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Dance program students to present informal shows

The Alfred University (AU) Performing Arts Division’s Dance Program will present “An Informal Dance Showing” at 7 p.m. both Thursday and Friday, Nov. 29 and 30, in the Miller Performing Arts Center CD Smith Theater. Different performances will be shown each night.

All are welcome to attend the event free of charge. Attendees are urged to arrive early as in years past seats have filled up quickly.

The shows will include performances by the students from the Composition 1 course presenting final solos, while students in the Site Specific Dance and Site Specific Design courses will present video documentation of their pieces. In addition, the Japanese and AU dance teams will offer routines. Finally, Rose Beauchamp, adjunct faculty member, will show her latest dance video, and independent choreographers will show their works.

The dance classes included in the performances are taught by Chase Angier, who has been associate professor of dance and director of the dance program at AU since 2002. She earned a bachelor of arts degree in dance from the University of California-Los Angeles and a master of fine arts degree in choreography from The Ohio State University.

Angier has previously taught at Columbia College, New York City, and Appalachian State University, Boone, NC. Along with Jennifer Salk, she co-founded the Green Mountain Dance Teachers Retreat, located in Woodstock, VT.