This week we’re with Louise Leise, a dance teacher in Downtown Longmont Creative District, Colorado Certified.
Louise believes that all of the emotions that exist can be expressed through dance. Dance is an expression of oneself, whether it’s for her or any of her dancers, it’s a way to express who they are.
In case you missed it, make sure to watch the making of this episode with Louise – Behind the scenes: Art and joy of learning to dance with Louise Leise.
Louise (Ogata) Leise is a Colorado native, a Sansei (second generation, U. S.), born and raised in Boulder, Colorado. She majored in theater in college and started teaching for the City of Boulder’s dance program in 1979. She soon became the Dance Director and developed and increased the program enrollment four fold in the four years that she directed the program. In 1985, she and her husband established Dance Dimensions in Longmont, Colorado. Dance Dimensions has produced many dance professionals including both of her daughters, who both teach and choreograph nationally and now mentor and teach at Dance Dimensions. Louise’s family is blessed and honored by the thousands of children who have participated for the past 30 years in the Dance Dimensions’ experience.
[box type=”note” style=”rounded” border=”full”]Learn more about Louise’s dance studio at dancedimensions.net →[/box]
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Season Three of Beyond the Gallery is made possible by Colorado Creative Industries. A division of the Colorado Office of Economic Development & International Trade, Colorado Creative Industries sees a future where Colorado is a premiere “Creative Economy.” They strive to create a strong brand identity, a Top 10 reputation, and create significant and sustained investment in the creative sector where creative entrepreneurs and enterprises will flourish.
How do you express your emotions through your art?
Through dance? Painting? Writing? Consider commenting below with your thoughts.