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ON TAP: Entertainer, dancer, choreographer and teacher Harold "Stumpy" Cromer spoke to musical theater students enrolled in Wesleyan's Center for Creative Youth program July 2 in Crowell Concert Hall. Cromer also performed a tap dance for the students July 1 on campus. He became known on the vaudeville and nightclub circuit as "Stumpy" and emceed the Biggest Show of the Stars in the late 1950s, launching the careers of Bill Haley, Buddy Holly, Fats Domino, Frankie Avalon, Aretha Franklin, and Marvin Gaye.

Cromer was just one of several guests who met with Center for for Creative Youth participants. The center is a a summer pre-college program that offers quality arts education to prepare high-school students for success in future education and careers. CCY, which is sponsored by Wesleyan's Graduate Liberal Studies Program and the Capitol Region Education Council, emphasizes intercultural and interdisciplinary learning, critical thinking and leadership. Each class is designed to enhance students' problem-solving skills in music, theater, technical theater, creative writing, dance, and visual arts. Students participate daily in intensive major art form and interdisciplinary classes, culminating in performances and exhibits.
David Schorr, professor of art, spoke to CCY students July 22 in the Center for the Arts Theater. For more than 30 years, Schorr has taught the art of printmaking and drawing. He spoke to the students about his work and creative processes. (Photos by Olivia Bartlett)