Oral History Collection

MAIN ENTRY: Akers, Suzanne
DATE OF INTERVIEW: February 17, 1984
LOCATION OF INTERVIEW: Lubbock, Texas
INTERVIEWER: Jan Blodgett
LENGTH OF INTERVIEW: 35 minutes
SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE: Suzanne Akers discusses Lubbock's appreciation for the art of Dance, as well as the Dance program at Texas Tech.
TAPE ONE, SIDE ONE:
Suzanne Akers
     Professional dancing
     Teaching; Tulsa, Oklahoma
     To Tech
Development of Tech dance program
     Lubbock Civic Ballet
          Akers' involvement
Children's Ballet
Religious dance groups
Problems of a studio owner in Lubbock
     Decline in students
Lubbock High dance program
     Students
     Performances
     Schedule
Students in professional dance
Tulsa Ballet
Civic Ballets in the United States
Potential for professional Ballet in Lubbock
Lubbock ballet audience
Lubbock's reception of dance
Neil Hess
    Dance program at West Texas State
     Amarillo's support of the arts
TAPE ONE, SIDE TWO: Tech dance program (again)
     Working with High schools
    Working with Music and Theatre Departments
RANGE DATES: circa 1938-1984
BULK DATES: 1963-1972