Day of Dance

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Paris Hawkins, a Brenau University dance major, performs along with a group of high school dancers in attendance at this year's Day of Dance event.

Paris Hawkins, a Brenau University dance major, performs along with a group of high school dancers in attendance at this year’s Day of Dance event.

For one day, regional high school dance students converge at Brenau University’s Gainesville campus to learn dance from faculty and outside professionals, see work the current students are producing and learn about the educational opportunities at Brenau.

Vincas Greene, the dance department chair at Brenau, said the free event’s main focus is providing a great experience for those who attend. This year the program’s enrollment grew to over 70 students from last year’s 50.

Students attended classes taught by Brenau faculty and two well-known, special-guest instructors, Tara Lee, the principal dancer with the Atlanta Ballet, and Carol Teitelbaum, a former Member of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company and Current Member of the Merce Cunningham Trust. A few current Brenau dance students also danced alongside and got to know the high schoolers, giving them perspective on the college dance experience.

“It’s extremely essential to have (our) students there,” said Casandra Alvarado, a visiting assistant professor of dance at Brenau. “Whenever I was looking for colleges when I was younger, It’s kind of nerve racking just talking to faculty and adults. Our students are more on their age level and can really talk to them about what the college dance experience is really like.”

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