Intensive dance program offered in August

From The Register-Mail:

The Oprheum Theatre has received a $5,000 pledge from Arts Midwest that will be used to support a week-long program for area dance students with a teacher from the Moscow Ballet.

Principle dancer/teacher Svetlana Todinova with the Moscow Ballet, which will be performing at the Orpheum in December, will be in Galesburg the first week of August. She will host an intensive program for approximately 40 area dance students at Harbach Theatre at Knox College, according to Orpheum President Kate Francis.

Knox will complement the dance instruction with workshops on physical therapy, dance history, nutrition, audition preparation, etc with local experts. The college will also provide lunch for participants. The week-long experience will culminate Aug. 5 with an evening meet and greet with Todinova and a student showcase at the Orpheum Theatre. This event will be free and open to the general public.