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But that doesn’t diminish the incredible show of dancing. There were a 15 routines — 16 if you also count an amazing performance by one-legged dancer Jean Sok. They included solos by each of the four, a mix-up of pairings between the finalists, a group dance and each dancer doing a routine with an All-Star. Each solo was accompanied by a taped interview with the dancer, explaining their reasons for trying out and their journey to the finals. Each one was emotional in his or her own way, and each solo showed their own particular style of dance.

Phish provided the soundtrack for a celebration, Phish got through one full song, “Stealing Time From the Faulty Plan,” and part way into a second, “The Moma Dance,” before the Giants recorded the final out, sealing their third championship ballet shoes in five years, The audience members, who had been busy checking their smartphones for score updates, erupted in approval, alerting vocalist-guitarist Trey Anastasio, drummer Jon Fishman, keyboardist Page McConnell and bassist Mike Gordon that the Giants must have won..

Higher Fire Gallery: A variety of housewares, jewelry and decorative ceramic pieces created by local artists and available for purchase. Higher Fire Clayspace & Gallery, 499 S. Market St., San Jose. 408.295.5765 or www.HigherFireStudios.com. ChoreoProject: In its annual choreography competition, sjDANCEco showcases 12 professional choreographers who work in a variety of dance styles, from contemporary to ballet to hip-hop. Nov. 4, 7 p.m. and Nov. 5, 2:30 and 7 p.m. Tickets are $25 general admission/$15 students and seniors. All 12 choreographers will participate in a moderated discussion after the performance on Nov. 4, and awards will be presented after the Nov. 5 evening performance. Dance Theatre at San Jose State University, Spartan Complex SPX 21, San Jose. For more information, call or visit 408.924.5041 or www.sjdanceco.org.

Menlo School, “The Taming of the Shrew.” By William Shakespeare, A production inspired by Monty Python, 8 p.m, May 4-6 and May 10-12, Menlo School, 50 Valparaiso Ave., Atherton, $7-$10, tickets@menloschool.org, Palo Alto Players, “Annie.” Book by Thomas Meehan, music by Charles Strouse, lyrics by Martin Charnin, Through May 13, Palo Alto Players, Lucie Stern Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto, $15-$32, paplayers.org or 650-329-0891, Sunnyvale Community Players, “Grand Hotel, The Musical.” Book by Luther Davis, music and lyrics by Robert Wright and George Forrest, Based on Vicki Baum’s “Grand Hotel.” Through May ballet shoes 13, Sunnyvale Theater, 550 E, Remington Ave., Sunnyvale, $20-$25, 408-733-6611 or www.sunnyvaleplayers.org..

“Miss Representation.” Screening and panel discussion. 6:30 p.m. May 15. A film that challenges the media’s limited and often disparaging portrayals of women and girls. Oshman Family Jewish Community Center, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto. Free. www.paloaltojcc.org/arts or 650-223-8605. Salsa, Bachata, Merengue and Cha Cha Cha. 9 p.m. May 4. Club Fox, 2209 Broadway, Redwood City. $10. 650-369-7770 or tickets.foxrwc.com. Beatles vs Stones. Featuring tribute bands Abbey Road and Jumping Jack Flash and student musicians, including a string quartet from Jane Lathrup Stanford and Jordan Middle schools in Palo Alto and musicians from Hillsdale and Mills high schools. 8 p.m. May 4. Fox Theatre, 2215 Broadway, Redwood City. $17-$30. 650-369-7770 or tickets.foxrwc.com.