Weekly Newsletter: April 8th – April 12th

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This week: Important Messages, Week 11 Ballet & Technique Schedule, Reminders, Countdown to Commencement 2019, Summer 2019 Opportunities, Health & Wellness, Announcements/Shout-outs and Friday’s Rotation Schedule

Important Messages

MFA in Dance

THANK YOU Mason Gross Dance for supporting our Inaugural MFA in Dance candidates!

Kiri Avelar’s April 10th, MFA Thesis Concert is SOLD OUT – 

You can still follow Descubrimiento: Voice, Place, Identity on Instagram @_descubrimiento

“This speaks to the ways we share our stories, make our work accessible, and stay connected and supportive across borders,” says Kiri. Her family and friends will be watching from Mexico. Even if you can’t make it into NYC you’ll be able to see the event!

Jessica Featherson’s April 13, MFA Thesis Concert, Insert Self [Her]e is SOLD OUT

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, Jessica has worked incredibly hard to present an amazing immersive interdisciplinary piece.
Camille Moten’s March 29th & 30th performances of Ella’s Trip
CONGRATULATIONS to Camille, her dance artists, music artists and team for creating an incredible experience. Camille’s thesis concert, has the distinction of being the first ever at Mason Gross School of the Arts

Dance Assembly 

EdM Presentation will be on Wednesday, April 10th at 12:30pm in Studio 110
*BFA’s are required to attend

Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company at the State Theatre

All BFA students must pick up their ticket on Monday, April 8th from 11:30am to 12:30pm (the lunch hour).

This performance will take place on Thursday, April 11th at the State Theatre

*BFA’s are required to attend this event

Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company Master Class Dance Rotation

BFA Master Class – 9:30am – 11:30am

1st years – Loree

2nd years – Studio 111

3rd years – Studio 112

4th years – Studio 110

Week 11 Ballet & Technique Schedule 

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On-Campus Meningitis B Vaccination Clinics – All Students

The university will host on-campus vaccination clinics during April and May. In April, the vaccination clinics will run from 12-8 p.m. at the following dates and locations:

  • Tuesday, April 2: College Avenue Student Center
  • Wednesday, April 3: College Avenue Gym
  • Monday, April 8: Livingston Student Center
  • Tuesday, April 9: Cook Student Center

Students can also visit their local healthcare provider or pharmacy, or make an appointment with Rutgers Student Health (by calling 848-732-7402 or visiting nbstudenthealthportal.rutgers.edu). If students are unsure of their MenB vaccination status, students should check with their primary health provider or the Rutgers Immunization Portal. Learn more here.

Class Registration – Fall 2019

Pre-Registration for the Fall 2019 semester begins on Sunday, April 7th at 10:00 pm and continues through Friday, April 19th. Pre-Registration continues online and in person at our new College Ave office: Records Hall, 620 George Street, College Ave Campus, Monday, April 22th through Friday, August 30st, 2019.

Apply to be a Student Residence Coordinator

The Rutgers University Inn and Conference Center is currently accepting applications for student Residence Coordinator (RC) positions. RCs provide front desk coverage on a rotating basis and support services to overnight guests, conference attendees, and meeting organizers. Compensation includes free housing and a stipend. Learn more and apply here.

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

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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 Diploma Application

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.

University Commencement 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 and for non-special-needs tags is now open. Learn more here.

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)

Summer 2019 Opportunities

American Ballet Theatre

American Ballet Theatre is now looking for passionate college Dance or Dance Education majors to work as day/residential counselors in our New York and California Summer Intensive Sites!

Counselors needed for our 5-week New York program will be day counselors only, with responsibilities Monday – Friday (possibly one Saturday commitment) 8:30am to 5:30pm daily and compensated with a $200 per week stipend and the opportunity to take class.

Counselors in our 3-week California program will be residential counselors, living in the dorms with the students and accompanying them on weekend activities with staff members. These counselors are compensated with provided room/board, meal cards, one stipend of $1200, and the opportunity to take classes.

To apply visit: Jobs at ABT

Hip Hop Experience Dance Class

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VIM VIGOR Summer Program 


VIM VIGOR have some fabulous guests: Victoria P. Miranda from Spain, who is a sensational contemporary teacher and we are bringing back Ben Mehl, an actor and teacher (NYU MFA grad and professor) who made a huge impact on our participants this winter. And of course, VIM’s company members will be sharing classes and workshops dedicated to contemporary movement, partnering, improvisation, and dance theater methodology.

Visit VIM VIGOR for more information

Balance Arts Center

The Balance Arts Center in New York City is now offering internships. The BAC is a vibrant center focused on the teaching and application of the Alexander Technique. Our goal is to provide a balanced experience for college-aged students in:

  • Alexander Technique as it applies to their field of interest
  • Arts Management and Programming
  • Administration
  • Facilities Management

To apply for an internship, please email a resume and brief cover letter stating your interest, previous work/education, and contact information to info@balanceartscenter.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).

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

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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

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

Grace Kelly Studio

Grace Kelly Studio is in search for a new part-time dance instructor to be hired for our 2019-2020 year.

If you are interested please submit your resume, and cover letter to gracekellystudio@gmail.com

707 Union Avenue; Brielle, NJ 08730 (732)-233-8966


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Úumbal is an exercise in meeting, recognizing, and celebrating a community gathered for the joy of movement, exploring new ways of moving through public space. Úumbal is developed of, by, and for Philadelphia residents with lead artist Mariana Arteaga to create a choreography that is representative of a collective. The project consists of three stages, culminating with Úumbal participants dancing the choreography through the streets of Philadelphia. The Step Library is the first of three stages of Úumbal’s development, where the foundation of Úumbal’s ultimate choreography is collected.

Dates and details for the Step Library:

Please prepare 10–30 seconds of your favorite dance moves and bring the accompanying music (iPhones and CDs are fine. FringeArts will provide an auxillary cord to connect your MP3 player or iPhone to speakers).

The dates and times for the Step Library are as follows:

April 6: 1:00–3:00PM at Mighty Writers El Futuro in the Italian Market
April 7: 11:00AM–1:00PM at Esperanza in Hunting Park
April 13: 1:00–3:00PM at the Kensington Storefront in Kensington
April 14: 11:00AM–1:00PM at Esperanza in Hunting Park

To register for The Step Library and learn more about Úumbal visit uumbal.fringearts.com, or email tenara@fringearts.com.

Can’t make any of these dates? Never fear! We’ll need your help for Phase 3 of Úumbal, coming soon!

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

Radio City Auditions

Radio City Auditions

Radio City Productions is holding auditions for the 2019 edition of the Christmas Spectacular April 15-24 at Radio City.  They are looking for a dynamic and diverse cast of Rockettes, Ensemble Dancers, Ensemble Vocalists, and Claras (Girls). For more information, visit: The Radio City Rockettes


Friday’s Rotation Schedule

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

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