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Maggie Kowalski, Emilee Casabella, Grace Lyon, Madi Moorhead and Kaitlyn K perform Layers...and whats in between, choreographed by Theresa Bautista, at UK’s Rooted Forces dance performance on Thursday, Jan. 26, 2023, at Guignol Theater in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Mark Cornelison

UK’s ‘Rooted Forces’ dance performance shares stories of struggle

Kristen Roberts, Reporter February 1, 2023

The UK Department of Theatre and Dance held its annual dance performance “Rooted Forces,” the third of five faculty-led productions to be put on this school year, Jan. 27-29 in Guignol Theater. Dancers...

The Kentucky cheerleaders dance around before the game against Mississippi State on Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020, at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky. Kentucky won 80-72. Photo by Jordan Prather | Staff

UK Cheer and Dance teams to compete at Nationals

Braden Ramsey April 27, 2021

During brisk fall nights at Kroger Field and afternoon action at Rupp Arena this year, fans undoubtedly noticed a number of differences. Fewer spectators in the stands was the most glaring, but it wasn’t...

Students participate in a line dance during the 24 hour DanceBlue marathon at 3:06 a.m. on Sunday, March 1, 2020, at Memorial Coliseum in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Jordan Prather | Staff

Format changes but spirit remains for beloved fundraiser

Natalie Parks March 22, 2021

The scene is almost unimaginable now: hundreds of University of Kentucky students in close proximity in one room, sweating together, laughing together, crying together. Not only do they not shirk from...

Name, Face, Likeness, Talents: What if UK student-athletes could profit off their image?

Maggie Davis February 1, 2020

Makayla Epps is used to being recognized. It started when she was young and hanging out with her dad, Anthony Epps, a former UK basketball player from the mid-1990s.At the time, she didn’t know that...

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‘Passion through the movement’: UK Dance Ensemble prepares for spring concert

Sabrina Haines April 9, 2019

The University of Kentucky Dance Ensemble will host a spring concert on April 13 for its final performance of the academic year.The spring concert will feature a diverse array of choreography that will...

Students gathered around the student centers social staircase to enjoy the informal showcase.

UK students show off their talent and talentlessness at SAB event

Addison Lander March 27, 2019

On the evening of March 26, students who entered the student center by the social staircase were greeted with a wide variety of performances from other students, ranging from singing to juggling to even...

The Student Center Ballroom was filled with students celebrating the fourth annual Underground Formal.

Underground Formal hosts fourth year of ‘prom’ experience

Kamilah Williams March 2, 2019

The Student Activities Board, Underground Perspective, the MLK Center, the Office of LGBTQ* Resources and the Elite List gave students a chance to go back to prom as a college student. On March 1 from...

The fourth annual Underground Formal will be held on Friday, March 1, from 8 to 11 p.m.

Underground Formal offers students ‘a night off’ for 4th year

Hannah Moore February 28, 2019

Students can join the UK’s Student Activities Board, Underground Perspective, Martin Luther King Center, The Elite List and the Office of LGBTQ* Resources for a memorable night of dancing and socializing...

The Lyric Theatre and Cultural Arts Center will be hosting the Allegro Dance Projects performance Forthcoming.

Allegro Dance Project will move to move others

Addison Lander January 12, 2019

At 7 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 12, at the Lyric Theatre and Cultural Arts Center, the Allegro Dance Project will be performing its show titled “Forthcoming.” This performance marks the beginning of its...

Womens basketball head coach Matthew Mitchell performs with the dance team during Big Blue Madness on Friday, Oct. 12, 2018 at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Ky. Photo by Jordan Prather | Staff

Matthew Mitchell calls Ciara’s shout out ‘incredible’

October 23, 2018

Matthew Mitchell’s dance at 2018 Big Blue Madness might not have been his best or most creative, but it probably is one of his favorites because of the recognition he’s received from it. At Big Blue...

Tayvho Akpan, a University of Kentucky student studying music production, is known on campus and across Lexington as the Dancing Kid. Akpan never danced for the attention, but rather for his long-standing passion for music. 

Campus ‘Dancing Kid’ wants to become friends with his fans

Nick Mills April 4, 2018

Tayvho Akpan was waiting at the bank at Nicholasville Mall, anxiously awaiting to find out if his check, which was over 60 days old, would successfully go through.  After receiving word that his check...

‘Alice in Wonderland’ to premiere at the Lexington Opera House

Lauryn Haas March 26, 2018

Alice has fallen down the rabbit hole again, but this time Wonderland looks a lot like Lexington.Alice in Wonderland is a new addition to the Bluegrass Youth Ballet repertoire and will premiere this weekend...

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