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Dance is a form of worship in Sufism

Dance is a form of worship in Sufism

Sufis are often misunderstoodBy Abigail Roberts | Contributor Have you ever seen photos or heard stories of twirling men with tall white hats and whirling white skirts? Sufism, a spiritual dimension of Islam, has faced discrimination, neglect and disparagement from both Muslims and non-Muslims alike. Although to the onlooker Sufi […]

by · April 13, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Editorials
Eric Moore, a MAHE student, shares his personal experience as an Airband participant.

Dances with wolves: one student’s perspective

MAHE student reflects on Airband experiencesBy Eric Moore | Contributor Early last spring, as Airband began to take over First West Wengatz, I was asked the fateful question: “Hey Erwok, do you want to do Airband with us?” Call it a lapse of insanity or divine inspiration, but I said yes. Now, […]

by · April 13, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
Junior Will Kercher and freshman Zach Winters take their masters of ceremonies duty very seriously, copiously preparing the best jokes for the big night.

Announcing the masters of ceremonies

Preparing for an act out of this worldBy Caroline Shapley | Echo From script writing and thoughtful planning to rehearsing, the 2018 Airband masters of ceremonies’ (MCs’) plan is to take the audience on a trip that is out of this world with laughter. Junior Will Kercher and freshman Zach […]

by · March 16, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
Airbands offer sneak peek

Airbands offer sneak peek

Hints about some of this year’s bandsBy Hannah Stumpf | Echo It has been under wraps for months. Nothing is more jealously guarded than an Airband’s theme. Luckily, three Airbands decided to indulge Taylor with a sneak peek: Gerig: Length: five minutes Practice Frequency: Twice a week starting the second week […]

by · March 16, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · News
A day in the life of Tracy Manning can easily be described as busy, but fulfilling.

Tracy Manning: A woman of many roles

Spotlight on a theater extraorinaire By Caroline Shapley | Echo   Director. Mentor. Mother. Creator. Professor.   These are just a few words that describe Tracy Manning, Taylor University’s director of theatre, co-chair and assistant professor of department of music, theatre and dance. From teaching acting theories, to long nights of rehearsals […]

by · March 2, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
Swing dancers from previous years in the swing dancing club. (Photograph provided by Shannon Smagala)

Getting in the Sunday swing of things

How the Swing Dancing Club has evolvedBy Brecken Mumford | Echo Sundays from 3—5 p.m. in the Kesler Student Activities Center (KSAC) aerobics room, a handful of students lace up their shoes, play big band jazz and dance the afternoon away. This is Taylor University’s Swing Dancing Club. The Swing […]

by · November 10, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
Moments make history

Moments make history

The first dance ‘production’ at Taylor UniversityBy Grace Hooley | Echo A moment is defined as “a brief period of time” or “importance,” according to the Oxford Dictionary. We wander through life seeking moments. Not flippant moments of mundane experiences, but instead we crave the broken and beautiful pieces of our lives […]

by · October 6, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
Students model what-to-wear and what-not-to-wear to A White Tie Event: (L) Junior Carolina Ortiz and senior Pablo Ortiz with their brother Jose Gabriel Ortiz and (R) senior Laura Koenig and her boyfriend Hayden Pottkotter (photos provided by Carolina Ortiz and Laura Koenig).

To dance or not to dance

DSEC hosts spring semi-formalBy Annabelle Blair | Echo Taylor’s third-ever spring semi-formal dance, A White Tie Affair, will be held in the LaRita Boren Campus Center Zurcher Commons on Saturday from 8:30–11 p.m. Organized by the Dance and Special Events Committee (DSEC), A White Tie Affair will incorporate formal attire […]

by · March 31, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · News
Flyer for Carnaval by Matt Morse.

Carnaval comes to Upland

DSEC and LSU partner together to create a Latin American celebration here at TaylorBy Brecken Mumford | Echo On April 8, the Taylor Student Organization (TSO)’s Dances and Special Events Committee and the Latino Student Union (LSU) are bringing Carnaval to Upland. Carnaval is a vast celebration in Latin culture, […]

by · April 1, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · News
Swing votes for swing dancing

Swing votes for swing dancing

Daniel Ford and Emily Love lead the dance club Sunday nights at 8 p.m.By Wren Haynes | Contributor Kick off your Sunday shoes and head to the KSAC. As of this year, Taylor has a new student group in the works—a swing dancing club. Junior Daniel Ford first had the […]

by · October 9, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment, News