Weekly Newsletter: December 10th – December 14th

Student Concert Choreographers & Performers

This week: Important Messages, Week 14 Ballet & Technique Schedule, Reminders, Student Opportunities, Spotlights, & Announcements/Shout-outs!

Important Messages

Missing Bluetooth Speaker

The Bluetooth speaker was used last in Goetz about two weeks ago. If anyone see it, please return the speaker to the Dance Main Office (Syde’s Office)

Dance Assembly 

Final Dance Assembly will be on Wednesday, December 12th in Studio 110

Class Showings will go in the following order:

  1. Jazz Dance
  2. Improv 1 section 1
  3. Sound & Movement
  4. Improv 1 section 2
  5. Afro Fusion


Congratulations to the following students who have qualified for induction into the Rutgers Chapter  of the National Honor Society for Dance Arts:

  • Jeeseon Chung (EdM)
  • Karolina Holmstrom (BFA Senior)
  • Sabreen Mateen (EdM)
  • Shannon Murphy (BFA Senior)
  • Rebecca Pavelko (BFA Junior)
  • Gillian Popino (BFA Junior)
  • Lauren Raffaelli (EdM)
  • Julia Shicatano (BFA+EdM)
  • Cara Stine (BFA Junior)
  • Damani Van Rensalier (BFA Senior)

It’s our largest group of inductees to date! The students will be inducted as part of the January 30th Dance Assembly.


Week 14 Ballet & Technique

Rotation Schedule

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Finals Schedule

LAST DAY OF CLASSES:  Wednesday, December 12th

READING DAY: Thursday, December 13th

FIRST DAY OF FINALS: Friday, December 15th

LAST DAY OF FINALS: Friday, December 21st

Places to study before and during finals:

  • Library hours:
    • Late night hours: Your RUID is required for late night access.
      • Alexander is open 24hrs Sunday – Thursday
      • Douglass, Carr (Livingston), and LSM (Busch) are open until 2am Sunday – Thursday

Watch for extended hours during finals week!

  • Computer Lab Hours:
    • Open 24 hours, Monday – Friday December 2nd – December 14th: BEST, Rutgers Academic Building, Loree, Tillett

Fall Finals 2018: Thursday, December 13th – Friday, December 21, 2018

Hall Recess Information

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Certain residence halls on the Rutgers-New Brunswick campus close during university recess periods. Please check the list of respective halls that are closed. Halls not listed remain opened during the recess period.

Hall Recess Information

Important Drop/Add Registration Dates:

  • During the Spring 2019 pre-registration period (now till the first-day of class for the spring semester), MGSA students can register for a maximum of 20.0 credits. After the first day of class, MGSA students may register for a maximum of 24.0 credits.

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.


Student Opportunities

Performance Opportunities



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Study Abroad


You: I want to explore a new country, visit one of the oldest cities in the world, see monumental sites, take cooking classes, learn about adopting a healthy lifestyle, and take part in nature sport activities!

How? Earn 3-6 credits over summer break, come join the Lifestyle Science Study Abroad – Summer 2019program!

              All majors should check with their department for credit equivalency

Where? Greece

Who can apply? Program open to all Rutgers majors, Non-Rutgers students, Undergraduate and Graduate students (Minimum GPA 2.5)


  • May 17th – May 30th
    • Lifestyles of the Mediterranean (3cr/$3,550*)
    • Service Learning & Sustainable Lifestyle in Greece (3cr/$3,590*)
  • June 22nd – July 5th
    • Water Sports Physiology & Practice (3cr/$3,990*)
  • July 9th – July 30th
    • Exploring the Origins of the Mediterranean Diet in Crete Island (6cr/$4,940*)

Application deadline: February 15th, 2019

For further program and cost information, please visit the program webpage at kinesabroad.rutgers.edu

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

We look forward to having you with us in Greece!

*Undergraduate/NJ Resident. Excludes airfare. Refer to program budget sheet on relevant program webpage for further info

Rutgers Learning Centers

Final Prep Workshops Fall 2018

Alonzo King Lines Dance Center

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Learn from LINES’ world renowned faculty in a rigorous day-long master class that encourages dancers to push beyond the boundaries of their artistry, and reveal their authentic voice as a dancer.

Intermediate/advanced teen dancers are provided

three challenging classes exploring technical foundations and various disciplines, plus a Q&A.

Master Class Line-Up

  • Ballet with Daiane Lopes da Silva
  • Contemporary with Mary Carbonara
  • Global Dance with Arvejon Jones
  • Q&A

Sunday, December 9, 2018

10:30 AM – 5:00 PM


For more information, visit Teens At Lines


LES BALLETS TROCKADERO DE MONTE CARLO – Joyce Master Class Series at Gibney

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Register for a Joyce Master class with The Trocks!

The masters class will be taught by Ballet Master Raffaele Morra and is open to all genders, men, women, en pointe – or not!

This master class will be held from 12pm to 2pm on Friday, December 14th at Studio W at Gibney at 280 Broadway, New York, NY

To register, visit Joyce Master Class Series at Gibney


Interested in being featured on our social media page? If so, please email Syde at sorange@mgsa.rutgers.edu a few pictures and a brief bio or small paragraphs about why you choose Mason Gross Dance.

Announcements & Shout-outs!

Congratulations to Brittany Engel-Adams as she will be teaching at the Bates Dance Festival this summer!

Rutgers Learning Center

Rutgers Learning Center Writing Coaches


Dance New Jersey 

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To apply to Dance on the Lawn, visit Dance New Jersey

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