This Week: A message from Julia, the Dance Department Hosts Erik Franklin, NASD Site Visit, Philadanco Day, Dean of Students Stress Workshop, Registration for Summer Session, Niv and Oren Calendar of Events, and Summer Opportunities.
Let’s see if we can get through a week without snow! Thanks to everyone for their cooperation during this crazy weather!
DANCE DEPARTMENT HOSTS
This past week the Dance Department hosted Eric Franklin, an internationally acclaimed somatic movement educator, author and lecturer. On Monday, Mr. Franklin guided the Laban class with EdM, BFA and BA students through a series of simple biomechanic experiences that can be applied to dance technique with extraordinary results. On Tuesday, he led EdM students in the Teaching Concepts class through a session on teaching with different forms of imagery. On Wednesday, Mr. Franklin presented a workshop on the spine and treating back pain to pre-med students at the RJW Medical School.
BFA+EdM Candidates Kyle Marsh, Caitlyn Barrows and Gina Ventura take a moment to pose after having their books signed by Mr. Franklin.
BFA+EdM student Emily Funicello demonstrates the concept of counter-rotation of the pelvis and femur during plie.
NASD SITE VISIT – FEBRUARY 24-28
Dear Students, Faculty and Staff – The Dance Department will be hosting evaluators from the National Association of Schools of Dance (NASD) which is the organization under which we are accredited. From February 24-28, Dr. Angela Kane, chair of the Dance Program at the University of Michigan and Lyn Wiltshire, Head of the Dance Pedagogy Program at the Dance Department of University of Texas at Austin will be visiting our classes and touring our facilities. During this time, UDW will be performing on Thursday, February 27 in Loree for a special group of students from cooperating schools who work in partnership with our EdM Dance Education Program. It will be a busy week and I thank everyone in advance for putting their best selves forward, including dressing properly and keeping our spaces clean. You have so much to be proud of from your excellent dancing, choreographic works and professionalism. Let’s shine for NASD!
In honor of Women’s History Month and Joan Myers Brown, Founder of Philadanco
2:00-3:00pm Book-signing and Coffee/Desserts Reception
DOS STRESS WORKSHOP
Got any stress and anxiety?
Join Dr. Nicole Isaacson to learn about how your brain processes anxiety, what makes you feel anxious, learn skills & strategies to reduce your level of stress.
REGISTRATION FOR SUMMER SESSION
Registration for Summer Session 2014 opens on February 17th. Dance studio offerings include:
07:206:137: TECHNIQUE WORKSHOP (1 credit)
07:206:153: ADVANCED BALLET WORKSHOP (1 credit)
07:206:363: MODERN DANCE REPERTORY (2 credit)
For more information, visit:
Contact Frederick Curry if you need help registering for summer dance courses.
NIV AND OREN CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Two Room Apartment
February 28 & March 1 – Aborns Art Center, Downtown Manhattan, New York
March 16 – Dancemakers Center, Toronto, Canada
March 21 & 22 – The ODC Theatre, San Fransisco, California
BLUEPRINT Summer Intensives
August 11th – 23rd, ages 16-22
Peridance Capezio Center brings a unique Summer Intensive experience to pre-professional and professional Ballet and Contemporary dancers. Bridging the gap between conservatory ballet teachnique and the innovation of the current contemporary scene, BLUEPRINT brings dancers face to face with current influential dance educators and artists. Our mission is to expose students to the best in the business, helping them advance their dance careers. This Intensive is an exciting opportunity to polish technique, learn repertory from prestigious working choreographers, perform on a professional New York City stage, and gain a fresh and unique edge! Pointework is required for female dancers.