For Immediate Release

Contact: Deborah Gilleran
732.987.2266
gillerand@georgian.edu

Rock the Summer with GCU’s Summer Dance Intensive

Lakewood, N.J., Apr. 4, 2008—The Georgian Court University Department of Dance announces the Summer Dance Intensive—five days of concentrated, coeducational dance study for high school and college-aged women and men—from July 7 to 11 on the Lakewood campus. Explore Pilates, ballet, modern dance, and repertory in the modern tranquility of GCU’s new state-of-the-art Wellness Center.

Students will attend class daily from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (no drop-ins), and lunch will be provided. Students should bring appropriate dance clothes (leotards and tights or tight-fitting tops and dance pants) as well as ballet shoes, and be able to dance barefoot (no footed tights). The experience culminates in an open-to-the-public performance of the work created in repertory class.

The intensive is the first event held by GCU’s new Department of Dance. It will be led by Heather Sultz, director of dance at Georgian Court University and director of SultzDance, a modern dance company that specializes in theatrical and site-specific work. Ms. Sultz holds a M.F.A. from Ohio State University. She has performed and taught around the country and abroad, and has been presenting original work for over 20 years. The faculty will also include Erin Bonczek, dance instructor at Georgian Court, who holds a B.F.A. from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. Ms. Bonczek has studied with Suzanne Farrell and Mikhail Baryshnikov, and has performed with the Jose Limon Dance Company.

Tuition for the camp is $350. A deposit of $100 is due by May 15 and the final payment due by June 14. Deposits are nonrefundable after June 14. Reservations are required; for these or more information please contact the Office of Conferences and Special Events at 732.987.2263 or specialevents@georgian.edu.

ABOUT DANCE AT GCU

Beginning in the fall of 2008, the Bachelor of Arts in Dance degree program will offer GCU students the opportunity to pursue their professional and personal skills and talents, preparing them for careers in the arts and entertainment industry. Students can become performing artists, teachers, choreographers, researchers, and scholars. The dance major is based on the integration of the art form with GCU’s liberal arts core curriculum, so students will also gain the communication, critical thinking, and scholarly research skills of that core.

GCU dance students will enjoy their own performance venue at the historic Strand Theater in Lakewood, one of the best acoustical theaters in the nation. The university currently sponsors a dance team with over 50 members and offers several dance classes.

Founded in 1908 and sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy, Georgian Court University is a comprehensive university with a strong liberal arts core and a special concern for women. A forward-thinking university that supports diversity and academic excellence, Georgian Court serves over 3,000 students of all faiths and backgrounds in a residential Women's College and a coeducational University College with undergraduate and graduate programs. Georgian Court's main campus is located at 900 Lakewood Avenue, Lakewood, N.J., on the picturesque former George Jay Gould estate, now named a National Historic Landmark. Georgian Court also offers classes at its site at 90 Woodbridge Center Drive in Woodbridge and at Coastal Communiversity in Wall and Cumberland County College in Vineland.

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