UCM dance club hosting annual spring fundraiser

Written by Muleskinner Staff

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.)—The UCM dance club will present their annual spring fundraiser, Dancing with the Professors on Sunday, April 13, in the Highlander Theater at 7:30 p.m.
Dancing with the Professors is an evening of various ballroom and popular dance styles performed by UCM students and faculty. The event is choreographed by UCM students, danced by some of UCM’s bravest faculty, and judged by selected UCM faculty and staff, and audience members. The event is general admission and tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the door. The proceeds from the event will benefit the UCM Foundation and the UCM Dance Club.
The evening will provide entertainment on the dance floor with original works including styles of jive, tap, lyrical, paso doble, contemporary, salsa, waltz, samba, hip-hop, and musical theatre dances.
Dancing with the Professors showcases an ensemble of 10 dancers – five faculty members and five students.  The competing couples are as follows: Dr. Allison Robbins, Assistant Professor of Music, paired with Dashawn Young, BFA Musical Theatre, Dr. Richard Herman,Chair of the Department of Theatre and Dance, dancing with Nellie Maple, BFA Theatre Performance, Caitlin Pankratz, Assistant Volleyball Coach, dancing with Daniel Parman, BFA Musical TheatreDr. Starlynn Nance, Social Studies Coordinator of History and Anthropology, paired with Arista Fleming, BFA Theatre Performance, and Dr. Lee Hartman, Adjunct Professor of Music, dancing with Ashley Coffer, BFA Musical Theatre.
The judging panel includes judges, Ashley Miller, Assistant Professor of Dance, Dr. Gersham Nelson, Dean of the College of Arts Humanities and Social Sciences, and Beth Rutt, Director of Student Activities.
For more information, call the UCM Department of Theatre & Dance Office at 660-543-4020.