Community Engagement

International Dance Company

The Texas Woman's University International Dance Company (IDC), organized in 1978 by professor Gladys Keeton, performs for elementary and secondary schools, on college and university campuses, at conventions, in concerts, and for numerous civic and community organizations.

IDC has performed throughout the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex and nationally, presenting formal concerts, lecture demonstrations, master classes and informal demonstrations with audience participation that are entertaining and educational for all ages.

IDC offers a diverse repertory of dance works set by invited guest artists, alumni, students, faculty and artistic director Elisa De La Rosa.

Visit our International Dance Company page to book The TWU International Dance Company for your next event or learn more about IDC membership.

Texas Dance Improvisation Festival

Texas Dance Improvisation Festival

TDIF celebrates improvisational dance in Texas and beyond, coming together as dance and music artists to share, inspire, and challenge our improvising arts community. Recent festivals have been hosted by Texas Christian University, Sam Houston State University, and Texas Woman's University.

Like TDIF on Facebook for more information and to explore photos of past festivals. Also, check out Events and Performances

Denton Black Film Festival

Denton Black Film Festival logo

The TWU Division of Dance participates with the Denton Black Film Festival (DBFF) by performing, teaching classes, and/or adjudicating dance films in their pre-festival event. In the past, TWU Community Dance Center teacher Kristianna Hogan taught a Hip Hop class for kids and the TWU Division of Dance presented 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 SueƱo 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 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.

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