Handsome, suave, every woman’s dream Lover! Behind this casual idea lies a philosophical question of grace, free will and predestination.

“Ah, love!” Handsome, suave, and every woman’s dream Lover! That’s the mythical Don Juan that we know. But behind this casual and entertaining idea lies a philosophical question of grace, free will and predestination. Past and present collide when fate steps in.

Dance Alive’s amazing Andre Valladon plays Don Juan.  The charismatic Valladon never fails to take over the stage and the story in works like ROBIN HOOD, PHANTOM and L’AMOUR.  Jessie Dominguez dances the role of “Fate” backed by the entire company of award-winning dancers from Brazil, Cuba, Ukraine and the United States.

The first half of the program looks at Don Juan in the past with the second half the present… traveling from sword fights to rock and role! ‘Chain of Fools’, ‘Love Me Tender’ and ‘Hallelujah’ tell some of the story taking Don Juan from the past to the present and touching on the future.

DON JUAN IN LOVELAND is a stunning ballet with a true Valentine’s Day happy ending created by Artistic Director Kim Tuttle.  Perfect for that romantic night out!   AND you will see the work before it goes out on tour!     (The performance IS family friendly.)

Dance Alive has a number of outreach programs. One, Dance Partners, brings live, professional dance to clients of social service and non-profit agencies in the City of Gainesville and Alachua County; making productions available to those less fortunate. Each season over 120 agencies are contacted. They are able to request tickets for their clients at no cost. Some of agencies participating in Dance Partners are Alachua and Gainesville Housing Authority, Boys and Girls Clubs of Alachua County, ARC, Blind Services, Center for Couples and Families, Child Advocacy Center, Department of Community Services, Department of Children and Families, Foster Grandparents, HIPPI, Pace Center for Girls, Peaceful Paths, Ronald McDonald House, YMCA, Meridian Behavior Health Care, Catholic Charities, Veteran’s Ticket Foundation and many more.  

For information about Dance Partners or other outreach programs contact DANB at Dance Alive.  Additional programs include:

  • Discover Dance:  Performances presented at the Phillips Center for public, private and home school children.

  • Senior Moments:  Performances at Institute for Learning in Retirement, senior centers, assisted living facilities and nursing homes.

  • Danceabout: Free classes provided to school children at Legacy Park in Alachua.

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