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Step (Dance) Workshop

Step (Dance) Workshop

When 07:00 PM 10:00 PM Apr 28, 2011
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Where Popejoy Hall
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Contact Phone 277-4706
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WORKSHOP:
Learn how to step with the best of them at this FREE Step Workshop! Master stepper Jason Nious will be leading you through the basic and advanced moves in stepping. This workshop is great for fraternities and sororities, dance students, theater students, the general public and people of all ages. Stop by Popejoy Hall on Thursday, April 28th starting at 7:00 pm for an educational, exciting and fun evening!

WHAT IS STEP?
Stepping is a dance tradition created in the early 1900s by African American college students when the body is used as an instrument to create intricate rhythms and sounds through a combination of footsteps, claps and spoken word. Though stepping is traditionally aligned with college fraternities, the art form is spreading its wings to new venues and participants, such elementary and high schools, church and community groups and Latino, Native and Asian American Greek-letter organizations.

INSTRUCTOR: JASON NIOUS
Jason is a UNM Graduate (2001, Theater) who has toured internationally with Step Afrika, Stomp Out Loud and his own dance compay Molodi. He has also appeared in several movies including Stomp the Yard 2 and Dying To Tell You. This summer he joins the cast of Cirque du Soleil’s new production Zarkana which will debut in New York at Radio City Music Hall.

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