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Galloway, N.J. - Stockton University will host more than 200 high school students on Friday, Oct. 26 for Experience Dance Day.

Experience Dance Day allows high school juniors and seniors the opportunity to explore and experience what it would be like to study dance at the college level.  Participants take a variety of movement classes with Stockton faculty and guests, alongside current Stockton dance program students. 

The dance workshops in modern, jazz, hip-hop and contemporary will be held from 10 a.m. to 12:50 p.m. in the dance studios, followed by a discussion on dance in college from 1-1:30 p.m. 

Participating students are coming from throughout New Jersey and Philadelphia.  Several area high schools have registered to bring groups of students, including the Ocean County Vocational School of Performing Arts Academy (38 students) Gloucester Institute of Technology (33 students), Vineland High School (12 students), Atlantic County Institute of Technology (22 students), Absegami High School (22 students), Egg Harbor Township High School (12 students), Cedar Creek High School (17 students), Oakcrest High School (15 students), and Union City High School (15 students.)

Classes will be taught by Stockton Dance Faculty: Rain Ross, Associate Professor of Dance; Caitlin Quinn Pittenger, Assistant Professor of Dance; Beau Hancock, Assistant Professor of Dance; Chandra Moss-Thorne, Visiting Artist in Dance.  In addition, they will be joined by guest artists and master teachers Caroline Fermin, Ellie Goudie-Averill, and Erin Pasko.

Fermin, a choreographer  from New York City, is creating a new work for Stockton’s dance program, and Ellie Goudei-Averill of New York City, a co-director of the Stone Depot Dance Lab.