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October 28, 2011
Sign up for free ballroom dance classes, if you dare

Everyone knows there is no such thing as a free lunch. But free dance classes? That's another story.

The Sacramento Theatre Company is using their upcoming show, "Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks," as an excuse to offer wannabe dancing stars in the region an opportunity to take free ballroom dance classes.

And, if you want to buy a ticket to the evening's performance, no one is going to stop you.

The company, located at 1419 H St. right near the Wells Fargo Pavilion, is partnering with The Ballroom of Sacramento. Starting Nov. 10, instructors Deborah and Don Reno will offer free dance lessons at 5 p.m. every Thursday (except Thanksgiving week when the class will be on Tuesday, Nov. 22) for six weeks.

Each class will last for 45 minutes. Call the Wells Fargo Pavilion box office at (916) 443-6722 for reservations since space is limited.

Could these six weeks of dance classes lead to new friendships, new romances or new ballroom dance champions? Who knows what will happen? In "Six Dance Lessons," a deep friendship blossoms between a rather acerbic instructor and his widowed client.

Previews for this show begin Nov. 9. Opening night is Nov. 12, and the show runs through Dec. 18. Showtimes are 12:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m. Thursdays, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Saturdays (except Nov. 12) and Sundays.

Tickets for the show are $15-38 (discounts for students, seniors, and groups). The Sacramento Theatre Company also offers rush tickets, if available, at half-price one hour before showtime.

Want to learn more about the show? Read Marcus Crowder's story on director Michele Hillen-Noufer in the Nov. 11 Ticket section, and arrive 45 minutes early for "Six Dance Lessons" as Sacramento Theatre Company will share a prologue before every performance.

Buy tickets and get information here, at (916) 443-6722 or at (888) 478-2849.

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