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Summer dance program for high schoolers is ‘On The Move’

April 24, 2003

WHAT: The Herberger College Department of Dance at ASU invites high school students to explore the world of dance – and one of the nation's top-ranked dance programs – through a series of innovative and exciting summer dance workshops entitled, “On the Move.”

On the Move workshops are designed for high school students ready to advance their dance skills to the next level. As creators and performers, students will work with experienced and caring dance teachers in the Herberger College of Fine Arts’ nationally ranked dance program. The workshops emphasize anatomically sound technique, dynamic choreographic and performance training, and caring, individualized instruction.

Students will enjoy three dance classes daily, featuring ballet, modern, jazz, choreography, performance coaching, improvisation, music appreciation, bodywork, hip-hop and concert repertory. Each week offers a unique focus highlighting innovations in dance at ASU and covers topics critical to the development of a well-rounded dancer.

Students will have two 2-hour intensives with specialists in video technology, composition, movement analysis and cultural dance forms. Students participating in all four weeks will have the added privilege of joining the Moving Inventors Dance Company, creating new choreography, learning repertory and performing in an informal concert at the end of the session. Participants may register for one week or all four.

Summer 2003
June 2-27 (4 weeks) 
Monday-Friday 1-4:30 pm
$150 per week (only $10 a class) 
$540 for all 4 weeks (10 percent discount)
There is a one-time $15 registration fee

On the Move summer offers weekly themes and special activities
Week 1: June 2-6, Dance Making
Week 2: June 9-13, Captivating Culture
Week 3: June 16-20, Video Dance Technology
Week 4: June 23-27, Power Bodywork

WHEN: June 2 through June 27, 1-4:30 p.m.

WHERE: Classes will be held in ASU’s Physical Education Building East, Room 190, on the ASU campus in Tempe. Metered parking is available just outside the dance studio.

HOW MUCH: Tuition is $150 per week or $540 for all four weeks (a 10 percent discount), with a one-time $15 registration fee.

CALL: For registration information, contact Mila Parrish at (480) 965-2512 or e-mail


Dance Making
June 2-6, 1-4:30 p.m.
Discover new tools for creating choreography and explore the craft of dance composition. Learn about visual design and artistic intent and heighten your aesthetic expression. This intensive explores fundamentals of dance composition including space, form, rhythm, harmony, transition, abstraction and sequence. Students will learn tools of choreography and how to create movement to better express ideas.

Captivating Culture
June 9-13, 1-4:30 p.m.
Are you wild on culture? Then travel the globe developing your own cultural consciousness. This intensive explores world music as well as the origins of social and popular dance forms including hip hop, Caoperia and Break. Come travel around the world through the music and dance of Africa, Brazil, Russia and the American Southwest.

Video Dance Technology
June 16-20, 1-4:30 p.m. 
Enhance your next concert by utilizing the latest trends in performance and technology. Learn ways to create and perform in your own projected video. This intensive explores the use of multimedia performance and design using digital video cameras and projection equipment.

Power Body Works
June 23-27, 1-4:30 p.m.
Is fitness and flexibility important to you? Learn why cross training is essential for all dancers. This intensive explores state-of-the-art conditioning techniques of White Cloud, Bartenieff Fundamentals, Pilates and yoga to improve performance and reduce injury. For total body fitness, come discover the latest and greatest conditioning classes and philosophies. Work with trained specialist, to map out a training regiment that fits your needs.

Media Contact:
Megan Krause