October 25, 2006
For More Information, Contact: Kimberly Kreider (901) 333-4023
Memphian Comes Back to Teach
Wayne Smith to work with Dance Works and Idlewild School
Release written by Brenda Rayner
Giving students a chance to be Creative/Modern. That’s what Wayne Smith
will be doing at Idlewild Elementary with grades one through three in
their after school program on October 26-28. “We are trying to enrich
children’s lives with dance,” said Karen J. Zissoff
Exe. Director of Dance Works, Inc. The Dance Work, Inc. program is
housed at Southwest Tennessee Community College’s Union Avenue Campus
Wayne is a dance artist and educator whose background includes a range
of experiences in both dance and theatre. He currently teaches full-time
at Spelman College in Atlanta, GA in the Department of Drama and Dance.
Wayne, a native Memphian, earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in
Theater with a concentration in Dance (minor in Mathematics) from the
University of Memphis in Tennessee as well as earning a Master of Fine
Arts degree from the Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio in
Wayne does a great deal work with dance organizations Moving in the
Spirit (MITS) Dance Company and City Dance Ensemble in Atlanta. At MITS
& CDE he serves on the administrative boards and committees.
Additionally Wayne performs and choreographs with Project: Motion Dance
based out of Memphis, TN when schedule permits.
MASTER CLASS with WAYNE SMITH at Dance Works, Inc.
Saturday, October 28 from 10 a.m.-11:15 a.m.
Girls and Boys - Ages 7-10 years
Southwest - Union Avenue Campus
Verties Sails Bldg. (Linden and Manassas)
Cost: $10 per class
Wear: comfortable stretchable pants, t-shirt, and bare feet.
For more information contact: Karen J. Zissoff, executive director,
(901) 452-8811/ (901) 301-3262/
Sponsored in part by the Tennessee Arts Commission.