Weekly Newsletter: December 16th – December 20th

Good Luck On Your Finals!

Last day of classes – Wednesday, December 11

Reading Days: Thursday, December 12th & Friday, December 13

Finals: Monday, December 16th – Monday, December 23rd


University Winter Break

Winter Session
Certain residence halls on the Rutgers–New Brunswick campus close during University Winter and Spring recess periods. Please check the list of respective halls that remain open during University Winter period HERE. Halls not listed on the website are closed during the recess period.


Mon., Dec. 23 @ 7PM


Sun., Jan. 19 @ 10AM



Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Is Now Available for 2020–2021—All Students

The 2020–2021 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is now available. Continuing students should file before the January 15, 2020, priority deadline. Learn how to apply for financial aid on the Office of Financial Aid website.

Assistance with Financial Aid, Registrar, and Student Accounting
For assistance with financial aid, registration, and student accounts, please visit Records Hall (suite 140) on the College Avenue Campus. The office is open for walk-in inquiries Monday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Accademia dell’arte Summer 2020 Intensive – ONLY 3 SPOTS LEFT!

Accademia dell'arte
2020 Summer Dance Intensive
  • Program Dates: June 21 – July 18, 2020
  • Program Fee: $2950 (includes tuition, housing and 3 meals per day M-F)
  • Early Bird Registration Deadline: December 1, 2019 ($100 off the Program Fee)*
  • No audition required. Only 14 places available and they’re filled first-come, first-served.
  • Course credit is available for an additional administrative fee.*
2020 Courses: Click a course title to see a description or a faculty name for their bio.
*Course credit is available for a small administrative fee. Terms apply for the Early Bird Discount. See websitefor details.


Polestar Pilates Reformer Training

Polestar Pilates Flyer for 2020 Flyer

Apply Here: Spring 2020 Polester Pilates Reformer Teacher Training

Lila Flow Yoga Teacher Training

Lila Flow Flyer

Apply Here: Summer 2020 Lila Flow Yoga Teacher Training



Courses offered in Spring 2020

Innovations in Dance
Looking for a spring Liberal Arts class that will count towards your MGSA Liberal Arts requirement? 

“Total Work of Art” – Topology & Design Course is 3 credit 400-level class (11:550:480) and is taught in seminar style on Fridays 12:35pm–3:35pm. It has multiple excursions as part of the curriculum that substitute/complement classroom gatherings. Amongst the fixed excursions are the attendance of the final dress rehearsal of Richard Wagner´s “The Flying Dutchman” (Der Fliegende Holländer) at the Metropolitan Opera on February 28thas of 10:30am; the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the James Rose Center & one dance performance (TBD). The fees for entrances and tickets are mostly covered.

The class aims to bring together students from landscape architecture, visual arts, music, performance art, and German literature and art history. All other disciplines are equally welcome if students share interest in the course content. Our readings and investigations identify artistic endeavors, where the knowledge and performative skills of different disciplines are brought together with the aim to improve peoples’ lives. It is an utopian idea with a political dimension fostering equity, democracy, personal catharsis and freedom of expression.

The goal of the class is to make students aware how their own discipline is closely related to others and that they all contribute to a field of cultural production as well as to foster design and performances related aspects in the curriculum. The class will count as an elective and, hopefully, as writing requirement (in the process of qualifying for this).

The class is open to change with all individual ideas and contributions as long as we stay in the realm of  the “Gesamtkunstwerk / all-embracing art form” idea. More info on the opera we will watch:


This class is for you

  • If you are interested in artistic production from the late 19thcentury to the present.
  • If you want to find out about aspects of your own discipline and its relationship to others that you have never thought of
  • If you are open to learn new things that, at first sight, do not seem to be related to what you do
  • If you are not afraid of reading, writing, and discussing
  • If you enjoy interaction with students from other backgrounds
  • If you always wanted to pass the threshold of institutions like the MetOpera or the MetMuseum but never had an opportunity to do so and to relate this to your learning at Rutgers
  • If you are team player and actively participate in field trips



Research in the Disciplines – Innovations in Dance
If you have not taken Research in the Disciplines to fulfill your MGSA liberal arts requirements, please consider registering for Innovations in Dance on Wednesdays from 5:35 p.m. 8:35 p.m in Hickman Hall as it is now being offered for the Spring 2020 semester. The index number is 33668

Course Description: 

The rise of contemporary dance. The explosion in physicality (faster, bigger, higher). Barefoot vs. Socks. Modern dance or Postmodern? The rise of dance injury prevention and treatment. Instagram and the quest for dance perfection. Competitions: A Necessary Evil? Misty Copeland and the Black Ballerina. Dance from non-Western cultures. Key Broadway choreographers today. The Dominance of Hip hop. All of these are possible topics for Innovations in Dance. Here is an opportunity for both the serious dance student and the casual fan to explore the art form through expository writing.

Course Objectives:

The objective of this course is to write a research paper looking at a significant way that dance has changed within a certain time period or timeframe – and to contextualize that discussion within a more general discussion of dance culture, a certain genre, style or movement, a historical period or a particular innovation or series of innovations that have advanced or impacted the art form.



Final Adaptive Movement Flyer



FINAL Dance Appreciation Flyer

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.


Late Registration for Winter Term and Term Bill Payments
The late registration period for the Winter 2020 term has begun. Students may continue to register, but a $125 late fee will be assessed. Earn up to four credits during winter break, and choose from 150 courses in a wide range of subjects. Courses are offered in face-to-face, online, or hybrid format. Learn more about Winter Term here. Students should view and pay bills for the Winter 2020 term on the Student Accounting websiteLearn more about term bill payments here.


Rutgers Events over Winter Break

Rutgers Winter Session

Click HERE to view of all of the events happening on campus during Winter Break


A Christmas Carol 

A Christmas Carol

The classic story of Ebenezer Scrooge comes to life on stage in spectacular fashion as this multi-cultural musical celebration is delivered in a unique fashion in a way that only Crossroads can. This performance is choreographed by MFA Alum, Camille Moten alongside our Music Coordinator, Mesia Austin whom is the Music Director

“Camille Moten, Choreographer and recent MFA Grad from Rutgers, is fierce. Her dances are so imaginative, and they complement both the music and the performer.” – Director, Marshall Jones III

“Dr. Mesia Austin, Musical Director who also got her doctorate from MGSA. She has put together an incredible orchestra of musicians.” – Director, Marshall Jones III


  • Dec 5, 2019 – Dec 15, 2019
  • $25 – $65
  • The Elizabeth Ross Johnson Theater – New Brunswick Performing Arts Center 11 Livingston Ave, New Brunswick, NJ


Inspira Seeking Dance Teacher

Little InSpirations Faculty – This candidate will have the ability to teach 5 and 6 year olds (Beginning Ballet, Tap, and Hip Hop).
  • Classes are thirty minutes in length.
  • Day needed: Saturday, 12pm – 3pm in New Brunswick.
  • BFA or BA in Dance Preferred, but not required.
  • Must have 2 years minimum teaching experience.
  • Candidates must have excellent, organization, effective verbal and written communication, creative and flexible teaching style, and an enthusiastic and warm approach with students.
  • We only hire career minded, long term employees who have stand-out work ethic and desire to grow. This role is not for a short-term placement or someone not looking to grow inside our company.
  • To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume and link to a private youtube channel or video of you teaching and a video of why you are the right person for the job to the email below.
Kristine Smith Careers@InSpiraArts.com
987D Jersey Ave, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
For announcements, please send them to sorange@mgsa.rutgers.edu

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