Weekly Announcements – August 30 to September 5

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This Week: A message from Julia, Important Resources and Reminders, EdM Dance Education Degree Advisement Appointments, Outside Opportunities, Interesting Reads, Kudos and Shout Outs, and NJ Film Festival Screening.


Dear Students, Faculty and Staff,

Welcome to another exciting year in the Dance Department of Mason Gross School of the Arts! This year is a year of anniversaries: Rutgers is 250 years old and Mason Gross is 40 years old! This means the year will be full of celebrations and special events.

I encourage you to check out every page on the blog here for information on guest artists and events and check back regularly for updates!

Wishing everyone a wonderful year!!

We will miss all our BFA students who are studying abroad a wonderful year full of adventures and fantastic dancing!

Students Studying at Trinity Laban Conservatoire in London
Brianna Figueroa
Jackie Carelli
Shannel Resto
Madison Wiggins

Alexis Palasciano

Students Studying at DanceJerusalem
Mariana Orozco Arango
Anna Gichan
Abraham Meisel
Jaclyn Priore
Micayla Wynn
Check out this photo of Mar, Anna, Abe, Jackie and Micayla after their first day of classes with Vertigo Dance Company!


DEAR STUDENTS: In order to give everyone more time for lunch between classes and a bit more breathing time…we’ve made changes to morning technique schedules. Please see below and make note for starting the year off right!

Monday through Thursday:
Ballet classes are 8:00AM to 9:30AM (one hour and 30 minutes)
15 minute break
Technique classes are 9:45-11:30AM (one hour and 45 minutes)
Lunch is 11:30-12:30

Friday Rotation:
Rotation classes are 9:30-11:30AM (two hours)
Lunch is 11:30-12:30PM
Repertory begins at 12:30pm


Student Schedules

All students, please check your schedules online to confirm that you’re registered for the correct classes. Students can check their schedule via:

Student Transcripts & Grades: https://sis.rutgers.edu/tags/
If there are any issues with your schedule, please contact Frederick Curry, Undergraduate Director, frederick.curry@rutgers.edu, or Faye Wang, Student Affairs Assistant, faye.tongwang@rutgers.edu, as soon as possible.

Important Registration Dates

Tuesday, September 8: Last day to DROP courses without a “W” (Withdraw) grade appearing on your transcript

Wednesday, September 9: Last day to ADD courses

Wednesday, September 9-Monday, October 26: Drop period WITH a “W” grade

NDEO Undergraduate & Graduate Student Organizations launching in September!
For more information, visit:
To Join the Facebook group, visit: https://www.facebook.com/groups/705021042950292/


If you are interested in tracking toward our five-year BFA+EdM or post-BFA  master’s degree track with PK-12 dance teacher certification you may self-book your appointments with Dr. Bashaw on-line here: http://drbarbarabashaw.appointy.com/

A reminder that EdM tracking students should be sure to make appointments with Dr. Bashaw every fall and spring semester.


Pictured Above: Hannah Sego, BFA 2015 and EdM Candidate 2016 teaching at Franklin Middle School


thINKingDANCE will host three post-performance “write-back” events after performances in the festival this September. Each event will resemble a talk-back combined with a mini-writing workshop, and will begin by leading and supporting audience members to cultivate and refine the written language they use to describe the dance event they have just witnessed.

This would be an excellent chance for students to hone their writing skills with some mentored feedback, and could easily go into syllabi as a ready-made assignment task. The “write-back” performances are as follows:

  • September 9th, Still Standing You by CAMPO, 7pm at The Painted Bride
  • September 11th, The Border by Jo Stromgren, 9pm at FringeArts
  •       September 19th, Soul Project  by David Zambrano, 8pm at Christ Church Neighborhood House


Viewpoints in Dance Education Article


Congratulations to Dr. Barbara Bashaw and alumna Jenna Kiefer, Kyle Georgina Marsh, and Cassandra Roberts, all graduates of the master’s degree in dance education (Ed.M.) program for their recent presentations in July at the Dance and the Child International 13th World Congress, a conference for professionals interested in dance practice for youth held in Copenhagen. Frederick Curry, Assistant Professor and and Undergraduate Director was also in attendance at DaCi this year.

To read more, check out these links – we are very proud of our faculty and alums!





Sunday, September 27 – Voorhees Hall 105-7PM

Free Food courtesy of Jimmy Johns will be given out prior to this screening of the New Jersey Film Festival!

Lords of BSV – Maria Soccor (Union, New Jersey)

Hailing from Bed Stuy, Brooklyln, Brukup is an exhilarating dance form that a group of young men and women follow like a religion, but it is also one that they continually re-invent. Using the foundation of the Brukup movement to enhance their free-form style of dance, they seek to escape the street life, and to become The Lords of BSV. 2015; 79 min. With an introduction and Q+A session with Director Maria Soccor! Co-sponsored by the Rutgers University Centers for Global Advancement and International Affairs (GAIA Centers)!

General Information


All programs begin at 7:00 PM. Films are screened in the order listed with a brief intermission between films for double and multiple-bills.


Voorhees Hall 105 (Near the corner of George Street and Hamilton Street),

71 Hamilton Street/College Avenue Campus, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey


$10 General Admission

$9 Students and Seniors

$8 Rutgers Film Co-op/NJMAC Friends

All films are subject to change. Call our information number 848-932-8482 the day of show to confirm titles.


Tickets are available on a “first-come-first-served” basis and can be purchased at the door beginning a half-hour before the start time. Advance Tickets are available to groups of 2 or more only. We do advance sales using Paypal. No single ticket advance sales. Advance Tickets for screenings will need to be purchased up to four days before a screening unless they sell out. Go to http://www.paypal.com. ; Use njmac@aol.com as the send money address. Tickets are $12 each in advance ($10+$2 processing fee). So for example 2 tickets would cost $24 Total. Include the names of those individuals that are coming in the memo box and the screening you are buying tickets for. Bring your receipt to the screening and present it at the door. The receipt is your ticket. We will have a list of those who pre-paid at the door as well. Advance Tickets are non-refundable. Call or email us for more info on Advance Ticket sales.


Voorhees Hall 105=Take the NJ Turnpike to Exit 9 and then take Route 18N (New Brunswick direction) and go for 2 1/2 miles to the College Avenue Campus/George Street exit and make a left at the light at the end of the exit ramp onto George Street, then go to the next light and make a right onto Hamilton Street, then go to the next light and make a right onto College Avenue. Almost immediately on your right hand side there is an University Parking Lot (#9) which is made available for our patrons to park in. Voorhees Hall is adjacent to the Zimmerli Art Museum and is 100 paces across the Voorhees Mall from Parking Lot 9. Patrons can also park in Rutgers Lots #1 (next to Kirkpatrick Chapel) and #16 (next to Murray and Milledoler Hall).

Map and Directions are also here: http://rumaps.rutgers.edu/?q=bnum:3013.

Note: Parking in the lots listed above are only for visitors to the University. Faculty, Staff, and Students must park only in lots they are authorized to park in.


New Jersey Film Festival

Rutgers Film Co-op/New Jersey Media Arts Center

Rutgers University Program in Cinema Studies

72 Lipman Drive   (#018 Loree Building – Douglass Campus)

New Brunswick, New Jersey, 08901-8525 U.S.A.

(848) 932-8482 phone (732) 932-1935 fax;

NJMAC@aol.com, NJMAC12@gmail.com e-mail;

Web Site: http://www.njfilmfest.com


The New Jersey Film Festival Fall 2015 is funded and sponsored in part by The Rutgers Film Co-op/New Jersey Media Arts Center; The Rutgers University Program in Cinema Studies/School of Arts and Sciences; Middlesex County Cultural and Heritage Commission/Board of Chosen Freeholders and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts; The Rutgers University School of Arts and Sciences; The Rutgers University Office of Academic Engagement and Programming, The Rutgers University American Studies Department; Rutgers University School of Arts and Sciences Honors Program; The Rutgers University Centers for Global Advancement and International Affairs (GAIA Centers); Confucius Institute of Rutgers University; The Rutgers Office of Undergraduate Academic Affairs ; Johnson & Johnson; WCTC/WMGQ; WRSU; The Home News Tribune; Jungle Software; New Brunswick City Market; Footage Firm; The Rutgers University Office of Community Affairs; The Rutgers University Digital Classroom Services Department; Design Ideas; Advanced Printing; Steven C. Schechter, Esq.; Share and Harris.

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