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American Dance Festival

June 12 at 12:00 PM - July 26, 2014 at 10:00 PM

Durham NC at Duke University

Sending one PCDC member, Rachel Rapkin, to 6 week dance education conference.


                  2014/2015 Expectations for PCDC member Rachel Rapkin and PCDC Benefits


Rachel Rapkin, PCDC member will share the following dance experiences to PCDC fall 2014

& spring 2015, after attending the American Dance Festival conference, June 12, 2014 - July 26. The experiences Rachel brings to PCDC will enhance the choreographic and performance quality of all PCDC members’ endeavors.


  1. Rachel Rapkin will translate her ADF experiences choreographically and create choreography for PCDC members for the 2014 Winter and 2015 Spring performances. Thus the PCDC choreography will illustrate the latest contemporary dance performance trends.
  2. PCDC members in the choreography will explore new ways of moving, creating dance phrases,

looking at dance as a performance art and how the audiences view dance.

  1. Present a lecture demonstration/power point review of her ADF summer conference experience. The lecture will enhance PCDC’s understanding and appreciation of the art form and its cultural and historical significance.
  2. Share a new contemporary modern dance style by teaching a class to PCDC members.
  3. Share a historical modern dance style by teaching a class to PCDC members.
  4. Share an international cultural style of dance by teaching a class to PCDC members.
  5. Will mentor current and emerging PCDC choreographers/dancers in 2014/2015 and provide feedback for “choreography in progress” rehearsals.-------------------------------------

Purdue Contemporary Dance Company


March 29, 2014 – 10:30am


Members present: Carol Cunningham-Sigman (faculty advisor), Chelsey Garn (president), Rachel Retherford (treasurer), Rachel Baum, Maggie Blake, Briana Hernandez, Alan Katter,

Mallory McAfee, Emily Messmer, Jill Miser, Megan Morris, Rachel Rapkin, Sara Satterly, Amberly Simpson, Marissa Ulie, Sarah Wiltgen, Ebony Woodard


• PCDC member, Rachel Rapkin, selected to attend the 6 week American Dance Festival

Conference, June 12, 2014 - Saturday, July 26, 2014


• ADF Tuition and dormitory fee/payment Approved for the conference.

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