March 2, 2009
09-039

Jennifer Tanner
Communications Specialist

VSU Dance Previews Choreography; Travels to Dance Festival

VALDOSTA - The Valdosta State University dance club will host a Preview Showing of Choreography at 4 p.m. Tuesday, March 3, in Sawyer Theatre.

The event will provide guests with a glimpse into the world of VSU Dance, while also giving VSU dancers a chance to perform before leaving Saturday, March 7, for the American College Dance Festival hosted by Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, Tenn.

At the festival, Catherine Schaeffer, associate professor of dance, will lead 17 students - the most to ever attend from VSU - in presenting two student works and one faculty work. Both Schaeffer and her students will have performances adjudicated by a panel of three individuals with distinct backgrounds in the professional world of dance.

For the seventh consecutive year, VSU students will have the opportunity to interact with more than 500 dancers from about 30 colleges and universities, enjoy concerts, and select from over 100 classes and panel/roundtable discussions. In following this year’s theme, “Exploring Diversity through Dance,” Schaeffer will offer a somatic movement class at the conference.

Call Schaeffer at (229) 333-5825 or e-mail her at caschaef@valdosta.edu for more information about the preview showing, the festival or VSU Dance.