I also liked the all-guy hip-hop with Teddy Coffey and Emilio Dosal. They were both excellent with their timing and their technique, and Emilio’s tricks were outstanding. They both had a great attitude and seemed like they really connected in the routine by Christopher Scott. I just hope that what they did tonight will carry over to other dance styles. As for the other couples, there were Brooklyn Fullmer and Serge Onik, who were the first couple to dance and it’s always difficult to be the first ones. The routine was a fast, fast cha-cha-cha that had Serge sweating buckets. In fact, Cat remarked that he was a “bit of a sweater” when they finished. Someone get that guy a towel! Mary noted that Brooklyn was nervous, and Nigel said it was a great opening to the show, but that Brooklyn needed to “play” to her partner more (instead of the audience and judges).
Family Concert: The Palo Alto Philharmonic Association presents the seven winners of this year’s Concerto Movement Competition for musicians of high school age or younger, Winners include four violinists, two barefoot shoes, womens shoes, summer wedding shoes, ballet flats, wedding flats, top lace shoes, slip on shoes, bridal bow shoes pianists and a cellist, May 17, 3 p.m, Cubberley Theatre, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto, $10 general/$5 students, paphil.org, Cupertino Morningmasters: Improve your speaking and networking skills at this Toastmasters club, Thursdays, 7:30 a.m, Bethel Lutheran Church, 10181 Finch Ave., Cupertino..
XXtremes Winter Program: Smuin Ballet continues its 20th anniversary season with a lineup featuring Jiří Kylián’s “Return to a Strange Land,” “Dear Miss Cline” and “Carmina Burana.” March 19-23, times vary. Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St., Mountain View. $52-$70. 415.556.5000, smuinballet.org. Little Shop of Horrors: Foothill Music Theatre presents the rock musical comedy about a down-and-out floral assistant and his carnivorous plant. Through March 9; Thursday, 7:30 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, 8 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m. Lohman Theatre, Foothill College, 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills. $10-$28; parking $3. foothillmusicals.com, 650-949- 7360.
Details: 7 p.m, Oct, 13; Zellerbach Hall, UC Berkeley; $15-$74; 510-841-2800, www.berkeleysymphony.org, 3 Rudresh Mahanthappa: The Indian-American alto saxophonist has won acclaim for devoting his considerable chops toward a mix of standard jazz and traditional Southern Indian Carnatic music, On his latest album “Bird Calls” Mahanthappa brings this approach to the tunes of the legendary Charlie Parker, Mahanthappa and his quintet will showcase the album with a barefoot shoes, womens shoes, summer wedding shoes, ballet flats, wedding flats, top lace shoes, slip on shoes, bridal bow shoes pair of Bay Area appearances, Details: 7 p.m, Oct, 16 at Cafe Stritch, San Jose (part of the San Jose Jazz Fall Concert Series); $20-$25; www.sanjosejazz.org; 7 p.m, Oct, 17 at Kuumbwa Jazz Center, Santa Cruz; $25-$30; www.kuumbwajazz.org..
Or not. Who really knows?. “She’s a little firecracker” but “time will tell because she’s tiny right now,” said San Jose’s Polina Edmunds, a 2014 Olympian who also had superior technical skills at an early age. “We’re seeing a lot of other skaters from other countries attempting these huge triple axels and quads. But they are all so young and there hasn’t been time to see how it plays out in the future.”. The jumps often become more difficult to execute with growth spurts but the overall performance can ripen into a thing of beauty.