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Collin Dance Ensemble Hosts Dance Fusion

Nov. 1, 2008 – The Collin Dance Ensemble and the Chaddick Dance Theater in Austin will be the featured performers at the annual Dance Fusion.

Shows are scheduled for 8 p.m., Friday, Nov. 14, and 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 15, at the John Anthony Theatre, located at the Spring Creek Campus, 2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway in Plano.

Tickets are available at the door and cost $8 general admission and $5 for students and senior citizens.

The Collin Dance Ensemble is nationally acclaimed having performed at the American College Dance Festival and receiving the Gala Award six times. The Collin College dance curriculum ranges from modern, ballet, tap, jazz, improvisation and more.

The college has played host to a number of renowned dance companies such as Pilobolus II, The Houston Metropolitan Dance Company, Elledanceworks Dance Company, Janice Garrett and Dancers, Battleworks Dance Company and others.

Founded in 1985 by dancer, teacher and choreographer Cheryl Chaddick, the Chaddick Dance Theater relocated from San Francisco to Austin and performs around the country.

According to the San Francisco Bay Guardian, “Cheryl Chaddick is a dancemaker of elegance and emotional subtlety, whose formal abilities support the emotional impact of her work. Company Chaddick is lively and sensuous…the work thrives on kinetic energy strictly controlled by logic.”

For more information, call 972.881.5107 or visit

Collin College serves more than 46,000 credit and continuing education students annually and offers more than 100 degree and certificate programs. The only public college in the county, Collin College is a partner to business, government and industry, providing customized training and work force development.