Weekly Newsletter: February 18th – February 22nd


This week: Important Messages, Week 5 Ballet & Technique Schedule, Reminders, Student Opportunities, Health & Wellness, Announcements/Shout-outs and Friday’s Rotation Schedule

Master Class with Dr. Brent Anderson

Brent Anderson Invitation Flyer

To participate in this Masterclass, sign up sheets are on the bulletin board outside of Studio 110.

Dance Assembly 

Pam Tanowitz

Pam Tanowitz Dance will be at this upcoming Dance Assembly on Wednesday, February 20th. All BFA students are required to attend.

Guest Artist Survey

Attention students, faculty and staff: Your suggestions for guest artist choreographers would be greatly appreciated!

This is an anonymous survey. Neither your email address or identifying information will be collected.

Final decisions on guest artists will be made by the Curriculum & Artistic Advisory Committee and based on guest artist availability.

Your response is DUE by: Monday, February 25th at 12pm!

Guest Artist Survey


A reminder that MGSA students who wish to apply for Study in Israel awards should get their applications in by March 1.  Here are the details:

All Rutgers students can apply for financial awards to support study in Israel in summer or fall 2019.

Details and links to applications are available at: Rutgers Jewish Studies Student Award

The deadline for submitting applications is Friday, March 1. 

Message from Chien-Ying Wang & Paul Ocampo

OcampoWang Dance presents come 2gether – an evening of eclectic works by ChienYingWang (USA) and YuChen Pan (JueDai Contemporary Jazz Dance Theatre, Taiwan). Two cultures and two dance companies, meeting in New York, are brought together not only by their artistic experiences as women, but by the commonality of their beliefs in time, faith and humanity – a uniquely powerful performance that is not to be missed on March 30 & 31, 2019 in Actors Fund Arts Center, Brooklyn. Seating is limited. Get your tickets today. We sincerely hope to see you there! Please contact ChienYing for group ticket discount (10 or more). FB: OcampoWang Dance

Week 5 Ballet & Technique Schedule 

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*On Wednesday, Technique F will be held in Corwin large



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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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

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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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 2019 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

Bates Dance Festival 

The Professional Training Program enrolls intermediate and advanced dancers, ages 18 and older, who have previous experience and curiosity in the field of dance. Dancers develop technique and strengthen their knowledge-base. Dance-makers have the opportunity to create and dig into composition and process. Teachers refresh and refine skills for the classroom and the studio.

Choose from a wide variety of technique and somatic offerings in the morning. Design your individual experience by taking a 3-week deep-dive into one intensive or mix and match from diverse one-week offerings in technique, process, and pedagogy.

Visit: Bates Dance Festival Professional Training Program 2019 or speak with Brittany Engel-Adams & Kimberly Bartosik who will be teaching at Bates this summer for more information!

BodyTraffic 2019 Summer Program

BodyTraffic Summer 2019 Intensive

This five-week intensive comprised of technique, improvisation, repertory, and the creative process is designed for advanced/professional dancers and choreographers (18+) seeking artistic and technical breakthroughs, as well as community building opportunities.

TO APPLY: Email statement of interest indicating which week(s) you are applying for, along with supporting materials such as: headshot, bodyshot, resume, biography, and video links to: lillian@bodytraffic.com. Video length and content is not specified, indicating how the applicant would like to be perceived.

DEADLINE: There is no deadline for submissions. Applications will be accepted until the Summer Program is at capacity.  We will post on our website (BodyTraffic) when the Summer Program is full and no longer accepting applications.

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

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

om factory yoga teacher training

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.


Friday’s Rotation Schedule

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