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The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The Ohio State team competes during Dhirana’s 11th annual competition at the August Wilson African American Center on Saturday.

11th annual Dhirana competition appreciates and embraces classical Indian dance

By Shreya Singh, Senior Staff Writer April 9, 2023
More than 200 people gathered in the August Wilson African American Cultural Center’s theater Saturday evening — along with 1,900 viewers on Youtube — to watch Dhirana’s 11th annual competition. Dhirana is Pitt’s premier collegiate classical Indian dance competition.
Members of Pitt’s South Asian Student Association sing during the SASA show in Bellefield Hall on Saturday.

South Asian Student Association’s annual SASA Show embraces Desi culture

By Shreya Singh, Senior Staff Writer March 26, 2023
More than 100 students gathered in Bellefield Hall Auditorium Saturday evening to watch the SASA Show — the South Asian Student Association’s annual dance showcase. The show featured performances from South Asian dance teams across campus representing different forms of dance.
FRESA at Pitt performs a dance.

How FRESA is turning a passion for Asian dance, pop culture into a Pitt community-builder

By Trinity Foster, Staff Writer January 19, 2023
FRESA, or Fresh Entertainment by Student Artists, is a Pitt student-led organization that explores Asian pop culture through dance and song, producing music videos mimicking that of Korean pop, Japanese pop or Chinese pop groups.
Opinion | Quitting dance was the best thing I’ve done

Opinion | Quitting dance was the best thing I’ve done

By Jameson Keebler, Staff Columnist October 30, 2022
With the distance I have gained I can still appreciate the beauty of ballet. I’m no longer sad that the chapter is over, but instead grateful that I got the opportunity to dance, and now I move on to what comes next.
Opinion | Dance is a sport

Opinion | Dance is a sport

By Emily O’Neil, Staff Columnist October 28, 2022
While I agree that dance is an artistic expression, simply referring to it as such tells dancers that we are valued less than other athletes.
Controlled Chaos on stage.

Pitt’s student-run hip-hop crew inspires, empowers members

By Elle Kenney, Staff Writer September 26, 2022
Controlled Chaos is a hip-hop dance club run entirely by students. Students choreograph their own dances and teach open classes every Tuesday from 9 to 10 p.m. in the Peterson Event Center Multipurpose Room.
A Council of Three Rivers American Indian Center youth dancer watches as a crowd gathers to touch a totem pole and honor the earth together at a mini pow wow in Schenley Plaza on Wednesday.

‘We’re still here’: Pow wow in Oakland honors, celebrates Native American culture through dance

By Patrick Swain, Staff Writer September 23, 2022
The pounding of drums boomed through campus as Native American dancers and artisans converged upon Schenley Plaza for a pow wow on Wednesday. The pow wow, a traditional display of Native American culture and heritage, was part of Pitt’s Indigenous Cultural Festival.
Dancers perform at Pitt Dance Ensemble’s “Awakening” at the Richard E. Rauh Theatre on Saturday.

Pitt Dance Ensemble hosts ‘Awakening’ spring concert

By Jessica McKenzie, Senior Staff Writer April 3, 2022
While preparing for Pitt Dance Ensemble’s spring concert, “Awakening,” junior microbiology and gender sexuality and women's studies major Emma Zawacki choreographed one of the most challenging tap dances she has ever performed.
The Pitt cheer and dance team performs on the sidelines of the Pitt vs. UNC game in November.

‘Wouldn’t trade it for anything’: Pitt cheer and dance team members talk gameday experience

By Jermaine Sykes, Staff Writer December 1, 2021
After not being on the field last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the cheer and dance teams returned to cheer on one of Pitt’s most successful football teams in the last 40 years. Members of the team enjoy their experiences as part of gameday.
Members of Pitt’s salsa club practice in room 501 in the William Pitt Union.

‘Just so much fun’: Pitt’s salsa club spices up students’ Sundays

By Sarah Demchak, For The Pitt News October 19, 2021
Salsa is a kind of music that moves dancers in a fast series of patterns and spins. Pitt students have the opportunity to try this style of dance out, either individually or paired, with Pitt’s salsa club.
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