2016 Picnic | Aug 21


The annual Fall Dance Picnic will be held Sunday, August 21, 2016 at Stapleton Central Park beginning at 1:00 p.m. – the event will be set up near the east end of the park at the picnic shelter adjacent to the parking lot off the intersection of Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. and Beeler St.

Bring blankets for your family, and food to share:

  • 6th, 7th, & 8th grade families please bring a main dish to share for 5-10 people.
  • 9th & 10th grade families please bring a side dish to share for 5-10 people.
  • 11th & 12th grade families please bring a dessert to share for 5-10 people.

All paper products and drinks will be provided by DFO. If your dish requires serving utensils don’t forget to bring some along.

ELLINGTON | May 12 & 13

ELLINGTON, the Class of 2017 Junior Project, is a collaborative concert choreographed and directed by the current Junior Dance Majors. Performing to the musical compositions of Legendary American jazz artist, Duke Ellington, this concert will be a celebration of contemporary dance and jazz music.

poster_2016-05_ELLINGTONELLINGTON is in the Dance Studio Theatre May 12 & 13 at 7:00 p.m.

$14-adult | $10-student/senior general admission tickets are available at the door, or by calling: 720-424-1713

ASCEND | Apr 21-23

Please join us April 21, 22, & 23 in the Kay Schomp Theatre for our Spring Concert, ASCEND. Tickets ($16/20-adults, $12/14-seniors & students), are available online or by calling 720-424-1713.

poster_2016-04_ASCENDASCEND features the entire dance department performing the work of resident and guest artists. From Flamenco to Jazz and Ballet to Hip Hop, this concert has something for everyone!

In The Studio | Paul Taylor Dance Company

2016-0219_Paul-TalorOn Friday, February 19, the Department of Dance and Movement welcomed Christina Lynch Markham and George Smallwood of Paul Taylor Dance Company In The Studio…

Ms. Markham and Mr. Smallwood are in Denver performing with Paul Taylor Dance Company.

2016-0219_Paul-Talor_MarkhamCHRISTINA LYNCH MARKHAM grew up in Westbury, New York and began dancing with Lori Shaw, and continued at Holy Trinity High School under the direction of Catherine Murphy. She attended Hofstra University on scholarship and performed works by Cathy McCann, Karla Wolfangle, Robin Becker, and Lance Westergard. During college she also trained at The Taylor School, and attended the Company’s Summer Intensive Program. After graduating Summa Cum Laude in 2004, she danced with the Amy Marshall Dance Company, Stacie Nelson and The Dance Theater Company. She joined the Paul Taylor 2 Dance Company in Summer 2008 and the Paul Taylor Dance Company in Spring 2013.

2016-0219_Paul-Talor_SmallwodGEORGE SMALLWOOD is a native of New Orleans. He earned a B.F.A. degree in dance performance and a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with an International Focus from Southern Methodist University. He has been a member of the Parsons Dance Company, where he performed the signature solo Caught, and the Martha Graham and Lar Lubovitch companies. As co-founder of Battleworks he performed, taught master classes and re-staged Robert Battle’s works across the country. He has been in regional productions of Spamalot, Chicago, My Fair Lady, Oklahoma!, Crazy for You, The Music Man, White Christmas, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers and 42nd Street. He first joined the Paul Taylor Dance Company in Spring 2011 and rejoined in Summer 2012.

Focusing on technique, Christina Lynch Markham and George Smallwood spent the afternoon working with DSA Advanced Dancers.

In The Studio | Marsha Knight

2016-0217_ITS_Marsha-KnightOn Wednesday, February 17, the Department of Dance and Movement welcomed Marsha Fay Knight of the University of Wyoming Department of Theatre and Dance and the Snowy Range Summer Dance Festival In The Studio…

Ms. Knight is a Professor at the University of Wyoming where her primary responsibilities lie in the teaching of ballet, historical dance, choreography, and period movement for actors. Marsha’s full-evening productions include NUTCRACKER, COPPELIA, PULCINELLA and INANNA, QUEEN OF HEAVEN AND EARTH. Her experience also includes choreography for numerous short works and musical theatre productions. Marsha’s contemporary ballet OF A MIND was selected for presentation at the Kennedy Center in May 2006, through the adjudication process of the American College Dance Festival.

Ms. Knight also is a Director of the Snowy Range Summer Dance Festival which provides professional level training and performance for dancers ages 13 through adult. Dancers study with distinguished faculty from around the world and perform work set on them during the culminating Gala Performance.

Focusing on technique, Marsha Fay Knight spent the day working with DSA Dancers.

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