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Published: April 20, 2021

Spring Dance Happening April 28-30, 2021

Spring Dance Happening will take place, in person, April 28-30 at The University of Tampa, featuring popular music and student dancers from all parts of the University community. The show begins at 8 p.m. each night in UT’s Falk Theatre at 428 W. Kennedy Boulevard, opposite campus. It is a free event.

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“The Dance Happening is a transformative experience for many of our students, both choreographers and dancers,” said Susannah LeMarquand, director of the dance program and assistant professor of dance.

Dance Happening will feature choreography by UT students. “What is really unique about the dance program is that we give our students the opportunity to choreograph and set their own works twice a year. Since the focus of the major is preparing the students to teach, we encourage those works to be a unique expression of themselves, but also realize that many of them will graduate and begin teaching in local dance studios. This means that they should hone the skill of choreographing in the styles of jazz, hip hop and tap — not just ballet and modern. This diversifies the program and provides dynamic concerts,” said Susannah LeMarquand, director of the dance program and assistant professor of dance.

The works cover a multitude of themes, and this year the students continued to work with faculty mentors to develop their choreography throughout the rehearsal process. “The Dance Happening is a transformative experience for many of our students, both choreographers and dancers,” said LeMarquand. “They work together to bring an abstract concept into reality on the stage, and then see how dance can truly impact all involved, from the dancers to the audience.” This semester, 50 students will participate in all three performances.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, seating is limited, so arrive early for the best seats. For more information, contact LeMarquand at slemarquand@ut.edu or (813) 257-6322.       


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