Major Dance October 3, 2008 Our Dance program and its director, Dr. Miriam Giguere, are seeing years of work come to fruition. Our first class of dance majors begins this fall and construction is complete on our new dance studio, located right next to the Mandell Theater. On October 3rd, we’ll host a reception to show off the studio which has been named in honor of Ellen Forman, a pioneer in the Philadelphia dance scene. Later in the month, Philadelphia photographers JJ Tiziou, Bob Emmott and Bill Herbert will present a lecture on the art of capturing dance as a still image. The Drexel Dance Ensemble has three concerts in the works: Arrivals and Departures, ‘A Celebration of Bach,’ a collaboration with our Music program, and a spring concert that includes new work by guest choreographer Meredith Rainey of the Pennsylvania Ballet. Also in the Spring we’ll be hosting an exhibit of dance photography from the Smithsonian Institute entitled The Dancer Within , featuring the work of Rose Eichenbaum.