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NL Moves: Salsa with Stacy Fowler

When: Saturday, December 6th, 7pm – 9pm

Where: St. Patrick’s Parish Hall, Tilting, NL

Admission: $5 (FREE for DanceNL members)

DanceNL is proud to present this NL Moves workshop: Salsa with Stacy Fowler

The workshop will focus on the basics of salsa dancing, and participants will learn the steps individually, and then how to dance with a partner.

Stacy Fowler will be leading this workshop, produced by DanceNL in partnership with Fogo Island Arts. All are welcome to participate, and admission is $5. Dancers should wear comfortable clothing and socks or dance shoes.

NL Moves is a monthly 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.

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.

For more information please contact:

Sharon King-Campbell

Project Administrator, DanceNL

709-743-4130

info@dancenl.ca

NL Moves: International Folk Dance with Ainsley

When: Wednesday, December 3rd, 9:00pm

Where: The Ship Pub, Soloman’s Lane, St. John’s, NL

Admission: $5 (FREE for DanceNL members)

DanceNL is proud to partner with the Folk Arts Society’s Folk Night at the Ship to present an NL Moves workshop and presentation: International Folk Dance with Ainsley

Folk dances evolve naturally within a culture as a way for community members to relax, celebrate, worship, or mark a rite of passage. As a pastime, international folk dance allows people of all ages to enjoy the music and dances of countries around the world. This workshop will cover a variety of lively circle dances from Bulgaria, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Macedonia and more and is intended for dancers of all ability levels. Dancers should wear comfortable clothing and shoes.

Ainsley has studied the dances of the Middle East for over a decade, training with expert instructors from around the world, including Ranya Renée, Morocco, Mahmoud Reda, Artemis Mourat, and Reyhan Tuzsuz. She taught Middle Eastern dance through Yale University’s recreation program for three years and has performed in venues throughout Connecticut, New York, and Massachusetts.

Ainsley’s lesson will be accompanied by Folk Night crowd favourite Dave Panting.

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.

Folk Night happens every Wednesday night. The music goes from 9:00 pm to 11:30 pm and features two sets by a solo performer or group. During the break amateurs and professionals from the audience get up on stage to play tunes, sing songs, recite or contribute in their own unique way. The crowd is usually loaded (with musicians) and the entertainment is consistently good. There is also the opportunity to win door prizes including CDs, T-shirts, books and concert tickets!

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 please contact:

Sharon King-Campbell

Project Administrator, DanceNL

709-743-4130

info@dancenl.ca

NL Moves: Contact Improv with Ryan Davis

When: Sunday, November 16th, 2pm – 4pm

Where: MMaP Gallery (2nd floor, Arts & Culture Centre), St. John’s, NL

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

 

DanceNL is proud to present the first NL Moves workshop of its 2014-15 season: Contact Improv with Ryan Davis

 

Contact Improvisation is a dance form in which points of physical contact provide the starting point for movement, improvisation and exploration. If you could do Aikido, surf, wrestle and dance at the same time, you would have an idea of what Contact Improvisation feels like.

This workshop will explore the skills of balance, counterbalance, sharing weight, rolling, falling, lifting, and moment-to-moment responsiveness to our dance partners and the ground. Participants experience moving in and out of physical contact while rolling, spiraling, springing, and falling. No experience is necessary, and beginners are welcome. Participants should wear loose, comfortable clothing without zippers or other hard pieces. Long-sleeved shirts are preferred. Please refrain from wearing scented products.

 

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.

 

Ryan Davis has been studying Contact Improv for the past three years. In 2012 he spent 4 months at Leviathan Studio on Lasqueti Island, BC doing intensive Contact Improv training.

 

To register, or for more information please contact:

Sharon King-Campbell

Project Administrator, DanceNL

709-743-4130

info@dancenl.ca

Random Acts of Dance

If we were going to bet, we’d say that Dance Week 2014 will have more Random Acts of Dance than ever before!

Keep an eye out on Facebook and Twitter for up-to-the-minute updates, but we’ll try to get as many of them as possible up here as well!

On Monday, at the St. John’s City Proclamation, DanceNL Board Member Corie Harnett did a fantastic little turn around the room with City Councillor Sandy Hickman.

But then Mayor Dennis O’Keefe wanted in on the fun, and how could we say no?

CBC Corner Brook put out a challenge to their Facebook followers… have YOU got better moves than Gary Moore?

 

And on Tuesday, we received this awesome dance message from member Deneen Connolly!

 

On Wednesday, ShiMoves danced hula-hooped at the Jumping Bean in Grand Falls!

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On Friday, our friends from Lindy Hop on the Rock danced in the Jumping Bean in St. John’s!

Keep coming back to this page as Newfoundlanders and Labradorians spend a great week dancing!

2014 Dance Ambassadors

Monday, April 28th, 2014: Dave Lane

Tuesday, April 29th, 2014: Kate Cornell

Tuesday, April 29th, 2014: Christopher House

Wednesday, April 30th, 2014: Jim Payne

Thursday, May 1st, 2014: Maile Graham-Laidlaw & Cynthia Egan

Friday, May 2nd, 2014: Mary Bluechardt

Saturday, May 3rd, 2014: Steffen Dance

Sunday, May 4th, 2014: Daniel Payne

Sunday, May 4th, 2014: The Pathological Lovers

Dare to Dance

Taking a cue from our colleagues at Dance Nova Scotia, we’ve challenged schools across the province to get their staff and students up and moving on Tuesday, April 29th to celebrate International Dance Day.

Some brave educational institutions have answered the call:

Macdonald Drive Elementary – St. John’s
Virginia Park – St. John’s
Cowan Heights Elementary – St. John’s
École des Grands Vents – St. John’s
Campus Childcare Inc. – St. John’s
St. Michael’s Regional High – Bell Island
Holy Cross – Eastport
Gander Academy – Gander
Millcrest Academy – Grand Falls-Windsor
Lakeside Academy – Buchans

To register your school, or for more information, give us a call!

 

Photography Workshop for Dancers with Scott Campbell

Scott Campbell offers a professional development workshop in Dance Photography, including how to choose a photographer, what to expect from a dance shoot, how to get the best pictures, and how to use those pictures to market yourself. The first 5 dancers to register will have the chance to work with Scott hands-on to get a photograph to take away… so don’t wait to sign up!

Sunday, May 4th, 12pm – 3:30 pm, MMaP Gallery, Arts & Culture Centre. Admission is $10, or $5 for DanceNL members. Register at info@dancenl.ca

This workshop has been made a little extra awesome by the generosity of Pope Productions.

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May We Have This Dance?

Well, this was a blast!

 

When: Saturday, May 3rd, 10am-4pm

Where: Gower Street United Church, 99 Queen’s Road, St. John’s

You’ve been to a craft fair… so how about a dance fair? Bring the children in your life (and a few snacks!) and join us for a day of family-friendly workshops and displays from the dance organizations in this town! Drop in for a workshop or linger all day: meet the dance schools and companies in town and enjoy a day of dance!

10:30-11:20: HoopDance with Cindy Butt

11:30-12:20: Highland Dance with Lisa Manouchehri

12:30-1:20: Bollywood with Sanchita Chakroborty

1:30-2:20: Scottish Country Dance with Kathy Simonsen

2:30-3:20: Shim Sham with Lindy Hop on the Rock

At $5/workshop or $20 for the day (cash only, sorry!), it’s a deal for the whole family! AND if you buy a day-pass, head over to First Look at 7:30pm, present your pass at the door and get in FREE!

To register a display table for your dance organization, contact us!

Virtual Dance Party

Here it is – this is what a virtual dance party looks like!

On the Go is playing the Most Danceable Song of 2014 between 4pm and 5pm on May 2nd, and we want everyone, everywhere, to get up and dance along. Visit one of our Dance Hotspots, join us via Google Hangouts, or dance along as the party is live streamed! Wherever you are in this huge province, tune in to CBC Radio One and log on to our Youtube channel for the first ever trans-provincial dance party!

If you’d like to join in on the Hangout, or to host a Dance Hotspot, drop us a line and we’ll set you up. But let us know soon – spaces in the Hangout are limited!

Dance Hotspots

Rocket Bakery – 272 Water Street, St. John’s

Admiralty House – 23 Old Placentia Road, Mt. Pearl

Lesley Oake School of Dance – 5A Bayley Street, Grand Falls

More to come!

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Folk Dance Night at the Ship

We’re teaming up with the Folk Arts Society and infiltrating their weekly Folk Night with a spicy twist: folk dances in latin countries! Join us for an evening of Salsa, Tango and Flamenco, with dancers Sandra MartinezStacy Fowler, Corie Harnett, Teri Slade and Christine Greening, live music by Duane Andrews, Marijn Campanjen and Steve Murphy, door prizes and more! Bring your good shoes – we guarantee we’ll have you up and dancing by the end of the night!

9pm, The Ship Pub, Soloman’s Lane. $5 admission at the door.