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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!

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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.

Dance Week 2016

April 23-29

Everywhere, NL

Download a copy of our Dance Week 2016 Press Kit!

EVERY DAY – EVERYWHERE

Most Danceable Song of 2016

We’ve teamed up with MusicNL and CBC Radio One to ask you: what’s the most danceable song you know? Throughout the month of April, on On The Go with Ted Blades, and online, residents of Newfoundland and Labrador will be asked to nominate the song that most makes them want to get up and dance! The songs can be from any year, but must be written, recorded or produced by a resident of Newfoundland and Labrador.

Nominated songs will be added to an online poll, and residents will be invited to vote for their favourite.

Polls close April 21st, and the winner will be announced to kick off Dance Week on April 22nd.

Virtual Flashmob

Once the Most Danceable Song is announced, we’ll choreograph a flashmob and post an instructional video online. Meet up with your class or your friends, learn the dance, and send us a video of you dancing, and we’ll cut it together into a province-wide celebratory music video, to be released on April 29th: International Dance Day!

Municipal Dance Off

Last April, St. John’s Mayor Dennis O’Keefe challenged municipal leaders across the province to a Dance Off… this April, he’s challenging the whole country! Mayor O’Keefe is issuing a challenge to Canadian Mayors and Municipal Councils: can they dance better than he can?

The rules: municipal politicians dance to a song of their choice, film it and upload the video by April 22nd. DanceNL will gather the videos and hold an online vote for the best Municipal Dance from April 23-28, and the winner will be announced April 29th. The winner receives a trophy, a one-year honorary membership to the Canadian Dance Assembly, tickets to a dance show in their area, a gift from Dance Collection Danse, and, of course, bragging rights!

Random Acts of Dance

Dance at Random! Dance in public and brighten the day of everyone around you. Dance at the office and get your coworkers smiling. Keep an eye on our social media for notice of pop-up dance hotspots throughout the province during the week, and head there for a scuff with some other dancers!

Dance Ambassadors

Every day during Dance Week, a familiar face will tell us why dance is so important to them. We post videos to our YouTube, Facebook and Twitter, and the Canadian Dance Assembly posts them to their site and social media, too!

SATURDAY, APRIL 23RD – METRO

Flashmob Learning Session

Not sure about learning the steps on your own? We’ve got you covered! Join us on Saturday afternoon and learn the steps with DanceNL’s staff and volunteers! We’ll have a dance, have a time, and get some guaranteed face time in the Virtual Flashmob!

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

When: 2pm – 4pm

Admission: FREE!

Tickle Trunk Dance Party

by Neighbourhood Dance Works

A fundraiser for NDW and the 26th Annual Festival of New Dance, this is an opportunity for the whole family to take part in a fun, creative, energizing dance party! Barefoot Boogie and kids’ yoga with Laura Beth Power, costumes, cake, DJ, shadow dancing, sing-along and prizes! Come and get your groove on in honour of International Dance Week!

Where: The Space, 72 Harbour Drive

When: 2pm-4pm

Admission: $5/person or $10/family

Launch Party at The Levee

MusicNL and DanceNL are joining forces to kick off Dance Week with a launch party at The Levee! The shortlisted artists from the Most Danceable Song competition will play their tunes live, so come down and have a dance to start the week off right!

Where: The Levee, George Street

When: 8pm – 11:30pm

Admission: $5

SATURDAY, APRIL 23RD – WEST COAST

Love and Adaptation

Created by Candice Pike and citizens of Corner Brook, Directed by Lois Brown

This site specific, theatrical dance piece takes place at the Corner Brook Museum and Archives to kick of Dance Week in Corner Brook. The audience will be guided through the museum to observe stories told through movement, sound, lighting, and images loosely based on the lives of the War Brides who settled in the Bay of Islands.

This project is made possible by support from the Canada Council for the Arts Artist and Community Collaboration Program and ArtsNL.

Where: Corner Brook Museum and Archives

When: 7pm

Admission: $10 ($5 for students & DanceNL members)

NL Moves: Newfoundland Step Dance

Dancer and dance scholar Kristin Harris Walsh will teach an introduction to the Irish-Newfoundland step dance style, which is a hybrid of Irish and Newfoundland step dance. No dance experience is necessary.

Where: Stephenville Arts & Culture Centre

When: 1pm-3pm

Admission: $10 ($5 for DanceNL members)

SUNDAY, APRIL 24th – METRO

Home Front: War and Family

by Neighbourhood Dance Works

A WWI Commemorative Dance – Theatre Piece

Home Front: War and Family is a heartfelt, playful, intergenerational dance theatre performance that will make you laugh, cry, reflect. The 35-minute piece is suitable for all ages.

Home Front: War and Family features stories and photos of families from La Péninsule de Port-au-Port, Harbour Grace, St. John’s, Black Head, Bonavista, Nova Scotia, and Malvern Hills, England.

Directed by Louise Moyes with Lisa Porter

Costumes by Kelly Bruton

Performed by Louise Moyes, Lisa Porter, Ben Gosse, Jessie Rendall, Winter Blades, Gabriel Moyes-Vaandering, Vincent Avoine-Dalton, Rose Avoine-Dalton, Manon Avoine and Milly Brown and Phantasoir Youth String Quartet

This performance is made possible by support from the Department of Canadian Heritage and the City of St. John’s.

For more information about Home Front: War and Family, including performance locations, find them on Facebook.

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 with the NL Step Dance Project, presented in partnership with the Intangible Cultural Heritage Office.

Join us for a session at the Ship Pub on Wednesday April 27th, featuring musicians and steppers for an evening of traditional Newfoundland music and dance.

This project is supported by the Social Studies & Humanities Research Council.

Where: The Ship Pub, Soloman’s Lane

When: 9pm – 11:30pm

Admission: $5 cover

FRIDAY, APRIL 29th – METRO

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 of KasheDance. 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: 6:45pm – 8pm

Admission: FREE!

FRIDAY, APRIL 29TH – EVERYWHERE

Dare to Dance

We’ve challenged schools across the province to get their staff and students up and moving to celebrate International Dance Day!

This initiative was inspired by the work of our friends at Dance Nova Scotia.

#dance4discounts

For the second year, independent businesses in your community are offering a discount for a dance at the cash! Watch for #dance4discounts and grab some mad dance deals!

Find Your Fit! Dance Party

Every April, Recreation Newfoundland & Labrador holds a Find Your Fit Community Physical Activity Challenge, and this year, the last week of April is Dance Week! Check out the Recreation NL website to find – or host! – a dance party in your community! Celebrate International Dance Day and get active!

Metrojoin us at Compton House from 6:30-8:30pm for a dance party! Live music by Neil Conway and Rafiki!

For more information, please contact:

Corie Harnett

Administrative Assistant

709.739.7765

info@dancenl.ca