Posted: 2/02/23

TAMIU Spring Dance Days Offers Free Workshop April 1


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Aspiring dancers are invited to attend the last in a series of free workshops, "Spring Dance Days,"  hosted by Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) Dance faculty members on Saturday, April 1 from 2 to 4 p.m. Two previous workshops have been held in February and March.

Registration information is here: 


The Dance workshops offer Contemporary Ballet and Modern Dance instruction. Participants will have the unique opportunity to learn about TAMIU’s Dance program and interact with its renowned Dance faculty members, Jee Eun-Ahn and Timothy Rubel. 

While Spring Dance Days are open to the public, they are ideal for high school seniors or transfer students considering attending the University. University students are also encouraged to attend. Dancers with all levels of training are welcome.  

Participants in the Spring Dance Days will also be invited as special guest audience members at the  Spring Dance Concert in April at TAMIU’s Center for the Fine and Performing Arts. 

Spring Dance Day sessions are free of charge. Each session will be held in the Recreational Sports Center (REC) 226.  The schedule is as follows: 

2 - 3:00 p.m.:  Ballet

3 - 4:00 p.m.: Contemporary Forms and Modern Dance.

The April event, coinciding with the University’s annual Discover TAMIU, will also include a chance to be part of a Flash Mob. 

Each session will begin with Ballet warm-ups, exercises at the ballet barre, and some floor work. Students will then transition to Contemporary/Modern center exercises and combinations that travel across the floor. The Workshop will end with a fun and dynamic partnering sequence.

Dance students should wear loose clothing that permits bodily movement, which includes exercise or activewear. Though not required, ballet slippers for the ballet class and hard-soled shoes for the Ballet Folklórico and Flamenco classes are recommended. Modern Dance will be performed either in bare feet or in socks. 

The University currently offers a minor in Dance. Students can take courses in several genres and are required to enroll in courses in improvisation, Dance history, concert choreography, and Dance conditioning. University Dance students also have the opportunity to perform each semester in Fall and Spring dance concerts and may work alongside faculty members on their professional dance projects.

For more information on Dance classes at the University, visit https://go.tamiu.edu/dance

For additional information, contact Jee Eun Ahn at 956.326.2654, email JeeEun.Ahn@tamiu.edu, or call Tim Rubel at 956.326.2625 or email timothy.rubel@tamiu.edu.

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