Theatre and Dance

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Does your child want to get out of the house, spend time with friends, and MOVE?

The WIU Dance Clinic & Mini UDT program offer a wonderful dance experience for children grades 1-12 in the communities around Western Illinois University. The biannual Dance Clinic offers a one-day dance experience, while the Mini UDT program offers multiple experiences with a UDT member and a performance experience. Contact us today and find out how to join us for these experiences!


About Us

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Dawn Tonkinson

Hello Everyone!

My name is Dawn Tonkinson, I'm 19 years old and I am super excited to be Co-Clinic Chair and help run Mini UDT this year. My partner, Jacqulin and I have so many fun and exciting things planned throughout this year. First, let me tell you a little bit about myself:

I am a sophomore here at Western Illinois University, majoring in Recreation, Park, and Tourism Administration with an emphasis in Therapeutic Recreationl. I also am working towards a double minor in Dance and Psychology. I am in sorority on campus here as well, Delta Zeta. My first year being on the company I helped with clinic as well as being a mentor for Mini UDT both semesters. I really enjoy the atmosphere the kids bring as well as our University Dance Theatre dancers.

Being on the University Dance Theatre Company has brought alot of fun and exciting things in my life. I have been dancing since I was 3 years old training in many different studios. I did recreational dance my whole life, and have competed in dance since I was 13. My favorite style of dance is jazz and contemporary. This is going to be my 3rd semester in UDT, and I'm very excited to see what new things await for me. Being part of clinic and Mini UDT is an amazing oppurtinity because it gives me a chance to see these young individuals grow, learn, and have the same passion for dance as I do. I cant wait to begin our fun adventure!

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Jacquilyn Frausto
Jacquie

Hi everyone

I'm Jacquilyn Rae Frausto and I am 19 years old. I hold the position of Co-Clinic Chair with my partner Dawn. I am currently a Sophomore and my major is Social Work with a Dance minor. I've been dancing since I was little. I never took any dance classes or was a part of any company until I got into high school and now in college. Dancing is not about being good, but it is about having fun. Therefore, this day is special and welcomes everyone who is willing to try something new and have fun!

My first year in the dance company I was mentor, myself, and I really enjoyed making connection with the kids. The kids are great and they really enjoying being with older kids! I really wanted to be apart of making Clinic and making the day enjoyable for the kids and mentor. The best day is not just Clinic, but also Mini UDT! Mini UDT gets to experience a performance in one of our shows and they get to see what it's like to be apart of big cast and put on a show. So please, if you are interested sign your child up! An amazing mentor is waiting!


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DANCE CLINIC

What is Dance Clinic?

The UDT Dance Clinic is a one-day experience where children will spend the morning with the dancers from the University Dance Theatre at Western Illinois University. They will learn a dance routine with children of their age group and perform it at the end of the event. Children will recieive a t-shirt from the event (guaranteed before a specific date) to wear for the event.


Dance Clinic Presents

WIU's University Dance Theatre (UDT) presents "You Can Count on Me", a dance clinic for children in Macomb and surrounding school districts. The dance clinic will provide children grades 1-12 the opportunity to learn a dance taught and choreographed by members of UDT.

The children's clinic will culminate with each age group performing on stage, in our dance studio, with lights and music! Each child attending the clinic will receive a FREE official UDT clinic t-shirt, while they last.

  • The clinic is $20 per child.
  • Pre-registration is due by February 23rd, 2018 (in order to receive a t-shirt).
  • You may still register your child after the pre-registration date or the morning of clinic, but will not be guaranteed a t-shirt.
  • Early arrival and check-in is welcome and encouraged!
  • A snack will be provided for your child by UDT members during the clinic. Please inform if your child has food allergies.

Registration Information

Date: Saturday, March 3rd, 2018

Location: Brophy Hall, Room 200, Western Illinois University (Located on W. University Drive)

Time: 9:00AM-12:00PM (Registration begins at 8:30am)

Registration: 8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Warm ups: 9:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.

Learning the dance: 9:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Parents return: 11:15 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Showtime: 11:30 a.m.

To register for the UDT Dance Clinic by February 23, download the form listed below.

Please Complete and Mail In The Bottom Portion Along With Payment To:

Heidi Clemmens, Department Theater and Dance
Brophy Hall, Room 203, Western Illinois University,
Macomb IL, 61455


Contact Information

Any questions please contact:

Heidi Clemmens (309)298-1707 or Email: HS-Clemmens@wiu.edu

Dawn Tonkinson (224)678-8582

Jacquie Frausto(773)615-4958

Email: udtdanceclinic@gmail.com

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MINI UDT

What is Mini UDT?

Mini UDT is a program for students in grades 1-12 to be able to pair up with a Western Illinois University Dance Theatre member for the season! They will be able to participate in events with their mentor throughout the season and gain many valuable experiences. They will also have the opportunity to learn and perform a dance with all of the other students and mentors and perform in the UDT Emerging Choreographer Showcase performance in Hainline Theatre on April 28th, 2018.


Other Information

Mini UDT registration forms are due March 9th, 2018. The cost of Mini UDT is $30 which includes 3-4 rehearsals and activities relating with your mentor.


Dates of Rehearsals

March 24th - 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. (1st rehearsal in Brophy Hall)

April 21st- 9 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. (2nd rehearsal in Hainline Theatre)

April 24th - 6:30 p.m. - 7:15 p.m. (Tech rehearsal in Hainline Theatre)

April 28th - 12:30 p.m. (Call Time for show)

Emerging Choreographers Showcase, Sat., April 28, 2:00 p.m.


Registration Information

To register for the UDT Dance Clinic, download the form listed below.

Please Complete and Mail In The Bottom Portion Along With Payment To:

Heidi Clemmens, Department Theater and Dance
Brophy Hall, Room 203 Western Illinois University,
Macomb IL, 61455


Contact Information

Any questions please contact:

Heidi Clemmens (309)298-1707 or Email: HS-Clemmens@wiu.edu

Dawn Tonkinson (224)678-8582

Jacquie Frausto(773)615-4958

Email: udtdanceclinic@gmail.com

To register for the Mini UDT, download the form listed below.

UDT Dance Clinic Registration Form

Mini UDT Registration Form

Liability Waiver and Photo Release Form

Please Complete and Mail In The Bottom Portion Along With Payment To:
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Heidi Clemmens - Department Theater and Dance
Brophy Hall, Room 203 Western Illinois University,
Macomb IL, 61455

Any questions please contact:

Heidi Clemmens - (309)-298-1707 or Email: HS-Clemmens@wiu.edu
Dawn Tonkinson - (224)-678-8582
Jacquie Frausto - (773)-615-4958
Email: udtdanceclinic@gmail.com




Flyer
 

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