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Dancers present lecture demonstration

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The dance faculty and students at the Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts at IU South Bend will present “Studies in Dance: A Lecture Demonstration” on Wednesday, March 23 at 7:30 p.m. in Northside’s Recital Hall.  The instructors will discuss dance styles while students present classroom combinations as examples of the variety of dance offered in classes at IU South Bend. 

“Studies in Dance” will feature segments about Ballet, Flamenco, Jazz, Latin, Middle Eastern, Modern, and Social Dance.  Halana Hattery, Carolynn Hine-Johnson, Ruby Jazayre, Karen Pajor, Vladimir Sorokin, and David Seymour will be the presenting faculty.  Not a typical dance recital, “Studies in Dance” will be a sampling of different dance techniques and styles.  The audience will have an opportunity to learn the background of various styles along with some of the current practices within that tradition.

Hattery’s Social Dance class will present a Lindy Hop, East Coast Swing, Waltz and a Jitterbug to “Sing, Sing, Sing.”  The Flamenco class will perform a Sevillanas and a Paso Doble (a dance of bullfighters).  The performance will also feature Ethan Kampa, a student Flamenco guitarist and composition major at IU South Bend, who will perform a Farruca guitar solo. 

Carolynn Hine-Johnson’s Ballet class will perform a waltz from Swan Lake.  Students from her Choreography class will present their own dance creations.  The evening will also include a selection of dances from various Latin countries and the Middle East, as well as energetic performances is Jazz and Modern dance.  This year’s presentation will also include short performance pieces by the dance faculty.

Tickets for “Studies in Dance: A Lecture Demonstration” are available for $3-$5 and free to students and children.  Tickets may be picked up in advance at the Arts Box Office or at the door the night of the event.  For more information visit arts.iusb.edu or call 574.520.4203.