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By Mike Greife, April 21, 2016

WARRENSBURG, MO - The UCM Dance Club will present Dancing with the Professors at 7:30 p.m.Sunday, May 1, in the James L. Highlander Theatre.

The club's annual fundraiser, 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.

This year’s Dancing with the Professors showcases an ensemble of seven couples of student-faculty dancers. The competing couples are:

  • Gregory Streich, professor of political science and chair of the Department of Government, International Studies, and Languages, dancing with Nellie Maple, theatre performance major.
  • Jennifer Carson, associate professor of criminal justice and coordinator of undergraduate research, dancing with Omari Collins, musical heatre major.
  • Dane Miller, professor emeritus of criminal justice, dancing with Alexandria Pettey, speech and theatre education major.
  • Janet Bonsall, professor emerita of photography, dancing with Zach Craft, theatre performance major.
  • Michael Makara, professor of political science, dancing with Claryssa Beal, photography major.
  • So Youn Lim, instructor of sports management in the Department of Nutrition and Kinesiology, dancing with Adam Segura, speech and theatre education major.
  • Victoria Depew, assistant professor of theatre-costume design, dancing with Isamo Manuel, Jr, musical theatre major.

The evening will provide entertainment on the dance floor with original works including styles of swing, disco, contemporary, jazz, ballet, waltz, salsa, musical theatre dance, and more!

The judging panel includes judges Ashley Miller, associate professor of dance; UCM President Chuck Ambrose, and Chuck Clemons, a member of the UCM Mules football coaching staff.

Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the door. The proceeds from the event will benefit UCM Dance Club and help send students to the American College Dance Association. Tax-deductible donations can be made through the UCM Alumni Foundation.

For more information, contact the UCM Department of Theatre and Dance at 660-543-4020.


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