Barton History of Dance class to livestream virtual presentation, “Dancing Around the World”

dancers practicing
Members of Barton’s Dance Theater group rehearse a dance in the Fine Arts Auditorium earlier in the semester.

November 17, 2020
Story by Joe Vinduska
Photo by Sarah Fuller

***Due to technical difficulties, this event will be rescheduled. We are sorry for the inconvenience and will provide details for this performance at a later date! Thank you for your understanding!*** 

Barton’s History of Dance class will present "Dancing Around the World" at 7 p.m. Nov. 20. This virtual event will premiere via and  

The evening will be a culmination of the students’ final class projects, which involved learning a cultural dance to which they have a personal connection. During the presentation, students will share a brief history of the dance, demonstrate how to do it and teach the steps so the viewers can dance along in the privacy of their own homes.

Viewers with a competitive streak can film themselves or family doing one of the dances and submit it to our Dancing Around Great Bend contest. The recording showing the best representation of one of the featured dances will win a $20 gift card to Dillons. The wide array of dances presented include dances from Lebanon, Ethiopia, Ireland, Poland, Mexico, Russia and the Cherokee Nation, among others. 

For more information, contact Performing Arts Dance Instructor and Coordinator Danika Bielek at (620) 792- 9253 or To submit a contest entry, please go here: Dance Contest Submissions.

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