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> > These campus dance groups keep College students on their toes:

Underground Tap Movement
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."

UC Dancers
Modern. 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.

Chicago Swing Dance Society
Swing. "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."

Troupe Palymyra
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."

U of C Fusion Performance Group
Modern. Produced 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.


  APRIL 2000
  > > Volume 92, Number 4


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