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SEPTEMBER 24, 2017 • BEST OF Chandler

BEST FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT

BEST LIVE PERFORMANCE VENUE FIRST PLACE

Chandler Center for the Arts

250 N. Arizona Ave. • 480-782-2680 or chandlercenter.org

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Rawhide Western Town and Event Center 5700 W. North Loop Road • 480-502-5600 or rawhide.com

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t Rawhide, every member of the family can enjoy the travel back through time to the Old West. With shops, live-action stunt shows, bull riding and an awardwinning steakhouse, Rawhide offers many different experiences. “First and foremost, we are here to be the host of making memories - creating longlasting family traditions and memorable experiences with friends and loved ones,” Rawhide director of sales and marketing Amber Riley said. Rawhide recently announced it will be open only during private and special events. A complete list of dates and times Rawhide will be open is available at rawhide.com.

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5901 S. Hillcrest Drive 480-782-2635 chandleraz.gov/default.aspx?pageid=733

250 S. Arizona Ave. 480-699-4598 improvmania.net

Mesquite Groves Aquatic Center

ow entering its 28th year, Chandler Center for the Arts continues its mission of promoting performing arts, creativity and education in the Chandler community. As the largest indoor cultural venue in Chandler, it works to attract high-quality artists and performers at competitive costs for audiences and the performers themselves. With its three theaters and 2,000-square-foot exhibition space, the facility hosts more than 1,000 events annually. This includes both local and national artists who bring music, dance, visual art and theater productions to more than 300,000 yearly attendees from around the Valley. During the week, Chandler Center for the Arts plays host to thousands of children who participate in a wide range of artistic and educational programs. This is no surprise, as the facility is a joint venture between the City of Chandler and the Chandler Unified School District. In all, more than 150,000 students a year receive an enriching exposure to the arts that they might not get otherwise. This year marks the fourth win for Chandler Center for the Arts in the Live Performance Venue category, which underscores the important role it plays in the Chandler community.

SECOND PLACE:

improvMania Comedy Club 250 S. Arizona Ave. 480-699-4598 improvmania.net

improvMANIA Comedy Club

BEST DANCE STUDIO FIRST PLACE

The Dance Loft

2450 E. Germann Road, Suite 1 • 480-963-9911 or thedanceloftaz.com

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ll Chandler wanted to do was dance, and The Dance Loft will let you do it. With five dance rooms, Marley floors to aid in preventing injuries and a staff of professional dancers, Dance Loft is dedicated to providing dance education that will foster creativity and self-esteem. Dance Loft owner Chris Vierkoetter says “getting to learn the art form from amazing professional dancers

and choreographers” is the best part about coming to the studio. Every teacher is versed in their respective style and will inspire and strengthen each student in dance. With ballet, jazz, contemporary, hip-hop, theater, pom, tumbling, among others, Dance Loft has a class for anyone, at any skill level.

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2250 E. Germann Road, Suite 18 480-558-2055 danceconnection2.com

1880 S Alma School Road, Suite 10 480-300-5620 starzinmotion.com

Dance Connection 2

Starz in Motion

THIRD PLACE:

Dueling Pianos at Murphy’s Law Irish Pub 58 S. San Marcos Place 480-812-1588 murphyslaw.pub

Best of chandler - 2017