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Freed Center to host ‘Be the Groove’

Ohio Northern University’s Freed Center for the Performing Arts presents “Be the Groove” and the ONU Dance Company on Saturday, Oct. 2, at 8 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 3, at 2 p.m. Tickets are on sale now.
“Be the Groove,” a Chicago-based rhythmic performance ensemble, combines rhythm, percussion and movement in a high-energy show that both entertains and engages its audience. “Be the Groove” was formed in 2006 by Artistic Director Stephanie Paul and former Executive Director Davora Sides and quickly fostered a reputation for thrilling audiences in the Chicago community.
The ensemble has entertained crowds in several Chicago locales, including Millennium Park’s Pritzker Pavilion, the Harris Theater, Ravinia, Old Town School of Folk Music, as well as festivals such as Dance Chicago, Chicago Human Rhythm Project’s Windy City Rhythms and the Magnificent Mile Lights Festival. They can be found at various local schools, dance studios and camps captivating audiences with interactive performances and educational workshops that bond percussion and dance.
Tickets are $15 for general admission and $5 for ONU students. The Freed Center box office is open Monday through Friday from noon to 5 p.m., and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Phone orders are accepted with American Express, MasterCard, VISA or Discover by calling 419-772-1900. Tickets also are available online at

Community Workshop: Be the Groove to Host Community Dance Workshop

Saturday, Oct. 2, 2010 at 4:30 p.m. (meeting at 4:15 p.m.)

Put on your comfy dancing shoes and prepare yourself for a hip-hop workshop that will have you dancing for weeks. This talented dance company based out of Chicago will be coming to Ohio Northern to offer twenty lucky individuals between the ages of 13-18, a chance to experience the makings of a true hip-hop dancer.  Besides getting to work one-on-one with these talented performers, there is no charge and is an opportunity of a lifetime. Tickets and space are limited so order your ticket today to experience and witness the rhythm and dance of Be the Groove.