Weekly Newsletter: February 11th – February 15th


This week: Important Messages, Week 4 Ballet & Technique Schedule, Reminders, Student Opportunities, Health & Wellness, Announcements/Shout-outs and Friday’s Rotation Schedule

Monday: American Dance Festival Summer 2019 Intensive Auditions 

The ADF Summer 2019 Intensive Audition will take place on Monday, February 11th in Studio 110 from 9:45am – 11:30am. Sign up was required. If you did not sign up, please attend your regular Tech class. Please be advised that if you wish to participate in this audition, it will count as your attendance for Modern Technique. Also, if you plan on auditioning, you will also need to submit a video solo to complete the audition process for ADF. Leah Cox, who will be teaching the class, will give additional information.

Who: All Students

What: ADF Summer Intensive Auditions

When: Monday, February 11th from 9:45-11:30am

Where: Studio 110

Why: Great opportunity to participate in the plethora of classes that ADF is offering. Check out the website for more information: ADF Summer Dance Intensive

*Please note that the intensive will take place from June 12th – July 20th, 2019 in North Carolina

Tuesday’s Schedule – Search Candidate

All ballet classes – 8:00am to 9:00am only

All students in Tech E and F, and members of student committee  & members of student choreographer casts – leave ballet at 9am and report to Studio 110 for 9:15am master class with guest

9:15-10:35am – Studio 110 – Master Class

All students in Tech E and F, and members of student committee & members of student choreographer casts.

Wednesday’s Schedule – Choreo Showings

  •  Attend your regular ballet class
  • Warm up option – Choreo 4 dancers not enrolled in ballet are invited to take ballet barre in Erika Mero’s class in Studio 111.
  • Showings 9:45am – noon in Studios 110 & 111
  • All Tech classes cancelled

Dance Department Updates via Canvas

Have you been receiving updated class/rehearsal/instructor/studio information? The newsletter and bulletin board do have weekly information, but any last minute changes will be sent to you through Canvas. If you have not been receiving emails and announcements, you need to go to any of your courses in Canvas to “Update your profile”. Setting up your profile in the red bar at the left of any Canvas page sets up your preferred email and notifications for all of your courses:

  • Go to Canvas.rutgers.edu
  • Login with your NetID and password.
  • If the top of your course looks like this…

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  • Click on the title to show this…

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  • Go to the Student Tutorial and follow the steps.
  • Contact the Canvas helpdesk if you have questions: help@canvas.rutgers.edu

Congratulations to our BFA & BA students for performing at half-time during the Men’s Basketball game against University of Michigan on 02/05!

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This performance was to honor the life and legacy of Paul Robeson.

Week 4 Ballet & Technique Schedule 

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*Ballet 4 is Ballet 5’s section.


Rutgers Day

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All academic and administrative units and student organizations are encouraged to submit a program by February 15th to participate in the largest annual outreach event the university offers. Rutgers Day provides an opportunity to showcase your area to thousand of New Jersey residents on Saturday, April 27th from 10am – 4pm!

Rutgers Observes Black History Month 

Students, faculty and staff will celebrate with a wide range of cultural and educational activities throughout the university including screenings, performances and lectures in honor of Black History Month.

Events this year will mark the centennial anniversary of Paul Robeson’s graduation from Rutgers College in 1919 and will also mark the 50th anniversary of the takeover of Conklin Hall at Rutgers University-Newark by members of the Black Organization of Students, a pivotal moment in Rutgers history that ushered in an era of much greater diversity.


For a list of month long Black History Month events at Rutgers NB, Rutgers Newark, Rutgers Camden and Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences campus’, visit: Rutgers Black History Month 2019

For more information about upcoming events for the Paul Robeson Centennial Celebration, visit: Paul Robeson Centennial

Rutgers Summer Session

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The schedule of classes for the Summer 2019 term is now available. Choose from more than 2,500 courses in a wide range of subjects, offered in-person, online, or at off-campus locations throughout the state. Make progress towards graduation, improve a GPA, or fulfill a prerequisite this summer. Start planning schedules now and register beginning on February 18. Learn more here

Important Add/Drop Dates

Wednesday, January 30th – Monday, March 25th: Undergraduate drop period with a “W” grade

Graduate students can view the Spring 2019 Registration Calendar here, along with add/drop dates and the withdrawal schedule

Supervisor of the Year Nominations—All Students

All student employees are invited to nominate their Rutgers Faculty or Staff supervisor[s] for the 2019 Supervisor of the Year Award. The name of the winning supervisor will be announced on April 18 at the annual Student Employee of the Year Award Ceremony. Additional information and nomination forms are available here. Nominations are due on or before February 17. Please contact seo_info@ofa.rutgers.edu with any questions.

Dance Support Group

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Student Opportunities

Study Abroad


Study Abroad application for the Fall and Academic Year 2019 are due March 1st!

For more information about the deadline and application, visit: RUGlobal

Rutgers Learning Centers

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Sign up for Peer Coaching at: Rutgers Learning Center – Peer Coaching

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To sign up for an Academic Success Series visit: Rutgers Learning Center – Academic Success Series

Lifestyle Science Study Abroad – Summer 2019

Program is open to all Rutgers majors, Non-Rutgers students, Undergraduate and Graduate students (Minimum GPA 2.5)

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

Application deadline: February 15th, 2019 – For further program and cost information, please visit the program webpage at kinesabroad.rutgers.edu

Summer Job/Internship Opportunities

George Street Playhouse

The George Street Playhouse Education staff is currently searching for eager, passionate, and artistic university undergraduates to apply for our summer internship opportunity.

Our interns spend four weeks during the month of July learning from our lead Teaching Artists by assisting in daily lessons and lesson planning, leading a short lesson/game/activity each day, acting as the classroom stage manager and performing many other essential classroom duties. Each of our academy classes focus on student devised theatre, from the writing of the script to original songs and movement pieces.

This year we are specifically looking for a Dance/Choreographer intern to work along side our Academy Choreographer/Movement Artist.

For more information, please contact Angela Peletier, Education Administrative Assistant, at apeletier@georgestreetplayhouse.org

Camp Bryn Mawr

For Summer 2019, Camp Bryn Mawr is hiring Dance Counselors for their traditional campers and dance focused camp. It is an ideal way for dance to share their passion and work with kids. The job provides a salary, travel stipend, housing and all meals/snacks. If you are interested, please check out their website: Lake Bryn Mawr Camp for more information


Health & Wellness

Rutgers Student Health

Mindfulness Meditation Spring 2019

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Spring 2019

Based on almost four decades of scientific research, this highly participatory, practical course teaches mindfulness meditation techniques that will help you relax and manage stress, anxiety, chronic illness and pain. Learn to recognize your unique reactions to stress and find more effective ways to respond. Class includes eight 2.5 -hour weekly classes and one 7-hour session. Class materials include a manual.

Time: Tuesdays 5:30– 7.45 pm

Dates: Feb 5 – Apr 2, 2019. All day retreat Mar 9, 10.00-5.00,

Location: Cook/Douglass Recreation Center, Conference Room Registration : MBSR Registration

Registration fee: $45

Open to anyone who can take a recreation services class

Soma Center

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BFA, 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 Wednesdays 4-7 pm and Thursdays 3-6 pm, and begin on Wednesday, Jan. 30th.  The sign-up sheet for the first half of Spring 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.

Polestar Pilates Reformer Teacher Training

Polestar Pilates Reformer Teacher Training

If you are interested in applying for the Polestar Pilates Reformer Teacher Training, please click on the link below or contact Frederick Curry for more information!

Mason Gross Polestar Pilates Reformer Teacher Training Program Spring 2019

Summer Vinyasa Teacher Training

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OM Factory School of Yoga Teacher Training is a 200-hour yoga comprehensive teacher training designed for serious yoga practitioners interested in deepening their practice, as well as for aspiring teachers who want a toolkit to approach teaching with confidence.

If you are interested in applying for the Summer Vinyasa Teacher Training, please click on the link below or contact Blair Ritchie for more information!

Summer Vinyasa Teacher Training Application

Announcements & Shout-outs 

Raw Artist Showcase

RAW Artist Showcase Spring 2019


Come out and show support to MGSA Alum, Shannel Resto, at the Raw Artist Showcase at the Sony Hall in NYC on Monday, February 25th from 7pm – 11pm. The show itself  has a wide range of talent in visual art, film, fashion & accessories design, music, dance, performance art, beauty, and photography. Its also a hub for connections, so I think it will be a great way for the dancers at Mason Gross to connect to other artists or one day show their work there.

To purchase tickets, visit: Raw Artist Showcase

*Ticket sales end on February 15th

Commencement Ceremonies: Save the Dates!


Rites of Passage Ceremony in Honor of Black & Latinx Graduates: Wednesday, 15th – Hosted by the Paul Robeson Cultural Center (Typically on from 3pm -5pm)

Rutgers Business School – Undergraduate NB: Thursday, May 16th from 10:30am-12:30pm at the RAC

Mason Gross School of the Arts: Thursday, May 16th from 2:30pm – 4:30pm at the State Theatre

School of Communication and Information: Thursday, May 16th from 3pm – 5pm at the RAC

Douglass Residential College: Saturday, May 18th from 10am – 12pm at Antilles Field (Rain Location: College Ave Gym)

University Commencement: Sunday, May 19th from 10am – 11:30am at HighPoint Stadium – Online parking registration opens on March 25th

School of Arts & Sciences: Sunday, May 19th after the Commencement at HighPoint Stadium

School of Environmental & Biological Sciences: Monday, May 20th from 10am -12pm at Passion Puddle (Rain location: RAC)

Graduate School of Education: Monday, May 20th from 4:30pm – 6pm at the College Ave Gym

Performance Garage

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The Feminist Art Project


The Feminist Art Project present a series of extraordinary programs in New York! Now in its thirteenth year of successfully shining a spotlight on feminist art and its impact on culture and politics worldwide, announces the schedule for a series of special events in New York, February 13-16, 2019

For the list of scheduled events, visit: TheFeministArtProject

Ballet Hispanico

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ChoreoLab: Emerging Artist Workshop for the advanced and early professional level dancers

Summer Intensive:  Pre-professional Summer Intensive challenges students to strengthen their classical technique, experience contemporary forms, and develop professional skills through specialized forums, all through a multicultural lens at the nation’s premier Latino dance organization.


To register or to find out more information, visit: Ballet Hispanico Summer 2019 Program

University of North Carolina School of the Arts – Dance

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Broadway Commercial Dance Lab: This two-week program in daily Ballet class and springboard from there into Theatre Dance, Jazz, Hip Hop and Precision Jazz. Top professionals from the industry will work with the students on past and current Broadway repertory as well as original commercial choreography.

  • Session 1: June 16th-29th, 2019
  • Session 2: July 7th-20th, 2019

Application: UNCSA Broadway Commerical Dance Lab

SummerDance Professional Studies: Renew and refresh your skills as a dance artist! SummerDance Professional Studies offers professional dancers a one-week immersive study with some of today’s leading dance makers in our beautiful studios at UNCSA School of Dance. The workshops offer dancers the opportunity to dive deeply into the work of one renowned choreographer or dance artist.  You will study the styles and learn the repertory working with one these most sought-after choreographers.  Dancers will also attend a master class with the other participating choreographers.

  • Professional Studies: Session 1 with Sidra Bell, Peter Chu, Francesca Harper – June 9th – 15th
  • Professional Studies: Session 2 with Victor Quijada – July 7th -13th

Application: UNCSA SummerDance Professional Studies

Choreographic Institute: The UNCSA Choreographic Institute is an initiative to support the development of new work by emerging and established choreographers of exceptional promise. In 2019, emerging and aspiring choreographers can participate in a competitive residency program and a professional workshop in building choreographic skills.

  • Choreographic Development Residency: June 16th – July 20th
  • Choreographic Essentials Workshop: June 9th – 15th

Application: UNCSA Choreographic Institute


Friday’s Rotation Schedule

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