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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

709-682-6743

NL Moves: Jazz Hands: A Choreography Boot Camp

When: 4-6pm, Sunday, June 19th, 2016

Where: Queen of Peace Middle School, Happy Valley-Goose Bay

Admission: $10 ($5 for DanceNL members & students of ‘Let’s Dance’)

DanceNL is proud to partner with Let’s Dance and the Eastern Labrador Arts Alliance to present an NL Moves workshop, Jazz Hands: A Choreography Boot Camp, with Corie Harnett.

The workshop will lead dancers through a warm up, learning the moves of a flashy and upbeat choreography, and a cool down to finish. By the end of this boot camp experience, participants will have learned a short routine in the style of 80’s jazz dance. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and footwear with non-marking soles, and should bring a bottle of water. 80’s-inspired costumes (think Fame!) are encouraged.

Corie Harnett is a versatile dancer, choreographer and expressive arts facilitator. She has explored a wide array of movement forms and dance traditions. Corie has worked with a variety of populations, skilfully adapting and instructing movement for dancers of various abilities and experience levels.

This workshop is funded, in part, by a grant from the Labrador Regional Wellness Coalition.

NL Moves is a workshop series by DanceNL designed to expose the general public to many different dance genres while 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.

DanceNL is Newfoundland and Labrador’s sectoral dance association. Incorporated in 2010, DanceNL works to forge connections between dance professionals and enthusiasts across Newfoundland and Labrador, generating programs and initiatives and promoting and gaining recognition for the province’s rich, varied and vibrant dance scene.

For more information, please contact:

Sharon King-Campbell

Executive Director

DanceNL

709.743.4130

NL Moves: African Gumboot Dancing with Natalie Hobbs

When: 2-4pm, Saturday, June 11th, 2016

Where: Atlantic Place, 215 Water Street, St. John’s

Admission: $10 ($5 for DanceNL and MusicNL members)

DanceNL is proud to partner with MusicNL to present an NL Moves workshop, African Gumboot Dancing, with Natalie Hobbs.

African Gumboot Dancing is a dance traditionally done in the mines of South Africa. This dance explores creating rhythms with stamping and hitting gumboots. The workshop is open to all ages. Participants will learn the basic steps of the dance, experiment with different rhythms, and learn a choreographed dance. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and a clean pair of rubber boots.

Natalie Hobbs was born and raised in Celista, BC. She moved to Edmonton, AB where she studied dance at Grant McEwan and obtained a dance diploma. In 2002, Natalie moved to Vancouver, BC to continue studying dance at Simon Fraser University. Since graduation in 2004, she has choreographed for professional venues in Vancouver as well as the interior of BC. Since moving to Newfoundland she has taught at Danceworx, Catherine’s Dance Studio and Lindy Hop on The Rock.

NL Moves is a workshop series by DanceNL designed to expose the general public to many different dance genres while 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.

DanceNL is Newfoundland and Labrador’s sectoral dance association. Incorporated in 2010, DanceNL works to forge connections between dance professionals and enthusiasts across Newfoundland and Labrador, generating programs and initiatives and promoting and gaining recognition for the province’s rich, varied and vibrant dance scene.

For more information, or to register, please contact:

Sharon King-Campbell

Executive Director

DanceNL

709.743.4130

info@dancenl.ca

NL Moves: Salsa Weekend!

DanceNL is pleased to partner with The Garrick Theatre and New Curtain Theatre Company to offer an Introductory Salsa workshop with Stacy Fowler in both Bonavista and Milton-George’s Brook, on Saturday, May 14th and Sunday, May 15th, respectively.

Please see below for all the details surrounding both events:

DanceNL presents workshop: Introduction to Salsa with Stacy Fowler

When: 7-9pm, Saturday, May 14th, 2016

Where: The Annex at The Garrick Theatre, Bonavista

Admission: $10 ($5 for DanceNL members)

AND

When: 2-4pm, Sunday, May 15th, 2016

Where: Milton-George’s Brook Cultural Community House

Admission: $10 ($5 for DanceNL members)

 

The workshop will focus on the basics of salsa dancing. Participants will learn the steps individually, and then learn how to dance with a partner. Participants are not required to come in pairs, and no dance experience is necessary. Dancers should bring comfortable clothing and socks or dance shoes.

Stacy Fowler has a background in flamenco, jazz, belly dance and hip-hop, with a passion for Latin dance. She has danced and performed for over 10 years, specializing in Latin style. Stacy travels yearly to Cuba to enhance her knowledge base and expertise. She currently teaches Latin dances such as Salsa, Merengue and Bachata.

NL Moves is a workshop series by DanceNL designed to expose the general public to many different dance genres while 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.

DanceNL is Newfoundland and Labrador’s sectoral dance association. Incorporated in 2010, DanceNL works to forge connections between dance professionals and enthusiasts across Newfoundland and Labrador, generating programs and initiatives and promoting and gaining recognition for the province’s rich, varied and vibrant dance scene.

For more information, or to register, please contact:

Sharon King-Campbell

Executive Director, DanceNL

709-743-4130

sharon@dancenl.ca

2016 Dance Ambassadors

Todd Perrin, co-owner and chef at Mallard Cottage, show us his moves.

Governor General’s Award-winning playwright and Artistic Director of Artistic Fraud of Newfoundland, Robert Chafe, tells us how dance opened him up to the performing arts.

Nova Yoga owner and operator Melanie Caines on movement and dance.

Zita Cobb, Innkeeper of the Fogo Island Inn and CEO of the Shorefast Foundation, speaks about the important role of dance as a community-builder.

Big Pink Pussy dances in her apartment to stave off the blues of the long, long, LONG Newfoundland winters.

Tara Manuel is a performer, producer, author and puppeteer based in Corner Brook, NL.

This video is 100% Suitable for Work. We promise!

Activist Gemma Hickey takes us for a waltz around her living room.

For those interested, the quote she references is attributed to Emma Goldman, one of the most prolific activists of the early 20th century.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emma_Goldman

Margie Gillis, Officer of the Order of Canada and Artistic Director of the Margie Gillis Dance Foundation, speaks to us about the value of dance and reads us a poem from her Montreal studio.

Playwright, novelist, and performer Berni Stapleton celebrates International Dance Day.

#dance4discounts

View #dance4discounts in a full screen map

To use this map:

– Click on the red pins to see the participating business

– Go visit those businesses and Dance for your Discount!

Dare to Dance 2016

April 29th is International Dance Day – a UNESCO-named event encouraging dancers and non-dancers alike to participate and enjoy dance – and DanceNL wants you to help us celebrate by participating in our Dare to Dance initiative!

We issue this challenge to your school: on Friday, April 29th, 2016, dedicate some time to get up and move! How? It’s up to you! You can download a copy of our challenge here.

Register now by filling out the form below, or contact us for more information!

Name (required)

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School (required)

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What do you plan to do?

NL Moves: Irish-Newfoundland Step Dance

When: 1-3pm, Saturday, April 23rd, 2016

Where: Meeting Room, Stephenville Arts & Culture Centre

Admission: $10 ($5 for DanceNL members)

DanceNL is proud to partner with Memorial University Grenfell Campus to present an NL Moves workshop, Introduction to Irish-Newfoundland Step Dance, with Kristin Harris Walsh.

The Irish-Newfoundland Step Dance style is a hybrid of Irish and Newfoundland step dance. Think Riverdance meets Newfoundland kitchen party! Participants will learn a basic Irish-Newfoundland dance, and should wear comfortable dance or exercise clothing. Step or tap shoes are ideal, but any comfortable shoe with a leather sole or similar non-marking shoe will do the trick. No dance experience is necessary. This is a very active dance style, so participants are asked to bring a water bottle. After the workshop, participants will be ready to step it up whenever they are inspired!

Kristin Harris Walsh is a step dancer and dance researcher/writer based in St. Johns. She has trained and performed in the styles of Irish and Newfoundland step dance in both Newfoundland and Ireland over the past 15 years. Kristin has been the recipient of both academic and artistic grants to further her creative and scholarly knowledge and dissemination of percussive dance in its homeland and diaspora.

NL Moves is a workshop series by DanceNL designed to expose the general public to many different dance genres while 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.

DanceNL is Newfoundland and Labrador’s sectoral dance association. Incorporated in 2010, DanceNL works to forge connections between dance professionals and enthusiasts across Newfoundland and Labrador, generating programs and initiatives and promoting and gaining recognition for the province’s rich, varied and vibrant dance scene.

For more information, or to register, please contact:

Corie Harnett

Administrative Assistant, DanceNL

709-739-7765

info@dancenl.ca

Municipal Dance Off 2016

UPDATE: We have extended the deadline for submissions to Monday, April 25th at 11:59pm NDT

St. John’s Mayor Dennis O’Keefe issues a challenge to all municipal leaders in Canada: We want to see you DANCE!

1. Choose a song.
2. Dance to that song for video.
3. Upload your video to a public site, like YouTube or Vimeo.
4. Send the link to info at dancenl dot ca.

Deadline is April 25th, 11:59pm NDT.

Stay tuned and you can vote for your favourite municipal dance right here from April 26-28.

The Prize:

  • Municipal Dance Off Trophy
  • One-year honorary membership to the Canadian Dance Assembly
  • Tickets to a dance show in the area
  • A gift from Dance Collection Danse
  • Bragging rights!

Happy Dancing!

Mayor Dennis O’Keefe: St. John’s, NL

Most Danceable Song of 2016

CONGRATULATIONS TO RAFIKI! Their tune, Rivers, is the Most Danceable Song of 2016!

Check out the Virtual Flashmob for 2016, choreographed by Jessicah Blanchard.