I took ballet lessons—once. The classroom’s creaky wooden floors accentuated my every flatfooted clunk, and at the tender age of six I accepted that I’d emerged from the womb incapable of mastering that dainty dance. I may know diddly about ballet, but I’ve heard of Mikhail Baryshnikov—a name that has become virtually synonymous with the word “dance” itself. The legendary Baryshnikov made his debut in 1967 with the Kirov Ballet, and at 61 years old is still a powerhouse, perfecting poetry in motion. He returns to Maui for a show titled Three Solos and a Duet, partnering with the much-esteemed Ana Laguna, winner of some of the most prestigious dance awards on the globe. Performing works choreographed by Mats Ek, Benjamin Millepied, and Alexei Ratmansky, the evening will undoubtedly be a masterful display of fluidity and precision, and I doubt I’ll be the only one who will leave feeling inspired, get home, shut the curtains tight and with dreams forgotten since I was a little girl, twirl. One Cameron Way, Kahului. 808-242-7469.