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Akron’s Got Talent

Remembering tomorrow plays at Akron's Got Talent

By Ashlee Fields, Page Designer

March 14, 2016

University of Akron students put their skills to the test for Akron’s Got Talent on March 10 in the Student Union Theatre. All the participants competed for a chance to win gift cards for the best performances. The event was put on by the Zips Programming Network and Campus Programs. The show w...

Dance Marathon hosts Family Field Day

By Kelly Unger, Writer

February 29, 2016

Dance Marathon is hosting its first Family Field Day on Saturday, March 5 from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Central Hower Gym. Dance Marathon is a nationwide movement across 250 schools. Its goal is to raise money for the Children’s Miracle Network Hospital. This marks Dance Marathon’s second year as...

Students, faculty performers showcase talents at UADC Spring Show

A number of different dance pieces were performed at  the UA Dance Company's spring recital

By Jennifer Ramolt, Arts & Life Writer

April 21, 2015

The University of Akron Dance Company presented its spring performances at E.J. on April 16 and 17. The show was a mix of different styles of dance, from traditional romantic ballet to contemporary and modern movement. The dancers worked with French choreographer Alexandre Munz, who implemented his...

Ballroom dance team weekend results

By Grant Morgan, News Editor

April 14, 2015

The UA Ballroom Dance Competition Team returned from a tournament last weekend yielding impressive results. The team competed in the University of Michigan Ballroom Competition on Saturday, April 11. Each event in this tournament was called a "heat," which comprised three rounds, quarterfinals,...

Student choreographed “Spring into Dance” performed

By Elizabeth Zumbach, Arts & Life Writer

April 6, 2015

The Terpsichore Dance club presented “Spring into Dance” in the Paul A. Daum Theater in Kolbe Hall from April 2 through 4 at 7:30 p.m. “Spring into Dance” showcased a wide range of dance styles, costumes, and musical choices. The pieces varied from the Serbian inspired piece, “Exhibits:...

GroundWorks spring show

Damien Highfield and Noelle Cotler perform

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 Stage Door theater. GroundWorks featured dancers Felise Bagley, Noelle Cotler, Annika Sheaff,...

Dance institute presents another original production: ‘The Snow Maiden’

The cast of the Russian fairy tale

By Jenna Ramolt, Arts & Life Writer

February 9, 2015

UA’s Dance Institute presented an original production titled “The Snow Maiden” at EJ Thomas Hall last weekend. More than 90 performers took the stage, all varying in age from first-graders to university students. A few of Akron's own, Christine Howe and Michael Baker, performed alongside Snow...

UA homecoming unites Zips

UA homecoming unites Zips

By Grant Morgan, Writer

September 30, 2014

    It’s homecoming at The University of Akron, and the five days from Tuesday, Sept. 30 to Saturday, Oct. 4 brings UA students a promise to bring plenty of fun festivities. David Vale, Assistant Director of Campus Programs at UA, says that homecoming is a time to “welcome back alum...

Around the World party creates unity

Performers show off their dance to the audience.

By Zaina Salem, Managing Editor

September 23, 2014

Students and staff traveled the globe at the Around the World party in Quaker Square Station. Hosted annually by the Office of International Programs, guests had the opportunity to experience and celebrate different cultures, religions and music represented by UA students, faculty and staff. Upon...

Flash mob at UA

Flash mob at UA

April 23, 2013

Katelyn Freil Students outside of South Hall Thursday evening might have been surprised when students started gathering and performing choreographed dance moves. These students were from residence halls across campus and held a flash mob to songs including “Billie Jean” by Michael Jackson, “Ligh...

Dance Destination: Akron

Dance Destination: Akron

By Emily Bing

April 9, 2013

Emily Bing Thursday night at E.J. Thomas Hall, the student dancers of The University of Akron Dance Company took the stage as the annual spring concert began. The concert consisted of four different pieces. They each showcased several types of dance and the extensive artistic abilities of the choreogra...

The big Super Bowl dance

January 31, 2013

Matthew Balsinger Sports Editor This weekend Americans will be participating in a yearly ritual called the Super Bowl. Every year, the Super Bowl breaks its previous year’s attendance record, and its viewership dwarfs that of any other show that will air throughout the year. In honor of this monument...

Local dance company shakes up the world of dance with its eclectic vibe

November 6, 2012

Written by: Beau Brown "I noticed many talented dancers who were born here leaving Ohio to pursue their dance careers, and this upset me," said Kelli Sanford, artistic director of The RED Company. "I wanted to put Akron on the map and give young dancers an opportunity to practice at home." The R...

Dance department, terpsichore to travel to New York City over break

March 8, 2012

By: Molly Gase Dance students, myself included, boarded the bus that would carry them away from the worries of school and toward the city that never sleeps. Then we all exited the bus as quickly as possible as the smoke poured out of it. The flaming bus halted our progress and left us in a random s...

Salsa Magic heats up UA's cold winter nights at EJ

January 24, 2012

By: Kayleigh Bracht The Stage Door at EJ Thomas was heating up Tuesday when the RHPB and RHC hosted Salsa Magic. Rhythm and music were all around as students were taught how to salsa dance by the hosts for this event, Salsa and Bachata instructors Lee El Gringuito Smith and Kat Aguilar. Bachata is a dance that ...

Real Edge Dance; A dance company with Akron talent and technique

October 18, 2011

By: Ellyn Sjoquist Some graduates may imagine that their careers will take off once they get themselves out of Ohio, while others uncover their own opportunities right here in Akron. Modern dancer and UA graduate Kelli Sanford has done just that by creating her own nonprofit modern dance company based...

MOMIX mesperizes audiences

October 9, 2011

By: Crystal Kouns The colorful, awe- inspiring dance illusions of MOMIX “Botanica” roused a standing ovation from the audience Saturday night at Akron’s E.J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall. The magical movements of “Botanica” were part of a collaborative effort by The University of Akron and Dan...