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See these three postcards? Collect them while you’re out and about, and then show them off! Take a picture of your postcards and tweet it to us @danceNLonline, post it to our Facebook page, OR bring them to Folk Dance Night at the Ship on Wednesday, April 30th to be entered to win YOUR CHOICE of prizes:
- An awesome Dancing Robot DanceNL T-shirt; or
- A year’s membership to DanceNL and complimentary admission to Scott Campbell’s Dance Photography Workshop on Sunday, May 4th; or
- A day pass to our Dance Fair on Saturday, May 3rd (comes with FREE admission to Neighbourhood Dance Work’s First Look series that evening!).
We’ll be drawing for the winner at Folk Night, so collect your postcards and get your photos in before Wednesday evening.
“But wait!” you ask. “If I post a picture AND show up to Folk Night with all 3 postcards, will my name be entered twice?”
You bet it will.
So keep an eye out for these beauties and get collecting right away!
2) Do a little dance! It’ll bring a smile to everyone’s face – we promise!
3) Send us pictures or video and we’ll show everyone who missed it in person!
Just like this:
Dare to Dance
When: Tuesday, April 29th… INTERNATIONAL DANCE DAY!
Where: Schools across the province
Taking a cue from our colleagues at Dance Nova Scotia, we’ve challenged schools across the province to get their staff and students up and moving to celebrate International Dance Day.
Some brave educational institutions have answered the call:
Macdonald Drive Elementary – St. John’s
Virginia Park – St. John’s
Cowan Heights Elementary – St. John’s
École des Grands Vents – St. John’s
Campus Childcare Inc. – St. John’s
St. Michael’s Regional High – Bell Island
Holy Cross – Eastport
Gander Academy – Gander
Millcrest Academy – Grand Falls-Windsor
Lakeside Academy – Buchans
When: Wednesday, April 30th, 9pm
Where: The Ship Pub, Soloman’s Lane, St. John’s
We’re teaming up with the Folk Arts Society and infiltrating their weekly Folk Night with a spicy twist: folk dances of in latin countries! Join us for an evening of Salsa and Tango, with dancers Stacy Fowler, Corie Harnett, and Teri Slade, live music by Marijn Companjen and Steve Murphy, door prizes and more! Bring your good shoes – we guarantee we’ll have you up and dancing by the end of the night!
When: Friday, May 2nd, 4pm-5pm NDT
Where: Online (and also Rocket Bakery, CBC, and others to be announced)
On the Go is playing the Most Danceable Song of 2014 in its first hour on May 2nd, and we want everyone, everywhere, to get up and dance along. Visit one of our Dance Hotspots, join us via Google Hangouts, or dance along as the party is live streamed to Youtube!
If you’d like to join in on the Hangout, or to host a Dance Hotspot, drop us a line and we’ll set you up. But let us know soon – spaces in the Hangout are limited!
When: Saturday, May 3rd, 10am-5pm
Where: Gower Street United Church, St. John’s
Bring the children in your life and join us for a day of family-friendly workshops and fun! Drop in for a workshop or linger all day: meet the dance schools and companies in town and enjoy a day of dance!
At $5/workshop or $20 for the day, it’s a deal for the whole family! AND if you buy a day-pass, head over to First Look at 7pm, present your pass at the door and get in FREE!
When: Saturday, May 3rd, 6pm-7:30pm
Where: Lesley Oake School of Dance, 5A Bayley Street, Grand Falls
For the last in our series of free NL Moves workshops for the season, we’re sending Vanessa Elizabeth on the road to teach a workshop in Slow, Liquefied Movement for Bellydance at the Lesley Oake School of Dance.
Neighbourhood Dance Works’ First Look and Barefoot Boogie
When: Saturday, May 3rd, 7pm
Where: Arts & Culture Centre Dance Studio, St. John’s
DanceNL members, friends and colleagues at NDW are running their annual First Look series and launching their new Barefoot Boogie initiative. Admission is $10, but you can get in free with a day pass from May We Have This Dance. DanceNL members get a 20% discount, too!
When: Sunday, May 4th, 12pm-3:30pm
Where: MMaP Gallery, Arts & Culture Centre, St. John’s
Scott Campbell offers a professional development workshop in Dance Photography, including how to choose a photographer, what to expect from a dance shoot, how to get the best pictures, and how to use those pictures to market yourself. The first 5 dancers to register will have the chance to work with Scott hands-on to get a photograph to take away… so don’t wait to sign up!
Admission is $10, or $5 for DanceNL members. Register at email@example.com
Vanessa found belly dance during her studies at Memorial University in 2007. Though actively involved in music and theatre since a young age, nothing compares to the joy, creativity and passion that dance has brought into her life. She currently performs a non-traditional style of belly dance, a style that takes influences from classical Indian, flamenco, hip hop, contemporary, as well as tribal styles of belly dance. Vanessa currently holds a Basic Black certification from The Dark Side Studio.
Vanessa has studied intensively with Andrea Kitta of the Neighbourhood Strays, joining the troupe officially from 2008-2010. In 2009 she co-founded Wild Lily Dance Centre where she managed studio operations and taught weekly classes until finishing her term as director in 2012. Since 2010 she’s been directing Seraka Dance Company, performing regularly in and around St. John’s NL. Vanessa is also the lead instructor of Seraka Studios, teaching weekly classes in her signature style of belly dance.
Taking inspirations from her instructors and dancers such as Heather Labonté, Rachel Brice, Colleena Shakti, and Zafira Dance Co., she builds on her background in music and theatre and strives to push her creative boundaries. She is identified by her stage presence, strong arm and hand movements, and subtle nuances. Outstanding musicality, grace, and strength give her performances a powerful and engaging quality, allowing her to connect with her audience.
For information on classes or booking performances please visit Seraka Dance Company (www.seraka.com) or Vanessa's blog (www.vanessa-elizabeth.ca)