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Date: May 03, 2012
Teaching the Joys of Dance
May 9 Performance by Hofstra's Dance Programs and AHRC-Nassau
Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY … Hofstra University’s Dance and Dance Education Programs and the Association for the Help of Retarded Children (AHRC-Nassau) will host a celebratory, end-of-year showing, titled Picture This, on Wednesday, May 9, at noon in Dempster Hall, Room 209, located on Hofstra’s South Campus. The performance is free and open to the public.
Hofstra’s Dance and Dance Education Programs have been working with the AHRC-Nassau for the past four years to help adults with mental disabilities explore their creativity through dance. All Hofstra participants volunteer their time by choreographing and leading one hour workshops each week for the AHRC-Nassau participants under the direction of Anita Feldman, director of the Dance Education Program at Hofstra.
The lead instructors this semester are Keyla Hiraldo and Priscilla Velazquez, both B.S. in Education, Dance Education, majors. Hofstra volunteers are gaining teaching experience and are given the opportunity to impact another person's life. The AHRC-Nassau adults have shown great improvements and much happiness from the Hofstra dance workshops.
The Hofstra University Department of Drama and Dance provides students with the opportunity to develop and hone their skills as performers, deepen their appreciation for the arts, and find careers in the theater and beyond. The Dance Program offers two undergraduate degrees: a B.A. in Dance, and a B.S. in Education - Dance Education. Hofstra has approximately 100 dance and dance education majors, and 60 dance minors.