Mastering movement

Mastering movement

Twice a week, individuals with Parkinson’s disease are taught how to dance by a UTD professor. Professor Misty Owens spends her time outside of the classroom teaching Dance for Parkinson’s Disease classes at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital. She began instructing classes in 2003, and remains the only instructor in Dallas...

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Dallas-born dancer, New York performer brings versatility, teaches tap, modern, jazz

Dallas-born dancer, New York performer brings versatility, teaches tap, modern, jazz

The day she was born, her mother taught a tap-dancing class. Just like that, Misty Owens was tied to the art forever. At least, that’s how she feels. However, she hasn’t restricted herself to tap alone, and her choreography for the ensemble this semester has brought together contemporary and tap...

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The Art of Dance

The Art of Dance

It has been 20 years since the start of the dance program at UTD, and this year’s fall dance performance, “Score,” will commemorate the program’s success in the last two decades. Choreographed by three dance instructors, the dances are primarily contemporary style with one tap dance piece by lecturer Misty...

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