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Dance Student Wins Writing Award
Monday, April 14, 2014
Dance student Nicole Cortazzo won an undergraduate student writing award from the Communication Across the Curriculum Program.
Two Dance Professors Publish in Recent Book
Friday, March 28, 2014
Two UNC Charlotte dance professors have chapters published in the recent University Press of Florida book Jazz Dance: A History of the Roots and Branches (March 2014).
Dance Students to Perform with Charlotte Symphony
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Students from the Department of Dance will perform live with the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra on April 2 as part of the Symphony’s Debbie Phillips Classical Concerts for Students.
Dance Ed Alum Wins Award
Monday, March 17, 2014
Department of Dance alumna Bridget Correia has been selected as Smithfield-Selma High School's Outstanding First Year Teacher for the 2013-2014 school year.
Dance Department Hosts Master Classes
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
The Department of Dance will host dance artists for master classes this spring.
NC Dance Festival Comes to UNC Charlotte
Monday, January 6, 2014
The UNC Charlotte Department of Dance hosts the North Carolina Dance Festival January 24 and 25 in Robinson Hall.
Fall Dance Concert Explores Humor, Grief and Merry-Go-Rounds
Friday, November 8, 2013
The UNC Charlotte Department of Dance presents the Fall Student Dance Concert November 21-24 in the Anne R. Belk Theater of Robinson Hall.
Matthew Bourne Dancers to Give Masterclass
Monday, November 4, 2013
Two dancers from Matthew Bourne's Sleeping Beauty will conduct a masterclass for UNC Charlotte dance students on November 6.
Jones to Perform Imperial Gesture in NYC
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Kim Jones, assistant professor of dance, will perform Martha Graham's "Imperial Gesture" at the American Dance Guild Festival 2013 on Friday, November 8.
Dance Faculty to Present at National Dance Education Organization
Monday, October 21, 2013
Department of Dance faculty members Gretchen Alterowitz, E.E. Balcos, Donna Dragon, Karen Hubbard, and Kim Jones will present papers and workshops at this year’s National Dance Education Organization meeting.
Dance Students' Troupe Receives Major Grant
Monday, October 14, 2013
Triptych Collective, which was founded by current and former UNC Charlotte dance students and includes current dance students Caitlyn Swett and Danielle Corbin, has received a Cultural Innovations Grant from the Knight Foundation and the Arts & Science Council.
Dance Department Presents Faculty Concert
Wednesday, September 11, 2013
The UNC Charlotte Department of Dance will present its annual Faculty Concert on September 27 and 28 in the Anne R. Belk Theater of Robinson Hall.
Journal of Dance Education to Publish Article by Alterowitz
Monday, July 29, 2013
An article by Assistant Professor of Dance Gretchen Alterowitz has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Dance Education.
AGA Collaborative in Residence
Friday, June 28, 2013
The AGA Collaborative dance troupe is in residence at UNC Charlotte June 24-July 5 to devise a new work.
Jones Receives College's Board of Governors' Teaching Award
Friday, June 14, 2013
Kim Jones, Assistant Professor of Dance, was named the 2013 recipient of the Board of Governors' Teaching Award for the College of Arts + Architecture.
Student Wins Dance Critics Association Scholarship
Friday, May 17, 2013
Dance student Larrisa Kern has won a scholarship to attend the Dance Critics Association conference in August.
Dance Department Names New Chair
Monday, May 13, 2013
Dr. Ann Dils is the new chair of the Department of Dance.
Jones Curates Forum for Architecture and Dance
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Kim Jones, assistant professor of dance and former dancer with the Martha Graham Dance Company, will co-curate a Forum for Architecture and Dance at Studio-X NYC on May 21, during New York Design Week.
Dr. Amin Appointed Visiting Fellow of W.E.B. DuBois Institute
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Dr. Takiyah Nur Amin will participate in the 2013 National Endowment of the Humanities Summer Institute for College and University Teachers on African American Struggles for Freedom and Civil Rights.
Jones and Higgins to present at SEWSA Conference
Friday, April 12, 2013
Assistant Professor of Dance Kim Jones and Assistant Professor of Theatre Jeanmarie Higgins will present a paper on Martha Graham's "Imperial Gesture" at the 2013 Southeastern Women's Studies Association conference April 18-20.
Dr. Amin to Participate in World Theatre Seminar
Friday, April 5, 2013
Dr. Takiyah Nur Amin, Assistant Professor of World Dance, will attend a summer seminar on World Theater at the Mellon School of Theater and Performance Research at Harvard University, June 3-14.
Dance Alumni Return for 10th-Anniversary Revival of Voices
Friday, March 22, 2013
On March 21, dance department alumni Ashleigh Dearing Eller, Kara Woods Boulware and Jana Smith returned to campus for the opening night performance of the Department of Dance Spring Concert and the 10th-anniverary revival of "Voices."
Spring Dance Concert Presents Student Ensembles in Four Contemporary Works
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
The Spring Dance Concert Features four contemporary works, including a selection from "Walking with Pearl…Africa Diaries," restaged as part of the Urban Bush Women residency at UNC Charlotte.
Imperial Gesture to Receive NYC Premiere
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
A lost work by Martha Graham, which has been reconstructed by Assistant Professor of Dance Kim Jones, will receive its New York City premiere in February.
NC Dance Festival Comes to UNC Charlotte
Friday, January 11, 2013
The NC Dance Festival ends its statewide tour at UNC Charlotte on January 25 and 26.
Donna Dragon to Join DELTA Project
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Dr. Donna Dragon, Associate Professor of Dance, has been named to an 8-member panel chosen to write, pilot, and revise the first National Praxis Exam for entry level dance teacher assessment.
Dance Department to Host Urban Bush Women
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
The UNC Charlotte Department of Dance will host the Urban Bush Women in a residency January 29-February 2.
Balcos to Present at Interdisciplinary Conference
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Associate Professor of Dance E.E. Balcos will present a workshop at the 2013 conference "Across the Threshold: Creativity, Being, and Healing" at Duke University.
Fall Dance Concert Presents Three New Works and a Ballet Masterpiece
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
The UNC Charlotte Department of Dance presents the Fall Student Dance Concert November 15-18 in the Anne R. Belk Theater of Robinson Hall.
Dance Student to Join Fort Wayne Ballet
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Jordan Stevens, a senior majoring in dance and art history, has secured a position as dancer with the Fort Wayne Ballet in Fort Wayne, Indiana as of 2013.
Choreography by Alterowitz at Atlanta Ballet
Thursday, September 13, 2012
A work by Assistant Professor of Dance Gretchen Alterowitz was accepted by the Atlanta Ballet for the emerging choreographers series, Wabi Sabi.
Dr. Amin to Give Keynote Lecture at Auburn
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Dr. Takiyah Amin, Assistant Professor of World Dance, will present "Making the Case for Black Dance in the 21st Century" at Auburn University of Montgomery on October 18, 2012.
Recent Dance Education Graduates Hired by CMS
Thursday, August 23, 2012
Two recent graduates of the UNC Charlotte Dance Education program have been hired as dance teachers for Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools.
Panel Discussion Twentieth Century Modern Dance Masters: From Technique to Choreography
Thursday, April 12, 2012
Chair Pamela Sofras and Assistant Professor Kim Jones are invited by the North Carolina Dance Theatre’s Education and Outreach Department to join a panel -Twentieth Century Modern Dance Masters: From Technique to Choreography.
Dance Major and CoA+A Honors Student To Present At Undergraduate Research Conference
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Danielle Corbin, a sophomore in the Department of Dance and a CoA+A Honor's Student, will be presenting her original research on April 20, 2012 at the UNC Charlotte Undergraduate Research Conference sponsored by Atkins Library.
Dance Department Presents Spring Concert
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
UNC Charlotte Dance Ensemble Presents Spring Dance Concert Wednesday, March 28 – Saturday, March 31 @ 8 p.m. Sunday, April 1 @ 2 p.m. Anne R. Belk Theater, Robinson Hall UNC Charlotte
Creative Research at Dance Charlotte!
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Performance at the Duke Power Theater, Friday February 24th & Saturday February 25th, 2012 Charlotte Dance Festival's presents Dance Charlotte!
Announcing \Perspectives in Dance Studies\""
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
The UNC Charlotte Department of Dance announces its first Perspectives in Dance Studies, a panel presentation that explores the art of dance from different disciplinary angles.
Dance Students Lead Outreach Program at Elementary School
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
In December, 12 dance education students in the Department of Dance completed a six-week outreach program at Rocky River Elementary School in Cabarrus County.
Incoming Freshman Scholarship
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
We are very excited about recruiting talented students who would like to major in Dance at UNC Charlotte, located in one of the most culturally rich cities in the Southeast.
Dance Faculty Research Presentations Fall 2011
Thursday, September 1, 2011
October 2011, several dance faculty will be presenting papers and movement workshops at the 13th annual National Dance Education Organization conference, \Focus on Dance Education: Collaborations: Different Identities, Mutual Paths” in Minneapolis, Minnes"
Department of Dance Awarded National Endowment For The Arts Funding
Wednesday, January 5, 2011
The Department of Dance of the UNC Charlotte College of Arts + Architecture has received an Access to Artistic Excellence grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). The $15,000 \American Masterpieces\" grant will fund the restaging of American "
UNC Charlotte Dance Announces the 2010-2011 Dance Performances
Thursday, June 10, 2010
September 16, 2010 – First Department of Dance Faculty Concert - This concert will feature original choreography from the professional repertory of three UNC Charlotte faculty members, Gretchen Alterowitz, EE Balcos and Kim Jones. A highlight will be
UNC Charlotte Spring Dance Concert - March 24 - 28
Monday, February 1, 2010
UNC-Charlotte Spring Dance Concert featuring original choreography and reconstructed works by faculty members E.E. Balcos, Kim Jones, Gretchen Alterowitz and Jean Grotewohl.

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