Weekly Announcements – March 23 to March 29


This Week: A message from John, Technique D Master Classes, Senior BFA Concert, Open Pilates Slots, Pilates Teacher Training Program, Gaga Intensive Summer Course, Job Opportunities, and Kudos & Shout-Outs.



I hope everyone had a good break and is returning rested and ready to tackle the rest of the semester.
Congratulations to all the choreographers and performers who attended ACDFA I heard good things about the work you showed and the festival.
Congratulations to Julia Ritter for her Grant Award from GAIA Centers of Rutgers University
GAIA Centers of Rutgers has awarded a major grant in international projects to:
Julia Ritter, Department of Dance, Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University–New Brunswick
Engaging Audiences through Immersive Performance: Innovations in Interdisciplinary Arts Practices and Cultural Management Strategies

Note About Rehearsal Space

Juniors if you are no longer using your weekly rehearsal space please inform Jacqueline so she may open that space up to other choreographers.

Note From Jacqueline

Senior Concert crew openings will be posted on Monday so if you still need hours for this semester see the call board between studio 111 & 112.


Monday March 24th

Technique D students you will have your make-up master class that got snowed out in February with Taryn Vander Hoop.
Taryn is originally from Wisconsin, where she received her BS in Dance, English Literature, and Spanish from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. While at UW, she was privileged to perform for Li Chiao-Ping Dance and Jin-Wen Yu Dance, as well as guest artists: Bill Evans, Larry Keigwin, Jeremy Nelson, and Lara Luis Malvacias. Upon graduation, she moved to NYC to pursue her MFA at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts in Dance Performance and Choreography. While in graduate school, she co-founded Summation Dance and is the Executive Director and Associate Artistic Director. She has produced sold-out performances at Baryshnikov Arts Center (BAC), Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), and Judson Memorial Church, as well as shown her own choreography at BAC, Danspace at St. Mark’s Church, Judson Memorial Church, Peridance, and New York Live Arts at the World Dance Alliance Festival. She has also been involved in projects with Gerald Casel Dance, Laura Peterson Choreography, and Sarah Holmes Danceworks, and performed the works of Andrea Miller and Sydney Skybetter. Additionally, Taryn studied at the Dance Education Laboratory (DEL) and is a DEL Foundations graduate. In addition to running Summation Dance, she is also a freelance Marketing Consultant and Yoga Instructor.


BFA Senior Concert e-flyer



The following Pilates slots are open to starting this week:
Mondays: 1:30p, 3:30p and 4:30p
Wednesdays: 3:30p



Screen shot 2014-03-24 at 9.35.22 AMPilates Teacher Training Flyer



Gaga is happy to offer an intensive for professional dancers and dance students age 18 and up in New York City from August 11-16, 2014!
Dates: August 11-16, 2014
Hours: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. on Monday-Friday and 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. on Saturday
Classes: Gaga/dancers, repertory, Gaga methodics
Location: Mark Morris Dance Center, 3 Lafayette Avenue, Brooklyn, NY
Price: $580 (this includes a non-refundable $150 registration fee)
*A 15% discount is offered for dancers who have previously participated in a Gaga Intensive!
To apply: ALL applicants must send a link to a one minute video, regardless of previous attendance. Share your passion to more and your skills. Please send your video link to office@leesaar.com. Once accepted into the intensive, you will be invited to register.
For additional questions, please contact Saar Harari at saar@leesaar.com

Other Upcoming Gaga Intensives

They are still accepting applications for the following intensives:

*A 15% discount is offered for dancers who have previously participated in a Gaga Intensive!  For more details and to apply, visit their website.


Dancewave is now accepting applications for the following internships:
Please send resume with cover letter to jobs@dancewave.org.


Pamela Levy interviewed by Mary Plummer for 89.3 KPCC, Southern California Public Radio. Read the article here.

BFA dance major Christian Lopez’s choreography Prevailing Beauty was selected to represent the Northeast region at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. as part of the national American College Dance Festival on June 4-7, 2014.
Congratulations to Christian and all his dancers, as well as Jacqueline Reid for her lighting design.
Congratulations to BFA senior Donna DeCotiis for her acceptance into the graduate program for Dance/Movement Therapy within the Creative Arts Therapy Department at Columbia College Chicago! As a very competitive program, accepting only 18 out of over 60 applicants each year and is accredited by the American Dance Therapy Association. Donna plans on continuing dancing while in Chicago and after graduation would like to work with children recovering from trauma, children with learning disabilities (down syndrome, autism, etc), and/or victims of domestic abuse and violence. Dance therapists are frequently hired in hospitals, rehabilitation centers, nursing homes, day cares, schools, and Donna hopes to help as many people as she can through the beauty of dance as an art. Congratulations again, Donna and all best wishes!

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