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Annual Festival


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

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Sunday,February 10, 2019
10:00am-4:15pm

Montclair State University
1 Normal Avenue
Montclair, NJ 07042

one day of dance,
6 events!




FOR THE LOVE OF…

MOVING
in dance classes,
LEARNING
in DancEdNJ on the Move Professional Development,
CREATING
in Paths Cross/Doors Open,
SHARING
in Show Up & Dance highlighting NHSDA,
CONNECTING
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

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Participate in Open Dance Classes taught by professional teaching artists from 10am-2:30pm.

CLASS FEE:
FREE for current DanceNJ members
Non-member fee: $25.00 per class


Dance class schedule:

10:00AM - 11:10AM

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Barbara Angeline

Associate Chair & Instructor of Dance Arts in the Dance Department at Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University

JAZZ DANCE TECHNIQUE

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11:15AM - 12:25PM

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Nik Owens

Company Member of 10 Hairy Legs

MODERN DANCE TECHNIQUE

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Donna Scro Samori

Artistic Director, Freespace Dance

MODERN DANCE CLASS FOR NHSDA MEMBERS ONLY

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1:20PM - 2:30PM

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Drew James

Freelance Hip Hop Artist

HIP HOP DANCE

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Workshop Payment Selection

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

WORKSHOP FEE:
FREE for current DanceNJ members
Non-member fee: $25.00

Rhythm + Drum Tool Kit WITH CHRIS WHITE

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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.

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Registration deadline for DancEdNJ on the Move: Friday, February 1, 2019

For the Love of Creating

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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:

Merli V. Guerra

Board of Trustee, Dance New Jersey
Aristic Director/Choreographer, Luminarium Dance Company

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  • 9:30am-10:00am Registration

  • 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

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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

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Mark Roxey

Interim Board President,
Dance New Jersey
Founding Director, Roxey Ballet

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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
ANNUAL FESTIVAL
PART I & PART II IN 2018!

Photo highlights coming soon!


HIGHLIGHTS FROM
 2016 annual festival


HIGHLIGHTS FROM
 2015 annual festival

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