Keep UA Little Rock's Dance Department and Programs

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Monica Massey
Jun 4, 2020
Keep on dancing!

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Amber Moeschler
May 25, 2020
I love Josie ❤️

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Stephen Pier
May 24, 2020
Did you know that both schools and employers rank a degree in the arts among the most significant indicators of a job candidate’s creativity and innovation skills?

Academic Performance is higher for students with high levels of arts involvement.

Nationally, the nonprofit arts and culture industry generated $166.3 billion of economic activity during 2015—$63.8 billion in spending by arts and cultural organizations and an additional $102.5 billion in event-related expenditures by their audiences. This activity supported 4.6 million jobs and generated $27.5 billion in revenue to local, state, and federal governments (a yield well beyond their collective $5 billion in arts allocations.

The arts provide a powerful return on investment when used in healing environments. Not only do they calm anxiety and lessen pain, but they also reduce costs through shorter hospital stays and fewer repeat procedures.

And you want to cut this program from your University?

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Jennifer Price
May 24, 2020
Dance is important!!

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Lees Hummel
May 24, 2020
The body in motion is an integral aspect of human survival and an alternate form of communication. Those who understand how to express themselves through movement contribute more positively to society

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Marissa DaCosta
May 24, 2020
Dance is therapeutic, communicates thoughts and ideas that aren’t easily spoken with words, teaches discipline, preserves culture....I can go on and on about how important this art is, but you get the idea. As a dance educator, I believe it’s so important to have higher education degrees for the craft so students can truly learn the history, different cultural dances, techniques, and the science behind the craft that’s ever evolving. At my university, the vast majority of us dance majors and minors have gone on to work in the field and as the only dance program in your state, I’m sure the number of your dance grads have gone on to teach and/or dance professionally. Give your state’s dancers an opportunity to continue their education in-state and preserve the arts in Arkansas.

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Deb graves
May 24, 2020
Let the kids do what they enjoy!

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ian Howe
May 24, 2020
I'm a studio owner, dancer, choreographer, performer... Dance has been an essential part of my life and we should strive to fight to maintain any and all arts programs we have!

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Cynthia Rae
May 23, 2020
College dance students go on to work as performers, choreographers, educators, community organizers, studio directors, nonprofit directors, arts advocates, company directors, and art administrators... just to name a few. To deny the children of an entire state the opportunity to pursue these career paths is unconscionable. Dance is an academic discipline, as worthy of study as any other, and it should be treated as such. This program must be saved.

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Analiese Cox
May 23, 2020
Dance is so important. it teaches teamwork, responsibility, compassion, and patience. to force students out of the state if they wish to major in dance is awful, seeing as out-of-state tuition costs limit many students from attending other universities. do not deny students a dance education because of budget issues