The Lion's Roar

Emerging choreographers first to perform in renovated dance studio

The university's Contemporary Dance Program presented the Emerging Choreographers Project as the first performance held in the newly renovated KHS 153 Dance Studio Theatre. The project consisted of 15 dances choreographed and performed by students.

Brynn Lundy, Staff Reporter

December 13, 2019

Choreography project reintroduces a dance studio theatre that has recently completed a long renovation process. Thursday, Dec. 5 at 6 p.m. marked the first performances seen by the KHS 153 Dance Studio Theatre since its finished renovations. The Contemporary Dance Program presented the Emerging Cho...

How dance can function to alleviate stress

Members of Chi Tau Epsilon, the university’s dance fraternity, practice a choreographed routine. Dance can increase levels of serotonin and help reduce stress.

Maiah Woodring, Staff Reporter

March 26, 2019

Putting physical stress on the body can help relieve mental stress, according to Kerri-Ann Jennings, a dietitian. Exercise in the form of high-intensity bench presses, weight-lifting routines or dance can be a powerful technique to reduce stress. Keith “Skip” Costa, director of dance, explained ...

Dancing in remembrance of an alumna

Alaura Cervini, a junior double majoring in history and general studies, performs for

Madeline Cancienne, Staff Reporter

November 20, 2018

The dance program showcased the memory of an alumna with the performance "A few of her favorite things: a dedication to Mary Lou Champagne." The performance, held on Nov. 19 at 7:30 p.m. in the Vonnie Borden Theatre, highlighted Champagne's favorite things such as songs and activities. Alexis May,...

A dancing fraternity

Prakriti Adhikari, Staff Reporter

October 3, 2018

The fraternity Chi Tau Epsilon brings together students interested in dance.  Since its establishment on campus in October 2017, the organization has helped students promote their passion for the art form. Treasurer for Chi Tau Epsilon Brianna Denmark, a senior general studies major with a conc...

Presenting the student choreographers of DPP’s concert

Students in the Dance Performance Project practice for their upcoming show “One Road: A Journey of Joy, Love, Hope, ad Faith.” Director of Dance Keith “Skip” Costa heads the dance group.

Maiah Woodring, Staff Reporter

October 1, 2018

The student choreographers in charge of the Dance Performance Project’s concert “One Road: A Journey of Joy, Love, Hope, and Faith” have been busy since the beginning of the 2018 fall semester. Between choreographing routines, practicing for two hours each week, and altering costumes, the all-female...