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Ready, Set, Dance! OCUís World Renowned Dance School to Offer Public Lessons in Newly Opened Community Dance Center
OKLAHOMA CITYó Hundreds of Broadway stars, Disney performers and Radio City Rockettes have studied dance at Oklahoma City University. Now, local residents will have the opportunity to study tap, jazz, ballet and exercise movement at OCUís newly-opened Community Dance Center. All area residents are invited to an open house at the center from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Aug. 22 and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 23 in the Edith Kinney Gaylord Center on the OCU campus at N.W. 23rd Street and Blackwelder Avenue. Classes will be offered for beginners ages 3 to adult as well as to students with professional dance aspirations. Students in OCUís undergraduate and graduate dance programs will teach classes under the supervision and training of Oklahoma City University faculty. ďThe dance center will provide dance and movement activities for the greater Oklahoma City area while serving as a learning laboratory for our dance and arts management students,Ē said Jo Rowan, chair of the dance department at OCUís Ann Lacy School of American Dance and Arts Management. ďThis unique blend will offer the community qualified university-trained instructors in a fun, safe and healthy environment.Ē Fall classes begin Sept. 2. For early-bird registration information, call (405) 208-5508 or email communitydancecenter@okcu.edu. Students can also enroll during the open house. Rowan founded OCUís dance department in 1981. The program has long been nationally recognized as a leader in dance education and offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in dance performance, arts management and teacher training.