Posted by Mary Wimberley (copy by student writer Cathy Reisenwitz) on 2007-11-12

The Samford University Dance Ensemble will present a variety of dance styles in its fall show Nov. 15 and 16. Performances are at 7 p.m. in the Homewood High School Auditorium. The 12-member ensemble will perform hip hop, ballet en pointe and other dance styles.

Lisa Gibbs, the group's faculty mentor, wants to encourage people to attend, "because it is a great way to show our Samford community spirit and support for the emerging dance program," Gibbs said. "Live performance commands all your senses, and leaves you with a deeper understanding of what it means to be human."

Gibbs, an adjunct professor of dance and program support specialist, is also a professional dancer with Southern Danceworks.

Tickets are $5 for students and children, and $8 for adults. They can be purchased at the door or by e-mailing

About Samford University – Samford University is a premier nationally ranked private university deeply rooted in its Christian mission. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th oldest institution of higher education in the United States. U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 4th among regional universities in the South. Samford enrolls 5,619 students from 44 states, the District of Columbia and 29 other countries in its 10 academic units: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy, and public health. Samford also fields 17 NCAA Division I teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference.