Weekly Newsletter: November 12th – November 16th

Congrats Senior Solo & Duet Artists (3)

This week: Important Messages, Week 10 Ballet & Technique Schedule, Reminders, Student Opportunities, Spotlights, Health & Wellness, Fridays Rotation Schedule, & Announcements/Shout-outs!

Important Messages

Arts Day 

This is just a friendly reminder that Arts Day is this Monday, November 12th from 8am to 1pm. Prospective students will be observing Ballet and Modern Technique. In addition, please see below for studio changes for Ballet & Modern Technique:

Ballet 6 (02 Nora Cotter Szymik): Studio 110

Ballet 4 (01 & 02 Petteway/Dougal): Studio 111

Ballet 6 (01 Erika Mero): Loree

Technique A (Laurel Snyder): Studio 110

Technique B & C (Paul Ocampo): Loree

Technique D & E (John Evans): Studio 112

Technique F (Stuart Shrugg): Corwin large

Study Abroad – Trinity Laban Information Session

On Friday, November 16th from 11:30am – 12:30pm (Lunch Break), there will be a study abroad information session on Trinity Laban. Pizza will be provided!

This is a mandatory event for first and second year BFA students and attendance will be taken 

Fall 2018 Student Dance Concert Results

Fall 2018 Concert Results.PNG

Congratulations Choreographers!
Please send Cast lists to Keith, kthompson@mgsa.rutgers.edu and Nathalie Jonas, nattyjonas@gmail.com so that we can set up program order!
Please send Syde Orange, sorange@mgsa.rutgers.edu title, music credits and any other credits, cast, your bio, dancers bios so that she can put the program together.
You will be hearing from Technical Director Sue Barr for her needs as well.
Dates to keep in mind:
December 2 & 3, Sun/Mon Tech Rehearsals TBD
December 4, Tues warm up 7:15-8:00, Dress Rehearsal Program 1 @ 8:30
December 5, Wed warm up 6:15-7:00, Performance @ 7:30
December 6-9
Thur & Sat Program 1, warm up 6:15-7:00, Performance @ 7:30
Fri & Sun Program 2, warm up 6:15-7:00, Performance @ 7:30
We appreciate your swift attention to these items to assist in making your concert smooth and joyous!

Use of the Dance Studios

It has come to the Faculty & Staffs attention that there are non-dance students using reserved rehearsal space, especially Studios 110, 111, & 112. The use of those studios requires authorization (i.e. Rutgers student must get in contact with Syde to reserve studio space). If you see a non-dance student in a studio and they do not have an email confirmation stating that they have permission, you can call or text the Rutgers Non-Emergency number if they are refusing to leave.

Rutgers Non-Emergency number: 732-932-7211

Week 10 Ballet & Technique

Rotation Schedule 



Love Your Body Week


The National Dance Education Organization (NDEO) invites all students to join us in celebrating “Love Your Body Week” – a national campaign to encourage body positivity and celebrate all the wonderful things our bodies can do. The Mason Gross Chapter of NHSDA will be promoting this with special displays located in the student lockers rooms as well as Studio 110. Please feel free to stop and take pictures with our displays this week and post with the hastag #NHSDALoveYourBodyWeek to show your participation.

Recovery Week

Recovery Week

Recovery Week is from Monday, November 12th to Friday, November 16th. During your Modern Technique class, faculty will be offering yoga, stretch etc instead of “regular” technique classes.

Scholarship for Continuing 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.

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 maximum 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

Rutgers Office of Financial Aid

  • The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA) is now available
  • File before the January 15, 2019 deadline to ensure that you are considered for all available aid

Commencement 2020

  • The Rutgers Office of Secretary are now accepting commencement speaker and honorary degree nominations for the 2020 commencement ceremony!
  • Nominations for the May 2020 Commencement will be accepted until November 30th, 2018
  • If you would like to submit your nominations, please visit May 2020 Commencement Speaker and Honorary Degrees Nominations

Pedestrian Safety

The Rutgers University Police Department (RUPD) and the Division of Student Affairs, through the Knights’ Watch Program, will be promoting a Walk Smart Campaign to educate our university community on the importance of pedestrians being aware of their surroundings and using the designated crosswalks and urging motorists to increase awareness of pedestrian and bike traffic and follow the laws – Dr. Salvador Mena, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs


Student Opportunities

Rutgers Global

International Education Week Nov 2018.PNG

International Education Week will be from Monday, November 12th to Friday, November 16th, 2018. There are a ton of events offered throughout the week and its all sponsored by Rutgers Global. For more information, visit RU Global

Job Opportunity – The Dance Connection

Pre-school teacher

New Student Orientation & Family Programs

Orientation Leader Info Sessions

Interested in being an Orientation Leader for the Summer 2019? Attend one of the sessions above to find out more information on how to apply.

The perks of being an Orientation Leader

  • Paid position from April 2019 – August 2019
  • Housing accommodations in the Livingston Apartments
  • Meals during the program sessions
  • Mentoring form professional staff members

Rioult Winter Intensive 


Rioult Winter Intensive will be from January 7th to January 12th, 2019. Students will have the opportunity to train in modern dance under the instruction of Pascal Rioult and Joyce Herring. Each intensive offers 6 full days of dance and concludes with a final showing and reception.

Full Intensive: $500, Ballet.Modern/Repertory only: $360, Ballet/Modern only: $240

To register, visit: Rioult Winter Intensive 2019


This weeks spotlights will feature MFA Student and Part-time Lecturer: Elizabeth Malone These features will also be on our Instagram, Facebook and Twitter pages, so be sure to give the posts a thumbs up!

Elizabeth Malone

Elizabeth Malone is currently in the MFA Dance program here at Mason Gross and holds a BFA in Dance from Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle, Washington. Before Mason Gross, she danced for a couple of seasons for ARC Dance Company in Seattle, before moving to Washington, DC. In DC, she danced for ReVision Dance Company while teaching and choreographing throughout the DC metro area.

Currently, Elizabeth, is choreographing a scene from “Sister Carrie” for the Opera at Rutgers, Reflections on the American Dream (November 17), as well as collaborating on a choreography project with the Middlesex County Center for Empowerment (connected to our MFA Oral History and Performance course and some of the undergrads are performing it in March 15/16).

Health & Wellness

Rutgers Health Services

Vaccine Schedule 2018-2019

Soma Center


MFA, EdM, BFA, BA majors and Dance Minors 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, Nov. 6th.  The sign-up sheet for the second 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

Announcements & Shout-outs!

MVM Improv Jam


Come out to the first mvm improvisation  jam of the school year! It’s the time where visual and performing artist collaborate through improvisation, to find fulfilling and liberating avenues of exploration. Whether you’re dancing, painting , drawing , designing, partaking in spoken word, or any other medium, feel free to come out and explore !  
Please reach out to Aaron Lewis via Facebook if you have any questions about the jam. The Facebook event is shared in the Mason Gross Class of 2020 page for more information. Hope to see you all there ! 

Metuchen YMCA – Job Opportunity

Dance Flyer

The Metuchen YMCA is looking to expand its dance programs for participates of all ages. They are looking for Instructors to teach: Jazz, Hip-Hop, Modern, and Ballroom. Qualification are 5 to 8 years of previous dance experience, able to create an enriching dance environment, flexible schedule, able to demonstrate dances before the class, in order to effectively teach students new moves, able to control groups of pupils and willingness to work with all ages.

If you are interested please contact Bradford Lindsey: brandford.lindsey@ymcaofmewsa.org or Barbara Verikas: barbara.verikas@ymcaofmewsa.org

Kaye Lynn Dance Studio – Job Opportunity 

Kaye Lynn Dance Studio

Mason Gross Opera Theater

Opera 11.17

Congrats to MFA Dance Student, Elizabeth Malone, who is the choreographer for Opera Theaters performance Reflections on the American Dream 

To attend, student tickets are $5 and Rutgers Alumni/Employees are $10


Please send your announcements and/or shout-outs to sorange@mgsa.rutgers.edu

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