Fox Performing Arts Charitable Foundation Invests in University’s Dance Demo

| June 18, 2012

Dance Demo fellows focus on improvisation and choreography.

Webster University’s Department of Dance is very pleased to announce that it has completed another successful year of the Dance Demo, an arts education and outreach program that has been serving local high schools for the past three years.

Webster Dance photo by Eric Woolsey

Since 2009, the FOX Performing Arts Charitable Foundation has supported the Dance Demo program with annual grants. In November 2011, the Foundation awarded Webster University’s Dance Demo with its first Multiple Year grant, providing $3,000 per year for 2012, 2013 and 2014 activities.

During the Spring of 2012, University City High School students and four Webster University Dance Demo fellows focused on improvisation and hip hop. University City shared their knowledge of hip-hop and Webster University focused on improvisational tools used in choreography.

The students worked cooperatively and collaboratively, creating a movement score during the many workshops held at University City High School. The experience was engaging and culminated successfully in a dynamic performance for both schools.

Submitted by Beckah Reed, chair of the Department of Dance

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