Webster Dancers Set to Perform in St. Louis’ National Dance Week April 25

| April 22, 2015
    Webster dance majors Cheyenne Phillips and DJ Duncan will perform "Old Songs On the Radio" choreographed by James Robey

Webster dance majors DJ Duncan and Cheyenne Phillips will perform “Old Songs On the Radio” at the St. Louis celebration of National Dance Week on April 25.

Webster University’s Department of Dance will perform Saturday, April 25, as part of the National Dance Week St. Louis Celebration.

“I am pleased that Webster University’s Department of Dance has been accepted to perform for the 2015 National Dance Week St. Louis Celebration,” said Department of Dance chair James Robey. “It is an honor to present choreography for this national event to help raise awareness of dance and it’s cultural contributions.”

Webster BFA students Cheyenne Phillips and DJ Duncan will perform the Robey-choreographed “Old Songs On the Radio,” which premiered at Webster University’s Dance Ensemble Spring Concert April 17-19. The piece is set to take the stage on Washington and Grand at Grand Center, Inc. between 3-4 p.m.

The National Dance Week celebration from 12-5:30 p.m. will include over performances by over 50 universities, dance studio companies, as well as professional dance companies. This year, performances will feature Compagnie Käfig as well as honorary company, AshleyLiane Dance, which will present two master classes.

“Thanks to congressional support through the aid of United Dance Merchants of America, this event is open to the public and free of charge,” says Robey. “Events such as this one are a wonderful opportunity for growth in the St. Louis dance community.”

For more information on the event and master classes, please visit www.nationaldanceweekstl.com.

For more information on the Department of Dance please visit their website, call 314-246-7747 or email dance@webster.edu.

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  1. Patty Bausch says:

    Every dance this past weekend on the mainstage of the Rep was wonderful, if not magical. I especially loved this performance by DJ Duncan and Cheyenne Phillips. All of the dance numbers’ choreography,the costumes, and most of all the talent of all of the students, made this year’s annual dance ensemble particularly spectacular. I look forward to this every spring and 2015 was one of the best.