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University of Iowa News Release

May 5, 2004

Dance Forum Spring Concert Features 'Sleeping Beauty' Excerpts May 15-16

Dance Forum, the University of Iowa Dance Department's community outreach program, will present its Spring Concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 15, and 3 p.m. Sunday, May 16, in the Space/Place Theatre of UI North Hall.

The event will feature the UI Youth Ballet performing excerpts from "Sleeping Beauty."

Dance Forum offers beginning through advanced classes in ballet, modern, jazz, tap and pointe for children and adults of all ages. Classes are taught by professional instructors from the community, as well as qualified undergraduate and graduate students from the Dance Department. The goal of Dance Forum is to offer professional quality instruction in an environment that is relaxed and non-competitive.

Admission to the Dance Forum Spring Concert will be $5. Children 2 and under will be admitted free.

Tickets may be purchased in advance from the University Box Office in the Iowa Memorial Union. In addition to window sales at the Iowa Memorial Union, the University Box Office may be reached by phone at 319-335-3041 or toll-free 800-346-4401. The fax number is 319-335-3407. Hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 5-9 p.m. Sunday. In addition to cash and checks, the University Box Office accepts MasterCard, Visa, American Express and Discover cards.

Any remaining tickets will be on sale at the door.

North Hall is located at the north end of Madison Street on the UI campus. It is accessible from both Madison Street and the Anne Cleary Walk. Parking is available in the North Campus Parking Ramp.

The Dance Department is a unit of the Division of Performing Arts in the UI College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

For UI arts information and calendar updates, visit http://www.uiowa.edu/artsiowa. To receive UI arts news by e-mail, ur-acr@uiowa.edu.

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa Arts Center Relations, 300 Plaza Centre One, Suite 351, Iowa City, IA 52242-2500.

MEDIA CONTACT: Winston Barclay, 319-384-0073, winston-barclay@uiowa.edu.