Weekly Newsletter – September 30th – October 4th

NBPAC Fall 2019 Events

This week: Important Messages, Schedules, Reminders, Health & Wellness, Student Opportunities, and Announcements


LOOK HERE FOR Ballet and Technique Class Locations

Schedule Changes for Tuesday, October 1st

1. BFA/BA SENIOR SALON – 9:45AM-11:30AM – Studio 110 – TUESDAY, OCTOBER 1 

Senior Salon IS REQUIRED FOR BFA SENIORS & open to BA Seniors.

BFA and BA Seniors who are enrolled in ballet should attend their ballet classes. Attendance will be taken at the workshop, and an absence for the Senior Salon will count as a technique absence.

The Salon will provide session on:

  • Dancing Professionally – NYC & Beyond (Carlo Antonio Villanueva, Jessie Young)
  • Graduate School & Higher Education (Jeff Friedman, Barbara Angeline, Julia M. Ritter)
  • Somatic Certifications (Frederick Curry)
  • Student Led Session (Rachel Calabrese, Aaron Lewis, Laura de la Garza Noble)

Coffee and Bagels will be served


  • Tech. A – Studio 112
  • Tech. B & C – combined -Loree Theater
  • Tech. D – Walters 240
  • Tech. E – Studio 111
    • Seniors attend the salon; do not go to Tech. E
  • Tech. F – cancelled


  • IMPROV 2 sections will have a combined class IN LOREE DANCE THEATER with Mason Gross Dance Guest Bob Shryock from Accademia dell’Arte in Italy
  • JAZZ DANCE will meet in Studio 111.

Campus Info – Traffic Advisories

Saturday, September 28, 2019 – George Street will be closed between Huntington Street and Bishop Place for The Scarlet Day of Service. During the closure the SAC bus stop will not be serviced, instead riders can use the bus stops along College Avenue.


Monday, September 30, 2019 – As part of the ongoing Route 18 resurfacing project at Rutgers University-New Brunswick, the NJ Department of Transportation has advised that on or about Monday, September 30, 2019, there will be overnight closures of highway ramps. Specifically, the on and off ramps in the area of Buckingham Drive and ending at Route 27 will be impacted on Route 18 South. Upon completion of the southbound lanes, work will shift to the northbound lanes.

  •  Work will begin daily around 10:00PM and end at approximately 5:00AM; weather permitting.
  •  Detours have been posted, but motorists are advised to plan ahead and use caution while traveling in the impacted areas.




Important Drop/Add Registration Dates:

  • Wednesday September 11th – Monday, October 28th: Drop Period WITH a “W”


Please make sure that your studio space is locked, with lights out and windows closed, when you leave. In addition, do not let anyone who is not scheduled for space into your studio. These practices provide security for our students, our spaces and our equipment. So far, Loree has been found open twice.


The blue ice packs are to not leave the Soma Center! If you need an instant ice pack, please go to Syde’s office!

Winter Session 2020

Registration will open on Monday, October 7. You may want to view this winter’s schedule of classes to begin planning.
Winter 2020 Dates:
  • December 23, 2019 – January 17, 2020 (3 or 4 credit courses)
  • January 2, 2020 -January 17, 2020 (1-2 credit courses)
If you would like to learn more about the Winter Session at Rutgers University–New Brunswick, please feel free to reach out their staff or sign up for an upcoming online information session.

Study Abroad Greece Fall 2019

You: I want to explore a new country, visit monumental sites, take cooking classes, learn about adopting a healthy lifestyle, work with non-profit organizations, and take part in nature sport activities!

How? Earn three credits over winter break, come join the Lifestyles of the Mediterranean Winter 2020 program!

All majors should check with their department for credit equivalency

When?   Jan 2-15, 2020

Where? Greece

Who can apply? Program open to Rutgers, Non-Rutgers, Undergraduate (sophomore and above) and Graduate students. Minimum GPA 2.5

Program Cost: $3,399*

Take a sneak peek into this course: 

Health & Wellness

Rutgers Counseling, ADAP, & Psychiatric Services (CAPS)

Mindfulness Mediatation Fall 2019

Fall 2019 CAPS Flyer

Rutgers Counseling Centers:

CAPS Cook Douglass Office:
61 Nichol Ave, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Hours of Operation:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 8:30am–4:30pm
Wednesday: 10:00am–5:00pm
CAPS Main Office:
17 Senior Street, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Hours of Operation:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 8:30am–4:30pm
Wednesday: 10:00am–5:00pm

Students may also reach out to the following resources for support:

  • NJ Hopeline: 1-855-654-6735
  • Crisis Text Line: Text KNIGHTS to 741741 (anytime 24/7), Text STEVE for unmet mental health needs of students of color.
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255 (TALK)


Block off dates for the fall Pilates Reformer classes at the Soma Center

BFA, BA majors and Dance minors, EdM & MFA grad. students 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 Mondays and Tuesdays 4-7 pm and begin on Monday, September 9th. The sign-up sheet for the first half of the Fall 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 with improved strength, core stability, alignment and flexibility, so please take advantage of this opportunity if your schedule permits. Weekly classes are also a great preparation for the Mason Gross Polestar Pilates Reformer Teacher Training on Saturdays in Spring 2020.

Student Opportunities

How To Get Student Funding From MGSGA

Mason Gross Student Government Association provides student funding for independent projects, travel payments, and food. They can’t cover tuition for intensives or conferences but provide funding to get you there. You have to email mgstudentgov@gmail.com with a proposal with what you are doing and how much money you need. You will attend a student government meeting, typically held in Mortensen at 6pm on Sundays, to present your funding proposal. Once approved, the treasurer will email you the following steps on how to be reimbursed.
If you have any questions, reach out to Gillian Popino (Vice President of External Affairs and BFA Senior) at gilliananne16@gmail.com. We hope you take advantage of student funding!


Dixon Place

Dixon Place

Pentacle Presents: Fall Further VIII Featuring works by Claire Porter, CoreDance Contemporary, DUNYC/Dancers Unlimited, Rachel Thorne Germond Performance Collage,Wellbeing Dance.


The evening includes the work of five female-led dance companies, presenting a bit of everything for the stage—character narratives, multi-disciplinary studies, personal ancestral tributes—and more.


General Admission
$15 in advance
$18 at the door


Estimated Runtime
120 minutes

To purchase tickets, visit: Dixon Place Hosts – Pentacle Presents

Rutgers Learning Center

Fall 2019 Academic Success Series

Academic Success Series:

These workshops will run on Wednesdays from 5-6pm from 9/11-10/16. Workshops include Plan Your Success, Read to Succeed, Focus Concentrate Stay Motivated, Metacognition, Less Stress More Success, and Take Tests at Your Best. https://rlc.rutgers.edu/success-f19

Also, please feel free to register for a 1-on-1 academic coaching or writing coaching appointment at any time: https://webapps.rutgers.edu/student-rlc/Appt/Student

The Anatomy of Choice

Alexandra Beller/Dances is offering their Laban, Bartenieff and Anatomy course in a new one week structure. Please email us with any questions- mollyabdances@gmail.com. Thank you!

The Anatomy of Choice

By focusing each class on Laban Movement Analysis, Bartenieff Fundamentals and Anatomy/Kinesiology, students will gain a 3-Dimensional awareness of the body in motion. Classes will start with one hour of movement practice based on deepening our somatic connections and re-patterning the body for greater efficiency. The course will equally utilize physical embodiment, deep analysis, and social contextualization.The workshop is geared towards teachers, bodyworkers, artists, healers, and movers who wish to expand their understanding of how, and why we move, and what meaning is derived from our choices.

This workshop counts as all three prerequisite Intro workshops required for entry into Laban Institute of Movement Studies Year-long and Modular programs. This includes Intro to LMA, Intro to BF and Intro to A/K.

For more information and how to enroll visit: Alexandra Beller/Dances


Concrete Jungle_Dan Siegler

Concrète Jungle is a conversation between New York past and New York present, about New York’s future.

Concrète Jungle is a work of sound art performed live by composer Dan Siegler and special guests. The piece is inspired by and takes its title from musique concrète, an electroacoustic genre in which readymade sounds are employed in place of instrumentation. Featuring hundreds of intricately edited New York voices, Concrète Jungle highlights borough-specific accents, linguistic filler and word repetitions to form assembled sentences and musical grooves.

Dates + Times
Thursday, October 17, 7:30pm
Friday, October 18, 7:30pm

$15 Suggested Donation

The Main Gallery
51 Bergen St.

Guest Soloists
October 17
Pauline Kim Harris
Pam Tanowitz
Greg Chudzik
Christina Campanella

October 18
Tomoko Omura
Netta Yerushalmy
Greg Chudzik
Christina Campanella

Rowan Papier Debuts ‘Telfar x The Same Beat’ Project

Rowan Papier Debuts ft Jose Lapaz Rodriguez

Congratulations to BFA junior, Jose Lapaz-Rodriguez for being featured in the Telfar X The Same Boat Project!

For his Spring 2020 debut in Paris (and the screening he held during NYFW), Telfar Clemens showed a series of clips that served as backdrops to his runway show. Prior to fashion week, the brand fielded submissions from people who were interested in collaborating with Telfar by creating their own independent videos while incorporating clothes from the spring collection. While not everyone made the final cut, a few of the creatives who submitted a short film for Telfar catch our eye.

One of them is Rowan Papier, who approached this project through the theme of gender and sexual identity, being that the collection is entirely unisex. The mini-doc features four young New Yorkers, all of whom are also dancers. Papier says that this is video is is meant to show the future of gender, and that each subject isn’t defined by how they identify, but instead by their talents and what they want to contribute to the world.


Check out the 5-minute film at: Telfar X The Same Beat.


Immersion On Dancing Around Race

Dancing Around Race

In January of 2020, Dancing Around Race will take place at the University of Utah with a special focus on whiteness in higher education. Gerald Casel, Rebecca Chaleff, Tria Blu Wakpa, and Faculty member, Kimani Fowlin, will lead discussions that highlight how systemic racism shows up in higher education, and how capitalism, patriarchy, white supremacy, and settler colonialism restrict the possibility of shifting power dynamics.
For more information on how to attend this conference, visit the website below: Dance Studies Association
For announcements, please send them to sorange@mgsa.rutgers.edu


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