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Get Your Dance On

Deanna Richardson

Deanna Richardson earned her M.S. in dance from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale. She has danced, taught and choreographed for numerous studios and dance companies. She has taught at the collegiate level for 24 years.

She currently teaches ballet, modern, jazz, social dance and aerobics at Augustana College and St. Ambrose University, and is an advisor of the Augustana Dance Company.

Program dates: June 18-21, 2017

Program cost: $510

Includes lodging, all meals and any field trips. Students arrive on campus Sunday, June 18, and depart Wednesday, June 21.

Course description

Students who love to dance should join the class in Augustana's newly remodeled dance studio. They will practice jazz, ballet, hip-hop and modern dance while learning stretching techniques, improvisation and choreography.  They will then try their new moves and techniques in an informal performance on Wednesday.

Tentative schedule

Sunday, June 18

  • Check-in

  • Welcome reception

Monday, June 19

  • Introduction

  • Modern dance techniques: learn and videotape modern dance routine

  • Stretching technique class

  • Jazz dance techniques: learn and videotape jazz dance routine

Tuesday, June 20

  • Ballet technique class: learn and videotape ballet routine

  • Choreography class: choreograph and videotape a short routine

  • Hip-hop class: learn and videotape a hip-hop routine

Wednesday, June 21

  • Improvisation class, student performances, videotape the routines

  • Practice all routines

  • Performance for family and friends