Jan. 8: Beats of the Bay at Marin Center

If you were headed to a recital by a local dance school, you might expect numbers set to music by Madonna, Lady Gaga or Daft Punk. But for the Love2Dance studio, which since 2002 has been teaching kids the art of body movin’ in Novato, this year it’s all about the Bay. This weekend sees their annual dance recital presenting choreography strictly backed by the music of the Bay Area, be it Santana, Journey or the big baller himself, E-40. Have you ever wondered what a synchronized routine to Metallica might look like? Wonder no more when the Love2Dance studio presents ‘Beats of the Bay’ on Saturday, Jan. 8, at the Marin Center. 10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael. 6pm. $18–$24. 415.499.6800.

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