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Limon Dance company returns to South Florida with performances and master classes for high school students

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The Limon dancers will team up with Dance NOW! Miami for performances in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach Counties.

It's customary on milestone birthdays to receive gifts.

But the acclaimed Limon Dance Company is spending part of its 75th-anniversary celebration by giving some South Florida high school students a special treat.

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For three performances this week, the Limon dancers will team up with Dance NOW! Miami for shows in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach Counties.

But during the South Florida run, they'll be visiting a high school in each one of those counties to teach a master class.

Limon Company artistic director Dante Puleio says this sort of educational outreach is important to the dancers.

"This is really challenging work. So I think the sooner people have the opportunity to engage with that work, the richer their dance lives will be," says Puleio.

The company's actual 75th-anniversary celebration was set for 2020. But like so many other major events planned for that year, it had to be postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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IF YOU GO:

Limón Dance Company joins Dance NOW! Miami for Program III of the season

Thursday, May 12 at 8:00 pm in Lake Worth
Duncan Theatre 4200 S Congress Ave, Lake Worth

Friday, May 13 at 7:30 pm in Fort Lauderdale
Broward Center for the Performing Arts Amaturo Theater, 201 SW Fifth Avenue, Fort Lauderdale

Saturday, May 14 at 8:00 pm in Aventura
Aventura Arts & Cultural Center, 3385 NE 188th Street, Aventura

Advance tickets and information on current COVID rules for all venues at www.dancenowmiami.org.

Years ago, after racking her brains trying to find a fun, engaging, creative night gig to subsidize her acting habit, Chris decided to ride her commercial voiceover experience into the fast-paced world of radio broadcasting. She started out with traffic reporting, moved on to news -- and never looked back. Since then, Chris has worked in newsrooms throughout South Florida, producing stories for radio broadcasts and the web.