GSU hosting Dance Exchange

Staff report The 2005 Black College Dance Exchange, an organization of dance groups from HBCUs, is on the Grambling State campus through Sunday.

This year’s annual event will feature three master teachers who will be on hand to instruct dancers from across the country. The master teachers are Dr. Joselli Deans an educator from the Temple University Dance Department in Philadelphia; Carol Anglin, a dance teacher from Shreveport, who will give nutrition instruction; and Allyne Gartrell, a dancer and choreographer from Dallas, who will teach stage make-up.

This year’s honoree will be Delores Brown Abelson.

A special appearance will be made by the Dallas Black Dance Theatre, which will perform a professional concert tonight and Friday night from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. each night.

The opening ceremony, a dance processional across campus, was held Wednesday night.

Playing host to the national concention are GSU’s Orchesis Dance Troupe and their adviser, Diane Maroney Grigsby.

Activities conclude Sunday.

General events include student concerts at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Both concerts will be staged in T.H. Harris Auditorium.

Various events, training and workshops will be held around campus and social activities for visiting dancers will include outings to area entertainment venues.

Training sessions will include instruction in various styles –from ballet to jazz to African to hip-hop — and for all level of dancers.

For more information, call Maroney-Grigsby at 274-2889.