Grand Opening of Cheryl Burke Dance, Friday April 4th
By Seán Martinfield
Sentinel Fine Arts Critic
Photo by Lynn Imanaka
Come enjoy an evening with stars and help support a healthier San Francisco! On Friday, April 4th, from 5:00 –7:30 pm, join Cheryl Burke of DANCING WITH THE STARS for the Grand Opening of Cheryl Burke Dance, San Francisco’s new premiere ballroom dance studio.
Born in San Francisco and raised in Atherton, Cheryl Burke was twice-nominated for an Emmy in 2006 for “Outstanding Choreography” in freestyle and paso doble. Her partners have included Drew Lachey, Emmitt Smith and Ian Ziering. She will return in “Season 6″ with actor Cristian de la Fuente. Ms Burke purchased San Francisco’s Metronome Ballroom (corner of 17th Street and DeHaro), saving it from closure. Proceeds will benefit Mayor Gavin Newsom’s SHAPE UP SAN FRANCISCO Initiative.
CHERYL BURKE with partners IAN ZIERING and EMMITT SMITH
SHAPE UP SAN FRANCISCO is a public private partnership working to prevent obesity and associated chronic diseases by increasing the awareness of and opportunities for increased physical activity and improved nutrition where people live, play, work and learn. For additional information: SHAPE UP SF
CHERYL BURKE, DREW LACHEY and MAYOR GAVIN NEWSOM
Cheryl and her dance partner, Cristian de la Fuente, (CSI Miami) as well as other world renowned dance champions will perform at the event. Mayor Gavin Newsom will attend to accept the proceeds on behalf of SHAPE UP SF.
CRISTIÁN DE LA FUENTE
Tickets for the Grand Opening of Cheryl Burke Dance can be purchased by calling 415-252-9000. Ticket price is $145. Cocktail attire suggested. Enjoy hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, and special dance performances. Valet and street parking is available.
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Seán Martinfield is a native San Franciscan. He is a Theatre Arts Graduate from San Francisco State University, a professional singer, and well-known private vocal coach to Bay Area actors and singers of all ages and persuasions. His clients have appeared in Broadway National Tours including Wicked, Aïda, Miss Saigon, Rent, Bye Bye Birdie, in theatres and cabarets throughout the Bay Area, and are regularly featured in major City events including Diva Fest, Gay Pride, and Halloween In The Castro. As an Internet consultant in vocal development and audition preparation he has published thousands of responses to those seeking his advice concerning singing techniques, professional and academic auditions, and careers in the Performing Arts. Mr. Martinfield’s Broadway clients have all profited from his vocal methodology, “The Belter’s Method”, which is being prepared for publication. If you want answers about your vocal technique, post him a question on AllExperts.com. If you would like to build up your vocal performance chops and participate in the Bay Area’s rich theatrical scene, e-mail him at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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