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Date: Dec 03, 2010
Secret Handshakes: A Choreographic Workshop Performance; A Special Presentation by Hofstra's Dance and Dance Education Programs and AHRC-Nassau
Wednesday, December 8, 2010, at 11:30 a.m.; Dempster Hall, Room 209Hempstead, 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-semester showing on Wednesday, December 8th, at 11:30 a.m. 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 two years to help adults with mental disabilities explore their creativity through dance. All Hofstra participants volunteer their time by choreographing and leading workshops each week for the AHRC-Nassau participants under the direction of Anita Feldman, director of the B.S. in Education - Dance Education Program at Hofstra.
The program’s lead instructor, Hofstra senior Kristy Luise, a Education - Dance Education major, said, “Dance is for everybody. Working with AHRC has proven that to me over the past months, as I’ve seen all of us grow and learn through creativity and exploration.” Hofstra volunteers are gaining teaching experience and are given the opportunity to impact other people’s lives.
The Hofstra University Department of Drama and Dance provides students with the opportunity to develop and hone their skills as performers and educators, 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 80 dance and dance education majors, and 60 dance minors.