Weekly Newsletter: March 4th – March 8th


This week: Important Messages, Week 7 Ballet & Technique Schedule, Reminders, Performance Opportunities, Summer 2019 Opportunities, Health & Wellness, Announcements/Shout-outs and Friday’s Rotation Schedule

Important Messages

Choreo 4 Showings

A reminder that Choreo 4 showings are happening on Wed. 3/6 from 9am – noon in Studio 111.
  • Ballet:  8 – 8:45am

NHSDA Graduation with Honors


NHSDA inductees planning to graduate with NHSDA Honors in May, please check your emails for additional information from the chapter sponsor, Frederick Curry.


Important Graduation Information – Undergraduate Students

Undergraduate students who anticipate completing May 2019 degree requirements must apply for graduation by submitting a diploma application online. Please contact the Undergraduate Registrar’s Office at 848-445-2757 and ask for Monica Licourt or Michael Rusen, or email diplomas@registrar.rutgers.edu with any concerns about a diploma application. Please note that completion of a diploma application does not imply that graduation requirements have been met.


Dance Support Group

New Meeting Dates in April!

Lunch, Learn & Support - April

Save the Date! Camille Moten’s MFA Thesis Concert

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Camille Moten is proud to present Ella’s Trip, an evening-length interdisciplinary performance event created through the lens of a re-imagined, contemporary jazz nightclub. This work artistically explores the aesthetic and energy of the emerging black performance art of the next decade: The 2020’s. Presented as an immersive social theater experience, join us in a place where storytelling and creativity combine underneath the diaspora of jazz dance, music, visuals, and poetry suites.       
Dress Code:
Guests are encouraged to dress to impress for a night out.
This performance event is free. All guests must RSVP through Eventbrite here to received a password for entry:
Time and Place
Friday, March 29 @ 7:30pm, Doors Open at 7:15
Saturday, March 30 @ 7:30pm, Doors Open at 7:15
Loree Dance Theater 
70 Lipman Drive
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
*This is a mandatory event for all BFA students.

Tell Us What You Think – Rutgers.edu Redesign 

A project is underway to redesign several prominent university websites. To be successful, we need your input! Please take a few minutes to complete a short survey to help us better understand how you use the rutgers.edu website.

Click here to learn more about the project or to contact us.

Thank you in advance for your participation,

Kim Manning. Vice President of University Communications and Marketing;

Jennifer Hollingshead, Vice Chancellor of Marketing and Communications; Rutgers Communications;

S. David Kimball, Ph.D., Interim Senior Vice President; Office of Research and Economic Development


Week 7 Ballet & Technique Schedule

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ABT Day 

ABT Day Spring 2019

Class Offerings for Undergraduate & Graduate Students

Open to all current MGSA Dance Department BFA, BA, and MFA students free of admission

Alumni welcome

11:00 p.m. – 12:15 p.m. Workshop: Theraband Warm- Up

Course Instructor: Hollie Palmisano, Athletic Trainer, Rutgers Mason Gross School of the Arts

Location: Studio 111

Materials needed: Theraband, warm-up clothing

12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Master Class for Collegiate Dancers

Course Instructor: Sascha Radetsky, Artistic Director, ABT Studio Company

Location: Studio 112

2:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Classical Variations

Course Instructor: Petrusjka Broholm, Ballet Mistress, ABT Studio Company

Location: Studio 111


2:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Men’s Classical Repertory Workshop (all genders welcome)

Course Instructor: Sascha Radetsky, Artistic Director, ABT Studio Company

Location: Studio 112

4:00 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. Seminar: Music for Ballet Dancers

Course Instructor: George Lykogiannis, DMA

Location: Studio 112


4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Seminar: Pre-Performance Workshop Design

Course Instructor: Artistic Coordinator for Educational Outreach, ABT

Location: Studio 110

5:15 p.m. – 6:15 p.m. Workshop: Yoga

Course Instructors: Course Instructor: Jeeseon Chung, Intern, Rutgers ABT Certified School Location: Studio 112

7:00p.m. ABT Studio Company Performance

Location: Loree Dance Theater

Nicholas Music Center Dance Studio Doors

Attention Students, Faculty, & Staff

Please do not place the door stopper at the top of the door frame. The weight of the door pressing against the wedge will eventually rip the door off the hinges or ruin the alignment (that is, the door won’t close and the swipe access won’t work


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.


Rutgers Learning Centers

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To sign up for Peer Coaching Sessions visit: Rutgers Learning Centers – Peer Coaching Sessions

Performance Opportunities

Open Casting Call for Dancers

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If you are interested in auditioning, email: fduproductioncasting@gmail.com to reserve your audition spot

Summer 2019 Opportunities

Hollins University

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Looking for Summer 2019 Internships?! Well you’re in luck! Hollins University is offering Arts Administrative & Production Internships! To apply online visit Hollins University Dance Internships

Alexandra Beller Dances

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“Dance / And”, our upcoming Summer Intensive, focuses on the intersectionality of dance, and discovering how embodiment factors into science, psychology, politics, communication, relationships, by collaborating with theater artists, filmmakers, scientists, vocalists, activists, dramaturgs. Can we re-position movement investigation as an essential act of survival?

To register: Dance/And Summer Intensive



Presented by Springboard Danse and Gibney, SpringboardX aims to bring the same exemplary philosophies and methodologies of dance and dance-making to a broader demographic. We are joined by a brilliant international faculty composed of some of the most extraordinary dance artists of our time. This summer unites Springboard artists Sidra Bell, Elia Mrak, Troy Ogilvie, Or Schraiber, Ami Shulman, Bobbi Jene Smith, VIM VIGOR, and our very own Alexandra Wells, and we are honored to have these remarkable artists sharing their experience for this second annual SpringboardX Skills + Process!

SpringboardX is for the curious professional and pre-professional dancer. There is NO audition process, as SpringboardX was established to emphasize access and community for dancers of all backgrounds.

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!

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

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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

Congratulations to Brittany Engel-Adams for being awarded the Lifetime Experience Scholarship to attend the University of the Arts, Master of Fine Arts program in Dance!

Ballet Hispanico

Ballet Hispanico at the JOYCE

To purchase tickets visit: Ballet Hispanico at the JOYCE

OcampoWang Dance Performance 

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

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

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