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5/6/2002 Linfield dancers to present two performances

McMINNVILLE ? A dozen members of the Linfield Dance Ensemble will present "Off the Sidewalks," two dance concerts to be held Friday and Saturday, May 10 and 11, at 8 p.m. in Melrose Auditorium.

Both performances are free and open to the public.

The concerts will feature various types of dance. Students will perform eight dances, all choreographed by ensemble members or Michele Ainza, Dance Ensemble director.

Ainza teaches dance at Linfield and Lewis and Clark College. She is founder and artistic director of Michele Ainza and Dancers. In addition, she is a certified Laban Movement Analyst and received her BFA in dance, graduating with honors, from Ohio University in 1998. She has danced professionally in New York City, Chicago and Portland, and has toured her choreography nationally and internationally.

Any qualified dancer on campus can register for the spring dance ensemble class and participate in the concert. In addition to performing, students help with professional responsibilities associated with the productions.

For more information, contact the Linfield Music Department at 503-883-2275.