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RECAP – Virtual Graduation Celebration


MFA in Dance Candidates Thesis Presentations

Congratulations to MFA in Dance Candidate Elizabeth Malone who, this week, successfully presented her thesis research, Sound-Making for Dance-Making: Understanding from the Inside Out; A Study of Mental Health and Connections to Dance Inquiry.

Elizabeth presented her research and rehearsal excerpts of her intended performance “fooop-TUH-yyAH!”via Rutgers WebEx, in front of Faculty, Staff, Students, and Family. Well done!

Congratulations to MFA in Dance Candidate Ashton Waldron who, also this week, successfully presented her thesis research, Favoriting Screendance:  Tipping Screendance Aesthetics and Resonating Beyond the Screen.

Ashton presented her research and screendance MeYouUs via Rutgers WebEx, in front of Faculty, Staff, Students, and Family. Well done!

EdM Dance Education Portfolio Celebration

The Dance Department at Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University, invites you to view the portfolios of the 2020 Candidates for the

 EdM in Dance Education

Before viewing candidate portfolios, please click on their names to see their introductory videos.  You are encouraged to devote 15 minutes to review each candidate’s materials. If you would like to provide feedback to candidates on their portfolios, you can do so via their Contact page.

Imani Munford – Portfolio

Jordan Pratko – Portfolio 

Julia Shicatano –  Portfolio

Rachel Stanislawczyk – Portfolio

Patricia Statkiewicz – Portfolio

Kerry Zak – Portfolio

The EdM Program in Dance Education is a partnership between the Rutgers Graduate School of Education (GSE) and the Dance Department at Mason Gross School of the Arts. It is part of the GSE’s Urban Social Justice Teacher Preparation Program, which aims to develop a generation of teachers with the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to teach and advocate for all students and learn from the communities they serve. It prepares teacher candidates to effectively teach diverse learners by fostering a deep understanding of students from historically marginalized linguistic, economic, and cultural backgrounds and communities.

Hello from MGSA Dance….p.s. We miss you!

Update Regarding Governor Murphy’s “Stay at Home” Executive Order

On March 21, Governor Murphy signed Executive Order 107, which places further restrictions on social gatherings and business operations in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19.

The new “Stay at Home Order,” has both direct and indirect impacts on Rutgers, which include:

  • Specifically permits travel to work and for educational purposes. Instructors intending to utilize classroom settings to broadcast their remote teaching may still travel to campus to do so.
  • Closes all physical libraries and computer labs at public and private colleges and universities. It has no effect on online library services.
  • Encourages telecommuting to the extent possible but specially identifies research lab workers as employees who may not be reasonably expected to telecommute because their physical presence may be required.
  • Specifically exempts healthcare and medical service providers from the restrictions contained in the Executive Order.

We do not anticipate that the “Stay at Home Order” will interfere with our ability to offer remote instruction beginning Monday. The University strongly encourages employees to work from home wherever possible.

Read the president’s full message.