Dance Education Events
Our NDEO WKU Student Chapter strives to offer dance education opportunities for our members, fellow WKU students, and the Bowling Green community. Each year, we host and support several activities designed to cultivate knowledge of this art form and invite people to experience dance, maybe even for the first time! Below are some of the events that we have offered in the past and/or are planning for this year. Take a look!
Dance Craze is an event that happens multiple times each year offering free classes to anyone who wants to get their bodies moving! The type of class varies from exciting styles such as jazz and hip-hop to peaceful yoga and meditation. Anyone willing to participate is invited and encouraged to join us for an hour of fun!
Check out this story on News Channel 12 about Dance Craze:
Watch our events calendar for upcoming classes!
International Education Week
Hosted by the WKU Office of International Programs
Our chapter has had the privilege of hosting an event during the WKU Office of International Programs' International Education Week since our establishment in 2013. This is a great way for students to get a taste of dance from different cultures! In the past, our chapter has hosted African jazz dance, flamenco, and salsa classes as well as perform both student and faculty choreographed works as a part of this program.
Read this article about our first IEW event in the Spring 2014 edition of the NDEO Student Chapter Newsletter!
The NDEO WKU Student Chapter helps provide opportunities to study with guest artists by supporting the Dance Program's projects as well as bringing in our own artists. Our chapter aided the Dance program in 2014 in bringing in Victor Alexander, director of Ruth Page School of Dance and co-director of Ruth Page Civic Ballet in Chicago, to teach and set choreography on the WKU Dance Company. That same year, the NDEO Student Chapter also supported the Dance Program in bringing in Jim Cooney of Broadway Dance Center in New York City to teach and hold a mock audition for dance students. Additionally, the chapter has brought in hip-hop artist Safiyyah Rasool, artistic director and co-owner of Safiyyah Dance Company in Louisville, to teach master classes at WKU. All of these great artists provide opportunities for students to experience dance in new ways and gain insight from these master teachers!