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Dance workshop to give glimpse of college level
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MTSU adjunct professor Aaron Allen will be holding a workshop on Saturday, Nov. 2, at Cannon Arts Dance Studio on W. Main Street in Woodbury.

If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to study dance at the collegiate level, Cannon Arts Dance Studio is holding a workshop on Saturday, Nov. 2 from 9 to 11 a.m. to introduce potential students to “A Day in the Life of a Dance Major.” 

MTSU adjunct professor Aaron Allen will offer an inside look to standards, requirements, and audition information to dancers aspiring to major in dance at the university. 

Just last year, MTSU expanded its dance offerings to include the only dance major in the state of Tennessee. 

As a result, Marsha Barsky, director of dance (on leave), Meg Brooker, acting director of dance, and Lori Christensen, Cannon Arts Dance Studio owner, have collaborated to implement the first-ever internship program between the university and a dance studio.

Maryn ClenDening, a senior in the dance major program, was chosen as the inaugural candidate to help her develop the skills required to work in a real-world studio environment. As part of her internship program, Maryn is presenting this workshop to introduce future dancers to the requirements of the MTSU dance department.

Mr. Allen will be teaching a sample combination, in addition to the discussion. Attendees should come prepared to dance, wearing dance-appropriate clothing, jazz shoes, or bare feet. Any dancer ages 12 and up, from any studio, is invited to attend. A $20 donation is requested.

Students can register online at or pay at the door. Drop-ins welcome.

For more information email or call (615) 563-9122.