TAMIU Presents Spring Dance Concert April 11

Spring will arrive at Texas A&M International University dressed in flowing skirts and featuring joyous flamencos at the annual Spring Dance Concert Friday, April 11 at 8 p.m. in the Kinesiology/Convocation Building.

The concert, which will present a potpourri of dance styles including flamenco, jazz, tap, ballet and modern dance, will also serve to honor assistant professor of dance Bede Leyendecker for her 20 years of teaching experience.

The event is free and the public is invited to attend.

Also at the event, the D.D. Hachar Charitable Trust will be awarded the Terprsichorean Award for its support of dance education at TAMIU. The Trust has provided $12,000 for costumes, student travel and scholarships.

In addition, one student will be chosen to receive the Blanche Flores Leyendecker Scholarship during the concert.

Blanche Flores Leyendecker was a pioneering dance teacher in Laredo. Aside from her artistic and educational contributions, Leyendecker was considered one of the kindest people whose genuine interest in her students is still remembered by many Laredoans. The scholarship is awarded every year in her memory.

Bede Leyendecker said that some of the songs the audience can expect to hear at the concert include "La Boda de Luis Alonzo" by Giménez, "Volare" by Gipsy Kings, and "Angel" by McLachlan.

Also introduced at the event will be guest artists from Zapata and Alexander High Schools.

For further information on the Spring Concert, please contact Leyendecker at 326-2625, e-mail bleyendecker@tamiu.eduor visit offices located in Pellegrino Hall 215C.

Spring semester University office hours are 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Journalists who need additional information or help with media requests and interviews should contact the Office of Public Affairs and Information Services at pais@tamiu.edu