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February 7, 2006

MSSD hosts 24th annual Winter Dance Concert

From: Gallaudet - Feb 7, 2006


For more information, contact:
(202) 651-5340 (TTY/Voice).

The Model Secondary School for the Deaf (MSSD) will host its 24th annual Winter Dance Concert, Danza Latina, on February 16, 17, 18. The concert will be held in MSSD’s Theatre Malz, on the campus of Gallaudet University. You are cordially invited to see the show!

Danza Latina will feature MSSD students and guest artists performing a variety of modern dance genres, including Urban Jazz, Hip Hop, Jazz/Latino, Funk/Hip Hop, Contemporary, Latino Dance, Modern/Latino, and Modern Dance.

The concert will include the work of well-known choreographers, both deaf and hearing. The choreographers include Grace Cooney, Miriam Ganz, Buck Rogers, Bevin McNamara, Fred Beam, Debra Floyd, Tara Downing, and director/choreographer Yola Rozynek. In addition, there will be performances by eight guest companies: Ziva’s Spanish Dance Ensemble, Raider Boys Step Squad, Pennsylvania School for the Deaf’s “Philly’s Phinset,” Floyd Project Dance Company, Eleanor Roosevelt High School Dance Company, Wild Zappers/National Deaf Dance Theatre, Dakshina/Daniel Phoenix Sigh & Company, and Canae Weiss.

Performances will be held on February 16 at 10:00 a.m., and February 17 and 18 at 8:00 p.m.

For ticket reservations, e-mail, call (202) 651-5184 (Voice/TTY), or fax to (202) 651-5490. Tickets are $8 for adults, $7 for students and senior citizen (ID required). Group tickets for students are $3 per person.

To see photos from last year’s concert, visit the Performing Arts website at:

The Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center at Gallaudet University comprises two federally mandated demonstration schools for students who are deaf and hard of hearing and, provides training and technical assistance to families, professionals, and programs; identifies, develops, evaluates, and disseminates innovative curricula and materials; and improves education for deaf and hard of hearing students throughout the United States in collaboration with schools and programs from around the country.