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Gila Ridge dance invitational to include programs from across Yuma County

The Gila Ridge High School dance program will host their annual Dance Invitational on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. in the Gila Ridge Performing Arts Center.

Those performing this year include Gila Ridge Hawks Performing Dancers, Kofa Royal Dancers, Yuma High Cell block Dancers, Cibola Performing Dancers, Dancer's Workshop/JAMS, Dancemakers, Dawn's Dance Studio/JOY, Arizona Western College Dance team, and Arizona Classical Ballet Company. 

The cost of the show is $5 at the door. Monica Ramirez will serve as this year’s guest teacher. A graduate from Kofa High School and a member of the Kofa Royal Dancers, Ramirez will take a break from her dance career in Los Angeles to share with the area dance students about her life as a professional dancer.

“Come out and enjoy an evening filled with all styles of dance,” said Gila Ridge dance teacher Tami White. 

More about Monica Ramirez…

Ramirez has danced professionally for 15 years and has appeared in numerous concerts, music videos and other performances for many of today's top musical talents. Her list of credits includes Jason Derulo, The Ellen Show, Chris Brown, Pitbull, Ke$sha, Rihanna, Drake, Chris Brown, Sevyn Streeter, Jennifer Hudson, Jordin Sparks, Ne-yo and more.

James Kuzniak