Southwest Tennessee Community College

January 18, 2005

For More Information, Contact: Kimberly Stark (901) 333-4023

Dance Works Residency Will Include Master Classes and Outreach

Through a grant from the Tennessee Arts Commission, Dr. Mel A. Tomlinson, will be working with students at Dance Works January 25-29. Master Classes will be held in ballet, creative and choreography. A three-day outreach program will be held at Alonzo Locke Elementary School.

Dance Works is in its 11th year on the Union Avenue Campus of Southwest Tennessee Community College. Dance Works incorporates all segments of the Memphis community in its dance program that encompasses such dance forms as ballet, modern, jazz and African. Its students range in age from 4 to 22, and the program offers scholarships to interested students with financial need.

Tomlinson, a native of Raleigh, North Carolina, is a former principal dancer with Agnes DeMille’s Heritage Dance Theatre of Harlem, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, New York City Ballet, Boston Ballet, and North Carolina Dance Theatre. His repertoire includes works that range from contemporary to classical ballet.
For information on fees or registration, call (901)333-5174.