Allison Dobson (MSA Dance ’21). She will be attending UArts as a collegiate freshman dance student in the Fall of 2021.

Allison Dobson (a recent Dance graduate ’21) and Paige Henry (rising Dance senior ’22) have been selected to receive a full scholarship for UArts pre-college summer dance institute.

The intensive will begin July 12th and will award college credit to both students.

This exploratory two-week program will expand students’ understanding of dance as an art form, a college major and a career. Participate in daily practices, artist talks, readings and viewings offered by a rotating selection of University of the Arts School of Dance faculty and guest artists; all designed to help students reimagine dance. Through an expanded arts community, students will engage with technology as a tool for creativity as it relates to improvisation, choreography and performance.

Paige Henry (MSA Dance ’22)

Students will engage in daily assignments that introduce choreographic strategies for developing their own artistic voice. Emphasis will be placed on elements of design, enhanced by digital media, to expand projects in imaginative directions. The program culminates in a virtual exhibition of student and faculty work.

At the end of the summer intensive program, students will create a virtual exhibition of projects including video, writing, images, etc. gain valuable skills in sharing, speaking and writing about dance, demonstrate tools and methodologies used in both the making and performing of dances, and acquire an expanded understanding of contemporary choreographers, performers, practices and career possibilities.


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