Weekly Newsletter: October 8th – October 12th


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This week: Important Messages, A Message from Robert Benford, Week 5 Ballet & Technique Rotation Schedule, Reminders, Audition Opportunities, Student Opportunities, Health & Wellness, & Friday’s Rotation Schedule

Important Messages

ATTENTION STUDENTS: The NEW  Scholarship Application is now available! This application is for students who wish to be considered for NEW scholarship money in ADDITION to any awards or loans you are already receiving. For PRIORITY consideration, please make sure your complete application is received in hard copy by the Dean’s Office by December 1st, 2018 (mailed submissions postmarked by December 1st will be considered priority).


Scholarship Application for Continuing Mason Gross Students PDF form

SENIORS: To ensure each student is aware of their remaining requirements, Mandy Feiler – Dean of Students and Alexis White – Student Affairs Coordinator, are requiring that each graduating student schedule and attend a Senior Review Check-In by Friday, October 26th, 2018.

Failure to attend a meeting by October 26th, will result in your spring registration being held until the meeting is held. Please email advisement@mgsa.rutgers.edu in order to schedule a meeting with Alexis White. Dean Feiler will be available to meet with students during her regular drop-in hours at the start of the fall semester. No appointment necessary. 


Week 5 Ballet & Technique Schedule

10.15 Rotation Schedule


Important Drop/Add Registration Dates:

  • Monday, October 8th: Spring 2019 schedule of classes will be available
  • Sunday, October 28th: Pre-registration starts
    • The minimum credit limit for MGSA undergraduates is 12.0, the maximum credit limit during unrestricted add/drop is 20.0 and the maxiumum credit limit: first day of the new semester is 24.0
    • Schedule grids by year will be posted outside of Studio 110 in the upcoming week. Please check your Rutgers emails for any financial hold notifications. The notifications would be: MyRutgers Alert: Notification of Financial Hold. Check your spam folders for this notification as well. IF YOU HAVE A FINANCIAL HOLD, YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO REGISTER
  • Monday, October 29th: Drop period WITH a “W” grade
  • Monday, November 26th: Last day to withdraw from school – End of the 12th week.

A Message from Robert Benford

BAM Harvey 2018

Robert Benford, Faculty Emeriti and his wife/collaborating partner Martha, will be performing their time-honored body percussion piece Quadrabox Redux at BAM Harvey Theater during the 2018 Next Wave Festival. The performance will be taking place from October 24th to October 27th and they both hope you can come see their performance with newly added material as well.

To purchase tickets, please visit BAM Harvey Theater

Audition Opportunities

Parsons Dance Auditions

Parsons Dance is looking for one male and one female to join their company. Auditions will take place on Sunday, November 11th at City Center Studio in NYC starting at 10am. Please be aware that the audition fee is $10 and must be paid in cash. For those of you who are interested, visit Parsons Dance Online Audition Registration

Student Opportunities

Undergraduate Academic Affairs – Speaker Series

Speaker Series Lisa Daftari

The UAA is hosting Lisa Datari’s talk on, “Radicalism on College Campuses” on October 16th in the Trayes Hall – Douglass Student Center from 7pm – 8pm. Following the talk, there will be a Q & A period.

To RSVP for this event, please visit Undergraduate Academic Affairs – Speaker Series



EYE ON DANCE is offering a Free Program that will be, “spotlighting pressing dance issues about women in dance and mixing media” on Wednesday, October 17th starting at 6:30PM at the Lab at Gibney 280 Broadway, NYC . After the screening of The Challenges Facing Female Choreographers (1988), there will be a live panel consisting of Curator Ipiotis, Camille A. Brown (modern dance and musical theater choreographer), Sarah Skaggs, and Miriam Mahdaviani followed by Q & A

American Repertory Ballet

Coppelia Flyer

American Repertory Ballet is presenting Coppelia on Friday, October 19th at the State Theatre starting at 8:00PM. Student tickets will be $15 with the promo code RU15


Taylor Winter Intensive


The Paul Taylor American Modern Dance Company is offering their NYC Winter Dance Intensive. The program will run from December 27th, 2018 to January 6th, 2019. Students have the option of only registering for either 1 week (December 27th – December 31st, 2018 or January 2nd – January 6th, 2019) or for both weeks. Tuition varies depending on when students register and pay the full amount.

For more information about the intensive and how to register, please visit 2019 Taylor Winter Intensive

David Dorfman Dance 2019 NYC Winter Intensive

DDD NYC Winter Intensive

The David Dorfman Dance Company Winter Intensive will be from January 2nd – January 7th, 2019 at Barnard College in NYC. Students who register before October 26th will save about $100 on the registration fee. For more information about DDD and to register, please visit DDD 2019 Winter Intensive

ADF New York City Winter Intensive

ADF Winter Intensive

ADF Winter Intensive will be from January 4th – January 11th, 2019. The Intensive will consider the question: How does dance create solidarity? Dean of ADF, Leah Cox, suggests that students should try to receive faculty/peer recommendations because they are, “hands down the most powerful factor in someone’s decision to come to ADF”.

To apply for this Intensive, please visit ADF NYC Winter Intensive website for application information.

Harkenss Center – Healthy Dancer Initiative

Harkness Center Healthy Dancer Initiative

This initiative at Gibney is provide professional dancers in financial need with subsidized classes and free wellness workshops. The application for the Healthy Dancer Initiative is from October 1st to October 31st, 2018 and the initiative will run from January 1st to April 30th, 2019.

To apply, visit Harkness Healthy Dancer Initiative at Gibney for the application.

Health & Wellness

Annual Flu Shot

Flu Shot Clinic Schedule

Soma Center


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.

Friday’s Rotation Schedule

Fall 2018 Rotation Schedule

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