News posts tagged “International Dance Day”

IDD Flash Mob Instructional Video

Announcing NL’s 2013 Dance Week Song with Flash Mob Instructional Video!

DanceNL is thrilled to announce that “Hello, Hello, Hello” by synth pop band Repartee has been declared 2013’s most danceable song! You can listen to the song on this link:

DanceNL board member and dancer Corie Harnett has created a fun new choreography for this song. She is joined in the Instructional Video above by DanceNL board member and dancer Colleen Quigley. Everyone is invited to learn and videotape this choreography (or improvise their own!) and send their videos to us to become a part of our 2013 Virtual Flash Mob. The Virtual Flash Mob will feature videos and compilations of videos and will be released all over the Internet on International Dance Day – April 29th.

How you can Participate:

Film your own video and contact us to find out how to submit it to DanceNL –


If you live in the St. John’s area you can also contact DanceNL to arrange for a professional taping. Contact us here:


Join us on April 14th for an in-person instruction and filming of the choreography from 12 to 3 PM on Sunday April 14 in the 3rd Floor Gallery of the St. John’s Arts and Culture Centre.

Please also see the attached FAQ and Permission Form.


FAQ for 2013 Virtual Flash Mob

The deadline to submit your videos is April 5th, 2013.

Here are videographer Peter’s quick tips for filming: “Make sure that the:

~ light source is not directly behind the dancers

~ the dancers are in focus”

About Repartee

Before she started Repartee, Meg Warren was a frustrated opera singer. She loved music, but hated the formality – so she started a synth-pop band. Repartee played their first gig in St. John’s in 2009 and while a lot has changed since then, one thing remains the same – Repartee want to make you dance.

The band’s career has been steadily growing over the past three years with the addition of members Robbie Brett (The Pre-Raphaelites, Hear/Say), and Nick Coultas-Clarke and Josh Banfield (Catcher). In 2010 they released their first EP, ‘Lost Like We All Are’, to a sold out crowd at the legendary The Ship Pub in St. Johns. That same year they were named the Newfoundland Herald’s prestigious ‘Band To Watch’ for 2011. They received the full MusicNL Sound Recording Grant and recorded their debut self-titled album in 2011. The album was released to critical acclaim, strong sales and it was shortlisted at the Atlantis Music Prize for the best album released in Newfoundland that year.

Repartee have spent the last year feverishly and passionately touring. Aiming to expand their fan-base outside of Newfoundland – they’ve showcased at the Halifax Pop Explosion, the East Coast Music Awards, and Canadian Music Week. They’ve shared the stage with Mother Mother, Hey Rosetta, USS, Jenn Grant, Rich Aucoin, Shotgun Jimmie, Michou, The Novaks, with more and more bands calling them to share a bill. Repartee continue to establish themselves as one of Newfoundlands hottest exports through shows like the recent Torbay 250, where they shared the bill with the likes of The Trews, Jimmy Rankin and Great Big Sea. Most recently, the band won all five MusicNL Awards they were nominated for – FACTOR Album of the Year, Group of the Year, Statoil Rising Star, Bell Aliant Fan Choice Entertainer of the Year, and Molson Pop/Rock Artist of the Year. In March the band will head to the 2013 East Coast Music Awards in Halifax, where they’re nominated for Rising Star Recording of the Year.

With an electric live show, hooky melodies and poignant, honest lyrics – Repartee are poised to do good things for pop music, for Newfoundland.

Photo credit Emily Evans


Dance Week kicks off on Monday!

Next week is DanceNL’s Dance Week for 2012, with activities and events leading up to International Dance Day on April 29th!

Take a look at our schedule of events to find out what’s happening throughout the week and keep an eye and an ear out on Weekend Arts Magazine (Saturday at 8:00am on CBC radio), NTV evening news (Monday, weather hit) and both the West Coast and Central morning shows (dates TBA on CBC radio) for coverage of our events.

We hope to see you dancing next week!

Dance Week Events 2012

Calling all Dance Lovers – International Dance Day and Dance Week 2012 approaches!

DanceNL invites you to help us celebrate International Dance Day in 2012 by taking part in Dance Week from April 23rd to 29th. You can do this in several ways:

You can join our Dare To Dance Campaign or perform a Random Act of Dance, you can even encourage your municipality to declare Dance Week! How about becoming part of our Flash Mob Dances taking place across the province? Read on to find out more!

Following a hugely successful collaboration in 2011, our major celebration of dance this year will once again be a Flash Mob Dance in cooperation with Canada’s National Ballet School (NBS) on Sunday April 29th 2012 and we already have three flash mobs planned across the province!

Part of the fun of a flash mob is having a large group perform and we want lots of you to join us! You don’t have to be a dancer and the routine is suitable for all ages and abilities.

Want to know more about how to get involved? Open up the attached pdf’s and learn how you can come join the dance!

Find out how to become one of our 2012 Flash Mobsters!
International Dance Day Registration form
International Dance Day Photo Release Form
International Dance Day FAQs
Dare to Dance or surprise people with a Random Act of Dance!