Student Forum on Expanded Dance Techniques in the Curriculum – Monday, December 12/09
The Dance Department will engage in a dialogue around the inclusion of non-European derivative dance forms to our curriculum from 9:45-11:30am – Studio 110. All technique instructors are invited to attend as well.
This is a mandatory event for BFA majors – attendance will be taken.
Ballet will be held as usual and Technique classes are canceled
Mindfulness Meditation Session – Monday 12/09
Intro to Dance Studies Moved to Loree on Tuesday, 12/10
Last Dance Assembly of the Fall Semester on Wednesday, 12/11
The last dance assembly will take place on Wednesday, December 11th from 12:35-1:55pm in Studio 110. Please see below for the list of class showings
1) Improv 2 – Stephen’s Section
2) Improv 2 – Laurel’s Section
3) Sound & Movement
4) Improv 1 – Chien-Ying’s Section
5) Improv 1 – Paul’s Section
6) Jazz Dance
7) Afro-Urban Fusion
ConcussionWise Training Due by Wednesday, 12/11
If you have not completed the ConcussionWise certificate for the 2019-2020 school year, we are giving you one more chance to complete the ConcussionWise Training by Wednesday, 12/11. If you do not complete the training by 12/11, you will receive a strike and an F on your transcript for not completing the training.
Below are the directions to complete the training:
You have been automatically registered for the online course Concussion Awareness (07:206:101). This course will appear on your official transcript. This course is E credited, which means no credit is earned towards degree completion and no grade is computed in students’ grade point average. However, showing successful completion of specialized concussion-awareness training on your transcript will benefit you in applying for dance-related employment.
The following link is for the ConcussionWise online training program that has been specially designed for Mason Gross Dance BFAs: http://masongross.sportsafety.org.
If you encounter any technical issues, please email Athletic Trainer, Hollie Palmisano at firstname.lastname@example.org
University Reading Days & Fall Finals
Last day of classes – Wednesday, December 11
Reading Days: Thursday, December 12th & Friday, December
Finals: Monday, December 16th – Monday, December 23rd
Congratulations to MGSA Dance Alum, Nayaa Opong-Nyantekyi!
Congratulations to Kyle Marshall & MGSA Dance Alumni
Read the stunning review in the NY Times
Pre-College Dance Experience
Thank you all for contributing to the success of yesterday’s Pre-College Dance Experience. Thanks to your efforts, it was an amazing day for the visiting students and teachers. A special thank you to Colleen Klein for her organizational wizardry. – From Frederick Curry
Following the UDW performance in Loree as part of the recent Pre-College Dance Experience, BFA+EdM Seniors Deja Baret and Rebecca Pavelko pose with their dance teacher from Bayonne High School, Mason Gross Dance Alumnae Kelli McGovern.
The rise of contemporary dance. The explosion in physicality (faster, bigger, higher). Barefoot vs. Socks. Modern dance or Postmodern? The rise of dance injury prevention and treatment. Instagram and the quest for dance perfection. Competitions: A Necessary Evil? Misty Copeland and the Black Ballerina. Dance from non-Western cultures. Key Broadway choreographers today. The Dominance of Hip hop. All of these are possible topics for Innovations in Dance. Here is an opportunity for both the serious dance student and the casual fan to explore the art form through expository writing.
The objective of this course is to write a research paper looking at a significant way that dance has changed within a certain time period or timeframe – and to contextualize that discussion within a more general discussion of dance culture, a certain genre, style or movement, a historical period or a particular innovation or series of innovations that have advanced or impacted the art form.
CREATE De-Stress Event – Monday 12/09
University Winter Break
Mon., Dec. 23 @ 7PM
Sun., Jan. 19 @ 10AM
Save the Dates!
A Christmas Carol
The classic story of Ebenezer Scrooge comes to life on stage in spectacular fashion as this multi-cultural musical celebration is delivered in a unique fashion in a way that only Crossroads can. This performance is choreographed by MFA Alum, Camille Moten alongside our Music Coordinator, Mesia Austin whom is the Music Director
“Camille Moten, Choreographer and recent MFA Grad from Rutgers, is fierce. Her dances are so imaginative, and they complement both the music and the performer.” – Director, Marshall Jones III
“Dr. Mesia Austin, Musical Director who also got her doctorate from MGSA. She has put together an incredible orchestra of musicians.” – Director, Marshall Jones III
- Dec 5, 2019 – Dec 15, 2019
- $25 – $65
- The Elizabeth Ross Johnson Theater – New Brunswick Performing Arts Center 11 Livingston Ave, New Brunswick, NJ
Friendship Fridays – RU GLOBAL
Join Rutgers Global and its university partners for this weekly “pop-up lounge” from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. at various locations across the New Brunswick campus. Enjoy making gingerbread cookies, and meet and make new friends from around the world!
Rutgers Alumni House at Van Nest Hall
19 College Ave.
New Brunswick, NJ
BIG CHILL 2019
Registration for the Big Chill 2019 is now open. Don’t miss this Rutgers holiday tradition and one of the largest 5K races in New Jersey on December 7. Participants pay a small race fee and bring toys that are distributed locally. Run or walk, and register as an individual or team today!
Dance Department Widget! Find out how to get this!
Important Drop/Add Registration Dates:
- Sunday, November 3rd: Spring 2020 Preregistration Begins
Winter Session 2020
- December 23, 2019 – January 17, 2020 (3 or 4 credit courses)
- January 2, 2020 -January 17, 2020 (1-2 credit courses)
Health & Wellness
Rutgers Counseling, ADAP, & Psychiatric Services (CAPS)
Richard Carlson – Let’s Talk Hours
Visual Arts Building*
33 Livingston Ave
Office is in the Gallery: 2nd right and to the back
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
CAPS Counselor: Richard Carlson
*Building is in Downtown New Brunswick
Students may also reach out to the following resources for support:
- NJ Hopeline: 1-855-654-6735
- Crisis Text Line: Text KNIGHTS to 741741 (anytime 24/7), Text STEVE for unmet mental health needs of students of color.
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255 (TALK)
Soma Center Pilates Reformer Sign-Up for Second Half of Semester
MFA, EdM, BFA, BA majors and Dance Minors are invited to sign up for free Pilates Reformer small group sessions in the Dance Department Soma Center. Sessions for the second half of the semester are available Monday 4-7 pm and Tuesday 4-7 pm, and begin on Monday, October 28th. The sign-up sheet is posted outside the Soma Center, and sign-up is on a first-come basis. Students can sign up for a once-a-week, hour-long session. Reformer classes are a wonderful opportunity to supplement your dance training, so please take advantage of this opportunity if your schedule permits.
Polestar Pilates Reformer Training
Inspira Seeking Dance Teacher
- Classes are thirty minutes in length.
- Day needed: Saturday, 12pm – 3pm in New Brunswick.
- BFA or BA in Dance Preferred, but not required.
- Must have 2 years minimum teaching experience.
- Candidates must have excellent, organization, effective verbal and written communication, creative and flexible teaching style, and an enthusiastic and warm approach with students.
- We only hire career minded, long term employees who have stand-out work ethic and desire to grow. This role is not for a short-term placement or someone not looking to grow inside our company.
- To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume and link to a private youtube channel or video of you teaching and a video of why you are the right person for the job to the email below.
987D Jersey Ave, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
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Accademia dell’arte Summer 2020 Intensive
- Program Dates: June 21 – July 18, 2020
- Program Fee: $2950 (includes tuition, housing and 3 meals per day M-F)
- Early Bird Registration Deadline: December 1, 2019 ($100 off the Program Fee)*
- No audition required. Only 14 places available and they’re filled first-come, first-served.
- Course credit is available for an additional administrative fee.*
Weeks 1 & 2
Weeks 3 & 4
Calpulli Mexican Dance Company
Calpulli Mexican Dance Company is proud to bring back their holiday production by Artistic Director Alberto Lopez Herrera and Co-Founder & Executive Director Juan Castaño. “Navidad: A Mexican-American Christmas” celebrates the holiday traditions experienced by a young person of Mexican immigrant parents growing up in New York City. This unique cultural production will be presented this holiday season at the Apollo Theater for one show on Sunday December 1st and at Queens Theatre for four shows on Saturday December 14th and Sunday December 15th.
Visit Calpulli at the Apollo for ticketing information
David Dorfman Dance
Early-bird registration is open for David Dorfman Dance 2020 NYC Winter Intensive. Dance with us January 2-7!
Course offerings:Technique, Text, Improvisation, Repertory, Partnering, Somatics
Daily company rehearsal open to all attendees, Improv jams, End of the week showing and more to be announced
Tuition: $550 after October 29
Visit David Dorfman Dance 2020 Intensives for more information
Winter MELT 2020
Jaamil Olawale Kosoko
Kristopher K.Q. Pourzal
Registration opens Tuesday, October 29
EARLYBIRD discounts available through November 15
MELT Intensives are a series of daily workshops in technique, somatics, improvisation, composition and other areas offered each summer and winter. Taught by Movement Research’s internationally recognized faculty as well as acclaimed guest artists, these workshops provide students with the unique opportunity to engage with some of the most highly regarded and innovative artists in the field of dance today.
2020 Dance Exchange Winter Institute
OAC: 2020 Winter Institute
January 9-12, 2020
$400 (General Public)
$300 (Institute Alumni & Adults 60+)
@ Dance Exchange (7117 Maple Ave; Takoma Park, MD 20912)
*Limited Work/Study & Scholarship available
We will explore intergenerational dancemaking and collaboration with participants from our local region and across the globe. Anyone 18+ is welcome to join.
As a Winter Institute participant, you will:
Participate in a daily movement practice
Share collaborative practices and tools for intergenerational dancemaking
Cultivate a deeper understanding of what it is to be an artist-citizen in the world
This will be a supportive environment for focused training and development for movers and thinkers of all ages and physical capacities—for those coming to dance through another field, returning to dance after many years, or currently in a daily dance practice.
To register, please click HERE.
The School at Jacob’s Pillow
Programs offered during Festival 2020 are Contemporary Ballet; Street & Club Dances: Styles, Culture, History; Contemporary; Musical Theatre Dance; The Ann & Weston Hicks Choreography Fellows Program; and Art of Photographing Dance.
2020 PROFESSIONAL ADVANCEMENT PROGRAMS: Click HERE For Registration
Jun 15-28 | Annabelle Lopez Ochoa & Luis R. Torres, Program Directors
Street & Club Dance: Styles, Culture, History
Jun 29-Jul 12 | Ephrat Asherie & Archie Burnett, Program Directors
Jul 13-Aug 2 | Milton Myers & Didy Veldman, Program Directors
Musical Theatre Dance
Aug 3-24 | Jeffrey Page, Program Director and Creative Team of Composer/Music Director & Script Developer