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MAPA to stage dance shows

By Staff | May 5, 2016

KAHULUI – Maui Academy of Performing Arts’ Spring Extravaganza & MOVES 2016 will be held on Saturday and Sunday, May 7-8, at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center. Performances will be held at 1 p.m. (jazz, tap and hip-hop) and 7:30 p.m. (MOVES Dance Concert) on Saturday, and 1 and 5 p.m. (ballet, “Sleeping Beauty”) on Sunday.

Maui Academy of Performing Arts presents four spectacular shows for the entire family.

The weekend opens with MAPA’s annual dance recital on Saturday afternoon featuring dancers of all ages strutting their stuff in hip-hop, jazz, tap, and Glee Club. On Saturday evening, MAPA’s most experienced dancers present extraordinary original choreography in the MOVES concert, featuring a guest appearance by Maui’s professional dance company, Ampersand.

On Sunday, two ballet recitals feature 200 MAPA ballerinas in “Sleeping Beauty,” the enchanting story of Princess Aurora, with music by Tchaikovsky.

Come join MAPA for a delightful weekend of dance! Tickets are $17 for all seats for the jazz, tap, hip-hop and both ballet performances, and $22 adults and $17 for students with I.D. for MOVES. Call the MACC Box Office at 242-SHOW for tickets.