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Monday, April 02, 2007


National Dance Week will be celebrated around the U.S. April 20-29, 2007. A variety of activities will be held locally. "We're expecting to bring some 600 kids city-wide from the Denver Public Schools for a day of exposure to virtually all forms of dance," says Gwen Bowen, National Dance Week
Representative of Colorado. "It meets with our goal of making dance accessible where it might not have been in the past." Gwen Bowen is artistic director for Arts For All, a non-profit group devoted to increasing the accessibility of all manner of artistic expression to all manner of people, young and old. She also serves as the Regional Director of National Dance Week.

COME DANCE and join Gwen to learn two dances for the NATIONAL DANCE WEEK
performances on Friday April 20 at noon at the Civic Center/City and
County Bldg., and on April 27 at South High School at 7pm We hope to
have close to 100 tap dancers as the finale of the show. Performing
will be students from public schools, private schools, private dance
studios and ethnic studios. This will be a complete gamut of dancers.

REHEARSALS will be at the Community Center 216 S. Grant Street,
Denver, CO 80209, starting on March 24th at 1:00 and on all following
Saturdays at 1:00. For more info and/or ticket information call

In 1982 the International Dance Committee of the International Theatre
Institute, UNESCO, created International Dance Day to be celebrated
every year on the 29th April. The date commemorates the birthday of
Jean-Georges Noverre (1727 - 1810), the creator of modern ballet.
Every year a message from a well-known dance personality is circulated
throughout the world. The intention of International Dance Day and the
Message is to bring all Dance together on this occasion, to celebrate
this art form and revel in its universality, to cross all political,
cultural and ethnic barriers and bring people together in peace and
friendship with a common language - DANCE.

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