AU dance program to present "Fall Into Dance" performance

Mon, 2011-09-26 08:00 -- univcomm
September 26, 2011

The Anderson University Dance Program will present the “Fall Into Dance” performance on Friday, Oct. 28, at 7:30 p.m. in Reardon Auditorium. Tickets will be $5 for general admission, $2 for Anderson University students, and free for children 6 and under. Tickets will be sold at the door before the performance.

fall-into-danceEach piece will be choreographed by Anderson University students. For some, this is their first time choreographing for an audience.

“Fall Into Dance” is one of two annual performances that the dance program puts on, along with an appearance in the annual “Candles and Carols” by the Anderson University School of Music.

All aspects of the performance will be put together by student choreographers. Dance Area Coordinator and Assistant Professor of Dance, Shauna Steele, will produce the show as well as oversee administrative and backstage responsibilities, with the help of Anderson University students and faculty.

“Students have been working very hard outside of their academic load — anywhere from 1 to 2 hour blocks a week for every piece,” said Steele. "Choreographers have chosen themes, ideas, or motifs that have personal meaning to them or ideas that engage them on an emotional level. It’ll be a very family friendly, energetic, and fun concert."

Anderson University is a private Christian university of 2,600 undergraduate and graduate students in central Indiana. Anderson continues to be recognized as a top Christian college: in 2011, U.S. News and World Report ranked Anderson University among the best colleges and universities in the Midwest for the eighth consecutive year. Established in 1917 by the Church of God, Anderson University offers more than 65 undergraduate majors and graduate programs in business, education, music, nursing, and theology.