News (page 6 of 15)


How better to get over the work-week hump than by doing a little dance?

This morning, on the CBC Central Morning Show, Melissa Tobin took us to Eastport where some students learned to square dance as part of our Dare to Dance challenge!

Wednesday’s Dance Ambassador is beloved musician Jim Payne, who has made a gorgeous video for us!

Yesterday, On the Go played Hear/Say’s “Love Collided” – the 4th most danceable song in Newfoundland and Labrador. Tune in at 4pm to find out who’s number 3!

Keep an eye out for Random Acts of Dance… and if you happen to be in Grand Falls today, you miiiight want to get a coffee at the Jumping Bean… around 3:30pm. Just sayin.

And tonight in St. John’s, we’re taking over Folk Night at the Ship with the folk dances of the warmer parts of the world. Come down and we’ll warm you up!


Happy International Dance Day, everyone!

To celebrate this special day, we have two dance ambassadors on the roster: Kate Cornell, Executive Director of the Canadian Dance Assembly, and Christopher House, Artistic Director of Toronto Dance Theatre!

Speaking of the CDA, they have a beautiful International Dance Day message from Santee Smith. And the International Theatre Institute have made a gorgeous video for their Dance Day message, written by Mourad Merzouki.

Schools around the province are dancing today as part of our Dare to Dance initiative! Keep an eye to the internet for updates… or you might hear us on the radio!

Yesterday, On the Go played the fourth runner-up for Most Danceable Song: Beautiful Vegan Girl by Neil Conway!

Random Acts of Dance are rolling in! People are dancing in Corner Brook, in St. John’s… even at City Council! Keep it coming – we are loving the videos!

We’re in the Telegram today, thanks to Arts Reporter Tara Bradbury – check out that article here.

Tonight, the Town of Grand Falls-Windsor will be proclaiming Dance Week to its citizens. Thanks to the young dancers who will be representing the dance community at that proclamation!

We’re gearing up for Folk Dance Night at the Ship tomorrow… and don’t forget to check out the full write-up for an event near you!

PS: Don’t forget – if you can track down one of each of our Dance Week postcards, we’ll enter you in a draw for an awesome prize! Details here.


It’s Dance Week!

We’re off to a great start, with Dance Ambassador Dave Lane telling us why he loves dance.

DanceNL President Kristin Harris Walsh was on the CBC Central Morning Show this morning to kick it off, and she and Project Administrator Sharon King-Campbell will be in to chat with Ted Blades on On the Go later this afternoon – keep an ear out!

Stay tuned to our social media channels as well – we’ll be posting a dance scene from a famous movie every day at 1pm to get you over the just-eaten-lunch hump.

Later today, the City of St. John’s is proclaiming this week Dance Week, so tune in to Rogers at 9pm to see us rock City Hall!

Be excited! We have all kinds of amazing things happening between now and Sunday! Check out the whole plan here, and don’t forget to collect all 3 postcards and send us a picture for a chance to win an awesome prize!

Dance Week Postcard Challenge: Collect all 3!

St. John’s – have we got a challenge for you!

Dance Week Postcard Challenge

See these three postcards? Collect them while you’re out and about, and then show them off! Take a picture of your postcards and tweet it to us @danceNLonline, post it to our Facebook page, OR bring them to Folk Dance Night at the Ship on Wednesday, April 30th to be entered to win YOUR CHOICE of prizes:

– An awesome Dancing Robot DanceNL T-shirt; or

– A year’s membership to DanceNL and complimentary admission to Scott Campbell’s Dance Photography Workshop on Sunday, May 4th; or

– A day pass to our Dance Fair on Saturday, May 3rd (comes with FREE admission to Neighbourhood Dance Work’s First Look series that evening!).

We’ll be drawing for the winner at Folk Night, so collect your postcards and get your photos in before Wednesday evening.

“But wait!” you ask. “If I post a picture AND show up to Folk Night with all 3 postcards, will my name be entered twice?”

You bet it will.

So keep an eye out for these beauties and get collecting right away!

May we have this dance?


Dance week is coming up, and DanceNL is holding a daytime Dance Fair in St. John’s on Saturday, May 3rd. We are seeking Expressions of Interest from workshop leaders.

Workshops should be 50 minutes in length and geared towards children or families. We are looking for a broad spectrum of dance and movement, and multi-disciplinary proposals are appreciated and welcomed, so use your imagination!

We are delighted to offer an honorarium to each workshop leader.

Expressions of interest are due by 5pm NDT on Thursday, April 17th, 2014.

Arts and Culture Infused Curriculum

The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador’s Cultural Connections Strategy allows teachers throughout the province to apply for professional development in and through the arts and heritage.

A key program in this initiative is the Arts and Culture Infused Curriculum (ACIC) program, which allows a teacher to work with an artist or tradition bearer to use their expertise to enhance the school curriculum and offer a professional development experience in the arts and/or heritage for the teacher of any school subject. More information on the ACIC can be found here.

To assist teachers in finding qualified artists and tradition bearers for their projects in their local areas, the Newfoundland and Labrador English School District (NLESD) is seeking artists who are interested in working with K-12 teachers and students.

When discussing an ACIC project with teachers, please note the following ACIC program information:

Maximum grant: $2385

Maximum artist fee: $1625 for 19 hours in-class time and 6 hours planning/professional development instruction with a teacher

Maximum for arts materials: $300

Maximum for ground transportation: $200

Please note: Completing this survey does not guarantee you will be selected to work on an ACIC project with a teacher. It does indicate that you are willing to be contacted by a teacher should he/she be planning a project in an arts or heritage area in which you have expertise. You are also permitted to contact a teacher who you think would like to work with you on a project, but please note that the teacher must submit the application.

The link to submit your information if you wish to allow teachers to contact you is here.

Call for applicants – Dancer in Residence

Dancer in Residence


Memorial University of Newfoundland invites applications for a Dance Residency for six weeks in the Fall 2014 Semester, subject to funding approval. The position is intended to honour new and established dancers of any genre whose creative work demonstrates a high level of artistic achievement. During the residency, the candidate will work on his or her artistic/scholarly projects while making time available to members of the dance community both within and outside Memorial. The resident will be given the opportunity to interact with dance community in a variety of ways: workshops, performances, consultations, presentations, etc.

This unique residency will encompass two weeks on the Grenfell campus in Corner Brook (in partnership with the Division of Fine Arts), two weeks at Gros Morne National Park (in partnership with Creative Gros Morne), and two weeks on the St. John’s campus (in partnership with the MMaP Research Centre and the School of Music). The residency is also made possible with the support of DanceNL.

We seek movers with a high level of creativity and the ability to articulate their artistic vision both within and outside the academic community. Dancers wishing to be considered for the position are asked to provide a letter of application and a curriculum vitae no later than February 15, 2014. Remuneration for the position, if funding is approved, will be approximately $10,000. Written or electronic applications should be addressed to:

Memorial University is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from qualified women and men, visible minorities, aboriginal people and persons with disabilities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian and permanent residents will be given priority.

From the NLAC: Arts Grant Writing Workshop



Arts Grant Writing

St. John’s

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

2:30pm to 4:30pm

LSPU Hall, Cox & Palmer Second Space


Grant writing workshop for individual artists, groups, not-for-profit arts organizations, interested in applying to the Professional Project Grants Program for the March 18, 2014 deadline.


For more information:

Phone: 726-2212 or long distance toll free 1-866-726-2212 (NL Only)





Joshua Jamieson
Communications Officer
Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council
1 Springdale Street
P.O. Box 98
St. John’s, NL  A1C 5H5

Tel: (709) 726-2212
Toll Free: 1(866) 726-2212 (NL only)
Fax:(709) 726-0619