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Melba's Dance School students dazzled large audiences in their first-ever recital to be held at the McAllen Performing Arts Center!

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Our fearless leader, Melba Huber, was chosen by The Monitor as one of "11 Woman Who Inspire Us." This appeared as part of a lengthy article in the Festiva section on 3/31/17. 

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In order to meet the extra expenses of performing in the brand-new McAllen Performing Arts Center (since the old theater is now gone), Melba's began a Patron Program to rasie the needed funds. The Monitor published our special recognition of those who stepped up. 

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Melba's McAllen Dance Theatre will perform the classical ballet "Swan Lake" and other dances at 2 p.m. Sunday, February 19, at the McAllen Performing Arts Center.

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Don't miss this exclusive event with professional stage makeup demonstrations at Melba's! 

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Ballerina Balm foot cream will raise funds to help Laurin Huber with her medical expenses. Read how Laurin's childhood friend was inspired to launch this labor of love.

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On Sunday, February 21 at 2pm, Melba's McAllen Dance Theatre will perform two classical ballets at the McAllen Civic Center (on 10th Street). This marks the 35th consecutive year for this annual performance.

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Melba H. Stewart, born May 15, 1909 in Dallas, Texas, lived to the astonishing age of 106. On December 13, 2015, she passed peacefully at home surrounded by loving family members into the presence of her savior, the Lord Jesus Christ. 

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Melba Huber's mother, Melba Stewart, played a big part in the history of Melba's Dance School. Today, she celebrates her 106th birthday! 

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The preschool dancers at Melba's Dance School are preparing for the big recital. Here's why they are sure to steal the show. Both the McAllen Monitor and the South Padre Parade ran this wonderful article.

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On April 11, 2015, Broadway star and true "triple-threat" Gabrielle Ruiz will teach a master class at Melba's that includes audition techniques. 

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The McAllen Chamber of Commerce recently named Melba's Dance School & Dance Shoppe one of its Top 5 Small Businesses. 

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Melba's McAllen Dance Theatre will perform excerpts of the classical ballets Paquita and Aladdin at 2 p.m. February 8 at the McAllen Civic Center Auditorium (1300 S. 10th St.). 

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The FIRST Christmas show produced by Melba's Triple Threat Theatre opens on Sunday.

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Melba's School of Dance is honored to be chosen as one of McAllen's Top Five Small Businesses. 

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Don't miss this Chamber of Commerce event: Open House and Ribbon Cutting at Melba's Dance School and Dance Shoppe. 

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Why would Gregory Hines, a star of Broadway and Hollywood donate his time to teach a master tap class in McAllen at Melba's Dance School? It's all a part of Melba's Dance Legacy. 

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We all know Melba's is the best. Now we know Monitor readers agree! Once again, Melba's Dance School is voted Best Dance School. 

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Check out this wonderful article in the Valley Town Crier about Melba's dancer Matthew Sparks: his past challenges and accomplishments and his future hopes and dreams.

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The Monitor featured a wonderful article about Laurin's experience at "Annie." 

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On May 10, a team of volunteers made a special presentation prior to intermission at each of two Melba’s Dance School recitals. 

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Today, the Rio Grande Valley is invited to watch a young boy teach his friends how to fly. Matthew Sparks plays Peter Pan in Melba's Dance School's annual show.

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Matthew Sparks and Tiffany Espericueta, recipients of Melba's Dance School scholarships, traveled to New York City for an exciting and educational musical theatre experience.

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The RGV Hispanic Chamber Women's Committee has chosen Melba Huber as one of their 2013 Women of Distinction.

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Framed needlepoints of ballerinas line a wall above a piano in a sun-soaked family room at Melba Huber’s home. The art was hand-stitched by Huber’s mother Melba Stewart, who recently celebrated her 104th birthday. Photos of Melba Laurin Huber, the youngest of the three Melbas, striking perfect dancer’s poses, hang on many walls throughout the house. Music and dance have played important roles in the lives of all three women, who have been side-by-side throughout the highs and lows of life.

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The NavyArmy Community Credit Union has named Melba Huber their May 2013 Community Hero of the Month! If you haven't seen the TV spot about it on...

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If you don't like the photos you initially see from Melba's Dance Theatre Performance at the Civic Center on February 9, 2013, keep looking. Photograp...

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 Melba's McAllen Dance Theatre will perform the classical ballet "The Sleeping Beauty" at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, at the McAllen Civic Center Auditorium, 1300 S. 10th Street. 

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Melba's Dance Theatre Performance 2013 will take place on February 9, 2013 at 2:00 p.m.

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Melba’s Dance School company members will be performing for the McAllen Junior League’s Dias Festivos on Thursday, November 29th at the McAllen Conven...

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 Fall classes have begun at Melba's Dance School, but it's not too late to register!

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"The Jo Rowan Experience" is how a flyer described the two-day ballet master classes and dance discussions held at Melba's Dance School on June 26 and 27. For members of Melba's McAllen Dance Theatre and pre-company dancers, the experience went beyond what many had expected.

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The Zonta Club of West Hidalgo County will be honoring Melba Huber for her professional contributions to the community. The 2012 Shining Stars of Hidalgo County Dinner will be held at 6:30 p.m. on April 24, 2012 at McAllen Country Club. Call 821-5223 for reservations.

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This is the 31st consecutive year that Melba's McAllen Dance Theatre will perform a ballet at the McAllen Civic Center Auditorium.

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Melba Huber said she liked the makeshift stage at the Convention Center, but feared risers -- which create steps between rows of seats -- would be difficult for older people to climb. A typical dance student brings three of four grandparents to a recital. 

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One of the younger dancers at Melba's was recently featured in a beautiful photo feature of SociaLife Magazine. 

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Andrea Torres, 23, started dancing at Melba's when she was 2 years old. Now, she lives in New York and recently performed in a tap routine on Comedy Central's The Colbert Report.

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For 52 years, Melba’s Dance has performed at McAllen Civic Center, but this year is different. This is the first year in which professional photographers were hired to shoot Melba’s Dance photos during the rehearsal and performance of Melba’s McAllen Dance Theatre.
 

“The results exceeded my expectations,” said Melba Huber.

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Melba's School of Dance students take the stage in a professional-caliber dance show, including classical ballet, jazz, tap, hip-hop, vintage vaudeville and Broadway styles. 

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Melba's School of Dance students pour their energy into the final rehearsals for the big performance, a truly professional-caliber show. 

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Students at Melba's School of Dance put on a professional-caliber show with a wide variety of dance types -- and even singing! 

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Performance 2011 for Melba's McAllen Dance Theatre promises to be richly diverse and packed with energy. The show is Sunday, February 13 at 2pm in the McAllen Civic Center. 

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Everything from ballet to tap to vaudeville to jazz will leap, whirl and hoof across the McAllen Civic Center stage on Sunday, February 13, 2011 at 2pm. The show features a cast of 191 dancers.

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When Melba Huber found out that the city is considering the sale of its only full-size performing arts theatre, she knew that would be a bad move for McAllen's future, both culturally and economically. Please read this article, and call if you would like to help save the Civic Center: 956-686-1411.

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Gabi Ruiz and Liz Ramos, two former Melba's dancers, were visited by Melba Huber and Julie Doyle Wilson on trips to New York City. Ruiz is a dancer and understudy in In The Heights, and Ramos is dance captain for The Addams Family.

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Twenty-two dancers from Melba's School of Dance enjoyed the St. Louis Tap Festival July 25-31. The Festival is attended regularly by Melba Huber, who conducts a tap history panel for the event every year. For more than 25 years, she has interviewed the top tap dancers for her monthly tap columns now featured on the website MelbasDance.com. 

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Melissa Lenz of the Radio City Rockettes and former Melba's Dance student taught a Bob Fosse style class at Melba's School of Dance in June 2010.

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This very nice piece appeared in the McAllen Monitor on the day of the 2010 Recital. 

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In the year when millions of Lincoln Head Pennies first poured out of the US Mint and thousands of Model Ts first rolled off of assembly lines, a one-of-a-kind person entered the world on May 15, 1909. And like a few of those first pennies, Melba Stewart is still in circulation 100 years later... but she almost didn't make it!

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McAllen of Chamber supports the arts by giving Melba Huber a grant.

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Melba Huber hits the cover of a national dance magazine.

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Savion Glover Honors Melba

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St. Louis Tap Festival

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2006 Flo-Bert Awards and Tradition in Tap

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