Monday, August 31, 2009

Friends of Dance Scholarship Students, Summer 2009

Every year, our Friends of Dance organization awards scholarships to select dance majors and minors to help them study at prestigious summer dance programs around the country. For summer 2009, five students received scholarships.

Recent graduates Ellen Lyle and Caitlin Yuhas, and rising senior Tiffany Greenwood went to the American Dance Festival (ADF) at Duke University. Ellen wrote a wonderful blog about her experiences, complete with video ( Rising senior Kaitlyn Pados and rising sophomore Kirsten Cooper attended the Bates Dance Festival in Maine. Both programs offered an intensive experience for students, with daily classes in a variety of dance genres.

The unanimous response from the students when asked about their summer dance experiences? Amazing and transforming!

You can support our Friends of Dance scholarship program by becoming a Friend of Dance. Your contribution will also support our biannual Friends of Dance lecture and other programmatic initiatives. In return, you receive ticket discounts for Arts at Emory events and other discounts. For complete details, and information about how to join, please see:

-Anne Walker
Office Manager
Emory Dance Program

Thursday, August 20, 2009

What we did this summer

As the summer nears its end, and we start a new school year next week, we humbly submit our report on "What We Did This Summer."

Our full-time faculty were busy with a variety of things, from choreographing new works to working with local teenagers, to performing and writing a research paper. For a full report on faculty activities, please see "Where the Arts Go in Summer" at (scroll down to find the dance faculty section).

Kendall Simpson, our music coordinator, composed new music for choreography for Anna Leo, which you will be able to experience at her faculty concert, " so much nearer home" to be performed September 25-27 (see for more details).

Kendall and I completed a project over a year in the making, the redesign of our website. We have a completely new look, updated and revised content, and we added a photo gallery. This coming year we plan to add video clips as well. Check out the website for our schedule of 2009-2010 dance events! And feel free to send us feedback on the website to: And obviously we’ve also started a blog!

This week we are gearing up for the arrival of first year students, the return of other students, and for the start of classes on August 27. Stay tuned for our next post, about what our students did this summer!

-Anne Walker
Office Manager
Emory Dance Program

Thursday, August 13, 2009


Welcome to the Emory Dance Program’s blog. Our blog will give you an ongoing, ever-changing, up-close look at the program’s activities and growth. You can read, see, and hear about student, faculty, staff, and alumni activities. Postings will include profiles, event listings, first person anecdotes, as well as articles, and links to other blogs and sites.

Our 2009-2010 season will start in September and includes a variety of concerts by faculty, students, and guest dance companies. Please visit our website at for a full list of events for the upcoming year! To receive mailings or emails about our events, send your contact information to with a request to be added to our snail mail and/or email list.

We look forward to keeping in touch with you via our blog, and hope you will check back regularly for new posts! If there is anything you would like to see in our blog, please send us an email at:

-Anna Leo
Director, Emory Dance Program