School of the Arts

Dancers present lecture demonstration

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The IU South Bend Dance Faculty and their students will perform a variety of dance genres as part of a lecture demonstration about their dance classes on November 4th at 7:30 p.m. “Studies in Dance: A Lecture Demonstration” will be performed in the main auditorium.

Each faculty member will discuss their own genre accompanied with students’ demonstrations. Genres to be performed are: ballet, flamenco, intro to Latin dance, jazz, Middle Eastern, modern dance, and social dance. The lecture demonstration will also feature solo and group performances choreographed by students and faculty members.

“Studies in Dance” is a unique recital because it 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. Presenting faculty are Halana Hattery, Carolynn Hine-Johnson, Ruby Jazayre, Kare Pajor, Vladimir Sorokin, and David Seymour. Carolyn Hine-Johnson and Vladimir Sorokin will perform a Flamenco dance. Jazz professor Karen Pajor will perform a tap solo.

Hattery’s social dance class will present a waltz and a cha-cha. The flamenco class will perform a sevillanas, buleria, and a flamenco rumba. Hine-Johnson’s ballet class will perform two dances from Swan Lake. Class exercises created by her choreography students will also be presented.  Dance Minor Emily Barker, who attended the American Dance Festival workshop in New York last year, will perform a solo she choreographed. The evening will also include a selection of dances from the Latin and Middle East traditions, as well as energetic performances in jazz and modern dance.

 New and exciting changes are underway for the dance department. The department is currently developing a dance concentration under the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre which will offer 26 credit hours of dance. The concentration would rely heavily on dance genres used most extensively in theatrical productions: ballet, modern dance, jazz and tap. The dance faculty will  is offer new classes Tap I and II in the near future.

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 or call 574.520.4203.