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ARTSWALK: Transformations

Denton Black Film Festival

On January 23, 2016 the TWU Department of Dance and the TWU Community Dance Center will teach and present original choreography for the Denton Black Film Festival Pre-Festival at the Greater Denton Arts Center. TWU Community Dance Center teacher Kristianna Hogan will be teaching a Hip Hop class for kids at 11AM.  At 1PM TWU Department of Dance will present three works created and performed by students: Strengthen Me, a solo by undergraduate RaChelle Conley reveals a journey of empowerment to the music of Nina Simone; El Sueño Americano, a quartet by undergraduate Marina Gonzalez that paints a living landscape of the dream and struggle of immigration; and More Time Than Stolen, a trio by graduate student Azaria Hogans that explores the courage and compassion of seeing and being seen within a community.  The dancers are: Jillian Adair, Ashley Cervantes, Molly Hart, Alyssa Toland, Ariel Lewis, Taryn McDaniel, Briyona Whitle,  and Ciceley Fullylove.
The DBFF pe-festival is a benefit supporting the Denton African American Scholarship Fund. For more information on the festival, please visit their website or Facebook.

Community Dance Center

The Community Dance Center at TWU Dance offers dance instruction for community members of all ages to explore the art of dance with our professionally trained teachers. Our classes, from beginning levels to advanced, teach dance technique and the creative process while promoting individuality, positive self-esteem, and teamwork among our students. Come and create dance connections with us!

International Dance Company

The Texas Woman's University International Dance Company (IDC), organized in 1978 by Professor Gladys Keeton, performs the traditional and contemporary dances of the people of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. We perform for audiences at TWU, in Denton, across DFW, and beyond. Our repertory includes a constantly shifting range of traditional and contemporary dance styles. Mexican ballet folklórico is a mainstay of our repertory, which also currently features traditional and contemporary works from Korea, the Caribbean, and West Africa.

Kids Dance

Kids Dance is a lecture demonstration, presented by DanceWorks Repertory Company, for elementary students (specifically 2nd grade students) in partnership with Texas Woman's University, the Denton Independent School District, and the Greater Denton Arts Council. It was made possible by the support of the Greater Denton Arts Council, the Arts Guild of Denton, the Texas Commission on the Arts, and the National Endowment for the Arts.  

Fall 2016

November 10-11 at 10 a.m.

Margo Jones Performance Hall
at Oakland Avenue and Sawyer Street (TWU Campus Map)

For more information, please call 940-898-2086 or e-mail dance  

TWU Dance in the Community

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