Dr. Janice LaPointe-Crump to receive the Texas Dance Heritage Award

Dr. Janice LaPointe-Crump, retired professor of Dance at Texas Woman’s University, will be receiving a posthumous Texas Dance Heritage Award from the Texas Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation & Dance. The awards dinner will take place Nov. 30 during the association’s 95th Annual Convention in Galveston, Texas.

Dr. Janice LaPointe-Crump headshot

In a career that spanned over five decades, Janice LaPointe-Crump had many stellar achievements. Beginning as a child, she studied and performed with Ruth Page’s Dance Company in Chicago, and continued performing there while pursuing her education and a Doctorate Degree in Dance at Texas Woman's University. Janice was hired by TWU Dance and taught there until her retirement in 2006, while also teaching masterclasses and choreography at the University of Illinois, El Centro College, University of North Texas, Booker T. Washington School for the Performing and Visual Arts, and Texas Christian University. She was a key member of many local and national organizations such as National Dance Association, past president of the Dance Council of North Texas, board of directors for Denton Area Arts Council, board of directors for the World Jazz Dance Congress, advisory board for International Theatrical Arts Society, Alliance for Health Editorial Board, chairman of the research committee of the National Dance Association, Society for Dance History Scholars, Congress on Research in Dance, as well as being very active in the Denton Community Theatre. Janice received numerous awards for her choreography in major musicals, and for her numerous positions held within TAHPERD, who honored her with the Texas Dance Educator of the Year Award and the David K. Brace Lifetime Achievement Award for Texas. This posthumous award will be presented to Janice’s husband, Gail Crump, and three of their sons, at the TAHPERD 95th Annual Convention in Galveston, Texas, on November 30, 2018.

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