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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

NL Moves: Argentine Tango with Tango on the Edge

When: Saturday, March 15th, 3pm-5pm

Where: Community Cultural House, Main Road, Milton-George’s Brook, NL

 

DanceNL is proud to present a free NL Moves workshop: Argentine Tango with Tango on the Edge

All are welcome to attend Argentine Tango with Tango on the Edge, a free workshop in the foundation moves of this beautiful form of dance. Wear comfortable clothing, and shoes that allow you to pivot – or dance in your socks! Christine Greening will take you through the moves, and other members of Tango on the Edge will be there to help you out one on one! This workshop is presented in partnership with the New Curtain Theatre Company in their beautiful new home: the Community Cultural House in Milton-George’s Brook.

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.

Founded as a dance club in Jan. 2007 and incorporated as a not for profit club on July 25, 2008, the mission of Tango on the Edge Inc. is to promote Argentine tango in Newfoundland and Labrador. The club presently meets two nights a week at the Arts and Culture Centre in St. John’s to dance, practice and share Argentine Tango knowledge. During the year the club hosts workshops bringing in professional instructors from as far away as Argentina and regularly holds dances and dinner/dances.

 

For more information please contact:

Sharon King-Campbell

Project Administrator, DanceNL

709-743-4130

info@dancenl.ca

NL Moves: Hip-Hop and Breaking with Dave Gardiner

NL Moves presents free Hip-Hop and Breaking workshop

When: Saturday, February 15th, 2pm-4pm

Where: Discovery Centre, Route 431, Woody Point, NL

DanceNL is proud to present a free NL Moves workshop: Hip-Hop and Breaking with Dave Gardiner

Dave’s workshops provide a fun and creative environment for youth to move and dance to Hip-Hop music. Students are encouraged to try new moves, dust off old ones and bring out hidden talents in a fast paced, exciting 1.5-hour dance workshop. The Woody Point workshop will be open to youth age 5 and up.

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.

Dave Gardiner is a dance and yoga teacher and social entrepreneur. He found his love of dance through Hip-Hop and club music in 2003. Since then he has traveled to learn, teach and perform all over Canada. His work with youth has allowed him to share his passion with thousands of young people. Dave is a member of East Rock Crew and a Yoga alliance certified Hatha Yoga teacher.

For more information please contact:

Sharon King-Campbell

Project Administrator, DanceNL

709-743-4130

info@dancenl.ca

NL Moves: Dancer’s Toolbox: maintaining your body and your art with Robyn Breen

NL Moves presents Dancer’s Toolbox: maintaining your body and your art

When: Thursday, January 9th from 3:30pm-5:30pm

Where: Mount Pearl School of Dance, 75 Barbour Dr, Mt Pearl

DanceNL is proud to present a free NL Moves workshop: Dancer’s Toolbox: maintaining your body and your art, with Robyn Breen

Dancer’s Toolbox is a workshop for enhancing the performing body. We will look at all aspects of exploring and nurturing our performing body: movement innovation, cross-training, injury prevention, nutrition, release-work, enhancing stage performance, dance technique, spacial awareness, and more! We will discuss the importance of exploring other art forms and collaboration, and share stories and opinions on life as a dancer. This free workshop is produced by DanceNL, in partnership with the Arts Association of Mount Pearl.

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.

Born and raised in NL, Robyn Breen currently resides in Toronto, and is a graduate of the professional training programs at both The School of Toronto Dance Theatre and York University. Robyn is the founder of NewFoundDance, an organization that has presented dance in both Toronto and St. John’s. As a student Robyn danced with artists such as Peggy Baker, Christopher House, and Tedd Robinson. As a professional artist, with Patricia Beatty, Jo Leslie and Meagan O’Shea.

For more information please contact:

Sharon King-Campbell

Project Administrator, DanceNL

709-743-4130

info@dancenl.ca

NL Moves: Hula Hooping in Dance with Cindy Butt

When: Saturday, December 7th from 2pm-4pm

Where: Bishop Field Elementary, 44 Bond Street, St. John’s

DanceNL is proud to present a free NL Moves workshop: Hula Hooping in Dance with Cindy Butt

Hula Hooping in Dance with Cindy Butt is an interactive workshop for beginning hoopers aged 8 and up. Cindy will review the basics of hula hooping and teach some hula hoop dance moves – including Vortex, Waist Wrap, Hoop jump through, Chest roll and Limbo – to incorporate into choreography. Participants should wear fitted workout clothes, non-grip indoor shoes, and bring water and a snack. Cindy will have a variety of hoops on site to find your best fit. She will also bring her LED hula hoops! This free workshop is produced by DanceNL, in partnership with FarOut Fitness.

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.

Cindy Butt teaches and performs in Zumba, and Hula Hoop Fitness. She has been teaching Hula Hoop Fitness for more than 6 years and is collaborating with a Poi teacher and HoopDance teacher to create an amazing hula hoop dance experience for her students. Cindy started teaching Kettlebell class this year and is training with KBell Academy from Toronto.

For more information please contact:

Sharon King-Campbell

Project Administrator, DanceNL

709-743-4130

info@dancenl.ca

NL Moves 2013-2014

NL Moves is a series of free monthly workshops designed to promote dance and dancers throughout the province. Keep an eye out for these awesome events!

September 2013: Debke with Ainsley Dicks – St. John’s
October 2013: Injury Prevention for Dancers with Tony Ingram – St. John’s
November 2013: Juggling in Dance with James Burke – Corner Brook
December 2013: Hooping with Cindy Butt – St. John’s
January 2014: Dancer’s Toolbox: maintaining your body and your art with Robyn Breen – St. John’s
February 2014: Bboying/Bgirling with Dave Gardiner – Woody Point
March 2014: Argentine Tango with Tango on the Edge – Clarenville
April 2014: Bellydancing with Vanessa Elizabeth – Grand Falls-Windsor

NL Moves: Juggling in Dance with James Burke

When: Sunday, November 24th from 4pm-6pm

Where: Dance Studio West, 51 West Street, Corner Brook

DanceNL is proud to present a free NL Moves workshop: Juggling in Dance with James Burke

Juggling in Dance with James Burke is an interactive workshop, which will focus on the brainstorming of movement and manipulation, learning choreographed juggling routines, and multi-person work, where two or more jugglers work in direct contact. All are welcome to participate, free of charge. Participants can come in normal wear that is comfortable to move in.

This free workshop is produced by DanceNL, in association with Dance Studio West and the Theatre Department at Memorial University’s Grenfell Campus.

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.

James Burke has trained in ballet, modern dance, contact improv, tango, as well as acrobatic and acro-balance movement. His focus in on combining movement and object manipulation.

 

For more information please contact:

Sharon King-Campbell

Project Administrator, DanceNL

709-743-4130

info@dancenl.ca