On April 12 and 13, the Howard University Department of Theatre Arts Dance Program will host its end- of-the-year Spring Dance Concert in the Ira Aldridge Theater.

The production will celebrate the many faces and voices of dance through African, Jazz, Hip Hop, Modern and Ballet styles. In addition, there will be numerous guest artists from renowned productions and dance companies nationwide. 

For the Love of…Dance is the year-long culmination and final presentation of the Howard Dance students learned performance skills of dance. The concert combines all of the theoretical classroom instruction, studio techniques, rehearsal, and performance skills into one setting for performance.

The Artistic Director, Patricia Thomas, is a nationally and internationally renowned and very talented dance instructor who is no stranger to directing and guiding dance performances. She has worked under Master Artists, teachers, and performers, such as Yuriko, Mary Hinkson, and Bertram Ross. In addition, she has worked and danced at many prestigious dance academies and companies for over 40 years. These include the Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance, the Clark Center for the Performing Arts, Philadelphia Dance Company, and the “Centre de Cirque de Soleil” in Quebec, Canada.

Since its inception in 1993, the Dance Program has shared the artistry of dance through choreography and performance with the Howard University community. Dance Program concerts have celebrated many dance genres and cultural traditions, allowing the audience and the students an opportunity to be educated, as well as entertained. The program has grown to include new faculty and continues to produce students who are able to immediately enter and continue their career in the professional dance world upon completion of their education at Howard University.

Performances are Friday, April 12, Saturday, April 13 at 7:30p.m, and Saturday, April 13 at 2:30p.m.Ticket Prices are $7.00 students with valid I.D., $10.00 staff, faculty, alumni, senior citizens (Patrons 65 years of age and older), and $20.00 general admission. For more information, ticket and group sales, call (202) 806-7700.