THE philosophy of the Podium Dance Project can be encapsulated with these simple words: take art to people. Organised by Dancing City (formerly the City Contemporary Dance Company 2), the project provides a welcome alternative in dance education. Since its foundation in February 1994, Dancing City has put much emphasis on dance education and development. And students of the University of Hong Kong will be the latest to benefit from the knowledge and talent of the group's professional dancers, who will perform their works next month at the university's main campus. Inspired by the popular New York Dancing in the Street show, the Podium Dance Project has already been seen at the University of Science and Technology, the Hong Kong Polytechnic University and the Chinese University of Hong Kong. It's inventive approach will see HKU students perform in the open after first taking part in a series of classes and workshops conducted by the project's dancers. The dance project features professional choreographers and dancers such as Mui Cheuk-yin, Zhang Xiaoxiong, Pun Siu-fai, Marie Hung, Ning Mingman, Yuppie Liu, Daniel Yeung, Iris Sun, Benjamin Chu, Lam Siu-yin and guest artist Kwong Wai-lap. All works performed at HKU will relate to campus life there. The dance project will run from March 11 to 19. A grand finale will be held on March 22 at Haking Wong Podium. The free performances are open to the public. For programme details call 2328-9205.