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August 31, 2012
Instructor Kitty Clark challenges participants to stretch, strengthen, and express themselves in Modern Dance techique class from 6 to 7:15 p.m. Tuesdays, Sept. 4 to Oct. 2, at Shepherdstown Train Station, 100 Audrey Egle Drive, Shepherdstown, W.Va. For all skill levels, adults and teens. $72.50. Call 301-693-5303. Go to www.gooseroute.org .
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by JULIE E. GREENE | July 14, 2005
julieg@herald-mail.com SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - Kitty Clark would like people to give dance a try and the next two weekends provide a great opportunity to do so. The fifth annual Goose Route Dance Festival runs Friday through Sunday this weekend and next with dance performances, classes and lectures. Each dance concert features a variety of dance so spectators won't be seeing just one choreographer's work, said Clark, festival founder and artistic director of Goose Route Dance Theatre.
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by TIFFANY ARNOLD | July 13, 2006
SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - Grandmothers will inspire dancers at the Goose Route Dance Festival, a days-long ode to contemporary dance. The sixth annual Goose Route Dance Festival will take place the weekends of July 14, 15 and 16 and July 21, 22 and 23 in Shepherdstown. The festival features lectures, workshops and performances from eight dance companies. New this year is the "Grandmother Project," choreography based on how people remember their grandmothers. Earlier this month in Shepherdstown, Vincent Thomas, artistic director of the Baltimore-based VTDance company, hosted two community forums about grandmothers.
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By TIFFANY ARNOLD | July 10, 2008
SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. -- Goose Route Dance Festival enters its eighth year as a user-friendly showcase of contemporary dance. Eight dance companies from across the country will perform at the War Memorial Building in Shepherdstown. Performances start Friday, with showings from Philadelphia dancer Megan Mazarick, New York-based Guta Hedwig Dance and Morgantown, W.Va.-based AhernDance, Performances will continue through Sunday, July 20. Goose Route Dance Festival is a series of performances, lectures, workshops and classes.
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By TIFFANY ARNOLD | July 12, 2007
SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - Goose Route Dance Festival organizer Kitty Clark has some advice for newcomers: "If somebody's piece is too weird for you, don't worry about it, there's another performer who will do something different that you might like. " The annual Goose Route Dance Festival - a two-week showcase of modern and contemporary dance - enters its seventh year, offering a variety of dance with companies coming from New York and Philadelphia. Performances, classes and dance-themed discussions are scheduled from Friday, July 13, through Sunday, July 22. Featured guests include Darrah (pronounced DARE-uh)
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by KEVIN CLAPP | July 11, 2002
kevinc@herald-mail.com Set back from a remote, rural road, the southern Washington County home sits like a sanctuary erected amidst silent trees and a clear, quiet sky. Inside, Kitty Clark and Therese Keegan flutter across a hardwood floor, three metal shopping carts littering the otherwise open space. With a smooth, silky motion of waving limbs, Clark and Keegan put themselves through ever-evolving paces. A dance phrase here tacked onto a second there leading into yet another and back again.
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By TIFFANY ARNOLD | July 10, 2008
SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. -- Choreographer Ray C. Shaw will unveil his latest work, "I Am," about the beauty of scars, at Goose Route Dance Festival. Goose Route Dance Festival is a celebration of contemporary dance. The festival opens tonight, with a children's class, and will run through Sunday, July 20, at the War Memorial Building in Shepherdstown, with performances by dance companies from across the country. Performances start Friday, July 11. While the festival has wide offerings, tenets of modern dance run deep in the choreography.
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by ANDREA ROWLAND | July 8, 2004
andrear@herald-mail.com SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - Contemporary dance takes flight in Shepherdstown this month during the fourth annual Goose Route Dance Festival. The modern dance festival will be held weekends Friday, July 9, through Sunday, July 18, at The Nest Performance Space at War Memorial Building. Activities will include dance performances, family shows and master classes. Festival director Kitty Clark said Goose Route offers something for everyone. "It's a great way to become introduced to contemporary dance because it's a smorgasbord," she said.
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May 28, 2002
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February 6, 2013
The performance by the Equinox Dance Company, originally scheduled for Jan. 25, has been rescheduled for Friday, Feb. 22, at 7:30 p.m., at HCC's Kepler Theater. Based in Frederick, Md., the company is a contemporary women's dance group for adults that specializes in fusing modern dance with jazz and tap. Members choreograph their own dances and frequently offer free classes and shows for children and adults. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact dance instructor Alyssa Foley Little at ajfoley@hagerstowncc.edu.
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February 25, 2013
1. Dance for all Dancing Wheels, a modern dance company integrating professional stand-up and sit-down (wheelchair) dancers, will perform at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, at Shepherd University's Frank Center, off University Drive, Shepherds-town, W.Va. $15; $10, senior citizens and Shepherd staff; $5 for children younger than 18; free for Shepherd students with a valid Rambler ID. 2. 'Let's Face It' "Let's Face It," an exhibit of work by The Wednesday Portrait Group, will open with a reception, 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, March 1, at Washington County Arts Council, 34-36 S. Potomac St., downtown Hagerstown..
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February 6, 2013
The performance by the Equinox Dance Company, originally scheduled for Jan. 25, has been rescheduled for Friday, Feb. 22, at 7:30 p.m., at HCC's Kepler Theater. Based in Frederick, Md., the company is a contemporary women's dance group for adults that specializes in fusing modern dance with jazz and tap. Members choreograph their own dances and frequently offer free classes and shows for children and adults. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact dance instructor Alyssa Foley Little at ajfoley@hagerstowncc.edu.
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January 24, 2013
The Top Five A spoonful of sugar Hagerstown Children's Theater will present the story of a magical English nanny. 7 p.m. Fridays, Jan. 25 and Feb. 1, and Saturdays, Jan. 26 and Feb. 2; 2 p.m. Sundays, Jan. 27 and Feb. 3. The Academy Theater, 58 E. Washington St., downtown Hagerstown. $15; $12, children and seniors. Call 800-969-2603, email walkerarts@verizon.com or go to www.theaterpalooza.com . Student orchestras The 2013 All County Middle and High School Orchestra concert, with Jan Wagner conducting the middle school orchestra and Elizabeth Shulze conducting the high school orchestra.
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January 15, 2013
Hagerstown Community College will host the Equinox Dance Company for a special performance on Friday, Jan. 25, at 7:30 p.m., at Kepler Theater on HCC's campus. Based in Frederick, Md., Equinox Dance Company is a contemporary women's dance group for adults that specializes in fusing modern dance with jazz and tap. Company members choreograph their own dances and frequently offer free classes and shows for children and adults. The event is free and open to the public. For more information about the performance, contact dance instructor Alyssa Foley Little at ajfoley@hagerstowncc.edu.
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September 25, 2012
Hagerstown Community College will host the Neshema Dance Co. for a special performance Friday, Oct. 5, at 7 p.m., at Kepler Theater. Neshema is a professional, contemporary dance company based in Hagerstown. The dance group will perform a modern dance as part of HCC's first Dance Appreciation Week, which seeks to celebrate HCC's dance programs. The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served following the performance. For more information, contact dance instructor Alyssa Foley at ajfoley@hagerstowncc.edu.
LIFESTYLE
August 31, 2012
Instructor Kitty Clark challenges participants to stretch, strengthen, and express themselves in Modern Dance techique class from 6 to 7:15 p.m. Tuesdays, Sept. 4 to Oct. 2, at Shepherdstown Train Station, 100 Audrey Egle Drive, Shepherdstown, W.Va. For all skill levels, adults and teens. $72.50. Call 301-693-5303. Go to www.gooseroute.org .
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By TIFFANY ARNOLD | July 16, 2010
SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - Goose Route Dance Festival will keep kids in mind as the yearly ode to modern dance celebrates its 10th birthday, said founder Kitty Clark. Goose Route Dance Festival opens tonight with performances from dance ensembles from Vermont, North Carolina, Baltimore and Shepherdstown's own Goose Route Arts Collaborative. The festival continues through Sunday, July 25, with most performances at the War Memorial Building in downtown Shepherdstown. But as much as the festival highlights what's new in modern dance, Goose Route has always had a kid-friendly subtheme.
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By TIFFANY ARNOLD | January 15, 2009
SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - Goose Route Arts Collaborative's latest piece, "Breath," hopes to debunk the myth that introspection is better done indoors. So the modern dance company's artists have created a piece that takes the audience outdoors in January. "We were interested in getting people to connect with the environment at a time when they'd rather be inside," said Kitty Clark, Goose Route's artistic director. The modern dance company will do three performances of "Breath" on Saturday on the National Conservation Training Center grounds.
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November 8, 2008
Modern dance CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Wilson College's modern dance ensemble, Orchesis, presents its fall concert. 8 p.m. today. Wilson College's Laird Hall, 1015 Philadelphia Ave. $8; $3, students with ID; free for children younger than 12. Go to www.wilson.edu . Dickens village Christmas fair features handmade wreaths and holiday decorations, wooden items, needlework, gently used items, food, homemade candies and more, all in a Victorian setting. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. today.
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