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Friday, May 31st, and Saturday, June 1st, Lafayette Ballet presents Giselle and Cafe Olympus. WBAA's John Clare spoke with founder and director Sandra Peticolas about the spring ballroom concert.


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Global Fest is a street festival around the Morton Community Center (Columbia at Chauncey Street in West Lafayette) celebrating 23 years this September. Explore world cultures through music, dance, crafts, displays and international food. WBAA's John Clare spoke to Bess Witcosky, Director of the Morton Center about this year's lineup.

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WBAA's John Clare recently spoke with Sandra Peticolas, Director of the Lafayette Ballet Company,  about their next performances, Personas, Friday and Saturday, June 1st and 2nd at 7:30pm at the Lafayette Ballet Ballroom in Lafayette.

Learn more about the performance here. In our interview, Sandra mentions piano costumes for the Saint-Saens, here is a great picture!

Zumba Is A Hit, But Is It Latin?

Mar 5, 2012

Zumba isn't just a fitness craze; it's an international business with more than 12 million enthusiasts in its classes. You can buy Zumba CDs, a Zumba video game and Zumba clothes. For many students — who show up in spandex to body-roll, fist-pump and booty-shake — it's their first taste of Latin music and dance steps. Now, some Latin dancers are trying to make more of a distinction between their art — and what happens in a Zumba class.