For decades, the University at Buffalo's prestigious dance program has been sending students out into the professional dance world. Those former students, who have gone on to work in styles as divergent as ballet and Broadway, have done their school proud. And at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in the Center for the Arts on the university's Amherst campus, several of them will return to their alma mater to show off what they've been doing since graduation.

"Back to Buffalo 4," the fourth version of a successful alumni showcase, will feature performances from Michael Peter Deeb of the "Young Frankenstein" tour, Amy VanKirk of Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, Nicole Calabrese of Spirit Productions, Claire Jacob-Zysman and Sara Senecal of Ellen Sinopoli Dance, Gina Pero of the Radio City Rockettes, Katie Heintz of the Houston Metropolitan Dance Company and Sarah Jean Kaye of Celebrity Cruise Lines. Members of UB's own Zodiaque Dance Company will also perform.

Tickets are $26.50 or $11.50 for students. Call 645-2787 or visit

- Colin Dabkowski