PROGRAMS + SERVICES
The Annual Festival is a full day of classes and workshops designed to benefit dancers, dance educators, dance lovers and administrators alike. Registration forms are available on the website approximately one month before the event. This event is free to Dance New Jersey members.
DanceNJ Annual Festival 2019
Sunday,February 10, 2019
Montclair State University
1 Normal Avenue
Montclair, NJ 07042
one day of dance,
FOR THE LOVE OF…
in dance classes,
in DancEdNJ on the Move Professional Development,
in Paths Cross/Doors Open,
in Show Up & Dance highlighting NHSDA,
at the DanceNJ Annual Membership Meeting.
FOR THE LOVE OF DANCE!
What better way to #AmplifytheVoiceofDanceinNJ than to come together with fellow members of the New Jersey dance community to move, learn, create, network, and share the experience of dance. DanceNJ’s Annual Festival 2019 encompasses something for every member from taking dance class to engaging in the choreography process to learning new teaching strategies to participating in discussions about dance in our state to performing. Select the dance experience you would like most and benefit from connecting with like-minded dance lovers.
PRE-REGISTRATION IS HIGHLY ENCOURAGED.
REGISTRATION DEADLINES VARY FOR EACH EVENT.
*SCHEDULE SUBJECT TO CHANGE*
For the Love of Moving
Participate in Open Dance Classes taught by professional teaching artists from 10am-2:30pm.
FREE for current DanceNJ members
Non-member fee: $25.00 per class
Dance class schedule:
10:00AM - 11:10AM
11:15AM - 12:25PM
1:20PM - 2:30PM
Once non-members register, remit non-member fee payment for all classes and workshops here.
Registration deadline for Open Classes: Friday, February 1, 2019
For the Love of Learning
DancEdNJ on the Move at DanceNJ’s Annual Festival! Get professional development hours by attending this workshop.
Workshop Time: 10:00am - 11:10am
FREE for current DanceNJ members
Non-member fee: $25.00
Rhythm + Drum Tool Kit WITH CHRIS WHITE
Chris White III will be exploring where rhythm and drumming can be generated within the body and/or voice and how it can be perpetuated through the diaphragm, feet, lungs and hands in choreography. Using vocal percussion, better known as the human beat box, and body percussion He will be presenting activities, musical terms and ideas help to establish a constructive dialogue between music and dance. This workshop aims to broaden your awareness of the different drummer within and the sound of the two soles that got you into the room.
Registration deadline for DancEdNJ on the Move: Friday, February 1, 2019
For the Love of Creating
Be a part of Paths Cross/Doors Open, a creative networking workshop dedicated to fostering unpredictable, unpremeditated, spontaneous dance-making. The work session is improvisational in spirit where choreographers and dancers can come together and celebrate dancing bodies. In addition, Paths Cross/Doors Open provides the opportunity for choreographers and dancers to network and create with new people. To share the work-in-progress, it will be performed as the opening of the Show Up & Dance 3pm performance.
PATHS CROSS/DOORS OPEN SCHEDULE:
10:00am-11:10am Warm-up & Group Selection facilitated by Merli V. Guerra
11:15am-12:25pm Choreography Session
12:30pm-1:15pm Luncheon/Annual Membership Meeting
1:20pm-2:30pm Choreography Session
3:00pm Opening sharing for Show Up & Dance
Space is limited for the number of choreographers to explore and create. If you are interested, register below to enter the selection pool.
Registration deadline to enter the Choreographer Selection Pool:
Friday, February 1, 2019
Dancers are needed to bring the choreographer’s vision to life. If you are interested in being a part of the choreographic process, register below to be a dancer.
Registration deadline for Dancers: Tuesday, January 29, 2019
For the Love of Sharing
Show Up & Dance highlighting NHSDA is one of DanceNJ’s most anticipated events of the year! Take advantage of the opportunity to share your artistry in a supportive environment. This performance includes work from professional NJ choreographers to K-12 dance programs to dance studios and more. Help DanceNJ showcase the talents of the NJ dance community on one stage. Submit your dance piece TODAY!
TIME OF PERFORMANCES: 1:30pm (Highlighting NHSDA) & 3:00pm
Registration deadline to submit a piece: Friday, February 1, 2019
For the Love of Connecting
Calling all professional dance companies in New Jersey! DanceNJ wants to connect with and hear from you at the first Professional Dance Company Symposium. The goal is to discuss dance in New Jersey from how to strengthen its voice and presence to how to connect the various dance communities from north to south, east to west. DanceNJ was founded by NJ professional dance companies in efforts to unite and support each other. Facilitated by Mark Roxey, DanceNJ Interim Board President and Artistic Director of Roxey Ballet, we would like to re-assess the needs of the professional dance companies, as well as our programs and services targeting this sector so we may better service this membership. The more professional dance companies, the better DanceNJ can gain insight on your needs…so register today to help DanceNJ move dance forward in New Jersey.
TIME OF WORKSHOP: 11:15am-12:25pm
Registration Deadline to connect: Friday, February 1, 2019
Be a part of the collective voice!
Join us at
DanceNJ’s Annual Festival 2019.
SAVE THE DATE FOR
DanceNJ ANNUAL FESTIVAL PART II
proposed date: thursday, june 27, 2019
(rain date: friday, june 28, 2019)
REGISTRATION WILL OPEN MONDAY, MAY 20, 2019
THANK YOU FOR JOINING US AT DanceNJ's
PART I & PART II IN 2018!
Photo highlights coming soon!
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