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DANCE WEEK 2017

DANCE WEEK 2017

#DanceWeekNL2017

April 23-29, 2017

Everywhere, NL

  • Random Acts of Dance ● Dance Ambassadors ● If a Place Could Be Made School Tour ● Folk Dance Night at the Ship ● Dare to Dance ● #dance4discounts ● Sharing Dance ● Flash Mob ● International Dance Day Dance Party

ALL WEEK

Dare to Dance Flash Mob

We invite you to learn a dance and join in a flash mob for Dance Week in Newfoundland and Labrador! This year’s choreography is by St. John’s dance teacher and performer Lynn Panting. See the schedule below for details of flash mob events in St. John’s.

Can’t make it out in person? No problem! Here’s a handy instructional video so you can learn the dance at home or school: https://vimeo.com/213128963

Be sure to send us video clips of you dancing the routine and we will share them on our social media!

#dance4discounts

For the third year, independent businesses in St. John’s are offering a discount for a dance at the cash throughout Dance Week! Check out dancenl.ca or watch for #dance4discounts and grab some mad dance deals!

 Random Acts of Dance

We challenge you to dance at random! Dance spontaneously in a public place and brighten the day of everyone around you! Dance at the office and get your coworkers smiling! Send us a video of your Random Act of Dance and we’ll share it on social media.

Keep an eye on our Facebook page for notice of pop-up dance hotspots throughout the province during the week!

Dance Ambassadors

Each day this week, we will feature messages from members of our local dance community. Head to our Facebook page to meet our 2017 Dance Ambassadors and learn a bit about them and their dance.

SUNDAY APRIL 23rd – METRO

Dare to Dance Flash Mob Choreography Learning Session

Not sure about learning the steps on your own? Dance week in Newfoundland and Labrador kicks off with a DARE TO DANCE flash mob learning session SUNDAY April 23rd at 1:30pm. Join DanceNL and Lynn Panting Dance to learn her funky dance to music by Waterfront Fire!

Where: Lynn Panting Dance, 66 Queen’s Rd

When: 1:30-3pm

Admission: FREE!

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27TH – METRO

Folk Dance Night at the Ship

We’re teaming up with the Folk Arts Society and infiltrating their weekly Folk Night again!

Join us for a session at the Ship Pub on Wednesday April 26th, featuring musicians and set dancers for an evening of traditional Newfoundland music and set dance followed by a Trad Session hosted by Gerry Strong. Join dance caller Jane Rutherford and master fiddler Christina Smith along with the Partridgeberry Jam Fiddle and Dance group. They will do a demonstration of the Lancers and then invite interested people to join them in a traditional set dance.

 Where: Ship Pub, 265 Duckworth Street, St. John’s

When: 8:45-9:15 * note special start time

Admission: $5 (standard Folk Night admission)

FB Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/631507300393114/

APRIL 26-28 – ST. MARY’S BAY

If A Place Could Be Made

DanceNL Member Louise Moyes and the Daly Family Collective (Moyes, Diana Daly and Anne Troake) will be touring St. Mary’s Bay schools during Dance week 2017 with their show If a Place Could Be Made. As part of the tour they give workshops in dance and storytelling, to reinforce the show’s theme of inclusion. In this workshop students learn a dance from the show and make their own version of it, which they then perform together. Thanks to ArtsNL School Touring Program for the funding.

 Where: St. Mary’s, Mount Carmel and St. Bride’s schools

Admission: Free for school students

Background on Show: Kitty and Daniel Daly of Riverhead, St. Mary’s Bay, Newfoundland had twelve children, six of whom were very tall, and mythologized as giants, and six of whom had achondroplasia, were little people, or what is now called persons of short stature. Most of them had disabilities. The Daly Family Collective, the Dalys’ great-granddaughter (and great-niece), singer-songwriter Diana Daly, dancer-storyteller Louise Moyes and director-choreographer Anne Troake, have been asked to tell their stories spanning from the 1930s-2000s.

THURSDAY, APRIL 27th – METRO                 

Free Tango Practica

 Warm up in the Newfoundland ‘spring’ with a bit of Tango! Tango on the Edge, the St. John’s Tango club, presents a free public dance event at their Thursday practica: learn the steps of the Argentine Folk Dance the Chacarera, and meet the local Tango community.

Where: 4th Floor Rehearsal Space, Arts and Culture Centre 4th Floor North Wing, 95 Allandale Road, St. John’s

When: 8:30 – 10:30 p.m.

Admission: FREE!

FRIDAY, APRIL 28th – METRO

Sharing Dance 2017: Celebrate Celebrate Canada’s 150th through Dance

Sharing Dance is Canada’s National Ballet School’s flagship community outreach initiative offering free dance programs for all Canadians—to get healthy, active and artistically engaged.

Participants of all ages and abilities are invited to come out and learn the routine that people from all across Canada will be dancing in celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday!

DanceNL member Corie Harnett of Corieography, and local dancer/choreographer Amy Spector will be offering a series of FREE rehearsals to prepare for a performance of the Sharing Dance Routine in June.  Join us as we represent St. John’s, NL in Sharing Dance 2017!

 Where: DanceSpace, 3rd floor studio, Arts & Culture Centre, 95 Allandale Rd., St. John’s

When: Fridays: 6:00-7:30 p.m. on April 28, May 5, May 12, May 19, May 26 & June 2

Admission: FREE!

REGISTER HERE TO PARTICIPATE, OR TO DONATE TO SHARING DANCE:
https://sharingdance.akaraisin.com/Pledge/Event/GroupHome.aspx?seid=13596&mid=82&sgid=3951

FB Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1616000831751225/

SATURDAY April 29th: International Dance Day 2017 – METRO

Dare To Dance Flashmob Performance

Where: Parking lot @ 72 Harbour Drive, St. John’s*

When: 3pm-3:30pm

Admission: FREE!

FB Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1915559938733843/

*Please note:  We will meet at 72 Harbour Drive at 3:00 p.m. and then head over to Harbourside Park to dance the flashmob routine there!

International Dance Day Dance Party at Compton House – METRO

Come out and celebrate International Dance Day at our dance mixer – have some refreshments, dance to a few tunes, swing, step, tango and jive to music from around the world. See and experience the best of our members’ favourite genres of dance!

Where: Compton House B&B – 26 Waterford Bridge Road, St. John’s

When: 6:30 to 8:00pm, Saturday April 29

Admission: FREE!

FB Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/257502761382501/

For more information on Dance Week in Newfoundland and Labrador, please check out dancenl.ca or contact:

Corie Harnett

DanceNL

info@dancenl.ca

 

 

We’re Hiring – Coordinator – Extended Deadline – Oct. 1st!

We’re Hiring!
Coordinator, DanceNL

DanceNL is seeking a self-starter with strong organizational skills to fill a new full-time role as Coordinator. With support and direction from the Board of Directors, the Coordinator is responsible for project and financial administration, public relations, and fund raising efforts for DanceNL.

JOB SUMMARY

The Coordinator is responsible for the general business management of DanceNL, for coordinating its various fundraising activities, and for the design and execution of its projects. Working largely independently and reporting to the Board of Directors, the Coordinator identifies and pursues new ways to serve the organization’s membership and maintains current member services. S/he is responsible for maintaining DanceNL’s financial records and its membership database. The Coordinator is responsible for managing and maintaining communication with volunteers and with the Board of Directors.

RESPONSIBILITIES

 Manage public relations activities and foster ongoing communication with the media, including promoting projects through press releases and social media sites;
 Coordinate DanceNL projects, including NL Moves and Dance Week activities;
 Plan and manage funding development from both public and private sectors;
 Coordinate fundraising activities and events;
 Maintain communication with potential and current funders in the private and public sectors;
 Conduct research on private and public sector funding sources;
 Draft grant applications and reports for public sector funding;
 Attend and deliver ED reports at meetings of the Board of Directors;
 Create and manage operational budgets;
 Identify and pursue possible partnerships with like-minded organizations;
 Check post office box, manage mail;
 Perform other duties as required by the Board of Directors.

SKILLS REQUIRED

 Strong organizational and effective interpersonal/communication skills;
 Strong written communication skills;
 Experience in non-profits, public relations or communications;
 Computer proficiency, including a working knowledge of Microsoft Office and WordPress;
 Ability to apply successful fundraising and networking techniques;
 Ability to work independently.

ELIGIBILITY

Interested applicants must be eligible for Employment Insurance (EI) benefits

The successful candidate will be expected to work from home. DanceNL will provide a computer and printer. Salary $26,000 for a 4 day work week.

Interested parties should send a cover letter including information on EI eligibility and resume to info@dancenl.ca no later than 5pm NDT Saturday 1 October 2016 with Co-ordinator in the subject line.

Join us for our AGM!

When: Monday, June 13th, 6:30-8:30pm

Where: Leaside Manor, 39 Topsail Road, St. John’s

All are welcome to attend DanceNL’s Annual General Meeting.

DanceNL members in good standing will be eligible to vote. Join or renew your membership now! Please note our New Membership Categories!

6:15pm: Sharing Dance will be performed on the lawn (weather permitting).

6:30pm: AGM

7:00pm: Sharing Dance performance (inside!)

7:15pm: Social Dance party! Please bring an mp3 player with the tunes you prefer for kicking up your heels!

Seeking applications for Executive Director

DanceNL is seeking a self-starter with excellent management skills to fill a new permanent full-time role as Executive Director. The Executive Director is responsible for project administration, financial management, public relations, human resources, and fund raising efforts on the part of DanceNL, supported by and responsible to the Board of Directors.

JOB SUMMARY

The Executive Director is responsible for the general business management of DanceNL, for coordinating its various fundraising activities, and for the design and execution of its projects. Working largely independently and reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director identifies and pursues new ways to serve its membership and maintains current member services. S/he is responsible for maintaining DanceNL’s financial records and its membership database. The Executive Director is responsible for managing and maintaining communication with volunteers and with the Board of  Directors.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Manage all public relations activities and foster ongoing communication with the media, including promoting projects through press releases and social media sites;
  • Coordinate DanceNL projects, including NL Moves and Dance Week activities;
  • Plan and manage all funding development from both public and private sectors;
  • Coordinate fundraising activities and events;
  • Maintain communication with potential and current funders in the private and public sectors;
  • Conduct research on private and public sector funding sources;
  • Write grant applications and reports for public sector funding;
  • Attend and deliver ED reports at meetings of the Board of Directors;
  • Create and manage operational budgets;
  • Identify and pursue possible partnerships with like-minded organizations;
  • Check post office box, manage mail;
  • Perform other duties as required by the Board of Directors.

SKILLS REQUIRED

  • Exemplary organizational and effective interpersonal/communication skills;
  • Exemplary written communication skills;
  • Experience in non-profits, public relations or communications;
  • Computer proficiency, including a working knowledge of Microsoft Office and WordPress;
  • Proven experience in managerial position;
  • Ability to apply successful fundraising and networking techniques;
  • Outstanding organization and leadership abilities.

This is a full-time permanent position. The successful candidate will be expected to work from home. DanceNL will provide a computer and printer. Starting salary $30,000-$32,000, pending confirmation of funding.

Interested parties should send a cover letter and resume to info@dancenl.ca no later than 5pm NDT Wednesday, 1 June 2016.

DanceNL’s AGM is on Monday, June 13th, 2016 from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

You are invited to attend DanceNL’s 2016 Annual General Meeting
Monday, June 13th, 6:30-8:30pm
Leaside Manor, 39 Topsail Road, St. John’s

All members of the dance community are encouraged to attend. Voting privileges are reserved for DanceNL members in good standing.

Join the Board!
Any DanceNL member is welcome to self-nominate for board membership. Board members will be elected at the AGM.

A social dance will follow the meeting.

Sharing Dance

Sharing Dance is an initiative of Canada’s National Ballet School. The goal is to motivate Canadians of all ages to participate in healthy, fun and creative dance activities.

Beginning on International Dance Day, DanceNL will be hosting a series of FREE community dance classes, taught by Corie Harnett of Corieography, for anyone wishing to learn the 2016 Sharing Dance Routine.

Children, grown ups, all are welcome! No experience necessary!

The 2016 routine is choreographed by Kevin A. Ormsby ofKasheDance. His choreography reflects his unique dance history and takes its form from blending the influences of Afro-Caribbean culture through modern and classical dance techniques.

Where: DanceSpace, St. John’s Arts & Culture Centre

When: Fridays, 6:45pm – 8pm

Admission: FREE!