News posts dated May. 2013

2013 AGM

Notice of 2013 AGM

DanceNL would like to invite all members, potential members, members of the dance community and anyone else interested in our activities to attend our Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Monday, June 10th from 7 to 7:30 PM in the Cox and Palmer Second Space at the LSPU Hall, 3 Victoria Street, St. John’s. At our business meeting, we will elect new board members, discuss last year’s events and plan for the upcoming year.

After the meeting, join us for a social with refreshments and a series of short performances by DanceNL members including Seraka Dance Company, Ainsley Dicks, Tony Ingram and Christina Penney. For more information contact us at

If you do not live in St. John’s and would like to participate in the meeting, e-mail us at and we will arrange to Skype you in. If you are unable to attend, you can give a proxy vote to another member who is attending. Please e-mail us at and we will help with this, too. You must be a member in good standing to vote at the AGM or run for the board.

Free parking will be available in the parking lot one block east of the LSPU Hall, next to the Blue Drop building on Prescott Street.

NL Moves in GFW with Tony Ingram

NL Moves May – Breaking with Tony Ingram
NL Moves is coming to Grand Falls with a free Breakdancing (Breaking, B-boying, B-girling) workshop at the Gordon Pinsent Centre for the Arts – Saturday, May 25 from 7 to 9 PM. If you need directions please call: 709.572.0400

About the Workshop
Tony Ingram is a physical therapist and dancer from Newfoundland, Co-founder of East Rock Crew, Concrete Roots Dance Company, Street Movement Dance Company, invited performer to Canada Dance Festival 2007 & 2008, and owner of website – aimed at educating dancers on injury prevention, and advocating dance science and the benefits of dance to the public.

Breaking, or B-Boying / B-Girling (also known as break-dancing) began in the 70’s as the first Hip-Hop dance. Today it’s as big as ever, with a rich history that has shaped street dancing throughout the world.

This workshop focuses on the basic elements of the dance: top-rock, get-downs, footwork, freezes and power, as well as important concepts such as musicality, originality, and style – concepts that compliment any dance style!

Learning the fundamentals of breaking can help develop a foundation of dynamic movement and an appreciation of the original history of Hip-Hop dance, as well as the music and culture that started it all.

About NL Moves
NL Moves is a monthly workshop series by DanceNL  designed to offer professional development opportunities to the dance community while exposing the general public to many different dance genres and promoting wellness and physical activity. NL Moves workshops are led by DanceNL members and highlight some of the amazing work and skills of the dancers and movers of the province. NL Moves workshops are happening every month throughout Newfoundland until May, 2013.

Calls and Notices for May

Call for Newsletter items
DanceNL’s quarterly newsletter The Next Step is coming out next month and we are looking for your stories, listings, reports and pictures. Please send us news of your recent dance activities and your upcoming events and projects – Deadline is May 15th

Call for Performers for AGM
DanceNL will be holding our 2013 Annual General Meeting on Monday June 10th at the Second Space at the LSPU Hall, starting at 7 PM. This AGM is scheduled to be short and sweet and to address our new year end dates. The short and sweet AGM will be followed by a social with food and wine and performances by DanceNL members. We are calling for short performances that will suit the space – show us what you have been doing, showcase your stuff, show off! Performances pay a $50 honorarium. Please send a brief proposal including details of your performance by Monday May 13 to:

Call For Nominations 
- Roberta Thomas Legacy Award
The Roberta Thomas Legacy Award was established by her family as a way to continue Robbie’s infectious human spirit by supporting development and presentation in the field of dance and dance collaboration. DEADLINE: July 1, 2013. Interested applicants should apply with the following information:
– A one to two page letter describing what you intend to do, who you will work with, and how this project will acknowledge Robbie’s legacy
– A brief budget note informing the jury how much money you require and how the money will be spent (the total award is up to $1000)
– a short biography
– Applicants must be residents of Newfoundland and Labrador


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Arts and the City – Cultivating Connections
A City of St. John’s sponsored conference involving artists, cultural workers, government, business and community will be held on May 24th and 25 at City Hall. Space is limited. For registration information call 576.2563 or email

Call for Performers – Music at Harbourside – City of St. John’s Lunchtime Concert Series

Music at Harbourside is a series of outdoor lunchtime concerts that take place every Friday in July and August at Harbourside Park in downtown St. John’s. Concerts run from 12:30pm to 1:30pm, and are great fun!

Submissions should include:
* A bio of the musician or group, including full contact information
* a CD or DVD of your material (no USB sticks or links to online material – we won’t be
able to review these)
* a stage plot, or a list of all performers, instruments, and sound equipment requirements
* a list of which Fridays in July and August you are available to perform.

Submissions must be received by 4:30 PM on Wednesday, May 15. Mail or hand-deliver to the Department of Economic Development, Tourism & Culture, 348 Water Street. A jury will review submissions and successful musicians/groups will be contacted with more information. For more information: 709-576-2563 or

Free Online/App Listing -
Department of Tourism, Culture and Recreation

If you’d like to take advantage of a free listing in the provincial tourism’s database of what’s happening in Newfoundland and Labrador online and in a new app being developed, read on!

Visit this website:

Then, click on Tourism Operator Profile Form / Tourist Establishment Licence Application Form. Fill out the PDF and submit it as instructed within the document.

Once processed, your Festival / Event information will appear here:

The Department of Tourism, Culture and Recreation is also developing an app for your iPhone, iPod and eventually the iPad to promote the province in new ways. That app will draw from the above listed Festival / Event listings URL – so your festival / event will automatically appear in the app as well, once listed.