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A routine dance rehearsal took a shocking turn when a junior dance minor broke through a pane of glass in the lobby of the Owen Fine Arts Center Sunday afternoon.

The dancer, whose name has been withheld per family request, was rehearsing a piece for SMU’s Brown Bag Dance series.

According to SMU police deparment‘s Sgt. Norris, the dancer was treated for her injuries at a local hospital and does not have any life-threatening injuries.

Daniel Borackzeski, the director of Brown Bag, was a witness to the accident.

“She is going to be okay,” Borackzeski said. “We are in complete shock. I’ve never seen anything like this.”

Witnesses said that the dancer was in the middle of a performance when the accident happened.

After the incident, the dancers relocated to a different room in Meadows to complete the dress rehearsal.

Alternate plans, if any, for the Brown Bag Dance series have yet to be announced.

However, Borackzescki hopes that the show can remain in the Owen Fine Arts Center’s lobby.

Junior dancer Katelyn McDermitt has her own predictions for the show.

“The show must go on,” McDermitt said.

The Brown Bag Dance series is slated to happen this week at noon Monday, Wednesday and Friday and at 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday.  

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