News posts dated Mar. 2011

International Dance Day Event Frequently Asked Questions

What’s the difference between the Random Acts of Dance, Flash Mob, and Dare to Dance events?

Dare to Dance: Newfoundlanders and Labradorians are encouraged to celebrate the joy of movement in their own way: dance in the kitchen; at work; on your way to school; the possibilities are endless!

Random Acts of Dance (RAD): are short pieces created by small groups/individuals that will be presented at various locations during International Dance Day (IDD) Week. DanceNL will help coordinate these RADs, send us an email to book rehearsal space or to assist you in creating your own RAD.

Flash Mob: a group piece that will be performed in a seemingly spontaneous manner in a secret location during IDD Week. This flash mob is in partnership with Canada’s National Ballet School (NBS) and the piece is choreographed by Courtnae Bowman, an NBS teacher. Check out NBS Flash Mob last year at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VAIzXPqwcag.

I’m not a dancer. Can I still participate?

Yes! We hope to have as many people (young, old, beginners, pros, etc.) dancing this week!

When are rehearsals in St. John’s?

Flash Mob: Wednesdays 6-7pm and Sundays 3-4pm
Random Acts of Dance: Space available Wednesdays 7-8pm and Sundays 2-3pm

Do I have to attend every rehearsal?

No, attend as many rehearsals as you need to learn. However, there will be 1 or 2 mandatory rehearsals at the end of April for logistical purposes.

Where are the rehearsals in St. John’s?

The MMaP Gallery Space, second floor of the Arts & Culture Centre (formerly the Art Gallery Space).

Are there other ways to learn the Flash Mob choreography?

Yes, check out the instructional videos for the “Children’s Routine” on the NBS IDD page http://www.nbs-enb.ca/community/idd/default.aspx. DanceNL opted to participate in the “Children’s routine” because of the fantastic song. Here’s the link to the YouTube introductory video for the routine: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RFVn26EeUyk

What is the name of this singer and catchy song?

It’s k-os’ Crabbuckit.

How can I sign up?

Register at the next rehearsal or email the forms to info@dancenl.ca. Forms are also available at the DanceNL website http://www.dancenl.ca/news/international-dance-day-call-action.

Is there a deadline that I must register prior to?

We are asking that all participants register by April 20th.

Is there a fee or costume costs?

No, participation is absolutely free!

What should I wear to rehearsals?

Wear comfortable clothing and indoor sneakers or socks.

How long is the Flash mob?

Approximately 3 minutes.

I don’t live in St. John’s, are there any IDD events being organized throughout the province?

Yes, there are IDD events being organized in Gander, Grand Falls-Windsor and Corner Brook. Send us an email (info@dancenl.ca) if you would like more information.

International Dance Day FAQs
Flash Mob Choreography