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Sponsors Important to Success of Summer Dance Festival

July 23, 1998 -- Enrollment for the annual Snowy Range Summer Dance Festival at the University of Wyoming has grown from 35 to 70 students in just four years.

Patricia Tate, UW dance professor and summer dance festival director, says the support and sponsorship of area businesses, agencies and individuals has greatly contributed to the success of the festival's combined educational and cultural program. Many of the sponsors provide tuition scholarship assistance for students.

The Fourth Annual Snowy Range Summer Dance Festival is scheduled July 23-Aug. 2. The festival is open to dance students, junior high school through college, and any interested adult dancer, teacher or choreographer. Classes will consist of technique sessions in ballet, pointe, modern, jazz, character, variations and special seminars.

Dance festival sponsors and scholarship donors include UW Department of Theatre and Dance; UW College of Arts and Sciences; Wyoming Arts Council; Wyoming Arts Alliance for Education; Philip Morris Inc.; National Endowment for the Arts; Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts; Michael Batzer of Preston, Reynolds Co. Inc.; Mel Cox; Al Wolfe; Dave Andrews; Capezio/Ballet Makers Dance Foundation; L.C. Price Associates of Lincoln, Neb.; Dance Magazine; Dance Teacher Now; and the Colorado Ballet.

Also the Laramie Daily Boomerang; TCI Cablevision; Mountain Cement Company; American Linen; Modern Printing Company; Enterprise Rent-A-Car; Burger King of Laramie; Home Bakery; Lincoln Printing Plus; First Interstate Bank; Visions Salon and Day Spa; Old Town Bagel and Ice Cream Shop; Wal-Mart; Bailey's Restaurant and Patio; Albertson's Food and Drug Stores; Subway of Laramie; Pepsi-Cola and Seven-Up of Laramie; Safeway Store of Laramie; Always in Bloom; Papa John's Pizza Outlet; Buttrey Food and Drug Store; Pi Beta Phi Sorority; Sam and Jennifer Clark; Margaret Mains; Gladys Crane; Lucille Dumbrill; and Dr. Marten Carlson and Dr. Julie Carlson.

A gala concert featuring selected students, guest instructors Tony Coppola, Peter Pucci and General McArthur Hambrick, and members of the Colorado Ballet and the Peter Pucci Plus Dancers, will close the summer dance festival at 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, in the Fine Arts Center. Admission is $7 per person.

For ticket reservations, call the Fine Arts Center ticket office (307) 766-6666 or the ASUW ticket office in the Wyoming Union (307) 766-3327.

Posted on Thursday, July 23, 1998


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