Southwest Tennessee Community College

October 25, 2006

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

Memphian Comes Back to Teach Dance Piece
Wayne Smith to work with Dance Works and Idlewild School
Release written by Brenda Rayner

Giving students a chance to be Creative/Modern. That’s what Wayne Smith will be doing at Idlewild Elementary with grades one through three in their after school program on October 26-28. “We are trying to enrich children’s lives with dance,” said Karen J. Zissoff
Exe. Director of Dance Works, Inc. The Dance Work, Inc. program is housed at Southwest Tennessee Community College’s Union Avenue Campus Theater.

Wayne is a dance artist and educator whose background includes a range of experiences in both dance and theatre. He currently teaches full-time at Spelman College in Atlanta, GA in the Department of Drama and Dance. Wayne, a native Memphian, earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Theater with a concentration in Dance (minor in Mathematics) from the University of Memphis in Tennessee as well as earning a Master of Fine Arts degree from the Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio in Dance/Choreography.

Wayne does a great deal work with dance organizations Moving in the Spirit (MITS) Dance Company and City Dance Ensemble in Atlanta. At MITS & CDE he serves on the administrative boards and committees. Additionally Wayne performs and choreographs with Project: Motion Dance based out of Memphis, TN when schedule permits.

MASTER CLASS with WAYNE SMITH at Dance Works, Inc.
Saturday, October 28 from 10 a.m.-11:15 a.m.
Girls and Boys - Ages 7-10 years
Southwest - Union Avenue Campus
Verties Sails Bldg. (Linden and Manassas)
Cost: $10 per class
Wear: comfortable stretchable pants, t-shirt, and bare feet.

For more information contact: Karen J. Zissoff, executive director, (901) 452-8811/ (901) 301-3262/
(901) 333-5174.

Sponsored in part by the Tennessee Arts Commission.