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Auditions Set for Summer Dance Festival Scholarships

April 24, 2002 Tuition scholarships are available for students attending the annual Snowy Range Summer Dance Festival, July 17 28, at the University of Wyoming. Scholarship applications must be postmarked by Friday, May 10.

Scholarship auditions will be held Monday, May 6, from 7:15-8:30 p.m. at En Avant Dance Studio in Cheyenne, 319 W. 18th St.

Patricia Tate, UW professor of dance and festival director, urges students to apply now for scholarship assistance. Only a limited number of scholarships are available, and festival enrollment is limited to 80 students.

Tuition for all classes is $260, and includes festival concert tickets. For more information call Marsha Knight, scholarship coordinator, at (307) 766 6122 or e mail

For festival registration, scholarship applications, or concert tickets call UW Conferences and Institutes at 1 877 733 3618 ext. 1 or ( 307) 766 2124.

The Colorado Ballet, with artistic director Martin Fredmann and academy director Jocelyn Labsen, New York choreographer Peter Pucci and Peter Pucci Plus Dancers, will return to the festival as resident companies and teachers. Additional guest instructors include Tony Coppola, Jay Franke, John Pennigton and Cameron Basden, the Joffrey Ballet master.

The Snowy Range Summer Dance Festival is open to dance students ages 13 through college and any interested adult dancer, teacher, or choreographer. Classes will consist of sessions in stretch, ballet, pointe, modern, jazz, and tap, improvisation, composition, repertoire and special seminars and workshops for teachers.

Posted on Wednesday, April 24, 2002

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