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National Dance Day 2019

On September 21, the Dance Department held an event with 30 minute workshops for the public. Dance was celebrated with a variety of genres including Aerial, Ballroom, La Blast, Ballet, Flamenco, Contemporary Modern, Swing Dance, Tap and more! Adult and kids workshops were taught! It was a fun event for all involved.

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Dance Program Faculty Nominated as Finalists for Dixie Awards

The Dance Program is honored to have both of its full-time faculty members, Sara Gallo and Elizabeth Stich, nominated as finalists for the Dixie Awards in the categories of Teacher of the Year and Teacher of the Year–Rising Star, respectively.

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DSU DANCE PROFESSOR PRESENTS ON COMMUNITY BUILDING AND THE SCHOLARSHIP OF ENGAGEMENT AT THE NATIONAL DANCE EDUCATION ORGANIZATION 2018 CONFERENCE.

DSU Dance Professor and Co-Director Sara Gallo recently presented “Meaningful Movements: Building Community and the Scholarship of Engagement Through a University Modern Dance and Improvisation Club” at the 20th Annual National Dance Education Organization’s Conference in San Diego, CA.

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DSU DANCE DEPARTMENT HOSTS RED ROCK DANCE FESTIVAL

Hosted by Dixie State University College of the Arts Dance Department., in partnership with St. George Dance Co., the Red Rock Dance Festival is three full days of moving, collaborating, dance making, and performing each June at DSU. The Festival’s mission is to bring together a community of choreographers, performers, educators and students in a cooperative environment to study, perform and create new work.

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Professor Jennifer Weber presented at the CORPS de Ballet International 21st Annual Conference

I presented at the CORPS de Ballet International 21st Annual Conference – Identifying Inclusivity, Equality, Equity and Privilege within Ballet’s Training and Culture, held at Florida State University.

Brown, White, Black: The Truth About the Unseen Ballerinas

The discipline of ballet has an acknowledged race problem. Predominantly stemming from white, Euro-centric cultures, the field of ballet continues to be scrutinized for its lack of diversity and lack of relevance to the larger cultures within which it is situated. Steeped in tradition, the field of ballet continues to bring reproductions and new works to the stage. Yet, by adhering to this way of existing, what perspectives are missing? This project responds to this criticism of ballet’s lack of diversity by utilizing a theoretical and creative perspective to investigate ways in which the form can incorporate often missing voices in its narrative.

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Dance Professor Presents Aerial Dance Choreography at Flight of Fancy “Cinematic”

Dance Professor Presents Aerial Dance Choreography at Flight of Fancy “Cinematic”
Dance Professor and Co-Director Elizabeth Stich recently presented an aerial fabric solo entitled “Starlette” as a guest artist in the production Flight of Fancy “Cinematic” with Aerial Arts of Utah. The concert featured a cast of aerialists, dancers, and actors during three performances at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center in downtown Salt Lake City, November 16-17, 2018.

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October Guest Artist Master Classes

October 2018 is proving to be an eventful month for the DSU Dance Program as it recently hosted master classes taught by dancers from Repertory Dance Theatre as well as dancers who were finishing up the most recent season at Tuachan Center for the Arts. Additionally the program will host a scholarship audition/master class for Florence Summer Dance 2019 with Liliana Condotti.

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September Guest Artist Master Classes with Omar Edwards

Omar Edwards came to DSU to teach a Master Class to DSU students. Over 30 students came to learn from him. A showing of Song For Our People a film by Mustapha Khan was shown the day before,

Omar has been dancing for 23 years. He has recorded with four musicians in a studio, creating an album called Tap Dancin is Music, where the Tap Dancer is the leader of the band. Omar has visited over 20 countries to share his foot music. He has performed with Alicia Keys, Savion Glover, and was featured as a guest on the Ellen DeGeneres Show.

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DSU Dance Scholarship Students Volunteer at George Washington Academy Fall Carnival

DSU Dance Program Scholarship recipients recently spent part of their Saturday volunteering at a dance booth at local K-8 charter school George Washington Academy.

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DSU Dance Professor Presents on A Somatic Approach to Aerial Dance at the Dance Science and Somatic Educators 2018 Conference.

DSU Dance Professor and Co-Director Elizabeth Stich recently presented “A Somatic Approach to Aerial Dance” at the biennual Dance Science and Somatic Educators Conference hosted at The University at Buffalo – SUNY, August 3-5, 2018.

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