Austin History Center

Timothy Hurst Dance Poster Collection

An Inventory of the Collection

Overview of the Collection

Creator: Hurst, Timothy
Title: Timothy Hurst Dance Poster Collection
Inclusive Dates: 1982-2001
Abstract: Tim Hurst founded Movin' Easy, a dance wear store, in Austin, Texas in 1981. Hurst is an avid supporter of dance in Austin and promoting dancing companies and their performances was a priority of Movin' Easy. The collection contains dance posters from local dance studios and performances dating from 1982 through the early 2000s.
Identification: AR.2014.052
Quantity: 2 linear feet (1 text box and 1 qAR box)
Location: Archives Stacks, qAR
Language: The records are in English.
Repository: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library, 810 Guadalupe, PO BOX 2287, Austin, TX 78768

Biographical Note

Timothy Hurst founded Movin' Easy in 1981 to provide Austin, Texas with quality dance wear. Supporting dance companies and advertising their shows is a priority for the store.

Scope and Contents

The approximately 150 posters, flyers and programs in this collection range in date from 1982 to the early 2000s and document a variety of types of dance performances and studios in Austin, Texas. Included are posters, flyers and programs from such dancers/choreographers, studios and organizations as Austin Ballet Theatre, Austin Contemporary Ballet, Ballet Austin, Dance Umbrella, Black Arts Alliance/Black Youth Dance Project, Ballet East, Roy Lozano's Ballet Folklorico de Texas, Heloise Gold, Sharir Dance Company, Jimmy Turner/Deaf Dance Deaf, Sarah Brumgart Dance, Texas National Dance Theatre, Texas Youth Ballet, Deborah Hay, Austin Dance Ensemble, Austin on Tap, Andrea Ariel, Sally Jacques, Ballet Folklorico Aztlan, Diana Prechter, Austin Contemporary Dance Company, Austin Dance Works, Austin Recreation Center Youth Dance Co., The Children's Dance Theatre of Austin, Flamenco Austin, Lucila Dance Productions, Nerve Dance Co., Slavin Nadal Ballet, and Steel Dance Company. Some of the posters have been signed by the performer. In addition there are posters promoting dance performance fundraising events and dance oriented fitness classes. Also included are a small collection of posters promoting local music, theatre and art shows from the 1980s and 1990s.


Collection is arranged in alphabetical order.


Restrictions on Access

Open to all users.

Restrictions on Use

The Austin History Center (AHC) is the owner of the physical materials in the AHC collections and makes available reproductions for research, publication, and other uses. Written permission must be obtained from the AHC before any publication use. The AHC does not necessarily hold copyright to all of the materials in the collections. In some cases, permission for use may require seeking additional authorization from the copyright owners. Consult repository for more details.

Index Terms

This record series is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.
Ariel, Andrea.
Gold, Heloise.
Hay, Deborah.
Hurst, Timothy.
Jacques, Sally.
Prechter, Diana.
Turner, Jimmy.
Austin Ballet Theatre.
Austin Contemporary Ballet.
Austin Dance Ensemble.
Austin Dance Works.
Austin on Tap, Inc..
Austin Recreation Center Youth Dance Co.
Ballet Austin.
Ballet East Dance Theatre.
Ballet Folklorico Aztlan.
Black Arts Alliance.
Children's Dance Theatre of Austin, The.
Dance Umbrella.
Deaf Dance Deaf.
Deborah Hay Dance Company.
Flamenco Austin.
Invisible, Inc..
Lucila Dance Productions.
Martin, Nina.
Nerve Dance Company.
Roy Lozano's Ballet Folklorico de Texas.
Slavin Nadal Ballet.
Sarah Brumgart Dance Company.
Sharir Dance Company/Sharir + Bustamente.
Steel Dance Company.
Texas National Dance Theatre.
Texas Youth Ballet.
Women and Their Work.
Austin (Tex.)
Dance companies.
Document Types:

Related Material

Archives and Manuscripts

  • AR.1991.001 Performing Arts Collection
  • AR.1991.012 Maline McCalla Papers - Austin Ballet Theatre, Paramount Theatre
  • AR.1998.002 Kate Bergquist Papers - Austin Civic Ballet
  • AR.1998.013 Ballet Austin Records (Austin Civic Ballet, Austin Ballet Society)
  • AR.1999.008 Austin Ballet Theatre Records
  • AR.1999.014 Powell Shepherd Papers - University of Texas Department of Drama (Theatre and Dance)
  • AR.2011.016 Tina Marsh Papers - Dance Umbrella
  • AR.2012.013 Roy Lozano’s Ballet Folklórico de Texas Records
  • AR.2005.007 Tapestry Dance Company Records
  • AR.2014.042 Johnson/Long Dance Company Records
  • AR.2014.051 Greg Easley Papers - Austin Contemporary Ballet

Oversize Archives

  • Dance at a Glance, 1985-86 qAR Box 011/042
  • "The Light of the Body: Solo/Trio. Deborah Hay Dance Company. May, 1983. qAR Box 013/051

Oral Histories

  • Recording No. 3191 Greg Easley interview about Stanley Hall


  • Ariel Dance Theatre
  • Arriba La Pantalla! Raise the Curtain (Ballet East Dance Company)
  • Austin Civic Ballet Footnotes
  • Austin Civic Ballet Newsletter
  • Austin Civic Ballet We're On Our Toes
  • Austin On Tap Newsletter
  • Austin Parks and Recreation Department Leaflet
  • Austin Parks and Recreation Department Schedule
  • Citizine
  • City of Austin Calendar of Events
  • Dance Umbrella Newsletter/News
  • Deborah Hay Dance Company
  • Defunk's Press: The Texas Music and Entertainment Magazine
  • DHDC (Deborah Hay Dance Company, The)
  • Foot Notes (Dance International)
  • Footlights (Ballet Austin Guild)
  • Footnotes (Ballet Austin)
  • In Motion (Dance Umbrella)
  • Insite (Austin Convention and Visitors Bureau)
  • Intermission (Ballet Austin)
  • Open Arts. Open Minds.: Long Center; The Art & Soul of Austin (Long Center for the Performing Arts)
  • Point to Pointe (Ballet Austin)
  • Rhythm & News (Tapestry Dance Company and Academy)
  • Round the Capitol Square (Austin Square & Round Dance Association)
  • Sharir Dance Company Newsletter
  • Tapestry, weaving dance into life (Tapestry Dance Company, Austin, TX)
  • Theatre Arts: An Occasional Newsletter for Patrons of the Arts (Theatre Arts Project)
  • Third Coast Jazz (Austin Dance Umbrella)
  • View Pointe (Austin Ballet Theatre)

Austin Files (text and photographs)

  • See the Austin Files binder for further breakdown of specific theaters and companies.
  • AF Dancing D0200

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Timothy Hurst Dance Poster Collection (AR.2014.052). Austin History Center, Austin Public Library, Texas.

Acquisition Information

Donor #: DO/2014/055

Donation Date: 2014

Processing Information

Finding aid created and encoded by Molly Hults in 2015.

Detailed Description of the Collection

Dance Posters, 1982-2001

Location BoxFolder
qAR 73/1 Andrea Ariel posters, undated
Box Folder
1 1 Austin Ballet Theatre fliers, undated
Location BoxFolder
qAR 73/2 Austin Ballet Theatre posters, undated
73/3 Austin Contemporary Ballet posters, 1989-1991, undated
73/4 Austin Dance Ensemble posters, undated
73/5 Austin on Tap posters, undated
73/6 Ballet Austin posters, 1984, 1991, undated
Box Folder
1 2 Ballet East posters and fliers, 1987-1990, undated
Location BoxFolder
qAR 73/7 Ballet East posters, 1999-2001, undated
Box Folder
1 3 Ballet Folklorico Aztlan flyer, 1989
4 Black Arts Alliance/Black Youth Dance Project fliers, 1985
Location BoxFolder
qAR 73/8 Black Arts Alliance/Black Youth Dance Project posters, 1987, undated
Box Folder
1 5 Dance Umbrella fliers and posters, 1983-1991, undated
Location BoxFolder
qAR 73/9 Dance Umbrella posters, 1982-1995
Box Folder
1 6 Deborah Hay poster and clipping, 1986, 1991
Location BoxFolder
qAR 73/10 Deborah Hay posters, 1982-1994, undated
73/11 Diana Prechter posters, undated
Box Folder
1 7 Heloise Gold posters, 1983, undated
Location BoxFolder
qAR 73/12 Heloise Gold posters, undated
Box Folder
1 8 Invisible, Inc. Studio flyer, undated
Location BoxFolder
qAR 73/13 Invisible, Inc. Studio posters, undated
03/01/015 Jeff Burke poster, 1983
Box Folder
1 9 Jimmy Turner/Deaf Dance Deaf flyer, 1989
Location BoxFolder
qAR 73/14 Jimmy Turner/Deaf Dance Deaf posters, 1991, undated
73/15 Roy Lozano's Ballet Folklorico de Texas posters, 1992
Box Folder
1 10 Sally Jacques flyer, undated
Location BoxFolder
qAR 73/16 Sally Jacques posters, undated
Box Folder
1 11 Sarah Brumgart program and flyer, 1983, 1988
Location BoxFolder
qAR 73/17 Sarah Brumgart posters, 1985, undated
Box Folder
1 12 Sharir Dance Co. programs, 1987-1990, undated
Location BoxFolder
qAR 73/18 Sharir Dance Co. posters, 1986-1995
73/19 Texas National Dance Theatre posters, 1987, undated
73/20 Texas Youth Ballet posters, undated
Box Folder
1 13 Assorted dance performance fliers, undated
Includes artists such as Barbara Hofrenning and Marilyn Yank.
Location BoxFolder
qAR 73/21 Assorted dance performance posters, 1985-1999, undated
Includes studios and artists such as Austin Contemporary Dance Company, Austin Dance Works, Austin Recreation Center Youth Dance Co., The Children's Dance Theatre of Austin, Dunya, Flamenco Austin, Lucila Dance Productions, Nerve Dance Co., Nina Martin, Slavin Nadal Ballet, Steel Dance Company, "Aquadance" by Dee McCandless, Lynn Raridon and Gene Menger.
Box Folder
1 14 Dance fitness classes, undated
Location BoxFolder
qAR 73/22 Dance fitness classes posters, undated
Box Folder
1 15 Dance performance fundraisers, 1985, undated
Location BoxFolder
qAR 73/23 Fundraising event posters, 1989-1992, undated
Box Folder
1 16 Movin' Easy bumper sticker, undated

Other Performing Arts Posters, 1983-1999, undated

Includes programs and posters from local theaters, musicians and artists such as Grace Broussard, Reggae Sunsplash, Poi Dog Pondering, Creative Opportunity Orchestra, Antone's Thirteenth Anniversary, Anneke, Live Oak Theatre, Capitol City Playhouse, Zachary Scott Theatre, Woman & Their Work, Austin Reader's Theatre, Esther's Follies, Afro-American Players, Carnival Brasileiro, Armadillo Christmas Bazaar and "Singles Night for Max".
Box Folder
1 17 Performing arts fliers, undated
Location BoxFolder
qAR 73/24 Other performing art posters, 1983-1999, undated