> These campus dance groups
keep College students on their toes:
Tap. "We once were the Tip Top Tappers, but felt a name change
was overdue after tapping in the basement of Cobb Hall for the
past couple of years," quips Alex Jacoby, '00. "We see ourselves
as a rather social group, and this year we've got quite a mix:
faculty, students, and Hyde Parkers who just like to tap."
Established 20 years ago, UC Dancers continue to meet regularly
to dance, discuss works-in-progress, and choreograph and rehearse
for the group's annual spring concert, held at Mandel Hall.
Swing Dance Society
"Our goal is to promote and spread the joy of social swing dancing
as a cross-cultural, cross-generational pastime," says Young-Jin
Kim, AB'97. "Our instructors are known nationally, are regarded
as some of the best instructors in the Midwest, and have taught
more than 2,500 people how to swing dance."
Middle Eastern. "The
dancers specialize in Turkish, Egyptian, Lebanese, Persian,
and Moroccan styles," says director Johanna Krynytzky. "Middle
Eastern dance is an expression of the individual, an expression
of joy that is then related to the audience. This dance originates
from within, and is accessible to any age, gender, skill level,
or physical condition."
of C Fusion Performance Group
by artistic director Douglas Wood, a senior research scientist
in molecular genetics & cell biology, the group's spring performance,
FUSION 2000, will feature dances influenced by other fields,
including playwriting, painting, music, and molecular biology.