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DanceNL’s AGM: Saturday, June 6th, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.

Calling all dancers and dance enthusiasts!

Please join us at our Annual General Meeting on Saturday, June 6th, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. in the Cox and Palmer Second Space, LSPU Hall (3 Victoria St., St. John’s).

Featuring a contemporary dance performance by Colleen Quigley, and a Hustle demo and mini-lesson by Justin Power.

Light refreshments will be provided.

An informal little dance party will follow.

We are currently looking for members who are interested in serving on the Board of Directors. If you are interested in putting your name forward at the election, please contact Corie Harnett at info@dancenl.ca

 

NL Moves: Sean-nós Step Dance with Kristin Harris Walsh

TTT Logo_newWhen: Sunday, May 17th, 1:30pm – 3pm

Where: The Cat Stop, Norris Point

Admission: FREE

DanceNL is proud to partner with the Trails, Tales & Tunes Festival to present an NL Moves workshop: Sean-nós Step Dance with Kristin Harris Walsh.

Sean-nós, translated directly as “old style, is a form of improvised traditional Irish step dance which is currently enjoying a revitalization in Ireland, and is very similar to what Newfoundlanders would have traditionally danced in their kitchens and in community halls. This workshop will focus on basic introductory steps, and will finish with an exercise that will emphasize the importance of musicality when improvising in this dance style. Participants are asked to wear comfortable clothing, including non-marking shoes – leather soles are preferred, no sneakers if possible – and to bring water.

The workshop will be accompanied by Daniel Payne, courtesy of the Trails, Tales & Tunes Festival. This workshop is part of the festival’s Wheels, Reels & Heels program.

Kristin Harris Walsh is a step dancer and dance researcher/writer based in St. Johns. She has trained and performed in the styles of IrishNewfoundland, Irish, and Seannós 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.

Trails Tales Tunes Festival is a 10-day celebration and showcase of arts, culture and heritage with a focus on community profiling and engagement.

DanceNL is Newfoundland and Labrador’s first sectoral dance association. DanceNL’s mandate is “to preserve, promote and support all forms of dance and dance activities throughout the province.” Formed in 2009, DanceNL is working towards forging connections between dance professionals and enthusiasts across Newfoundland and Labrador, generating relevant 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:

Candice Pike

President, DanceNL

709-660-4351

info@dancenl.ca

NL Moves: Intro to Swing with Lindy Hop on the Rock

When: Saturday, May 2, 2pm – 4pm

Where: Bennett Hall, 11 West Street, Corner Brook

Admission: $10 (1/2 price for DanceNL members)

 

DanceNL is proud to present an NL Moves workshop: Introduction to Swing with Lindy Hop on the Rock.

East Coast Swing and Lindy Hop are both joyful, carefree partner dances done to upbeat jazz music. The workshop will be in two parts. The first will cover the fundamentals of partner connection for swing dancing, bounce, and the basic 6-count rock-step (the essential ingredients for East Coast Swing). The second part will be an introduction to a well-known solo jazz line dance from the 1930s called The Shim Sham. No partner or dance experience is required. Participants are asked to wear comfortable clothing and smooth-soled shoes.

Lindy Hop on the Rock began in 2012 as a student club at Memorial University, and grew as students caught the Lindy bug and began instructing as well. A volunteer-based, co-operative club, its members learn new moves and techniques by watching the pros on Youtube, visiting other swing dance clubs while traveling, and taking advantage of the skills of Lindy hoppers who visit St. John’s. All proceeds from classes go towards social dancing events, club promotion, and bringing experienced teachers in for weekend workshops.

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 first sectoral dance association. DanceNL’s mandate is “to preserve, promote and support all forms of dance and dance activities throughout the province.” Formed in 2009, DanceNL is working towards forging connections between dance professionals and enthusiasts across Newfoundland and Labrador, generating relevant 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

Project Administrator, DanceNL

709-743-4130

sharon@dancenl.ca

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– Zoom in on your area

– Click on the red pins to see the participating business

– Click on the business name to see their promotion

– Go visit those businesses and Dance for your Discount!

NL Moves: Milonga, the Happy Tango

When: Saturday, May 2, 2-4pm

Where: Marion Hall, St. Anne’s Parish, Conception Harbour

Admission: $10 (1/2 price for DanceNL members)

DanceNL is proud to present an NL Moves workshop: Milonga, the Happy Tango with Tango on the Edge.

Milonga, The Happy Tango is a genre of tango: a lighter and a more up beat style of dance. The workshop will begin with an introduction to the music, and will cover basic foot patterns, dancing on the beat and using “quick steps” to infuse a great energy into the dance. Dancers will maneuver easily about the dance floor while enjoying the music and atmosphere that Milonga has to offer. Participants are asked to wear comfortable clothing, and shoes which allow them to pivot smoothly.

Tango on the Edge is a not-for-profit dance club specializing in the social dance of Argentine Tango. Their mission is to promote Argentine tango as a dance genre in NL. The club meets twice weekly, offering instruction during one of these sessions to help increase dancers’ vocabulary and to improve their dancing. They invite all to come participate, whether as a single or as a couple.

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 first sectoral dance association. DanceNL’s mandate is “to preserve, promote and support all forms of dance and dance activities throughout the province.” Formed in 2009, DanceNL is working towards forging connections between dance professionals and enthusiasts across Newfoundland and Labrador, generating relevant 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

Project Administrator, DanceNL

709-743-4130

sharon@dancenl.ca

Most Danceable Song 2015

Polls are now closed, but you can still take a listen to all of our 2015 nominees for Most Danceable Song!

*Note: not all lyrics will be suitable for work!

“Rats” – MissinMarbles vs Deanna King: listen on Soundcloud

“6AM” – Allie Duff & The Happy Campers: listen on CBC Music

“The Projectionist” – Ian Foster: listen on CBC Music

“Foley Mountain” – Pre-Raphaelities on CBC Music

Municipal Dance Off

WINNER:

Stephenville Mayor Tom O’Brien

Mayor O’Brien will be presented with a trophy, and DanceNL will program an NL Moves workshop in Stephenville in the coming year!

First Runner Up: Labrador City Mayor Karen Oldford

Second runner up: St. John’s Mayor Dennis O’Keefe

Congratulations to all of our dancing mayors, and thanks for voting!

NL Moves: Body as Storytelling for Male Movers with Lynn Panting

When: Monday, April 27th, 8-10pm

Where: MAX, 6 St. Clare Avenue, St. John’s

Admission: $10 (1/2 price for DanceNL members)

DanceNL is proud to partner with Newman Sound Men’s Choir to present an NL Moves workshop: Body as Storytelling for Male Movers with instructor Lynn Panting.

This workshop will concentrate on dance as an expressive art and will focus on the use of body as a storytelling device. The workshop itself will consist of a warm up, introduction to body alignment and posture, and the individual creation of choreographed phrases based on various writing exercises. The workshop is open to male movers 14 years or older, and is suitable for beginners as well as experienced dancers. Participants are asked dress in comfortable clothing, and will be dancing barefoot.

Lynn Panting is a dancer and choreographer who has been creating innovative dance works for the past nine years. In 2013, she was shortlisted for the Newfoundland and Labrador Art Council’s Arts Educator of the Year Award. Panting has created work for the Festival of New Dance, Sound Symposium, Shallaway, The NSO and Wonderbolt, in addition to producing her own work. Panting is known for creating dances that appeal to a wide audience and she often works with artists from other disciplines to generate a theatrical yet lyrical blend of choreography. Panting holds a Master of Arts in Philosophy from Memorial University as well as a Master of Humanities concentrating in performance, dance and the body.

This workshop is made possible in part by the Wellness Coalition of Avalon-East.

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 first sectoral dance association. DanceNL’s mandate is “to preserve, promote and support all forms of dance and dance activities throughout the province.” Formed in 2009, DanceNL is working towards forging connections between dance professionals and enthusiasts across Newfoundland and Labrador, generating relevant 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

Project Administrator, DanceNL

709-743-4130

info@dancenl.ca

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Most Danceable Song/Province-wide Boogie

For the second year, we’re teaming up with CBC Radio One to ask Newfoundlanders and Labradorians: what’s the most danceable song you know? Nominated songs will get a bit of radio play on On The Go with Ted Blades, and we’ll stream the tunes on our website alongside our online poll.

Nominations are now open! Voting begins at 5pm on April 13th, (click here to vote!) and the winning song will be announced on the air April 22nd.

Next, we’ll ask the public to boogie down to the winning tune for video, and we’ll cut together a Province-Wide Boogie for release on International Dance Day, April 29th.

Here are the rules:

  1. Any song, from any era, that was written, recorded or produced by a NL artist, is eligible.
  2. Self-nominations are not only allowed, they are encouraged! If you have a tune that’s a great fit, we want to know about it!
  3. Nominated songs must be available for online streaming, whether in audio or video format, and must be available for play on CBC.
  4. The winning song must be made available to DanceNL in digital format so that we can incorporate it into the Province-Wide Boogie video. We will never make it available for download and will direct any inquiries regarding purchase to the person or company of your choice.

3 Ways to Nominate

  1. Contact Ted during his show: 1-800-465-6846 or by emailing onthego@cbc.ca.
  2. Contact DanceNL: info@dancenl.ca
  3. Tweet us @DanceNLonline and @OnTheGoCBC and use #MDS15

Past winners:

2014: Shots by Allie Duff and the Happy Campers

2013: Hello Hello Hello by Repartee

Please contact us for more information.