East Rock Crew
Flash Mob Participants
Step Dancing at Folk Night
Kristin Harris Walsh
Ballet Class with Sandra Blackmore
NL Moves - Cornerbrook
Wild Lily Dance Centre
English Country Dancers
Cupids 400 Celebration
Island Belles Burlesques Troop
Argentine Tango with Teri
Teri Slade & Scott Campbell
Salsa at City Hall
Dance Week 2012
Shawn Silver Irish Dancing Inc
Object Manipulation and Choreography
NL Moves Workshop with James Burke
Judy Knee Dance Studio
Spatial Pull Rehearsal
Festival of New Dance
Andrea Tucker, Calla Lachance and Tammy MacLeod
Dance Week is April 28-May 4, and we have cool dance events happening all over the province and online!
Most Danceable Song of 2014
Voting is now closed for the Most Danceable Song of 2014! Thanks for voting!
Tune in to On the Go on CBC Radio One or online from 4-5:30 and 6-6:30pm NDT from April 28th to May 1st to hear the runners up, and Ted’ll play the winning song on Friday, May 2nd!
Why I LOVE to Dance ContestWhen: Right now until May 3rd Where: Facebook
Here’s an example of a Dance Ambassador from 2013!
Keep an eye out during the week for folks who might dance at any moment… or do a few steps yourself! It’s easy:
1) Let us know that you want to do a little dance.
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:
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 Morris Academy – Mt. Pearl St. Michael’s Regional High – Bell Island Holy Cross – Eastport Gander Academy – Gander Millcrest Academy – Grand Falls-Windsor Lakeside Academy – Buchans
To register your school, or for more information, give us a call!
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 Flamenco, Salsa and Tango, with dancers Stacy Fowler, Corie Harnett, and Teri Slade, Christine Greening, Sandra Martinez, live music by Marijn Companjen, Duane Andrews 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!
$5 admission at the door.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!
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 7:30pm, present your pass at the door and get in FREE!
To register a display table for your dance organization, contact us!
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 BoogieWhen: Saturday, May 3rd, 7:30pm 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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Download the press kit here.
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)
Photo Credit: Philippe Photography