Weekly Announcements – March 8 to March 14

hr_20131202_Rutgers_Christopher.Duggan_046This Week: A Message from Julia, Technique Rotation Schedule, Upcoming Events, and Professional Opportunities and Intensives.


Congratulations to all choreographers, dancers, lighting designer, stage managers of the Spring Dance Concert – what a fantastic weekend of work! Many thanks to John Evans for guiding students towards beautiful lighting designs and for overall concert management. Many thanks to Randy James and Keith Thompson for mentoring choreographers. Next up – ACDFA (merde to all involved), spring break and then BFA Senior Concert.
Spring into Dance!!!!


Screen Shot 2015-03-08 at 6.03.31 PMUPCOMING EVENTS

Extension Division Presents American Ballet Theatre Day at Mason Gross

Sunday, March 22, 2015 from 1 to 8pm

Master classes, workshops, and special performances by the American Ballet Theatre Studio Company. Click here for more information.


Labonotation Workshop

The Dance Notation Bureau (DNB) is hosting a two-week intensive workshop in Elementary Labanotation from Monday, June 15 through Friday, June 26. Classes will be held at the DNB and a private dance studio in New York City. The Faculty will include professional notators from the DNB.

Please view flyer below for more information: 2015 Elementary Labanotation Workshop

Audition to Study with Shen Wei Dance Arts and

Stefanie Batten Bland this summer in NYC!

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Dancewave is excited to announce their new summer opportunity for dancers ages 18-24!
Dancewave’s Advanced Summer Dance Intensive (ASDI) features training opportunities with Shen Wei Dance Arts and Stephanie Batten Bland on historic Governors Island in NYC!


If you have any questions, feel free to contact Dancewave at school@dancewave.org.

Equilibrium Choreography Showcase

The Equilibrium Choreography Showcase was created to provide young choreographers a platform to share their work. Presenters will be able to receive feedback from fellow artists and make connections through their work. Their first show will take place on May 21st, 2015.

The night will consist of two performances, choreographers must be available for both shows. Submissions in any stage of the creative process are welcome and can be up to 10 minutes in length. Works of any dance style are invited to apply.

Furthermore, choreographers will receive a video of their work and professional photos from the evening’s performance. After the show, the audience will be invited to stay for a talk-back session and open-bar.

Information about this showcase and how to submit is available here

Charlotte New Music Festival, Dance Co-Lab

Summer-study opportunity for the dancers!


There are several dance positions and two on-campus choreographer positions that are open to be filled for this summer’s Dance Co-Lab intensive by the Charlotte New Music Festival. They are re-opening applications for these positions and will keep the application process open until April 11th (or until positions are filled, dancers submitting earlier are therefore more likely to be accepted).

Overview: June 15-17th

All dancers/choreographers will be able to have daily rehearsals, be mentored by dance professionals, take master technique classes and choreography classes by the 2015 featured Dance Faculty: Vincent E. Thomas (TU), Janet Lilly (UNCG), E.E. Balcos (UNCC), Ashley Suttlar Martin (WU, Charlotte Ballet), Jackie O-Toole (JCSU), Lauren Skrabalak (WU), Bianca Morgan (UNCC), Arlynn Zachary (CNMF), Rayni Collins (Dance/Movement Therapist), and Ellen Brown (Massage Therapist).

Each choreographer will work side-by-side with their own designated composer to create an original work that participating dancers will perform to, showcasing the culmination of everyone’s efforts in a finale showcase the last weekend of the festival (performed to live music by professional musicians)!

More Info:

The following is a link to one of Dance Co-Lab’s promo videos (more videos are available on their youtube site): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pHGcNDl2Gts

Below are two of Dance Co-Lab’s festival posters

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For more information on the festival (and to read Charlotte New Music Festival’s fantastic testimonials from summer 2014): www.charlottenewmusic.org/dance


Send Arlynn Zachary, Director of Dance, an e-mail at of interest at dance@charlottenewmusic.org and she will contact you with an entry form to fill out.

Summer 2015 Internship Program in DC 

Dance Place is seeking college students and recent graduates interested in learning how a thriving dance center operates from the inside out. The experience will enhance participants’ abilities to shape sustainable, creative careers. Interns are selected for specific departments including: technical theater, production, development, arts administration, marketing and youth development. Internships are available with housing provided, or if you are located in the DC area consider the non-housing option!

They are currently accepting applications for our Summer 2015 Internship Program. The internship would begin May 26th and end August 16th. The application deadline is March 31st, no later than 6pm!

Provided is a link to their website that explains in further detail the positions they have available and how to apply. Please send all applications via email to internships@danceplace.org.


Periapsis Music and Dance

Periapsis Music and Dance is a small performing arts non-profit in New York, building free resources for choreographers related to working with music, musicians, and composers.  These include an international list of composers interested in dance collaborations, plus informational pages covering various practical, logistical, and artistic issues that may come up when working with music. It’s an ongoing project that they will continue to develop over time.

While intended for young, freelancing professionals, Periapsis Music and Dance believes these resources would be of interest to students, as well as to more established artists who would like to deepen their involvement with music and musicians.

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