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Evanston Township High School launched a partnership with Northeastern Illinois University last spring as part of an engagement program with Philadanco Dance Company. Northeastern was awarded a $3,600 grant from Arts Midwest Touring Fund for an outreach performance at Northeastern with local K-12 schools in October.
ETHS students Stephanie Black, Leah Chiss, Ania Gary, Shanice Greene, Madeline Pimlott, Grace Viner, and Jessica Wilson were able to participate in master classes with members of Philadanco, increasing the appreciation of dance among communities as well as expanding knowledge and access to dance arts. ETHS teacher and director of the ETHS Dance Company Jennifer Foss worked with students to facilitate the project.