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UNI dance companies present Family Weekend concert<br>

September 17, 2002
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Ranae Keane-Bamsey, UNI instructor in dance and Orchesis director, (319) 273-3560
Gwenne Culpepper, University Marketing & Public Relations, (319) 273-2761

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa Dance Companies will present the annual Family Weekend Dance Concert at 1 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 22, in the Great Hall of the Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center. The UNI Orchesis Dance Company, directed by Ranae Keane-Bamsey; and the International Dance Theatre, directed by Kathleen Kerr, will present a show that includes ballet, tap, jazz, modern, and world dance.

Student members of the International Dance Theatre are Renae Arbabian of Des Moines, Heather Bailey and Paula Decker of Cedar Falls, Katherine Fowler of Cedar Rapids, Shawn Cannon and Joplyn Van Houten of Council Bluffs, Tien Chau of An Giang, Vietnam, Polly Chang of Hong Kong, Alicia Johnson of Nevada, Holly Karlen of Polk City, Kimberly Kirchner of Spencer, Erin Therese Maxson of Decorah, Jill McGinnis of Urbandale, Judith Slaikeu of La Porte City, Matthew Torres of San Antonio, and Brenna Vogel of Knoxville. Faculty members are Russell Campbell and Kay Stensrud. Alumni participating are Kristin Anderson of Sioux City, and Anna Kretz of Dubuque. Aviva Milner-Brage of Cedar Falls is a member as well.

Student members of Orchesis are Michelle Arp, Caitlin Gillies, Anne Hoffman and Heather Turner, all of Davenport; Alisa Balm of Spirit Lake; Emily Barrich of Webster City; Jamie Buhman of Bettendorf; Andrea Buelt of Waterloo; Angie Doorenbos of Boyden; Emily Fassbinder of Dubuque; Morgan Fields of Marshalltown; Lori Gaither of Iowa City; Jenny Heiman of Muscatine; Julie Hicks of Knoxville; Jaimie Howard of Sioux City; Leslie Long of Cedar Rapids; Brianne Policha of Clinton; Laura Seamans of Ionia; Michiru Shiraishi of Yokohama-Shi, Japan, and Julius Thomas of Gary, Ind.

There is no charge to attend the show.