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Remembering tomorrow plays at Akrons Got Talent

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...

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...

A number of different dance pieces were performed at  the UA Dance Companys spring recital

Students, faculty performers showcase talents at UADC Spring Show

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...

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...

Against the Wind choreographed by Christine Howe.

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,...

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...

The cast of the Russian fairy tale The Snow Maiden performing on stage at EJ Thomas Hall on Sunday.

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

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...

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,...

Performers show off their dance to the audience.

Around the World party creates unity

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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

January 24, 2012
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 originated in the Dominican Republic. It can be either a choreographed routine or one that is improvised. Salsa dancing is a form of Bachata dancing. It is often associated with romance and heartbreak.

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

October 18, 2011
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 in Akron.

MOMIX mesperizes audiences

October 9, 2011
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 DanceCleveland. The University of Akron dance program began the collaboration of this event with DanceCleveland over two years ago. It was decided by both organizations that a multifaceted performance with non-traditional dance moves was ideal for their audience. Both organizations agreed that the MOMIX dance company would fit the bill.
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