Sunday, January 16, 2000

Flying Cloud returning

The Cincinnati Enquirer

        The Flying Cloud Vintage summer dance program was such a hit with its move to Miami University's Oxford campus last year, a repeat visit is planned.

        It isn't scheduled until the fourth week of June, but if the lack of a partner kept you away, you can fix that problem now. Register by Jan. 30 and your name will go into a lottery to find a partner. After Jan. 30 it's onto a waiting list.

        If you've dreamed of learning old-fashioned dances and can get away June 25-July 1, contact Flying Cloud Academy, PO Box 628113, Cincinnati 45262. Cost is $295 ($340 after Apr. 30). A $75 deposit holds your spot.

        HINES APPEARANCE: Gregory Hines is appearing in Louisville for one performance only 8 p.m. Feb. 22. The jazz/tap dancer and actor shows off his effortless style at the Louisville Palace Theatre. Tickets $15-$55. (502) 583-3150.

        CHINESE EXERCISE: Based on a 5,000-year-old tradition of medicine and movement, chi-lel qigong is a Chinese method of exercise that combines visualization with a series of gentle movements. Dennis Faust discovered its healing powers when he was looking for a way to deal with his continuous back pain.

        Mr. Faust is certified in the technique. Similar to tai chi, he says chi-lel qigong (pronounced chee-lel chee gong) is “A great way to promote healing” from back pain to more serious illnesses.

        He'll present a demonstration 7:30-8:30 p.m. Feb. 18 (free) and a workshop 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Feb. 19 ($95, includes book and tape) at Step-n-Out Dance Studio, 721 Madison Ave., Covington. Call Mr. Faust at 608-1780 to register.

        For more information on the technique:

        LEARN TO DANCE: It's a trip, but it sounds like fun. And you can take the kids. Once a month, Cityfolk in Dayton sponsors a dance night out. You can learn swing, Irish celli and so on — each month it's something different.

        Cost is $6 at the door, children under 12 free; instruction at 7:30, dancing from 8-11. University of Dayton, Kennedy Union Ballroom.

        Jan. 28 - squares and contras; Feb. 25 - swing. For directions and the entire year's schedule: or (937) 223-3655.

        FESTIVAL AUDITIONS: Choreographers Merce Cunningham and Paul Taylor and pop-star Madonna are all alumni of the American Dance Festival scholarship. Students with a high level of technique and creative ability ages 16 and above are invited to audition for a six-week summer program June 8-July 21 at Duke University.

        Audition locations: Lewiston, Maine (Jan.22), Harrisonburg, Va. (March 5), Wichita, Kan. (March 18), Brockport, N.Y., Salt Lake City and Gainesville, Ga. (March 19), New York (March 26), Long Beach, Calif. (April 1) and Durham, N.C. (April 16)

        There's a four-week program for 12-16 year olds (June 25-July 21), no audition. Contact Sara Smith, (919) 684-6402. Carol Norris is Enquirer dance critic. Write her at Cincinnati Enquirer, 312 Elm St., Cincinnati OH 45202; fax, 768-8330.


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