Weekly Newsletter: March 11th – March 15th


This week: Important Messages, Week 8 Ballet & Technique Schedule, Reminders,  Summer 2019 Opportunities, Health & Wellness, Announcements/Shout-outs and Friday’s Rotation Schedule

Important Messages

BFA Ticket Sign Up for Motion: New Dance Works  

The Motion: New Dance Works concert (March 14 & 15) is a required event for all BFAs. Go to the BFA – REQUIRED ATTENDANCE EVENTS & TICKET SIGN UP Module in Dance Assembly in Canvas for detailed instructions on choosing the day that you will attend. Sign up by Sunday, March 10 @10pm: Canvas.rutgers.edu

If you do not choose a ticket, a day will be assigned.

Having trouble? Email Barbara: Barbara.Angeline10@gmail.com

Dance Assembly 

Dance Studies Lecture: Bill T. Jones will be on Wednesday, March 13th at 12:30pm in Studio 110

The MacArthur Genius Award winner and renowned international choreographer will share excerpts from his book Story/Time: The Life of an Idea, a reflection on his art and life and a meditation on the demands and rewards of artistic creation.

*BFA’s are required to attend

University Commencement Special-Needs Parking Hangtag

University Commencement will take place on Sunday, May 19, 2019, at HighPoint.com Stadium on the Busch Campus. With more than 50,000 people expected on campuses in Piscataway and New Brunswick, parking on campus will be limited. Therefore, graduating students must register to receive up to two free parking hangtags for themselves and their families or guests. Registration for special-needs parking hangtags is now open. Registration for non-special-needs tags will open on March 25. Learn more here.

Student Registration for FREE Parking Hangtags for yourself and your guests will being on Monday, March 25th at 10am

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.

Summer Study Abroad in Berlin w/ Theater Professor Christopher Cartmill

May 22-June 11

Theater Department is making spaces available for undergraduate Dance Department students to participate in a 3 week summer study abroad experience in Berlin, Germany

Earn 3 liberal arts credits

Visit includes attending dance, opera and theater performances, with direct contacts with the artists

Also included are a variety of museum visits; all museum tickets/passes pre-paid with tuition

Cost:  $3000

For more information, please contact Christopher Cartmill directly at cjc289@mgsa.rutgers.edu

Save the Date! MFA Thesis Concerts!


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.

BFA Tickets:

This is a required event for BFA dancers. BFAs will have a sign up for day/date you want to attend. Info will be provided in next week’s Newsletter.

Dress Code:
Guests are encouraged to dress to impress for a night out.
This performance event is free. All non-BFA Dance 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.

descubrimiento_flyer_final2Through this immersive performance, conceived and directed by MFA Candidate Kiri Avelar, participats will be guided through several happenings, including film screening, live pop-up performances, and a dance class – all curated to provoke responses for the individual and the community

Wednesday April 10th with performances at 5 and 7pm at El Barrio’s Artspace PS 109, New York, NY. Free Admission. RSVP required

Insert Self Here for MGSA

An immersive interdisciplinary dance performance choreographed and directed by MFA candidate Jessica C. Featherson. Featuring original artwork and photography by Mason Gross School of the Arts student Jonathan Adams and Angelica Calderon, and poetry by New York-based spoken word artist Shadenia Sivad.

Saturday, April 13th from 2pm – 5pm at the Zimmerli Art Museum. Free admission. Limited engagement RSVP required.

Week 8 Ballet & Technique Schedule

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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.


Study Abroad Applications—All Students

Applications for Spring 2020 study abroad applications are due on October 1. Walk-in hours are Monday–Friday, noon–3 p.m., at Rutgers Global–Study Abroad on the College Avenue Campus. Learn more, search programs, and apply here.

Rutgers Learning Centers

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

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



Summer 2019 Opportunities

Gibney Dance Company

  • Gibney Summer Study

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The program is designed to build a supportive community, expose students to new and challenging ideas and movement styles, and share tools for building a sustainable career in the performing arts.

NYC Summer Study 2019 Dates:
Monday, June 3 – Friday, June 28 &
Monday, July 1 – Friday, July 26

$1,985; Scholarships Available
Application Fee: $50

Apply (Due May 3rd)

  • Gibney Summer Intensive

Gibney Summer Intensive

WEEKDAYS,10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Enhance your technical ability, challenge your physical artistry, and learn company repertory by Micaela Taylor and Bobbi Jene Smith in an Intensive led by Gibney Dance Company. With a focus on artistic excellence and social integrity, GDC activates dance artists toward their full artistic, entrepreneurial, and socially-minded selves through rigorous physical, intellectual, and interpersonal practices. The Intensive also includes GDC professional enhancement workshops designed to help you develop leadership practices, community action skills, and navigation through your artistic career.

Partial Scholarships Available. Application Due: March 31,11:59 pm EST
Apply for a Partial Scholarship.

Please contact Company Manager Trina Mannino, at trina@gibneydance.org with questions.

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, Springboardaims 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 OgilvieOr 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

New York State Dance Education Association 

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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

spring 2019 rotation schedule



Please email all announcements to sorange@mgsa.rutgers.edu

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