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The show features a variety of dance styles ranging from modern and jazz dance to tap and ballet


This month, celebrate CMU’s dance program

Spring has sprung, and that means it’s time for Colorado Mesa University’s annual dance concert, Spring Into Dance. The dance program will present the concert on April 24-25. The show features a variety of dance styles ranging from modern and jazz dance to tap and ballet. CMU faculty, nationally renowned guest choreographers and selected student choreographers have created a performance that has something for everyone.

Choreographers include CMU faculty Megan Glynn and visiting professor Alicia Laumann, along with adjunct instructors Connie Monroe, Abbi Phillips, Jessica Vandermeer (both Phillips and Vandermeer are CMU alumni now teaching in the program) and emeritus dance professor Ann Sanders. Student choreographers chosen to present work in this concert are Allison Duncan, Molly Cozadd and Jenni Adams.

This semester’s guest choreographer is Dante Lara, a California- and New York-based tap dancer, teacher and choreographer. A graduate of Chapman University, Lara is also a successful and well-known street performer in New York City, where he hones his craft collaborating with jazz musicians. He has planned an original tap piece for Spring Into Dance.

Graduating seniors will also be honored at the concert. Five senior dance majors will graduate in May — Duncan, Adams, Rochelle Kwasniewski, Shaylee MacQueen and Anna Arroyo.

Tickets for Spring Into Dance are available at or by calling 970.248.1604.

By Laura Bradley

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Dana Nunn, Director of Media Relations

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