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Ballet Based On Historic Ballroom Dance Couple Set To World Premiere In Santa Barbara

Posted on Thursday, October 25, 2012 12:05am

Lelia Drake, Jack Stewart From An American Tango

A ballet making its world premiere in Santa Barbara County this weekend is about as unconventional as you can get.

“An American Tango” is based on a real life story of a now forgotten couple who were trendsetters in American ballroom dancing in the 1920’s, 30’s, and 40’s.

It features elements of traditional ballet, as well as ballroom dancing styles you’d see on television’s “Dancing With The Stars”

KCLU’s Lance Orozco reports from Santa Barbara, where final rehearsals are underway for this weekend’s premiere.

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