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Correspondent Shamna Chuwan takes a selfie with ZAB president Amira Lee, and ZAB president Katelee Mata during an interview about Viva La Latinx Cultura.

‘Viva La Latinx Cultura” features tacos, empanadas, Bachata and important learning opportunities, Sept. 18 from 4-6 p.m.

By Shamna Chuwan, Correspondent September 16, 2023

‘Viva La Latinx Cultura’ offers University of Akron students the opportunity to eat, dance and learn about the diverse array of cultures that celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month on Monday, Sept. 18,...

Green, Red, Gold! This photo essay offers a window into the UADC Connect dance showcase that took place April 14-15 in Paul Daum Theatre.

The UADC Connect Showcase in Photos

By Alyssa Alexsonshk, Correspondent, Photographer May 8, 2023

Dis/connect The showcase opened with an outdoor dance performance that took the audience on a tour around Kolbe Hall. That dance that occurred prior to the event was reprised as a video played on a...

Downtown Akron Partnership celebrates Lunar New Year. Photo courtesy DAP.

A Deeper Look: The Fifteen Days of (Lunar) New Year

By Stephanie Musarra, Contributor February 19, 2023

New Year’s in Western culture is celebrated Dec. 31 to Jan.1 to ring in the new year. Usually, people join their families and friends for festivities including parties, countdowns, and new year’s resolutions. The...

Akron Celebrates Lunar New Year 2023 with Downtown Akron Partnership event, Jan. 28

Akron Celebrates Lunar New Year 2023 with Downtown Akron Partnership event, Jan. 28

By Camryn Moore, Contributor January 27, 2023

The Lunar New Year, traditionally observed in Chinese culture, is being celebrated by families and organizations throughout the Akron Community. Students at the University of Akron kicked off the...

Video: Akron Diwali Festival

By Abigail Stopka, Correspondant October 25, 2022
Reporter Abigail Stopka gives readers a look at the Downtown Akron Diwali Festival.
Ballet dancer twirls in pointe shoes.

UA Dance Institute Offers Adult Ballet Classes for Akron Community

By Abigail Geiser, Editor-in-Chief September 19, 2022

The University of Akron Dance Institute is offering adult ballet classes for UA students and adults of all  levels of experience. The classes are taught by Dance Institute instructor Julie Schullo in...

Master Gao LNY.jpg Caption: Master Gao performing Martial Arts – Tiger Fist

Lock 3 Hosts Lunar New Year Event to Celebrate the Year of the Tiger

By Hannah Wines, Correspondent April 10, 2022

On Saturday, Feb. 12, 2022, Lock 3 hosted a special event to recognize Lunar New Year and to celebrate the Year of the Tiger. With lively performances and activities, the evening was jam-packed with fun.    The...

Lead instructor and JustUs LDC co-founder, Terrence L. Payne Sr., directs the participants through line dancing routines.

Line Dancing with JustUs Provides Unique Opportunity to be Active During COVID-19

By Mckenzie Uhrig, Arts & Entertainment Editor November 17, 2020

Editor's Note: This article is the third in a mini-series on interactive and safe activities people can participate in during the COVID-19 Pandemic. The Downtown Akron Partnership partnered with...

Guzzetta Hall was named on Oct. 29, 1976, in recognition of Dominic J. Guzzetta, Eleventh President of UA and in memory of his wife, Nola M. Guzzetta.

‘Ideas in Motion’ Initiative Kicks Off with 21st Century Dance Practices Series

By LeKesha Parkman, Special Editions Editor February 6, 2020

The National Center for Choreography at The University of Akron (NCCAkron) and the University’s School of Dance Theatre and Arts Administration (DTAA) have announced a new joint initiative called “Ideas...

‘The Snow Maiden’ Dances into EJ Thomas Hall

‘The Snow Maiden’ Dances into EJ Thomas Hall

By Amanda Piekarz, Arts & Entertainment Editor February 13, 2019

The University of Akron Dance Institute hosted the production of “The Snow Maiden” on Feb. 2, at EJ Thomas Hall. "The Snow Maiden" is an opera composed by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov in 1881 and has...

A banner promotes the performance across campus. (Image via UADC)

UADC Fall Dance Concert: A Mixture of Individual Styles

By Megan Parker, Copy Editor November 14, 2018

The University of Akron Dance Company will be performing its Fall 2018 Dance Concert at 7:30 p.m. in the Kolbe Hall Daum Theatre on Nov. 15,16 and 17. Tickets for this event can be purchased by calling...

The University of Akron’s Ballroom Dance Team gathers at their recent competition at The Ohio State University. (Photo courtesy of Christine Reese)

Calling All Professors

By Erika Newcome, Sports, Arts and Entertainment Editor February 22, 2018

Forget Dancing with the Stars, The University of Akron’s Ballroom Dance team is hosting Dancing with the Professor’s on Monday, Apr. 9.   Eight professors with the most amount of nominations will...

Damien Highfield and Noelle Cotler perform Current Frame.

GroundWorks spring show

By Elizabeth Zumbach, Arts & Life Writer March 9, 2015

The northeast Ohio dance company GroundWorks performed their annual spring show on Thursday, March 5 and Friday, March 6. Now, in it’s 16th season, the inaugural show was performed in E.J. Thomas Hall’s...

Choreographer’s Workshop wows

By Hillary Martter November 12, 2013

This past weekend, The University of Akron Dance Program hosted their Choreographer’s Workshop at Daum Theater. The performance, which happens twice a year (once in the fall semester and again in...

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