Dancing in the dark: Midnight Tribal Fusion classes continue April 18

IMG_0032If you love to dance, you’ll do it just about anytime — even after midnight.

That’s the thinking behind Assistant Professor Donna Mejia’s series of three Midnight Tribal Fusion dance classes during the spring 2014 semester.

The first session, which took place from midnight to 1:30 a.m. on Feb. 21, was a major success.

Everyone was in high spirits, Mejia says, and “their celebratory vibe was downright infectious!”

Mejia hopes to triple the size of upcoming classes and share the rhythmic experience with more bodies.

“This community never ceases to amaze me, and I can’t think of a better way to generate support for student achievement in our department,” she says.

The series, which continues from midnight to 1:30 a.m. Friday, April 18, is open to all CU-Boulder students and members of the Boulder community, with a suggested donation of $10-$15 per class.

All proceeds from the dance series go to the Nancy McElroy Scholarship Fund, which supports travel expenses for Theatre & Dance students attending out-of-town conferences and performances. The fund will send 10 dancers to the American College Dance Festival in Montana in April.

Reservations are suggested but drop ins will be admitted, space permitting. To RSVP please email donna.mejia@colorado.edu.

Photo of Donna Mejia by Alvin San.

Midnight Tribal Fusion

When: Midnight to 1:30 a.m. March 14 and April 18; doors open at 11:30 p.m. March 13 and 17

Where: Studio 150/Irey Theatre in the University Theatre Building

Tickets: Open to the public. Suggested donation of $10-$15 per class. Reservations are suggested but drop ins will be admitted, space permitting. To RSVP please email donna.mejia@colorado.edu.

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