The Oakland Post

Photo courtesy of Take Root

Take Root: An experimental look into dance

Chelsea Bossert, Arts Reporter March 13, 2024

On Friday, March 8, and Saturday, March 9, Take Root — a dance company founded by Oakland University Assistant Professor of Dance Ali Woerner — took the stage to an excited crowd to perform and promote...

OU’s Bodies in Protest bring women’s empowerment to Elliott Tower

OU’s Bodies in Protest bring women’s empowerment to Elliott Tower

Olivia Chiappelli, Editor-In-Chief October 11, 2023

On Friday, Oct. 6, Oakland University’s Dance Department’s Repertory Dance Company hosted their fourth annual Bodies in Protest event at Elliott Tower. The event was originally created in response...

New Director of School of Music, Theatre and Dance: Dr. Elisabeth Hoegberg

New Director of School of Music, Theatre and Dance: Dr. Elisabeth Hoegberg

Payton Bucki, Content Editor September 13, 2023

Dr. Elisabeth Hoegberg was filled with nervous excitement when she first saw the position of Director of the School of Music, Theatre and Dance (SMTD) was open at Oakland University. Although the teaching...

Photo courtesy of OU Magazine

Seniors shine one last time at final dance recital

Arianna Heyman, Editor-in-Chief April 13, 2022

Four years of hard work paid off for the Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) dance majors this past week. On April 5 and 6, the seniors in the dance program at Oakland University performed their senior recital...

Recent OU alumna, Jenna Amore, and four other students gathered on Nov. 22 around Elliott Clock Tower to celebrate student accomplishments while protesting OU administration.

OU students turn dance party into protest

Grace Lovins, Senior Reporter January 19, 2022

On Nov. 24 as Elliott Clock Tower struck 1 p.m., five students gathered around for a dance party. Approaching the end of the semester, then senior, Jenna Amore, organized the dance party as a celebration...

Beaumont School of Medicine connects health and dance

Bridget Janis, Managing Editor January 20, 2021

Everyone loves a little cha-cha-cha, and the Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine has been doing Dance Medicine, M.D. (metro Detroit) to connect the fun of dance with the health benefits...

Special dance events running May 8 at DIA

Dance your way into the Detroit Institute of Arts this Sunday, May 8 for a fun-filled adventure into the world of American dance art from the years of 1830 to 1960. The event will feature several activities...

For dance majors at Oakland University, it is more than a hobby or a degree: it is a lifestyle. Dancing can bring students together and create lasting bonds.

Behind the scenes: Prepping for the final show

By Selah Fischer March 10, 2015

As the curtain opened, OU’s Bachelor of Fine Arts dance majors took the spotlight for their final performance at the university.On Saturday, March 7, seniors showcased their final level of choreography...

Love, luck and loss: the story of Sweet Charity

Love, luck and loss: the story of Sweet Charity

By Kaylee Kean March 19, 2014

The music, theatre and dance department is introducing its next musical production, Sweet Charity, opening this Thursday at 8 p.m. in the Varner Studio Theatre.The musical, originally directed by Bob Fosse,...

OU club Vitality Dance takes center stage at annual showcase

By Haley Kotwicki November 7, 2013

The curtains opened to expose 13 silhouettes on a dark stage. The blast of electronic feedback and a cyborg voice roaring “Sail” brought light on stage.The silhouettes shed the shadows and revealed...

Oakland dance instructor prepares for five years of teaching the art

By LeeAnn Brown September 3, 2013

This year Thayer Jonutz, choreographer, performer and teacher, will celebrate his fifth year with the Oakland University Repertory Dance Company. Jonutz has been dancing over twenty years, since his freshman...

Profile: Thayer Jonutz

August 29, 2013

Thayer Jonutz, choreographer, performer and teacher, will celebrate his fifth year with the Oakland University Repertory Dance Company this fall.Jonutz has been dancing since his freshman year in high...

Load More Stories
Activate Search
A Trusted Source of Independent Student Journalism since 1987.
dance