By: Samantha King When the curtains opened on the stage at the Holy Family School, 5-year-old Nya Henry was surrounded by smoke that went with the fire in her eyes from the excitement of performing for the first time. She was a kindergartener, front and center on stage dancing for […]
Students in Professor Lisa Phillips’ Literature of Journalism class were assigned to immerse themselves in the unfamiliar. Here’s what they found: Sabrina Petroski auditions for the SUNY New Paltz burlesque troupe to learn more about the performance and body confidence. Do you ever walk into a room and feel like […]
Exercise, Freedom, Happiness, Relaxation. All of these words can be used to describe hula-hooping. Despite the idea of hula-hooping being a children’s activity, it is a true art form, a practice and a great source for exercise. A study done in 2010 by the American Council on Exercise revealed that […]
At 9:50 p.m. on a Thursday, many SUNY New Paltz students are found shut up in their rooms studying, while others may be heading to Tower Hour in town. But in the Elting Gym dance studio, the Culture Shock Dance Team auditions were beginning, and tension, as well as hip hop […]
Videos were shot at The Dance Underground opening on February 23rd in McKenna theater. The event was sponsored by Dance Association. The following are clips from all the different groups that performed.
A famously art-driven town, New Paltz N.Y., hosted the fifth-annual Celebration of the Arts(COTA), a free festival for all local artists on Oct. 8. All forms of art and creativity were encouraged and welcomed with open arms. Painters and sketch artist positioned themselves along cobblestone paths documenting the beauty of […]
Flapper dresses for girls, suits for boys, the Lindy Hop, a dance floor, and big band jazz music; all of the essentials for a swing dance. Some people may think this dance is out of date, but two students from the State University of New York at New Paltz disagree […]