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2005.09.06 > For Immediate Release
contact: Teresa Gleason - University Affairs
phone: 402.554.2762 - email: tmgleason@mail.unomaha.edu

Dancers Sought for The Moving Company, Free Latin Dance Lessons This Fall

Omaha - The Moving Company, the modern dance performing group of the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO), is teaming up with Campus Recreation to offer free Latin dance lessons this fall.

The six-session series, which is open to the general public, will begin Sunday, Sept. 25, from 4 to 5 p.m. in the UNO Dance Lab, located in the Health, Physical Education and Recreation Building.  Classes continue Oct. 2 and 9, and Nov. 6, 13 and 20.

The instructors are Marty Hebert and Matt Wells.  You do not need to bring a partner to participate in the sessions.

To reserve a spot, call (402) 554-2670 by Sept. 11.  Reservations are recommended but not required.

The Moving Company is also seeking dancers of all ages, sizes and shapes for its 2005-06 season. 

"In addition to performing modern dance choreography this year, we will be learning and choreographing Latin dances for a performance in February," said Josie Metal-Corbin, director of The Moving Company and a professor in the UNO School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation.

Those interested in the company's modern dance classes and choreography are invited to attend an audition class Sunday, Sept. 11, at 4 p.m. in the UNO Dance Lab.  You do not need to prepare a dance for the class.

For those interested in performing Latin dance in February, a meeting will be held Sunday, Sept. 11, at 5 p.m. in the UNO Dance Lab.

For more information about The Moving Company, contact Metal-Corbin at 402.554.2670.

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The Moving Company, UNO's modern dance performing group, operates under the auspices of the School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation. Auditions are open to all university students and members of the Omaha community. It is an intergenerational dance company and has been in existence since 1937.  Its mission is to preserve historical dances and create new modern works.

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