Whether you're a little tyke in tights or a full-grown mama in a tutu, the Ballet Theatre of New Mexico will soon be putting up two productions, and they're looking for someone just like you. Auditions for The Nutcracker and A Midsummer Night's Dream will be held Saturday, August 27, at the Ballet Theatre of New Mexico offices at 6913 Natalie NE. Dancers ages 9 to 14 will audition from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Older dancers from 15 to adult will audition from 3 to 4:30 p.m. You must have a minimum of two years of ballet training and be currently enrolled in at least two classes per week at any studio. For more details, call 888-1054 or go to btnm.org.
Keshet Dance Company's fall class schedule kicks off on Monday, August 29, featuring instruction on everything from modern dance to hip-hop to ballet to break-dancing. To register, just stop by the office at 214 Coal SW or download a form from keshetdance.org. Classes are offered for both adults and kids. For details, check out the website or call 224-9808.
Korean artist Young-Sook Park and Cuban artist Arturo Cisneros team up to present an exhibit of paintings depicting urban scenes. Park composed these paintings during her extensive travels through the United States and Europe. Cisneros left Cuba to escape artistic persecution. He paints bright scenes of Latin people working and playing in the city. The exhibit opens this Friday, August 26, with a reception from 5 to 8 p.m. Runs through Sept. 16. For more information, call 243-0176 or go to www.studioestevane.com.