It’s an opportunity to dance, workout and win prizes while also helping support a local charity. The Zumbathon gives students and the Moscow community a chance to dance to a high-energy workout, Zumba, to help raise money for the Light a Candle Program.
Lisa Nikssarian, a senior in the dance program at the University of Idaho, transferred from California and has since advanced her knowledge and passion for dance in Moscow. Nikssarian said she has been dancing since she was four years old and it has been something she has always loved. She chose to come to the […]
A collaboration of art — UI Dance and Music programs collaborate for Dancers Drummers Dreamers concert 03.20.2017
The dance and music programs at the University of Idaho have been bringing their talents together for the past 26 years to hold the acclaimed production Dancers Drum- mers Dreamers (DDD). The concert features an incorporation of dance theater and body percussion in a student-choreographed performance with live accompaniment of originally com- posed music. In […]
Swinging in the moose — Swing Devils of the Palouse dance at the Moscow Moose Lodge after CJ’s closing 01.23.2017
Months after the close of popular hangout CJ’s Nightclub, the Swing Devils of the Palouse are still dancing every week in Moscow. For over 18 years, the Swing Devils made their home at CJ’s Nightclub, which closed in August. Alex Boughamer, treasurer of the organization, said many people thought swing nights had disappeared with […]
Dancing into the lunar new year — Lorita Leung Dance Academy will perform at the UI campus 01.12.2017
In celebration of the “Chinese” or “Lunar” New Year, Festival Dance will present a performance by the Lorita Leung Dance Academy at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21 in the University of Idaho Administration Auditorium. This is the third of four in a series of Festival Dance performances during the 2016-2017 school year. This performance is […]
Teaching dance on the pulse, Belle Baggs, Melanie Meenan work to create relevant dance program for students 04.07.2016
The first year Belle Baggs began teaching at the University of Idaho, she quickly found herself with more responsibilities than expected. Baggs, who was hired in 2011, said shortly after starting her first faculty job, the head of UI”s dance program, Greg Halloran, fell ill. “When I first came on, we found out really quickly […]
Momentum through movement – UI fall dance performance Rising Momentum tests the limits of conventional dance 11.05.2015
Belle Baggs said the annual University of Idaho Dance Theatre concert serves as a chance for students to push the limits of dance. “This is a chance to push that edge, and to see where I can take [the students],” said Baggs, the director of the 2015 performance. The concert is a compilation of several […]
All about that beat – A day in the life of University of Idaho student and dance teacher Jessi Brown 10.15.2015
When Jessi Brown, UI student and dance teacher, first began dancing at the age of two, she wanted to be a ballerina. “I grew up taking all different types of dance classes,” Brown said. Brown said ballet was difficult and painful, and eventually she came to the conclusion that she was not a ballerina. Still, […]
Students showcase steps 05.07.2015
Dancers reveal their skills at UI Ballroom Dance Team Spring Showcase According to University of Idaho student and Ballroom Dance Team member Logan Halverson, the team’s spring showcase over the weekend was one of the most fun experiences he’s had at college. “It was so gratifying, because we put in all that work and effort through the […]
Horoscopes 4.10.15 04.09.2015
Aries 3/21-4/19 Pro-tip: Just because you have a basket full of chocolate Easter eggs doesn’t mean you should eat them all.
Dancing to dominate 02.27.2015
UI Ballroom Dance Team to compete in Seattle competition The student-run University of Idaho Ballroom Dance Team is once again vying for a regional win as the team heads to Seattle this weekend to compete in USA Dance’s Quest for the Best dance competition.
On October 9, the members of the BASK Art Collective — a professional collaboration of four women — hosted a workshop for students and University of Idaho employees. The participants came together to explore themes of strength through art, dance and music.