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Anne L. Halpern Washington Metropolitan Area Dance collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS2218

Collection Scope and Content

This collection contains performance programs, posters, fliers and newspaper clippings. The material deals with various dance companies performing in the Washington metropolitan area in the 1960's ,1970's and early 1980's. The collection material dates from 1963-2004.

Ballet companies mentioned include: the Georgetown Workshop, and Georgetown dance Studio Inc., CODA(Contemporary Dancers of Alexandria), The Washington Dance Repertory Company, the National Ballet, the George Washington University Dance Co. and Dance Studio.

The bulk of the materials are performance programs for both the Georgetown Dance Studio Inc. and CODA.

Dates

  • 1963-2004

Creator

Restrictions on Access

Some records may be restricted.

Restrictions on Use

Some material may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the patron's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections.

Historical or Biographical Note

The Georgetown Dance Studios Inc. was co-founded by Jan Van Dyke (1941- ) and John Gamble in 1967. Jan Van Dyke has been an active member of the Washington Metropolitan dance community since her graduation from George Washington University in 1967 with a M.A. in dance education. Along with co-founding Georgetown Dance Studios Inc., she established her own dance studio, Dance Place, located in Adams Morgan, in 1972. CODA(Contemporary Dancers of Alexandria) and Dance Studio are two Washington Metropolitan Area dance studios founded by Hedi Pope(1924 - ). Hedi established and ran Dance Studio in Alexandria, Virginia from 1947 - 1980. CODA was created in the late 1970's and was a premier local dance group that performed through the 1980's. Hedi Pope has trained three generations of students including Jan Van Dyke.

Extent

0.5 Linear Feet

Language

English

Abstract

The Georgetown Dance Studios Inc. was co-founded by Jan Van Dyke (1941- ) and John Gamble in 1967. Jan Van Dyke has been an active member of the Washington Metropolitan dance community since her graduation from George Washington University in 1967 with a M.A. in dance education. Along with co-founding Georgetown Dance Studios Inc., she established her own dance studio, Dance Place, located in Adams Morgan, in 1972. CODA(Contemporary Dancers of Alexandria) and Dance Studio are two Washington Metropolitan Area dance studios founded by Hedi Pope(1924 - ). Hedi established and ran Dance Studio in Alexandria, Virginia from 1947 - 1980. CODA was created in the late 1970's and was a premier local dance group that performed through the 1980's. Hedi Pope has trained three generations of students including Jan Van Dyke.

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Physical Location

Materials are stored off-site, and will require additional retrieval time. Please contact the Special Collections Research Center for more information.

Acquisition Information

The Anne L. Halpern Washington Metropolitan Area Dance collection was donated by Anne L. Halpern in 2007. A second small donation was made, January 31, 2011 (2011.005) A third small donation was added February 21, 2018 (2018.009)
Title
Guide to the Anne L. Halpern Washington Metropolitan Area Dance collection, 1963-2004
Status
Completed
Author
Special Collections Research Center, The George Washington University
Date
2018
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center, The George Washington University Repository

Contact:
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Washington 20052 United States of America