December 23, 2009

Owens Community College Welcomes Soul Street Dance Company, Jan. 8

PERRYSBURG TOWNSHIP, OH – Area residents are invited to enjoy an evening high energy movement and music that is part entertainment and art as Owens Community College’s Center for Fine and Performing Arts welcomes the Soul Street Dance Company to the Northwest Ohio region on Friday, Jan. 8.

Soul Street Dance Company’s Soul Sessions Dance Concert will begin at 8 p.m. in the Mainstage Theatre. Owens’ Toledo-area Campus is located on Oregon Road in Perrysburg Township.

“Owens Community College is proud to welcome one of the country’s leading dance touring groups to Northwest Ohio,” said Barbara Barkan, Owens Operations Manager for the Center for Fine and Performing Arts. “Soul Street Dance Company is known for captivating audiences with their unique style of dance, which features an array of gravity defying moves. Attendees will be on the edge of their seats in amazement of the group’s skills.”

Founded in 1996, Soul Street Dance Company is comprised of five professional performers who have mastered the art of dance ranging from Brazil’s capoeira to New York City’s break dance. Musical selections accompanying each Soul Session Dance Concert include Michael Jackson, James Brown, Leonard Bernstein, Nat “King” Cole and Earth, Wind & Fire to name a few.

Based in Houston, the group features a variety of dance styles and selections, including a mix of hip-hop, classical and new dance styles with urban-fashioned costumes and comic delivery. Soul Street Dance Company has entertained audiences worldwide and has made appearances at such prestigious venues as the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York City and The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., among many other locations.

Tickets for Soul Street Dance Company’s Soul Sessions Dance Concert are $20 for floor level seating and $16 for raised level seating for the general public. To purchase tickets, visit or contact the College’s Box Office. For more information about this event, contact the Center for Fine and Performing Arts at (567) 661-2787 or 1-800-GO-OWENS, Ext. ARTS (2787).

One of the fastest-growing higher educational institutions in Ohio, Owens Community College is a fully accredited two-year, state-assisted institution of higher education that has served Northwest Ohio since 1965. With a commitment to providing small classes, personal attention and unmatched affordability, the College serves the diverse academic needs of credit and non-credit students on the Toledo-area and Findlay-area campuses. Owens offers associate degrees that transfer to baccalaureate degrees in the Arts and Sciences and over 130 technical program areas in Agriculture, Business, Health Sciences, Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, Skilled Trades, and Engineering and Transportation Technologies. Owens students also can earn the first two years of a bachelor’s degree with a smooth transfer to any area four-year college or university. For more information, visit