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Oct. 4, 2007

Hubbard Street's Shannon Alvis presents dance master class and workshop at UI

The University of Iowa Youth Ballet will present a workshop with live piano accompaniment featuring Hubbard Street Dance Chicago company member Shannon Alvis, 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10, in the Grey Studio of UI Halsey Hall.

The participation fee for the workshop is $30 by cash or check for each student, at the door. The workshop, which will include a master class in ballet technique, a variation/repertory class and discussion about "A Day in the Life of a Professional Dancer," is intended for intermediate/advanced dancers.

Alvis trained at Jordan Academy of Dance at Butler University and at the University of Utah. She has performed with the Utah Ballet, the Indianapolis Ballet Theatre and the Chautauqua Ballet Company, and has attended numerous summer programs. She joined Hubbard Street 2 in June 1998 and moved to the main company in June 2000.

For additional information, contact Sarah Barragan, artistic director of the Youth Ballet & Dance Forum at 319-335-2193 or

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, one of America's perennially popular dance companies, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12, in the UI Hancher Auditorium (

Performance tickets are available from the Hancher box office. Hancher Auditorium box office business hours are 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. weekdays and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays. From the local calling area, dial 319-335-1160. Long distance is toll-free, 1-800-HANCHER. People with special needs for access, seating and auxiliary services should dial 319-335-1158, which is equipped with TDD for people with hearing impairment who use that technology.

Tickets may be ordered online 24 hours a day, seven days a week through Hancher's website

The Dance Department is a unit of the Division of Performing Arts in the UI College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

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STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa Arts Center Relations, 300 Plaza Centre One, Suite 351, Iowa City, IA 52242-2500

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