Weekly Newsletter: March 25th – March 29th



This week: Important Messages, Week 9 Ballet & Technique Schedule, Reminders, Countdown to Commencement 2019, Summer 2019 Opportunities, Health & Wellness, Announcements/Shout-outs and Friday’s Rotation Schedule

Important Messages

Dance Arts Day – Tuesday, 03/26 

ATTENTION BFA Dance Students: We will be hosting prospective students and their parents for Dance Arts Day on Tuesday, 3/26 and they will be observing Ballet and Technique class. We’re excited to show off our department!
A few professional reminders:
  1. Please leave all belongings (bags, coats, etc) in the locker rooms
  2. Please be on time for class
  3. Please remember our dress code
  4. Please use professional language and demonstrate a level of professional behavior in the locker rooms, studios, and hallways.
Thank you for helping us welcome our visitors!

Choreo 4 Showings – Wednesday 3/27

  • All Ballet classes: 8 – 8:45am
  • Dancers who are in works but are not enrolled in ballet are welcome to take ballet with Erika Mero.
  • Choreo showings: 9am – 1pm
  • No Dance Assembly

BFA Senior Concert

ATTENTION BFA SENIORS: Your program information is due to Syde no later than 12:30pm on Wednesday, March 27th! Please see below for a few reminders

  1. Biographies are to be 75 words
  2. If you do not send an updated bio, a bio from fall 2018 will be used

Camille Moten’s MFA Thesis Concert

This event is no longer mandatory for BFA students, however, if you still wish to attend, please RSVP via the Eventbrite link below

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 – SOLD OUT
Loree Dance Theater
70 Lipman Drive
New Brunswick, NJ 08901

come 2gether – OcampoWang Dance – Saturday 3/30 & Sunday 3/31

come 2gether presents eclectic works by Chien-Ying Wang (OcampoWang Dance, 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.

ACDA 2019


Congratulations to our dancers who attended ACDA!

Aaron Lewis’ piece was included in the Gala Performance! The adjudicators were also excited about Bailey Benoot’s work and Sawyer Newsome’s piece did well in the informal, too!

Thank you to all of the dancers, choreographers, and Ani Javian for representing MGSA Dance so fabulously!!

Week 9 Ballet & Technique Schedule 



Laban based Workshop


SAVE THE DATE: MFA Thesis Concerts!

descubrimiento_flyer_final2Through this immersive performance, conceived and directed by MFA Candidate Kiri Avelar, participants 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.

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

The last day to for undergraduate drop period with a “W” grade is Monday, March 25th

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

Countdown to Commencement 2019 


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

Commencement Ceremonies: Save the Dates!

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

Register here: 27th Annual Rites of Passage Ceremony Registration

Participation Opportunities: There are several ways that the Rutgers University community (students, staff, faculty and alumni) can participate in the Annual Rites of Passage Ceremony. Community members can audition to be a speaker/performer or volunteer to staff the event to ensure a successful and spirited experience for our graduates. Please see below to register for available participation opportunities.

  1. Student Speaker – deadline to apply will be Friday, March 30th by 11:59pm Student Speaker Registration
  2. Student Performances (singers, DANCERS, and spoken word poets) – deadline to apply will be Friday, March 30th by 11:59pm Student Performer Registration
  3. Event Volunteers (open to students, staff/faculty & alumni) – Sign up here to be a volunteer
  4. Rutgers University Faculty/Staff Processional – Sign up here to participate by April 30th, by 11:59pm

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.

Summer 2019 Opportunities

Rutgers Learning Centers

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Click here to apply

Pilobolus Summer Workshop Series

This summer, join Pilobolus for workshops that will ignite your creativity, challenge your body and mind, and open up a world of collaborative possibilities. To register visit: Pilobolus Summer Workshop Series

Location: Washington, Connecticut

Week 1: Technique & Philosophy July 17 – July 21

Week 2: Performance – Onstage & Beyond July 24 – July 28

Week 3: Creation – Vision & Revision July 31 – August 4

Teacher Training: Teaching with the Pilobolus Method July 22 – July 23

Company E

Company E Summer Intensive

Company | E is Washington DC’s leading dance company. They work closely with the Department of State, traveling all over the world representing American dance, art, and culture and sharing and teaching dance to people of all backgrounds. Join them this June for our fourth annual Breaking Bounds Summer Intensive and learn from DC’s best!
When: June 3-8, 2019
Where: The Dance Institute of Washington, Washington, DC
What: Six full days of technique and company repertory, a performance with Spanish guest artist Arnau Perez, professional seminars about Cultural Diplomacy and the Business of Dance, and a photography and film session!
Cost: $300 through March 31, $400 after March 31
More info: Check out our summer intensive video and our website!
Questions? Email our Co-Artistic Director, Kathryn Pilkington at ksydell@gmail.com

Houston Ballet Academy is Hiring: Summer Chaperone Position

Houston Ballet Academy is looking for self-motivated, responsible individuals to fill Summer Chaperone positions for its 2019 Summer Intensive.

Over 300 students from all over the world attend Houston Ballet’s Summer Intensive every year. We host more than 150 students in off-campus, dormitory housing. We need your help to provide these dedicated students with a safe, fun living environment for 6 weeks. Dorm students will range from ages 12 to 17. Chaperones will be required to drive a 15 passenger van.

The program runs from June 17-July 27. Move-in day for chaperones is Thursday, June 13. Move-out day for chaperones is Saturday evening, July 27.

We are seeking to hire 1 Lead Chaperone, 1 Assistant Lead Chaperone and 8 Chaperones.

Qualified individuals, ages 21+, need to have a passion for working with students, a drive to provide excellent service, and an attitude of positivity and enthusiasm. Please apply online at Houstonballet.org (HERE).

Attack Theatre

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Attack Theatre’s Traction: Summer Dance Intensive will take place on June 17-21, 2019 at Attack Theatre’s beautiful studios in Pittsburgh, PA. Each morning participants will take modern dance technique class, taught by Co-Founder and Artistic Director, Michele de la Reza, and explore a rotating menu of offerings, including Gaga, Pilates, Ballet and Yoga taught by guest artists and company members.


In the afternoon, participants will choose one of two tracks, the Performance Track or the Teaching Artist Track. Each track is tailored to provide an opportunity for further specialization in dance, either as a performer on stage or a teaching artist in the classroom.


This week-long intensive is designed for pre-professional and professional dancers, as well as teaching artists and dance educators. More information and registration can be found in the attachment and by visiting: www.attacktheatre.com/traction


For specific inquiries and requests, please reach out directly to me, Lindsey Kaine (lindsey@attacktheatre.com).


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 3-5 pm, and begin on Wednesday, March 27th.  The sign-up sheet for the second 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

Shout out to Vincent Smith, who will be playing the Tabla with Voorhees Choir on April 23rd at Carnegie Hall!


DARTS Dance Faculty

The Boston Symphony Orchestra’s Days in the Arts program is seeking a Dance Instructor for their 2019 Tanglewood Season. To apply, visit: Boston Symphony Orchestra

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

Friday’s Rotation Schedule

spring 2019 rotation schedule



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

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