Southeastern Dance to join in National Water Dance

Friday, March 21, 2014
by: Tonya Lowentritt

HAMMOND – Southeastern Louisiana University's Department of Fine and Performing Arts' dance program will participate in the National Water Dance, scheduled on Saturday, April 12, at 3 p.m., near the Katrina Memorial Fountain.

Dance Coordinator Martie Fellom said the project is intended to bring attention to environmental issues, specifically water, by creating community awareness through the arts.

"The National Water Dance is a simultaneous performance across the country that will bring attention to the fragility of water through the talent of students in their arts in education programs," said Fellom. "Our dancers will join with 75 universities across the United States in this performance."

Dancers interested in participating must be able to attend all rehearsals, will need to wear all white for the performance, and must wear tennis shoes, although they can be any color, Fellom said. Rehearsals will take place in the Kinesiology Dance Studio from 2 to 3:15 p.m. on Thursday, April 3, Tuesday, April 8, and Thursday, April 10.

Fellom said dancers do not have to be Southeastern students, but they must be able to attend all rehearsals and have the required attire.

Interested performers should email Fellom at to confirm their participation by noon on Friday, March 28.


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