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NLAC Arts Awards

The Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council has invited DanceNL to submit a nomination for the awards. It is with great pleasure that DanceNL has nominated the Galway Sisters (Mercedes, Teresita, Isabelle, Carmel and Barbara-Ann) for the Hall of Honour Award, for their exceptional contribution to the development of dance in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador.
The Galways are renowned throughout the province’s dance community as the ‘foremothers’ of what is now a thriving dance school scene. This is a great opportunity to recognize their pioneering efforts and to promote and gain recognition for dance in the province.
We will update you on this in the very near future.

For more information on the awards, visit http://www.nlac.nf.ca/awards/index.htm

You’re hired!

DanceNL is delighted to have received project funding from the CEDP (Cultural Economic Development Program) which has enabled us to contract a Membership and Research Assistant, Mel Wellsman, in addition to a Website Developer and Graphic Designer, Perfect Day Canada, both for a period of three months. These contracts will help to cement the foundations of the association already laid down by the Board and aid DanceNL’s development and aspirations.

Dance NL is Hiring!

DanceNL is offering three contractual positions in the new year!
Please see specific job ads below.

The deadline for all applications is December 30, 2010 @ 5:00pm.

Please send applications by e-mail to info@dancenl.ca.

JOB TITLE: Membership/Research Assistant
DATES OF EMPLOYMENT: January 3 – March 28, 2011
SALARY: $20/hr, 35 hours/week (subject to funding approval)
Job Summary and Requirements:

DanceNL seeks a reliable, organized, friendly individual for a 3-month full-time contract. Primary duties will include membership recruitment and retention, promotion and awareness, and researching future opportunities for DanceNL.

The ideal candidate is:
• Familiar with Excel and MS Word as well as social media (Facebook, Twitter etc.)
• Comfortable drafting and writing press releases, email correspondence
• Comfortable speaking on the phone or presenting to small groups
• Capable of working independently under the direction of the DanceNL board
• Familiar with dance and the local dance community, or willing to learn

JOB TITLE: Website Developer
DATES OF EMPLOYMENT: January 3 – March 28, 2011
SALARY: $1250 (subject to funding approval)
Job Summary and Requirements:
DanceNL seeks a website developer to enhance and improve upon our current site
(www.dancenl.ca ) and expand our current capabilities (search, member pages, directory).

The ideal candidate is:
• Experience designing and configuring websites built with the drupal content management system
• Proficiency with SQL, PHP, JavaScript
• Expertise with CSS 2.1 and recent versions
• Experience configuring web hosting, DNS, email lists
• Experience working with a team or with clients to determine the exact needs and function of a website
• Basic graphic design skills
• Capable of working independently under the direction of the DanceNL board
• Familiar with dance and the local dance community, or willing to learn

JOB TITLE: Graphic Designer
DATES OF EMPLOYMENT: January 3 – March 28, 2011
SALARY: $700 (subject to funding approval)
Job Summary and Requirements:

DanceNL seeks a graphic designer to create an exciting logo and letterhead that best reflects our organizations’ mandate and vision.

The ideal candidate is:
• Experienced in graphic design
• Capable of working independently under the direction of the DanceNL board
• Familiar with dance and the local dance community, or willing to learn

DanceNL Elects New Board

The Founding General Meeting of DanceNL on November 4th was a great success. Many members turned up to hear about the initiatives led by DanceNL in the past year and to participate in the election of a new board. The new board is comprised of choreographers, dancers, dance teachers, dance researchers, and dance supporters representing a variety of dance forms in a number of different Newfoundland communities; they are:

Kristin Harris Walsh (President)
Christina Penney (Secretary)
Colleen Quigley (Treasurer)
Andrew Draskóy
Lorna English
Calla Lachance
Leona Mooney
Candice Pike
Richard Stoker

The new board is looking forward to another successful year as Newfoundland and Labrador’s dance association and we’d like you to be a part of it! If you are not a member yet, check out the membership link at the top of the page and join today.

DanceNL Founding AGM “Become a member, run for the board”

DanceNL is holding its founding AGM! Members will be invited to attend and to learn about the association’s activities over the past year. Elections will be held for the next board. We invite all members to come out and support DanceNL.

If you are not yet a member, you can purchase a membership at the AGM. Membership is only $20 for individuals and $50 for organizations.

Where: VIP room, Arts and Culture Centre, St. John’s, NL, Canada

When: Thursday, November 4th from 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

For more information, please e-mail info@dancenl.ca

DanceNL Membership Form

Become a member of DanceNL

DanceNL is now accepting new members! Membership is only $20 for individuals and $50 for organizations. For more information, please drop us an e-mail at: info@dancenl.ca

DanceNL launch!

Join us for a wine & cheese reception and presention of DanceNL’s first project, the DanceNL Road Map. Individuals who like to become members of DanceNL will also be able to join at this time.

The purpose of the Road Map is to collect as much information as possible from as many communities as possible in order to discover who is dancing, what they are dancing and where they are dancing. It will act as a catalyst to network dancers, practitioners and dance enthusiasts giving us a stronger presence provincially, nationally and internationally.

The launch will be held at the LSPU Hall on Monday, September 20 from 6-8pm.

Newfoundland dancer receives honorary doctorate

DanceNL congratulates Dr. Christopher House, who will receive an honorary doctor of letters at MUN’s convocation ceremony today. What a wonderful honour for a Newfoundland dancer!

DARE TO DANCE – International Dance Day 2010

In honour of International Dance Day, April 29, DanceNL invites all Newfoundlanders and Labradorians to DARE TO DANCE.

Take 5 minutes out of your day. Boogie in the backyard. Do the lancers in your living room. Salsa with your sweetie. Do the cha cha with your children. Twirl, leap and spin for 5 minutes on Thursday to celebrate dance in all its forms.

And tell us about it! Drop an e-mail. Check out our website. Upload a video on our Facebook group. And happy International Dance Day!

For more information, contact us: info@dancenl.ca

DanceNL Announces its Road Map Project

DanceNL, the province’s first sectoral association for dance, is pleased to announce the beginning of its Road Map project.

DanceNL is looking to contact people and groups involved in dance activities across the province.

“We are looking to hear from everyone. If you’re a dancer, a dance teacher, a choreographer, a dance writer, a social dancer, we want to learn more about you and your dance activities,” says Kristin Harris Walsh, chair of DanceNL. “This is our first step at connecting people involved in all kinds of dance across the province and to spread the word about DanceNL. It’s a great opportunity for dancers to make their voices heard and share their activities.”

You can participate in the Road Map by visiting www.dancenl.ca and filling in the online form, or by e-mailing info@dancenl.ca.

The mandate of DanceNL is to preserve, promote and support all forms of dance and dance activity throughout the province of Newfoundland and Labrador. The DanceNL Road Map document and website will serve as a vital reference to ensure our organization is inclusive of all forms of dance being practiced in our province. As well, it will act as a catalyst to network dancers, practitioners and dance enthusiasts giving dance a stronger presence provincially, nationally and internationally.

For more information, please contact Lynn Panting (coordinator of DanceNL Road Map project) or Kristin Harris Walsh (Chair, DanceNL) at info@dancenl.ca