What stands out about this season for me is that picking a favorite from the four finalists was like comparing apples to oranges. Tiffany Maher’s specialty is jazz/contemporary while Eliana Girard is a ballet dancer, tutu, toe shoes and all. For the guys, the difference is even wider — Cyrus “Glitch” Spencer does animation and hip-hop, but Chehon Wespi-Tschopp is trained in classical ballet. While the prize for each winner is $100,000 and the cover of Dance Spirit, the final prize really is having a better chance of landing a dance job and starting a career in dance, one of the toughest fields to break into. The hopefuls on SYTYCD are vying for their futures, instead of taking a break from an established career like the celebrities on “Dancing With the Stars.”.
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The annual El Cerrito Art Association art show and sale and other vendor and organization booths will be on Pomona Avenue and the parking lot of Contra Costa Civic Theatre will serve as a food court. This year’s performer lineup includes Rust Duet, Gamelan Sekar Jaya and Suhaila Salimpour, the Caribbean Allstars, the Carlitos Medrano Cuban salsa orchestra, the Klaxon Mutant All Stars and Zydeco favorite Andre Thierry. Admission is free but no dogs are allowed. The pre-festival event from 5 to 7 p.m. July 3 will feature music by the award-winning El Cerrito High School jazz ensemble.
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The Ballet, which formed a partnership with New York’s famed American Ballet Theatre in 2012, has faced a series of financial obstacles in recent years. Some programs failed to generate expected revenues. There has been diminished support from a key donor, John Fry, CEO of Fry’s Electronics, who has donated more than $20 million to the troupe in the last decade but has been dialing back the level of support for years. Old debts, including a $500,000 tax bill that is currently being negotiated with the IRS, have also piled up.