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DATE: June 12, 2002
CONTACT: Calvin Burns, (901) 333-5338 or
Marilyn Duncan, (901) 333-4247

A Chance To Dance Set at Southwest

Dance Works, Inc., a classical ballet company located on the Union Avenue campus of Southwest Tennessee Community College, will conduct its Chance To Dance Summer Program Monday through Friday, July 8 – August 2. Classes will be held at 737 Union Avenue, Verties Sails Building, Room 210 -F.

The junior program for ages 7- 13, will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The senior program for ages 10-18, with previous experience or permission of the director, will be on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Karen Zissoff, executive/artistic director for Dance Works, Inc., said, “A Chance To Dance is aimed at introducing youth to the arts.” The program is sponsored in part by the Tennessee Arts Commission, the Greater Memphis Arts Council, and the Alcoa Foundation.

This annual intensive educational summer program will feature the expertise of guest instructors, Judith Davies, a resident of Ottawa, Canada, and Nancy Ammerman of Nashville, Tennessee.

Local instructors, Milanda McGuinnis, Sandra Baldwin and Kim Stewart, will conduct sessions on creative, modern and classical dance. The classes also will showcase the musical talents of Blair Seymour, Lee Ann Jones, Matthew Sutton, and Darryl Washington.

Dance Works, Inc., is housed in Southwest’s Fine Arts, Languages and Literature Department. Founded in 1987 by Zissoff, the classical ballet company offers dance instructions for both females and males. This unique curriculum targets students ages 4 to 18. It has a broad ballet base and includes creative and contemporary dance as well as Pointe, Character and Limbering instruction.

For additional information about A Chance To Dance and Dance Works, Inc., call Southwest at (901) 333-5174.



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