Leaps for Lives by DanceLoft


All they want to do is dance, dance, dance (press release):

Leaps for Lives


Bring all your dance-loving friends on October 24 for a family-friendly evening of fun and energetic performances featuring local dance companies from the DanceLoft, all the while making a donation to a good cause – Southern Arizona Greyhound Adoption, a Tucson-based non-profit organization transitioning retired racing greyhounds into forever homes.

Who will be dancing?

–Musical-Mayhem Cabaret: Musical Theater
–U of A The Black’N’Blue Crew: Hip Hop
–Condanza: Contemporary Ballet
–U of A Swing Cats: East & West Coast Swing
–Doodles Dance Studio: Children’s Dance
–Lykisa: Tribal Belly Dance
–Leaps for Lives Dance Company: Contemporary Jazz

The event is picnic-style seating at the DeMeester Outdoor Performance Center at Reid Park, 900 S. Randolph Way. Bring blankets and chairs; food trucks on hand.

Admission: $7.50/students & seniors with ID and $10/general admission. Call (520) 250-4664 for info.

It all happens on Saturday October 24 from 6 to 8 pm

Well-behaved dogs sporting leashes are welcome.

Order tickets online: (or buy at the door)


Southern Arizona Greyhound Adoption is a dedicated group of veteran greyhound adopters and volunteers who are committed to seeking the very best homes for greyhounds in our care. We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit group and 100% volunteer run. http://sagreyhoundadoption.org

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Carolyn Classen
Carolyn Sugiyama Classen, a life long Democrat, was born & raised in the State of Hawaii, was a Legislative Aide for U.S. Senator Daniel K. Inouye on Capitol Hill, and practiced law for a while. In Tucson she worked as a tribal staff attorney for the Pascua Yaqui Tribe and later was the Interim Executive Director of the now defunct Domestic Violence Commission. In 2008 she became a “My Tucson” guest columnist for the Tucson Citizen newspaper, then continued blogging for Tucsoncitizen.com for over four and a half years. Her blogsite was entitled “Carolyn’s Community” about community events and some political news, until Gannett Publishing shut down the site on January 31, 2014. She started with Blog for Arizona on Feb. 11, 2014. Part time she has been sitting as a Hearing Officer in Pima County Consolidated Justice Courts Small Claims Division since April, 2005. She is married to University of Arizona Distinguished Professor Albrecht Classen, a native of Germany. They have one son, who lives in Seattle, WA with his wife and daughter. She is also the Editor of the Southern Arizona Japanese Cultural Coalition website, www.southernazjapan.org (since Jan. 2013).