Weekly Newsletter: April 22nd – April 26th


This week: Important Messages, Week 13 Ballet & Technique Schedule, Reminders, Countdown to Commencement 2019, Employment Opportunities, Summer 2019 Opportunities, Health & Wellness, Announcements/Shout-outs and Friday’s Rotation Schedule.

Rest & Recovery Day for Spring 2019 on Monday, April 22nd

Morning Ballet and modern technique classes are cancelled between 8am and 11:30am

Students are required to report to classes beginning at 12:35pm

Mason Gross Admitted Students Day


Thank you to all of the Faculty, Staff, and student volunteers/performers for a successful Admitted Students Day.

Mason Gross School of the Arts Convocation


CONGRATULATIONS to BFA Senior, Rachel Roman, for being this years Convocation speaker! Hear her send-off during the Mason Gross Convocation ceremony on Thursday, May 16th, at 2:30 p.m. at the State Theatre!

Rutgers EdM in Dance Education Portfolio Celebration


Mason Gross School of the Arts Dance Department at Rutgers University is celebrating the 2019 EdM Dance Education candidates!

Jeeseon Chung
Anthony DeLeon
Allison Hepple
Jacquelyn Michaels
Lauren Raffaelli
Natalie Rothweiler
Sabreen Mateen
Julia Sprung
Alexis Veglia
Jenna Zielinski

Gallery-style Event: Drop in any time, browse EdM candidates’ artistry-teaching portfolios, socialize and enjoy refreshments!

Students graduating with honors from the Rutgers chapter of the National Honor Society for Dance Arts will also be recognized.

Wednesday, April 24th Schedule

Dance Assembly – Class Showings will be held during the modern technique class time (10am – 11:30am)

Pam Tanowitz Dance & Company will be during the Dance Assembly time slot (12:35 – 1:55)

Both of these events are mandatory for BFA students

Week 13 Ballet & Technique Schedule

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Fall 2019 Pre-Registration Has Begun—Undergraduate Students

Registration for the Fall 2019 term has begun for Rutgers–New Brunswick undergraduate students and continues through Friday, April 19. Registration is by degree credits already earned. The last day to withdraw from the university for spring 2019 is April 22. Please email studenthelp@registrar.edu for additional information, or learn more here.

Open Hearing on the University’s Tuition, Fees, and Housing and Dining Charges for 2019–2020—All Students

All students and members of the university community are invited to attend the Open Hearing on the University’s Tuition, Fees, and Housing and Dining Charges for 2019–2020 on Wednesday, April 24, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the multipurpose room of the College Avenue Student Center. Videoconferencing options are available. Comments made at the hearing help inform the university administration during the development of the university’s tuition and fees. All prospective speakers must sign up individually with the Office of the Secretary of the University by calling 848-932-7434, or by registering online.

Rutgers Day – Saturday, April 27th 


Rutgers Day, the university’s annual welcome and show-and-tell for New Jersey residents of all ages, will take place Saturday, April 27, rain or shine.
The event offers more than 600 free programs featuring hands on demonstrations, interactive activities, and student performances, including cultural dances, live bands and martial arts demonstrations

College Avenue: At 10:30 a.m., cheer on hundreds of alumni, Rutgers Marching Scarlet Knights, Rutgers cheerleaders, graduating seniors, and the Scarlet Knight mascot as they march down College Avenue for the Rutgers Day and All-Alumni Parade.

Come see the newly dedicated Paul Robeson Plaza and visit the Paul Robeson 100 tent to learn about this famous alumnus and his remarkable life as a scholar, athlete, actor, singer and global activist and the rich legacy he left the university and the world.

Visit the Global Pavilion and World of Languages, share your story with the Oral History Archives and enter the Tent of Big Ideas. Visit the “R” Garden, grab a free cupcake and take a turn at the all-day, marathon reading of William Goldman’s “The Princess Bride.”

Busch: Tour two of the university’s new state-of-the-art facilities – the Richard Weeks Hall of Engineering and the Chemistry and Chemical Biology buildings. Transport yourself to a new world with virtual reality streaming, watch drones take flight, test your surgical skills, visit the stuffed animal health clinic, and practice your elevator pitch “Shark Tank” style.

Cook/Douglass: Watch horses run on a high-speed treadmill, follow the life cycle of a tree from seed to saw, and take a tour of a research greenhouse.  Learn about 50 years of nutrition education in New Jersey with cooking and nutrition demos from each of the past five decades. Get up close and personal with your lower intestines on a walk through a giant inflatable colon. Stop by the New Jersey Folk Festival – one of only a handful of folk festivals in the United States managed by undergraduate students – which turns 45 this

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.

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.

Volunteers Needed for University Commencement—All Students

The Office of the Secretary is seeking students to volunteer as Commencement Ambassadors for Rutgers University’s 253rd Anniversary Commencement on Sunday, May 19, 2019. Co-workers, friends, neighbors, and family members may also volunteer. All Ambassadors receive event training, a Commencement T-shirt, a branded Rutgers duffle bag as a thank-you gift, a breakfast buffet before Commencement, snacks, entry into a volunteer raffle, and the satisfaction of making the day even better for Rutgers’ newest alumni. A few hours of volunteering helps make this event a special experience for the Rutgers Class of 2019. Learn more and register here.

Commencement Speakers

Super Bowl champions and Rutgers alumni Jason McCourty and Devin McCourty of the New England Patriots will deliver the 253rd commencement address to Rutgers-New Brunswick and Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences graduates on May 19. They will also receive honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degrees in recognition of their commitment to community service and philanthropy.

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)

Employment Opportunities

Premiere Dance

Premiere Dance is looking for a passionate teacher to complete the amazing faculty at for the 2019-2020 year.
Premiere Dance, located in Hillsborough NJ. is about 30 minuets from the Rutgers campus. Premiere Dance is well established dance school in central New Jersey, and has been in business teaching dance to children for over 35 years with both recreational (performance) classes and competitive (company) classes.
The ideal teaching candidate should be skilled, enthusiastic, and love teaching to children.
They have classes available on Saturday mornings, and may have additional classes available during the week.
Please visit http://www.Premieredancenj.com for more information. Click on the ‘About Us’ tab then select the ’employment’ tab from the drop down if you are interested in being a part of the excited and talented faculty at Premiere Dance.

Dreams Come True Productions

Another Chance

Dreams Come True Productions, Inc. and JenBro Productions, LLC are excited to announce that the Off-Broadway gospel musical drama ANOTHER CHANCE is back!

This critically acclaimed production, written and directed by Melanie Marie Ford, premiered at the Samuel Beckett Theatre in New York then traveled to the Tony award winning Crossroads Theatre in New Jersey with over 70 sold out performances.
“Melanie Marie Ford is here to convince inner-city youth that they should never succumb to pressure from unworthy friends and never compromise the right values. There will be many more theatergoers who are going to feel the urge to stand up.” – Star Ledger

>Another Chance“ is a beautiful theatrical experience. This play has a believable, fully-developed storyline which is based on everyday life.” – The New York Amsterdam News
>Attached is a call to audition sheet to share. The hyperlink to the website is in the below.  We are looking for non-union actors and performers. These are paid positions.

Another Chance – A Gospel Musical Drama

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

Summer 2019 Opportunities

Lower Left


DANCE RANCH MARFA, TX is a rigorous investigation of the relationship between the self and the group in an art-making context. The workshop is intended to provide dedicated spaces for collective/individual learning and exploration. We use this time in Marfa, TX to work, investigate, and collectively widen compositional, sensorial, and performance skills.

Using Ensemble Thinking, ReWire Movement Method, and Contact Improvisation as points of departure, we will investigate the intra-relationships of the solo body, the weighted body and the ensemble. The days consist of two 3-hour blocks of time in the studio and the theater. There will be a day off midway through the intensive to enjoy the town and the sky. Towards the end of the week, there will be a performance in the Crowley Theater, open to the Marfa community.

Lower Left Performance Collective is known for collaboratively working across multiple time zones, multiple genres and media. In current times, we find much importance in fostering our cooperative and individual powers for self-determination.

This year’s facilitators in Marfa: Lower Left Members Nina Martin ninamartin.org, Margaret Paek, and Leslie Scates

The Taylor School Summer Intensive

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Two NYC Summer Intensive Auditions will be held at the Taylor Studios. The dates are:
Saturday March 2 – 5-6:30pm
Saturday May 4 – 5-6:30pm
Here is the link to the 2019 Taylor Summer Intensive registration page for you to forward: http://www.ptamdinfo.org/school/intensives/summer-intensive/new-york-ny/

Dance Italia


DI thrives on the creative exchange of ideas, exploration, and opportunities for participants to experience a diverse spectrum of dance/movement disciplines. Dancers expand their skills through daily classes, workshops, discussions, informal showings and performances while meeting world-renowned artists through informal discussions and social gatherings, becoming a part of our extended family of artists.

Deadline: May 30th

To register: DI Summer Intensive

Movement Exchange: International Dance Opportunity

Dance Diplomat

Movement Exchange unites dance and service. We are a growing community of dance diplomats—movers and shakers, activists and global citizens, dreamers and achievers, teachers and learners, volunteers and friends. We believe that when we move the world, we move to change.


Movement Exchange unites dance and service through its network of university chapters, international dance exchanges, and year-round programs in underserved communities.


We envision a world in which:
• Dance education is accessible to all
• Dance is synonymous to service
• Dance enables all to achieve their optimal mental, social, and physical well-being


• Cross-cultural understanding
• Civic engagement
• Social equality and inclusion
• Creative expression
• Sustainable dance education

Interested in starting a chapter here at Mason Gross, visit Movement Exchange – Become A Dance Diplomat


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.

Summer MAT Teacher Training Program

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To click here to apply

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

Announcements & Shout-outs

A Chorus Line Casting 

A Chorus Line is performing down at the Algonquin theatre in Manasquan and they are still looking for some specific types for these three roles:

Connie Wong ; small Asian triple threat

Richie : strong black triple threat

Mike : masculine triple threat. Must be excellent tapper

If you know are interested  – please email: ACLALGONQUINCASTING@GMAIL.COM

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

spring 2019 rotation schedule

Friday, April 26th will be the last rotation day.

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