Dance Marathon hits KU campus
April 17, 2009
Marathon dancing grew into a popular craze of the 1920s and ’30s before it was later vilified as inhumane.
Twyla Tharp work reconstructed for dance troupe’s concert
April 15, 2009
An early work by renowned choreographer Twyla Tharp will hit the stage Thursday and Friday at the University Dance Company at Kansas University.
940 Dance company plans international performance
April 12, 2009
The 940 Dance Company is about to make an international splash. The resident professional troupe at the Lawrence Arts Center, 940 N.H., is traveling starting today to Puebla, Mexico, for the Performatica Festival, which draws dozens of dance groups for 10 days of performances, workshops and other presentations.
Dance fever: Couple keep fit teaching what they love
April 6, 2009
It started with a dress. A dress for Shirley Barrand to dance in with her husband, Warren “Blue” Barrand. The couple had met on a dance floor at a single’s mixer, and one thing led to another, and then, as a young married couple, they took up ballroom dance lessons. But it wasn’t until Shirley laid her eyes on an elaborate ballroom gown that the thought of competitive dancing crossed her mind.
Emotion in motion: CJHS troupe works out stories through dance
February 21, 2009
It’s after school on a Tuesday, and the hallways of Central Junior High School are mostly empty.
Lawrence High School students add artistic touch to Mardi Gras event
February 21, 2009
The Dance Crew won’t be the only support the Douglas County AIDS Project has from local youths during its fundraiser tonight.
Newfangled dance class offers ‘exercise in disguise’
January 18, 2009
Loren Dolezal cha-chas prudently in his black New Balance shoes, his eyes focused on the instructor. It’s the Westlake Ace Hardware employee’s first time at a Zumba dance class, and he’s not exactly dressed for the occasion.
CJHS students interpret stories through dance
December 9, 2008
CJHS students interpret stories through dance
Swingtime’ concert to benefit Hospice
November 16, 2008
A program of standards will benefit the Lawrence chapter of Hospice.
KU Dance Company to stage fall concert
November 16, 2008
A variety of dances will be highlighted Thursday and Friday at the University Dance Company’s fall concerts.
Collage Concert to showcase KU talents
September 18, 2008
The sights and sounds of the Kansas School of Fine Arts will fill the Lied Center Friday night for the school’s ninth annual Collage Concert.
On the big stage
Young performers join professional dance company for production of ‘Velveteen Rabbit’
September 16, 2008
Ashley Ammann, 10, has danced for more than two years. She’s used to being on stage, but the story of a rabbit that comes to life has her just a little nervous. “I think it’ll be kind of scary,” Ashley says. “It’s a bigger stage than the arts center, and there will be a lot of people.”
Art fairs highlight weekend
September 12, 2008
Anyone in the market for arts and crafts can hit the jackpot this weekend in Lawrence. Both the Haskell Indian Art Market and the Lawrence Fall Arts and Crafts Fair are expected to draw thousands to town, though organizers are a bit concerned this year about the turnout.
Local dancing group ready for new season
September 7, 2008
Members of a local square dancing group are in full swing for a new season.
Dance revolution: Pole dancing moves into fitness mainstream
July 28, 2008
Danielle Cash’s idea of a good workout used to be exercising her right to say, “No thanks.” The 28-year-old Fresno, Calif., woman tried Tae-Bo. She tried pilates. She tried doing yoga along with television fitness shows. None of it lasted very long.