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K-State Today

November 14, 2016



Associate professor of dance presents Tap to Togetherness at two national conferences, travels to Ghana

By School of Music, Theatre, and Dance

K-State's Tap to Togetherness, a program that promotes adult-child interactions while stimulating social, cognitive and physical development through participation in dance, gained national recognition at two conferences in October.

Julie L. Pentz, associate professor of dance and associate director of the School of Music, Theatre, and Dance, and Janice Schroeder, parent educator for Manhattan Parents as Teachers, presented Tap to Togetherness at the International Parents as Teachers Conference Oct. 17-19 in St. Louis, Missouri. While in St. Louis, Tap To Togetherness was featured on Fox 2 Now and KPLR 11.

Pentz and Schroeder also presented the program at the National Dance Educators Organization Conference Oct. 6-10. in Washington, D.C.

The Tap to Togetherness program went international in May 2016 when the team traveled to share the program with the people of Ghana, Africa, in partnership with the Dagra Music Center. Read more about the team's trip to Ghana

Zach Weaver, associate producer and director in the Division of Communications and Marketing, documented the travels of the Tap to Togetherness team and produced a video of the trip. 

For more information about the Tap To Togetherness program, contact Pentz at jpentz@-state.edu.