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DanceWorks 2024 Weekend

DanceWorks 24 will feature choreography by Emerging Artist students, Mainstage Artist students, faculty, our Emerging Artist in Residence, and student groups Meredith Angels Dance Team, Meredith College Clogging, Meredith College Dance Crew, and F.I.R.E.

Meredith College, Jones Auditorium
Tickets are free, and reservations are not required

Program A: Emerging and Mainstage Artists
Friday, April 19th at 7:30PM
Jones Auditorium or Livestream: https://vimeo.com/event/4236484

Saturday, April 20th at 2:00PM
Jones Auditorium or Livestreamhttps://vimeo.com/event/4236500


Emerging Artists: Students Stajja Bradley, Z Hardnett, Rachel Heavlin, Izzy Hemric, Stevie Melvin, and Thea Styron Sanchez


Mainstage Artists:
Alumna Artist in Residence Annabel Lopez; Students: Taylor Chase, Jordan Harrell, Courtney Jones, Emma Martin, Sydney Nelson, Mackenzie Penny, Savannah Stainback, Anna Warren; and Dance Groups: F.I.R.E. and MC Cloggers


Program B: Emerging and Mainstage Artists
Saturday, April 20th at 7:30PM
Jones Auditorium or Livestream: https://vimeo.com/event/4236506

Sunday, April 21st 2:00PM
Jones Auditorium or Livestream: https://vimeo.com/event/4236508


Emerging Artists: Students Cynthia Hernandez, Kennedy Payne, Olivia Roy, Charlotte Smith, and Brionna Stewart


Mainstage Artists:
Faculty Carol Finley; Students: Madison Dameron, Mia Edwards, Zoe Gray, Taniya Harris, Michaela Rehbein, Ashton-Brette Rusthoven, AnnaKate Smith, Hannah Smith, Elizabeth Sullivan; and Student Groups: MADT and MCDC

 

 

Previous 2023-24 Events

 

BODYTRAFFIC Master Class with the American Dance Festival

Friday, June 9th, 11-12:30 PM
Weatherspoon Studio A
Please RSVP by 5:00 PM Monday, June 5th at this link

Class description: Don’t miss this opportunity to take a dance class and learn from Los Angeles’ contemporary dance company, BODYTRAFFIC. The class will begin with a warm-up and then one of BT’s company members will teach some of the company’s exciting repertoire created by acclaimed international choreographers. We welcome current students, new students, alumni, and friends of the program to this class!

Technique Level Required: Intermediate and/or advanced dance students

Learn more about the company

Middle School Dance Intensive

August 7th-11th 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Click here to learn more and to register.

Orientation Week Line Dance Party

Monday, August 21st, 4:00-5:00 PM
Weatherspoon Studio A

All Faculty, Staff, and Students are welcome to attend! We will do old favorites like The Electric Slide, The Cupid Shuffle, The Wobble, Dance Program original The Power Slide, and more! No experience is necessary.

Dance Welcome Gathering

Wednesday, August 23rd, 10:00-10:50 AM
Weatherspoon Studio A

New students come to meet current students and faculty to learn more about our dance companies and groups.

Current Student Auditions and Interest Meetings for Dance Companies and Clubs

August 25th – September 1st

FALL 23 INTEREST MEETINGS AND AUDITIONS 

Les Ballet Afrik

Thursday, September 14 at 7:30pm
Friday, September 15 at 7:30pm
Jones Auditorium

Les Ballet Afrik is a multi-cultural dance company whose mission is to champion the Black, Latinx, and LGBTQ+ experiences within the ballroom scene. Rooted in African, Afrobeat, House, Vogue, and Latin dance styles, Les Ballet Afrik pioneered a new movement style called “Afrikfusion” under the artistic direction of legendary Omari “Oricci” Wiles. In their latest work, New York is Burning, Les Ballet Afrik draws inspiration from the 1990 documentary Paris Is Burning and its depiction of voguing as a powerful expression in the face of racism, homophobia, and the stigma of the AIDS crisis. Commissioned by Works & Process at the Guggenheim, New York is Burning reflects the aspirations of a diverse group of dancers in a city beset by health, racial, and financial crises. Highlighting the importance of community and connection to ancestry, Les Ballet Afrik continues to provide a space for individual expression and radical acceptance.

Tickets can be purchased here

Dance Interest Day For HS Seniors – November 18th

The faculty and students of the Dance Program in conjunction with the Office of Admissions will host a Dance Interest Day on Saturday, November 18th from 10:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. plus an afternoon and/or evening concert. Students who have applied to Meredith are welcome to attend and take a multi-level interest class with faculty, meet with current students, have lunch on campus, and take a campus tour. There is no audition to enter the Dance Program as a major, minor, or co-curricular student. 

They can then see Meredith Dance Theatre in Concert at 2:00 p.m. in Jones Auditorium and stay for the Meredith Jazz and Tap Company show at 7:30 p.m. Please complete the registration form at this link by Monday, November 6th. Contact finleyc@meredith.edu with questions.

MDT and MJTCo Concert Weekend 2023

Meredith Dance Theatre in Concert
Friday, November 17 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, November 18 at 2:00 p.m.

Meredith Dance Theatre will present contemporary modern works by guest artist Eli Motley, Faculty Carol Finley and Courtney White, and student choreographers Laina Cleaton, Andrea Dula, Jordan Harrell, Michaela Rehbein, Savannah Stainback, Cady Stanley, and Elizabeth Sullivan.

Jones Auditorium
Tickets are free, and reservations are not required.

MDT Livestream Friday 7:30 PM
MDT Livestream Saturday 2:00 PM

Meredith Jazz and Tap Company in Concert
Saturday, November 18 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, November 19 at 2 p.m.

The Meredith Jazz and Tap Company will present work by guest artist Eli Motley, Faculty Eleanor Smith, alumna guest Alex Marez, and student choreographers Emily Brugler, Andrea Dula, Taylor Chase, Zoe Gray, Taniya Harris, Sydney Nelson, Mackenzie Penny, Michaela Rehbein, AnnaKate Smith, and Elizabeth Sullivan. The Meredith College Dance Crew and The Meredith College Cloggers will also make guest appearances.


Jones Auditorium
Tickets are free, and reservations are not required.

MJTCo Livestream Sunday 2:00 PM

 

Dance Interest Day For HS Seniors – March 23rd

The faculty and students of the Dance Program in conjunction with the Office of Admissions will host a Dance Interest Day for admitted students Saturday, March 23rd from 3:15 – 4:45 p.m. following Experience Meredith events. Students who have applied to Meredith are welcome to attend and take a multi-level interest class with faculty, meet with current students. Dance faculty will provide feedback about class and company placement following the event. There is no audition to enter the Dance Program as a major, minor, or co-curricular student. Please complete this registration form to let us know you plan to attend.

Contact Information
Carol Finley
Department Chair of Dance & Theatre
8 Weatherspoon
(919) 760-8015
finleyc@meredith.edu

For rental inquiries please contact events@meredith.edu

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