News (page 14 of 14)

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

Announcing the creation of DanceNL

We are pleased to announce the creation of DanceNL, Newfoundland and Labrador’s sectoral dance association. DanceNL is a brand new organization, whose mandate is to preserve, promote and support all forms of dance and dance activities throughout the province of Newfoundland and Labrador. After consultation with members of the province’s dance communities, on Sunday, September 20, 2009, we formed a Founding Board whose goal is to create a formal board in one year’s time.

DanceNL is about to begin its first project, the DanceNL Road Map. 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. At this time, the Founding Board wishes to begin the process of identifying individuals (dancers, choreographers, dance teachers, dance scholars) and groups (dance schools, dance performance groups, social dance groups) across the province.

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 us a stronger presence provincially, nationally and internationally.

We are looking to get the word out to dancers across the province. Board members include: Kristin Harris Walsh (chair), Martin Vallee (treasurer), Christina Penney (secretary), Calla Lachance, Richard Stoker, Sarah Stoker, Andrew Draskóy, Diana Leadbeater, Labrador representative (not yet filled), Aboriginal representative (not yet filled).

For more information, please contact:

Kristin Harris Walsh

info@dancenl.ca