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DATE:   August 16, 2000

CONTACT:   Calvin Burns, 901/333-5338 or Stephanie Richards, 901/333-4368

Dance Works, Inc., Set for Eighth Season at STCC

Dance Works, Inc., a classical ballet company in partnership with Southwest Tennessee Community College, is in open registration now through September 5. The company is based  in the Fine Arts and Speech Department on the Union Avenue Campus. Fall Semester 2000 marks Dance Works, Inc.'s, eighth year at Union Avenue.

Karen Zissoff  is the executive and artistic director for Dance Works. A native of Toronto, Canada, Zissoff  earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree and a Teaching Certificate at the Royal Academy of Dance. She has a broad ballet and modern base in professional and educational studies and has performed with dance companies here and in Canada.

The STCC/Dance Works, Inc., partnership is aimed at helping the College extend cultural opportunities into the community. This innovative program offers graded courses in classical ballet which follow the Royal Academy of Dancing Syllabi. It is designed for students whose ages range from four years-old to the college level. Fall and Spring classes run September through May. The summer program is held from July through August.

Participants for the 2000 Fall Semester can enroll in Pre-Primary, ages 4-5; Beginner/Primary Ballet, ages 6-9; Grades I to V and Elementary Classical Ballet, professional level syllabi; and two Modern Dance levels, ages 10-16.

Zissoff noted that in addition to Dance Works' broad ballet base, the curriculum also includes Creative Dance, Contemporary Dance, Limbering, Pointe and Character. Guest artists and musicians are featured by the company in various projects throughout the academic year.

For additional information about the program and course fees, call STCC at 333-5174.

Southwest Tennessee Community College is a Tennessee Board of Regents institution.