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Educational Events

Lindenwood University Dance Concerts

November 5-7, March 3-5, April 28-30

Each concert presented by the Department of Dance features exclusive work by current faculty, guest artists, graduate assistants and selected students. Our goals are to showcase our students, share our curriculum, and entertain our audiences. Tickets for the Dance Concert series can be purchased from the LU Box Office.

Past Events

High School Dance Day

November 6

Juniors and Seniors from seven area high schools took classes in ballet, contemporary, musical theatre, and hip hop instructed by the Dance Department faculty and graduate students. Participants also received a ticket to the Fall Dance Concert featuring the Lindenwood University students and the Lindenwood University Dance Ensemble.

For information about our Fall 2016 event, please contact Tricia Zweier.

The Dance Artist Showcase

October 24-25

In the concert's second year, Lindenwood University students are experimenting with original choreography set specifically for the Jelkyl Theater, inside historic Roemer Hall. Beyond their attempts to create new and meaningful movement, each student has identified a choreographic challenge to grapple with. We hope you'll join us for a concert imagined, produced, and promoted by the choreographers themselves, with guidance by faculty member, Tricia Zweier.

No tickets are necessary for this event. For more information, please contact Tricia Zweier.

Now & Next Dance Mentoring Project

August 3-8

Lindenwood University is collaborating with Leverage Dance Theater to host Now & Next Dance Mentoring Project at the J. Scheidegger Center for the Arts. In Now & Next, college women and recent graduates study somatics, contemporary dance technique, improvisation, and new works of repertory each morning. Each afternoon they teach dance classes and mentor middle school girls, and then participate in professional development workshops with professional dance artists in the evenings. Students apply to attend and are selected based on leadership and artistic potential. Now & Next facilitates direct mentoring relationships and provides resources including profiles of alumnae and friends of Now & Next who have mobilized their dance education along many avenues.

The Dance Kinesiology Teachers' Group Conference

June 20-22

Do you teach dance kinesiology or anatomy for dancers? Would you like to meet other dance science educators and collectively brainstorm about teaching pedagogy, sharing success stories and challenges? In 2001, The Dance Kinesiology Teachers’ (DKT) Group was established by a group of four educators across several universities in the United States, many of whom had worked directly with Sally Fitt, a dance science educator and author of the well-used text, "Dance Kinesiology." The DKT group's mission is to help educators share teaching strategies, educational resources and meet other educators integrating dance with science and somatics. Since 2001, the initial, core group of DKT's has grown extensively and several conferences have been organized over the last several years in order to share teaching insights and resources.

This year, DKT's interactive conference will be held June 20-22, 2014, at Lindenwood University, hosted by the Department of Dance. All sessions will be studio-based, include discussion and movement sessions, and emphasize interaction. We are reserving part of the conference for Special Guest, and author of "Dance Anatomy and Kinesiology," Karen Clippinger.

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