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10 things to do today: Learn to dance hip-hop-style in a free beginner’s class, visit Street Food Market DXB, and more

Your daily guide to community and cultural activities across the Emirates for January 19, 2017, including performances, festivals, art exhibitions, film screenings, health and fitness events, talks, classes, workshops and family fun.

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Abu Dhabi

Yoga class

Register to take part in an inversions yoga class with Laura Sykora and learn different variations of headstand, forearm stand and handstands. The workshop is open to all ability levels, and will involve partner work plus tips and tricks to make you more solid and stable in any inversion.

Sunday, 8.30am to 11am, Dh275, ladies only, Bodytree Studio, Abu Dhabi, register at 02 443 4888, info@bodytreestudio.com

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Dubai

Performance

Visit Global Village and watch a performance of the Spirit of the Dance, inspired by the Riverdance show and combining traditional Irish dancing with international styles including flamenco, tap and country. Each 30-minute show performed three times daily features six high-performance scenes and 30 world-class dancers in shimmering costumes.

Daily until January 29, various evening timings; tonight at 6.15pm; 9.05pm; 10.40pm, Dh15 entry to Global Village includes access to the Spirit of the Dance show, Main Cultural Stage, Global Village, Exit 37, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road, Dubai, www.globalvillage.ae

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Abu Dhabi

Art workshop

Sign up to participate in a five-week Korean painting course led by Jiyoung Kim. It will focus on the beauty of space in Korean art, and participants will replicate Kim Hong-do’s painting Ho-hae-jeong from the 18th-century series Keumkang-sagoon-cheop, as well as create their own painting.

February 1 to March 1, 4pm to 6pm on Wednesdays, Dh300, Korean Cultural Center in the UAE, Khalifa Park, Abu Dhabi, 02 491 7227, register by January 25 at uae.korean-culture.org

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Dubai

Sweet treat

Visit Fuzziwig’s Candy Factory and create your own FuzziSundae, which combines classic vanilla and chocolate soft-serve ice cream with a range of more than 700 toppings, including Pop Rocks, Nutella truffles, licorice, yogurt pretzels, English toffee and a variety of sauces, sprinkles and whipped cream.

Open 10am to 2am, The Beach opposite JBR; 10am to 11pm on weekdays, 10am to midnight on weekends, Riverland at Dubai Parks and Resorts, from Dh20 for a small sundae with sprinkles, sauce and whipped cream, Dubai, fuzziwigsuae.com

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Dubai

Dance class

Learn to dance hip-hop-style in a free beginner’s class led by Dubai-based dancer Nader Musharbash (pictured), who has worked with Rita Ora, Beyoncé, Pink and others. In this one-off class, as part of Quoz Arts Fest, you’ll move like the professionals on stage, learning simple movements that give a great effect, plus get a workout in the process.

January 28, 6pm, free, The Fridge, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz, Dubai, register at naderchoreography@gmail.com

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Nationwide

New film

In the animated film Ballerina!, Félice (voiced by Elle Fanning) is an orphan who dreams of becoming a ballerina and flees her rural home for Paris. Mistaken for someone else, she auditions for a place at the Paris Opera Ballet, where she finds training and making friends difficult. Animated adventure, also featuring the voices of Dane DeHaan, Maddie Ziegler, Carly Rae Jepsen and Elana Dunkelman.

Screening at cinemas across the UAE. (G)

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Dubai

Food event

Visit the newly opened Street Food Market DXB, which features 20 innovative concepts, food trucks and home-grown talent in a funky, industrial-style outdoor setting for adults only. While local DJs spin cool tunes, enjoy a diverse selection of cuisine including fusion dishes, new burger and hot-dog concepts, and meat selections from a giant smoking BBQ and grill.

Daily until Saturday and January 26 to 28, 8pm to 2am on Thursdays; noon to 2am on Fridays; 4pm to 11pm on Saturdays, Dh10 entry fee, ages 21+, Dubai International Marine Club, Dubai, www.facebook.com/streetfoodmarketdxb

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Dubai

Theatre event

Sign up to take part in the open day at The Courtyard Playhouse and see what the fun is all about. Watch a show, participate in a workshop, meet the actors and find out what is taking place this season.

Saturday, 11am to 3pm, free with registration, The Courtyard Playhouse, Al Quoz, Dubai, courtyardplayhouse.com

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Dubai

Performance

Get tickets to attend a performance of William Gibson’s The Miracle Worker, a play based on Helen Keller’s autobiography The Story of My Life, which tells the story of the woman who was born blind and deaf and was undisciplined by her parents until a caring teacher came into her life and helped her find light and meaning.

Friday and Saturday, 2pm and 7.30pm, Dh100, Kilachand Theatre, Ductac, Mall of the Emirates, Dubai, 04 341 4777, www.ductac.org

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Dubai

Fitness class

Register for adult kickboxing classes led by professional MMA fighter and former karate gold medalist Rafat Shawe. Improve strength, fitness and flexibility while burning up to 600 calories in a session.

Starts Saturday, 4pm, Dh65 per session; Dh720 for a package of 12 classes, James & Alex Dance Studios, Dubai Media City, Dubai, 04 447 0773, info@jamesandalex.com

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