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Barton Dance Department to host “Barton Cougar Dance Day”

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Dancers participate in the choreography session during last year’s Barton Cougar Dance Day.

January 25, 2023
Story by Joe Vinduska
Courtesy photo submitted

Barton Community College’s Dance Department invites all dance students aged 13-19 to be a college dance student for a day at the third annual “Barton Cougar Dance Day” from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 24 in Studio 34 on the Barton Campus.

Participants will take short dance classes, attend dance information seminars, rehearse with Barton’s dance company, Barton Dance Theatre, and more.

Fine and Performing Arts Coordinator and Dance Instructor Danika Bielek said this unique college visit is a fun and collaborative experience for teens of all ages who enjoy dancing.

“Our Dance Day is an event I really look forward to,” she said. “It’s such a great, positive experience to get the dance community together and share what dancing in college is really like. Dance studio instructors are also welcome to join us as well. We are inviting all dancers to spend the day with us in our excellent dance studio to engage in doing something they enjoy and get a free lunch. You just can’t beat that. If you ever wondered what dancing in college is like, then sign-up!”

To sign up for Barton Cougar Dance Day, please visit the registration form.

For more information, contact Bielek at or (620) 792-9253.