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Dance News

Fri
Oct
23
UW-Madison’s Dance Department will be holding auditions in November and February for admission to the dance department.
Tue
Sep
29
UW-Madison’s Marguerite (Molly) Luksik was recently interviewed for an article in The Capital Times about the opening of her ballet studio, Central Midwest Ballet Academy, in Middleton. Luksik is one of the Dance Department’s newest instructors and she previously was a principal dancer at Madison Ballet.
Thu
Sep
24
A paper by UW-Madison alumna J. Matzner was recently published in the Journal of Dance Education. Her article is titled, “Sitting Ballet: A Pilot Program Designed to Include Children with Physical Disabilities in the Private Studio Environment." Matzner, who teaches Sitting Ballet at the Kehl School of Dance, earned an undergraduate degree from the School of Education’s Dance Department in May 2013.
Fri
Aug
28
The UW-Madison Dance Department opens its concert season with Jin-Wen Yu’s “Faces,” Sept. 10-12 at Lathrop Hall’s Margaret H’Doubler Performance Space. “Faces” features Brooklyn-based guest artist Julie Mayo. Performances begin at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 10 and Friday, Sept. 11, with a special Saturday matinee at 2:30 p.m. on Sept. 12.
Sat
Aug
01
Diana Hess started her position as the next dean of UW-Madison’s School of Education on Aug. 1. Hess, who had served as senior vice president of the Spencer Foundation in Chicago since September 2011, becomes just the ninth dean of the School of Education since its founding in 1930. She is replacing Julie Underwood, who returned to the faculty after a decade of serving as dean. Prior to starting her tenure as dean, Hess sat down for a question-and-answer session.
Wed
Jul
08
The latest edition of Learning Connections, a news magazine from the UW-Madison School of Education, is now available online. This latest issue is filled with exciting news about School of Education faculty, staff, students and alumni.
Tue
Jun
16
Earlier this spring, UW-Madison held its annual Awards in the Creative Arts event at the Fredric March Play Circle, with several faculty members and students from the School of Education receiving top recognition.
Tue
Jun
02
Diana Hess, senior vice president of the Spencer Foundation in Chicago, has been named the next dean of UW-Madison’s School of Education, University Communications announced June 2. Hess, who is also a professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at UW-Madison, will begin Aug. 1. Hess will replace Julie Underwood, who will return to the faculty after a decade of serving as dean.
Tue
May
26
The UW-Madison Dance Department will be buzzing this summer with a range of performances, activities and visitors. Some of the highlights include: an Intercontinental Dance Concert; Li Chiao-Ping's summer dance concert; four summer dance showings in the H'Doubler Performance Space; an International Dance Education Workshop for a group of educators from China; the second annual Pre-Collegiate Invitational; and an international guest artist from Norway.
Thu
May
21
The two finalists to become the next dean of UW-Madison’s School of Education delivered public presentations earlier this week, and videos of both talks now are available via the search website. The finalists are: Dorothy Farrar Edwards, professor and chair in the Department of Kinesiology at UW-Madison; and Diana Hess, senior vice president, Spencer Foundation, Chicago. Hess is also a professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at UW-Madison.
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