Weekly Announcements: September 17th – September 21st


This Week:   Audition opportunity, Important Messages from Keith, Julia, Colleen and Kean Stage, Week 2 Ballet & Technique Rotation Schedule, Important Reminders, Student Opportunities, Health & Wellness and Friday’s Rotation Schedule.


Audition Opportunity!

TDH Audition

Toscana Dance HUB is holding auditions for students on October 21st, 2018! Email to find out more information on how to register.

TDH provides three weeks of intensive dance and music training for dancers ages 16-25 with world renowned dance artists, choreographers, and master teachers. The goal behind the program is to reach beyond geographical and cultural borders and to offer a creative environment of growth, research, and self-discovery.

The audition will take place on Sunday, October 21st from 12:00-6:00 PM, at 111 2nd Avenue, between 6th and 7th Street. If students are unable to attend, they are welcome to email Giada Ferrone at toscanadancemusichub@gmail.com  or visit the website at http://www.toscanadancehub.com/ for further information.

About Toscana Dance HUB:
Toscana Dance Hub is a multi-layered platform serving as a training, performing and producing entity. Led by a group of international art makers (dances, choreographers, musicians, and composers), it fosters artisitc collaboration and encourages an open dialogue focused on our responsibilities as members of the global community.


Important Messages

  • SWIPE ACCESS IS READY!  If you are still having trouble using your ID card to enter the buildings, please e-mail Colleen colleen.k@rutgers.edu with your net id & what building you couldn’t swipe into.
  • BFA Freshman or Sophomores that are planning to audition a piece for the student concert should come to the Dance Office, sign up for studio space and email Keith (kthompson@mgsa.rutgers.edu) your intentions. This applies to all BAs as well.
  • For All Student Choreographers: Please remind the dancers you are collaborating with to bring their med kits to your rehearsals. In addition, as choreographer, we recommend you always have your med kit accessible. Thank you for demonstrating your professionalism by creating a supportive and creative working environment.


Kean Stage:

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Kean Stage would like to offer Mason Gross students and faculty $10 tickets (regularly $65 to $85) to see Tony Award-winner Bebe Neuwirth (ChicagoSweet Charity) at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15 or 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16 at Enlow Recital Hall, 215 North Ave., Hillside, on Kean University’s East Campus.
Tickets must be purchased by phone at 908-737-7469. Use the code LILITH. This offer is not available online.
Direct questions to Mary Ann Bourbeau, Kean Stage marketing assistant, at mbourbea@kean.edu.

Week 2 Ballet & Technique Schedule


Week 2 Ballet Technique

*Please Note: Sound in Studio 111 is down. Please use the portable speaker in the
Dance Office.


Dance Assembly 
Wednesday, September 19: 12:35PM-1:55PM, STUDIO 110
  • Richard Carlson from CAPS (Counseling, ADAP, & Psychiatric Services Program) to speak about wellness, success and artistic growth.

Required for BFA Majors; Dance Graduate Students, BAs & Dance Minors encouraged to attend!



If you are still looking for dancers for your pieces post a notice on the bulletin board and also feel free to submit your call to our newsletter page here:


Student Opportunities:

Student Volunteer’s Needed:

Ashe Husein, a part-time lecturer and photographer for the Rutgers School of Communication and Information, is looking for 2 to 4 ballet students for a photo shoot on campus. The purpose of this shoot is to, “emphasize the dancer’s strength, flexibility, athleticism and artistry”. The photos taken will be used for his portfolio and, “to create a series”. Volunteers will be able to receive copies of the photos, so this is a great opportunity to get some of your own images for your portfolios as well as get some volunteer hours!

To check out some of his photographs, check out his Instagram and Portfolio page.

For other volunteering opportunities visit Rutgers Office of Community Affairs

Rutgers Learning Centers: Offers peer-led tutoring, academic coaching, writing coaching, academic success workshops and many more. Please take some time to view the flyers and check out the Rutgers Learning Center website for more information. To sign up for an academic or writing workshop, click here


Academic Success                                                                                                 Team Coaching

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Writing Workshop Series Sign Up

Writing Workshop Series


Study Abroad this Winter!


Study Abroad

The course Lifestyles of the Mediterranean combines theoretical lectures, field trips, excursions and interactive educational activities to cover the fundamental principles and components of the Mediterranean lifestyle, i.e., the adoption of the Mediterranean diet, the promotion of a physically active lifestyle, and other lifestyle habits that have been found beneficial for health.

Term: Winter 2019
Credits:  3
Date: Jan 2-15, 2019 (Note: Program begins Jan 2, 2019 at 7pm in Athens. Please arrange to arrive accordingly)
Program Cost: $3,300 – Undergraduate/NJ Residents

Application Deadline: October 1, 2018

Take a sneak peek into this course: https://goo.gl/aH9Lxc

For any specific questions, please contact Saharish Javed, the Study Abroad Program Manager via email at saharish@rutgers.edu

For more information about the course, visit Lifestyles of the Mediterranean – Winter 2019 

For other study abroad opportunities, visit the program webpage at kinesabroad.rutgers.edu

For general information about studying abroad, check out the Rutgers Global website.


Health & Wellness


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BFA and BA majors are invited to sign up for free Pilates Reformer small group sessions in the Dance Department Soma Center.  Students can sign up for a once-a-week, hour-long session.  Sessions are available Tuesdays and Wednesdays 4-7pm, and begin on Tuesday, Sept. 11th.  The sign-up sheet for the first half of Fall semester is posted outside the Soma Center, and sign-up is on a first-come basis.  Reformer classes are a wonderful opportunity to supplement your dance training, so please take advantage of this opportunity if your schedule permits.

Movement Classes Fall 2018


Dance & Parkinson’s Movement/Dance classes:

The classes, which will feature live music , will take place on Saturdays at the Mason Gross Performing Arts Center on the Douglass Campus. Instructors guide participants through a series of gentle stretches, posture supports, and joint articulations, as well as balance, stability, and locomotion activities that are meant to be both challenging and fun. Click here, for more information

*First class is this Saturday!

Friday’s Rotation Schedule:

Fall 2018 Rotation Schedule

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