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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.

NL Moves: Slow, Liquefied Movement for Bellydance with Vanessa Elizabeth

When: Saturday, May 3rd, 6pm – 7:30pm

Where: Lesley Oake School of Dance, 5A Bayley Street, Grand Falls, NL

 

DanceNL is proud to present a free NL Moves workshop: Slow, Liquefied Movement for Bellydance with Vanessa Elizabeth

DanceNL has teamed up with the Lesley Oake School of Dance to offer this free workshop! The workshop explores tension and resistance in the body, weaving fluidity, strength and stillness into signature bellydance vocabulary for powerful, serpentine-like movement. Beginning with a warm up, Vanessa will break down fundamental postures and technique, then explore dynamics, variations and fun combinations, ending with a relaxing cool down and stretching. No experience is necessary, and beginners are welcome. This workshop is recommended for adults and teens 16+ yrs. Participants should wear comfortable, fitted exercise clothing; bellydance is done barefoot but light dance shoes are welcome. While not required, participants are invited to bring a scarf or shawl to tie at the hips to show movement.

 

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. NL Moves workshops are happening every month throughout Newfoundland until April 2014.

 

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.

 

Vanessa Elizabeth found belly dance during her studies at Memorial University in 2007. Though actively involved in music and theatre since a young age, nothing compares to the joy, creativity and passion that dance has brought into her life. She currently practices a non-traditional style of belly dance that takes influence from classical Indian, flamenco, hip-hop, contemporary, as well as classical and tribal styles of belly dance. Vanessa has studied intensively with Andrea Kitta of the Neighbourhood Strays, joining the troupe officially from 2008-2010. In 2009 she co-founded Wild Lily Dance Centre where she managed studio operations and taught weekly classes until finishing her term as director in 2012. She has travelled to Halifax and Toronto for training intensives and productions with belly dance superstars Kami Liddle and Samantha Emanuel, as well as Mira Betz, Heather Stants and Audra Simmons. Since 2010 she’s been directing Seraka Dance Company, performing regularly at shows, productions and events in St. John’s. Vanessa is also the lead instructor of Seraka Studios, teaching weekly classes in tribal styles of belly dance. More information is available at www.seraka.com or www.vanessa-elizabeth.ca.

 

For more information please contact:

Sharon King-Campbell

Project Administrator, DanceNL

709-743-4130

info@dancenl.ca

Dance Week 2014

Dance Week is April 28-May 4, and we have cool dance events happening all over the province and online!

Most Danceable Song of 2014

Voting is now closed for the Most Danceable Song of 2014! Thanks for voting!

Tune in to On the Go on CBC Radio One or online from 4-5:30 and 6-6:30pm NDT from April 28th to May 1st to hear the runners up, and Ted’ll play the winning song on Friday, May 2nd!

Why I LOVE to Dance Contest

When: Right now until May 3rd
Where: Facebook

DanceNL member Jill Dreaddy wants to know why you love to dance. Check out her contest on Facebook for a chance to win a $50 gift certificate to classes at Jill Dreaddy Dance Co!

Dance Ambassadors

When: April 28 – May 4
Where: Online

Every day during Dance Week, a familiar face will tell us why dance is so important! Watch out on Youtube, Facebook and on this website for updates!

Here’s an example of a Dance Ambassador from 2013!

Random Acts of Dance

When: April 28th – May 4th
Where: Everywhere

Keep an eye out during the week for folks who might dance at any moment… or do a few steps yourself! It’s easy:

1) Let us know that you want to do a little dance.

2) Do a little dance! It’ll bring a smile to everyone’s face – we promise!

3) Send us pictures or video and we’ll show everyone who missed it in person!

Just like this:

Dare to Dance

When: Tuesday, April 29th… INTERNATIONAL DANCE DAY!
Where: Schools across the province

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 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
Morris Academy – Mt. Pearl
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!

Folk Dance Night at the Ship

When: Wednesday, April 30th, 9pm
Where: The Ship Pub, Soloman’s Lane, St. John’s

We’re teaming up with the Folk Arts Society and infiltrating their weekly Folk Night with a spicy twist: folk dances of in latin countries! Join us for an evening of Flamenco, Salsa and Tango, with dancers Stacy Fowler, Corie Harnett, and Teri Slade, Christine Greening, Sandra Martinez, live music by Marijn Companjen, Duane Andrews 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!

$5 admission at the door.

Virtual Dance Party

When: Friday, May 2nd, 4pm-5pm NDT
Where: Online (and also Rocket Bakery, CBC, and others to be announced)

On the Go is playing the Most Danceable Song of 2014 in its first hour 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 to Youtube!

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!

May We Have This Dance?

When: Saturday, May 3rd, 10am-5pm
Where: Gower Street United Church, St. John’s

Bring the children in your life and join us for a day of family-friendly workshops and fun! Drop in for a workshop or linger all day: meet the dance schools and companies in town and enjoy a day of dance!

At $5/workshop or $20 for the day, 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!

NL Moves: Bellydance with Vanessa Elizabeth

When: Saturday, May 3rd, 6pm-7:30pm
Where: Lesley Oake School of Dance, 5A Bayley Street, Grand Falls

For the last in our series of free NL Moves workshops for the season, we’re sending Vanessa Elizabeth on the road to teach a workshop in Slow, Liquefied Movement for Bellydance at the Lesley Oake School of Dance.

Neighbourhood Dance Works’ First Look and Barefoot Boogie

When: Saturday, May 3rd, 7:30pm
Where: Arts & Culture Centre Dance Studio, St. John’s

DanceNL members, friends and colleagues at NDW are running their annual First Look series and launching their new Barefoot Boogie initiative. Admission is $10, but you can get in free with a day pass from May We Have This Dance. DanceNL members get a 20% discount, too!

Dance Photography with Scott Campbell

When: Sunday, May 4th, 12pm-3:30pm
Where: MMaP Gallery, Arts & Culture Centre, St. John’s

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!

Admission is $10, or $5 for DanceNL members. Register at info@dancenl.ca

Download the press kit here.

on the MOVE – a conference for young dancers

When: Sunday, March 16th, 10am-5pm (Registration at 9:45am)

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

 

DanceNL is proud to team up with Dancer Transition Resource Centre and Dance Teachers’ Association of Newfoundland to present on the MOVE, a one-day conference for young people embarking on a profession in dance

on the MOVE is a dynamic career planning and networking conference designed specifically for dancers entering professional careers.

 

Presented by the Dancer Transition Resource Centre (DTRC) in collaboration with regional and national arts service organizations, on the MOVE welcomes young dancers into the professional dance community, and provides them with the skills, resources and networking opportunities they need to make an inspired and informed transition into the profession.

 

On March 16th, 2014, DTRC will partner with provincial organizations DanceNL and the Dance Teachers’ Association of Newfoundland to present on the MOVE – First Steps for high school-aged (14-18 year old) dancers. First Steps educates youth and their parents about a professional career in dance, and introduces them to the support networks and organizations serving artists. The conference will include a panel of dance professionals, a workshop in latin dance with instructor Stacy Fowler, and a panel discussion for parents of young dancers.
Attendance is free, but please register at info@dancenl.ca

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