Posted: Thursday, July 21, 2005

Salsa workshop at VFW Hall this weekend

JUNEAU - Heather Haugland and Antonio Diaz are hosting a salsa workshop from Friday-Sunday, July 22-24, at the VFW Hall, on Gastineau Avenue behind the Baranof Hotel.

The workshop includes an all-ages salsa dance, 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Saturday, July 23, at the VFW Hall. Admission is $5.

The schedule is:

• Friday, July 22, 7-8:30 p.m., Salsa 1: Partner Dancing.

• Saturday, July 23, noon-1:30 p.m., Latin rhythms: Merengue, Bachata, Samba, Cumbia, Reggaeton, Latin hip-hop; 3-4:30 p.m., footwork and body motion; 5:30-7 p.m., Salsa II: Partner Dancing.

• Sunday, July 24, 3-5 p.m., Rueda: Advanced partner dancing in a circle formation.

Cost is $10 per class, $8 for salsa students; $25 for three classes ($20 for students); or $30 for four classes, $25 for students.

No partners are necessary. Call 586-5825 for more information.

Registration available for bluegrass camp

JUNEAU - Spaces are still available for the Juneau Arts and Humanities Council's Bearfoot Bluegrass Camp, Tuesday-Thursday, Aug. 2-4, at Juneau Community Charter School.

Classes will be offered in beginning and intermediate fiddle, mandolin, guitar, bass, banjo and voice. The camp is hosted by the well-known Alaska band Bearfoot Bluegrass.

For more information, call 586-ARTS or e-mail Pre-registration is required.

State council seeks Gov. Award nominations

ANCHORAGE - Nominations are now being solicited for the 2005 Governor's Awards for the Arts and Humanities.

Art award forms are available at or at the Alaska State Council on the Arts at (888) 278-7424. Humanities award forms are available by calling the Alaska Humanities Forum at (907) 272-5341 or at

The deadline for nominations is Aug. 1.

The Alaska Arts and Culture Foundation and the Alaska State Council on the Arts announced another round of Connie Boochever Fellowships. This round is for actors, directors, dancers, filmmakers, writers, poets, playwrights, screenwriters, composers, choreographers and musicians. The deadline is Sept. 1.

For more information, call the state council at (907) 269-6610.

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