- The Division of Education and Psychology and the Division
of Continuing Education at The University of Southern Mississippi
Gulf Coast are collaborating to bring instructors from the
National Dance Institute (NDI) in New York to the Coast this
You Want to Dance," a two-week dance residency for students
in grades four through seven, will be offered June 23-July
3 at the Bay St. Louis High School Auditorium in Bay St. Louis.
summer will be our fifth year to have the National Dance Institute
on the Gulf Coast," said Dr. Nancy Masztal, professor
of education. "To celebrate our fifth year, we will host
a reunion for all children and graduate students who have
previously participated in this outstanding event."
will be held July 3 during the dance residency's gala performance
and will be held at the Bay High School Auditorium, Bay St.
summer dance residency provides access to the arts for children.
It is an opportunity for racially diverse middle-grades children,
regardless of socioeconomic status or prior dance experience,
to receive free dance instruction for a two-week period from
master teachers of dance on the Gulf Coast.
for the camp is $50 per person. It is open to the first 50
students who register. The daily hours of the two-week camp
are from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
with the middle grades children, NDI will continue to collaborate
with Southern Miss Gulf Coast faculty and graduate students
for the class "Maximizing Performance: A Seminar on Effective
Teaching." This course will focus on the pedagogy and
teaching philosophies used by the founder of NDI, Jacques
d' Amboise, recipient of the Congressional Arts Medal and
Kennedy Center Honors.
am thrilled to announce that Jacques d' Amboise will be with
us this year to work with the children and be a guest speaker
in the graduate class," said Masztal. "Jacques has
such charisma and knowledge - the graduate students get such
a different perspective on teaching, learning and life through
their opportunity to listen and interact with him."
educational opportunity is supported by the Mississippi Arts
Commission, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the
National Endowment of the Arts, the Bay St. Louis-Waveland
School District and Southern Miss Gulf Coast.
for the reunion, to register for dance residency, or for more
information, call the Southern Miss Gulf Coast Division of
Continuing Education at (228) 867-8777.