ramblers

Register (April 20, 4 pm)
Spring Band Concert

Spring Band Concert

Saturday, April 22, 2023 | 3:00pm-4:30pm

Enjoy an afternoon with the Second-Wind and First-Wind Bands as they present their annual Spring Concert.  Michael Auman directs this large group of players, most of whom had either never played an instrument or hadn't played since their school days.  The repertoire includes classical, show tunes, patriotic, and holiday music.  This event is open to the community and is free; donations are very much appreciated.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

International Latin Style Ballroom Dancing - May

International Latin Style Ballroom Dancing - May

Wednesday, May 10, 2023 | 6:00pm-6:45pm

Wednesdays May 10-June 7, 6:00-6:45pm

Dancers will learn or improve on dancing the Cha Cha, Rumba, Jive, Samba, and Paso Doble with instructor Steven Babusko. These dances are considered International Latin Ballroom Dances. All levels of dance backgrounds are welcome, beginners included! Prime Members free, Standard Members $30, Guests $45. Register here.

Instructor Bio

Steven Babusko is professionally certified in four ballroom dance styles: Smooth, Rhythm, Standard, and Latin. Originally from Hungary, he began dancing at Terry Dean's Ballroom Dance Studio (later Blue Light Ballroom) in 2013 and performed in 12 competitions with teacher Tara McGough. He has been teaching at Smooth Sailing Ballroom Dance Studio since July 2021.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 40

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International Latin Style Ballroom Dancing - May

Guest (May 10- June 7, 6pm) $45.00
Standard (May 10-June 7, 6pm) $30.00
Prime (May 10-June 7, 6pm)
International Standard Style Ballroom Dancing - May

International Standard Style Ballroom Dancing - May

Wednesday, May 10, 2023 | 7:00pm-7:45pm

Wednesdays May 10-June 7 7:00-7:45pm

Dancers will improve their skills or begin to learn the Waltz, Quickstep, Tango, Foxtrot, and Viennese Waltz by instructor Steven Babusko. These dances are considered International Standard Ballroom Dances. All levels of dance backgrounds are welcome, beginners included! Prime Members free, Standard Members $30, Guests $45. Register here.

Instructor Bio

Steven Babusko is professionally certified in four ballroom dance styles: Smooth, Rhythm, Standard, and Latin. Originally from Hungary, he began dancing at Terry Dean's Ballroom Dance Studio (later Blue Light Ballroom) in 2013 and performed in 12 competitions with teacher Tara McGough. He has been teaching at Smooth Sailing Ballroom Dance Studio since July 2021.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 40

Pay for this event

International Standard Style Ballroom Dancing - May

Guests (May 10-June 7, 7pm) $45.00
Standard (May 10-June 7, 7pm) $30.00
Prime (May 10-June 7, 7pm)
International Standard Style Ballroom Dancing - June

International Standard Style Ballroom Dancing - June

Wednesday, June 14, 2023 | 7:00pm-7:45pm

Wednesdays June 14-July 12 7:00-7:45pm

Dancers will improve their skills or begin to learn the Waltz, Quickstep, Tango, Foxtrot, and Viennese Waltz by instructor Steven Babusko. These dances are considered International Standard Ballroom Dances. All levels of dance backgrounds are welcome, beginners included! Prime Members free, Standard Members $30, Guests $45. Register here.

Instructor Bio

Steven Babusko is professionally certified in four ballroom dance styles: Smooth, Rhythm, Standard, and Latin. Originally from Hungary, he began dancing at Terry Dean's Ballroom Dance Studio (later Blue Light Ballroom) in 2013 and performed in 12 competitions with teacher Tara McGough. He has been teaching at Smooth Sailing Ballroom Dance Studio since July 2021.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 40

Pay for this event

International Standard Style Ballroom Dancing - June

Guest (June 14-July 12, 7pm) $45.00
Standard (June 14-July 12, 7pm) $30.00
Prime (June 14-July 12, 7pm)
International Latin Style Ballroom Dancing - June

International Latin Style Ballroom Dancing - June

Wednesday, June 14, 2023 | 7:00pm-7:45pm

Wednesdays June 14-July 12, 6:00-6:45pm

Dancers will learn or improve on dancing the Cha Cha, Rumba, Jive, Samba, and Paso Doble with instructor Steven Babusko. These dances are considered International Latin Ballroom Dances. All levels of dance backgrounds are welcome, beginners included! Prime Members free, Standard Members $30, Guests $45. Register here.

Instructor Bio

Steven Babusko is professionally certified in four ballroom dance styles: Smooth, Rhythm, Standard, and Latin. Originally from Hungary, he began dancing at Terry Dean's Ballroom Dance Studio (later Blue Light Ballroom) in 2013 and performed in 12 competitions with teacher Tara McGough. He has been teaching at Smooth Sailing Ballroom Dance Studio since July 2021.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 40

Pay for this event

International Latin Style Ballroom Dancing - June

Guests (June 14 - July 12, 7pm) $45.00
Standard (June 14-July 12, 7pm) $30.00
Prime (June 14-July 12, 7pm)