Document Type

Grant Application

Project/Presentation Title

Annual Spring Dance Concert


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Project Period

FY 2012-2013

Event Sponsor

Cultural Affairs/ Distinguished Lecture Series

Project Abstract/ Summary

Dance classes are extremely popular with students and enrollments and attendance have gone up. Consequently, there are always waiting lists for students to enroll in classes, particularly beginning classes, as well as lines in the lobby at the performances. This is due to the efforts of our professional faculty and staff, who make dance at UM a significant learning experience that rounds out a student's education. Dance classes culminate in actual dance concert performances that feature jazz, ballet, tap, modern, hip hop, and international themes.

The dance program has evolved from a works-in-progress presentation in Minsky Recital Hall in the Fall and a dance concert at Hauck Auditorium in the Spring to two full-fledged Hauck shows per year, plus four Emerging Dance Works showcases. Emerging Dance events were created to give aspiring student choreographers the chance to exhibit works-in-progress in an informal setting as well as providing an opportunity for individual dancers to test their performance skills in a more relaxed and supportive atmosphere,

We are requesting $2,000 in funding to support the areas of costume, publicity, programs, lighting, and props. (Our support from the Patrons of the Arts has been cut in half from previous years due to the lack of funds that the group has to distribute.)