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APAP Emerging Leadership Institute Announces 2017 Class of Participants
Rare opportunity for each participant to reflect on and develop their ideas about leadership and their own career
Washington, DC (September 9, 2016) – The Association of Performing Arts Presenters (APAP) announces its 16th class for the Emerging Leadership Institute (ELI). ELI is an intensive two and a half-day seminar that develops critical leadership skills for emerging performing arts professionals. Each year, a new cohort is invited to participate in ELI and attend APAP|NYC, APAP’s annual members conference held in New York City every January.
“We created ELI because there is a need in the field to retain people with 3-7 years of experience and equip them with the training and tools to take the next step in their career, becoming effective leaders in the performing arts,” says, Scott Stoner, vice president of programs of APAP. “It is important to stimulate conversation and provide a forum for these young leaders to grow and think about how leadership can operate on different levels and then take that knowledge and apply it first-hand.”
Approximately 25 participants are selected each year from a wide pool of applicants and are comprised of those who work directly in the presenting and touring field which includes, but is not limited to, performing artists, presenters, managers, agents, producers and professionals who work for arts councils or service organizations. ELI is an opportunity to engage in new professional relationships, exchange ideas, and become part of an expanding network of over 400 ELI alumni.
“Year after year I am inspired by artists, managers and cultural workers who are building careers in our field. My role is to co-facilitate dialogue, introduce mechanisms for action and ignite strong relationships development among the expanding ELI alumni network,” says, Rosalba Rolon, long-time co-facilitator of the ELI program. “What makes the ELI effective is that participants are sharing their experiences among similar-minded individuals and expanding their individual perspectives to provide strategies that may ultimately permeate their organizations.”
Celebrating its 60th anniversary in 2017, APAP has been committed to leadership development in the changing ecology of the performing arts industry, providing avenues for members to expand and strengthen their leadership skills. ELI 2017 will take place January 4-6, 2017 during the days leading up to APAP|NYC 2017 (January 6-10, 2017).
Participants of the 2017 Emerging Leadership Institute:
January 4-6, 2017
* Sara Bailey, program manager, Moss Arts Center at Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA
* Rachel Behring, programming specialist, AT&T Performing Arts Center, Dallas, TX
* Rachael Walters Brightwell, associate director of programing and outreach at Emory University’s Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, Atlanta, GA
* Robyn Busch, program associate, international, Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, Baltimore, MD
* Mickey Davis, program director, Des Moines Social Club, Des Moines, IA
* Meera Dugal, programming manager, David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center, New York, NY
* Grace Eubank, special events manager, Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), Brooklyn, NY
* Kevin Hasser, general manager, National Players, Olney, MD
* Ariana Hellerman, consultant, Hostos Center, Bronx, NY
* Isabella Hreljanovic, producer and performer, Manhattan, NY
* Daniela Jacobson, executive and development associate, New England Foundation for the Arts, Boston, MA
* Allison Kadin, marketing manager, Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), Brooklyn, NY
* Caroline Leipf, development and administration associate, Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
* Mari Levasheff, marketing business analyst, UC Santa Barbara Arts & Lectures, Santa Barbara, CA
* Ethan Messere, assistant director of presenting and touring, South Arts, Atlanta, GA
* Abbey Messmer, programming manager, Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, Scottsdale, AZ
* Lauren Metts, senior manager of patron relations, The Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts, Louisville, KY
* Joe O’Neill, theatre programmer, City of Las Vegas Office of Cultural Affairs, Las Vegas, NV
* Hanna Oravec, assistant director for programs, Wesleyan University’s Center for the Arts, Middletown, CT
* Heena Patel, owner, MELA Agency, New York, NY
* Jonathan Serret, technical director of the Janet and Ray Scherr Forum Theatre at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, Thousand Oaks, CA
* Katie Spohr, special events and booking manager, Indiana University Auditorium, Bloomington, IN
* Phinn Sriployrung, integrated marketing specialist, Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA
* Willie Sullivan, front of house coordinator for University Musical Society, Ann Arbor, MI
* Kim Szeto, program manager for Creative City at the New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA), Boston, MA
* Chelsea Walsh, artist liaison, Artis -Naples, Naples, FL
* Megan Pagado Wells, associate director of Artist Partner Program, The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center at the University of Maryland, College Park, College Park, MD
* Amanda Wu, individual giving and special events manager, Cal Performances, Berkeley, CA
About the Association of Performing Arts Presenters (APAP)
The Association of Performing Arts Presenters, based in Washington, D.C., is the national service, advocacy and membership organization dedicated to developing and supporting a robust performing arts presenting field and the professionals who work within it. Our 1,500 national and international members represent leading performing arts centers, municipal and university performance facilities, nonprofit performing arts centers, culturally specific organizations, foreign governments, as well as artist agencies, managers, touring companies, and national consulting practices that serve the field, and a growing roster of self-presenting artists. As a leader in the field, APAP works to effect change through advocacy, professional development, resource sharing and civic engagement. APAP is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization governed by a volunteer board of directors and led by President & CEO Mario Garcia Durham. In addition to presenting the annual APAP|NYC conference – the world’s leading forum and marketplace for the performing arts (Jan. 6-10, 2017) – APAP continues to be the industry’s leading resource, knowledge and networking destination for the advancement of performing arts presenting.
APAP|NYC is the world’s premier gathering of more than 3600 performing arts professionals, and the Association of Performing Arts Presenters 60th annual members conference, APAP|NYC 2017, in New York City at the New York Hilton Midtown and Sheraton New York Times Square. APAP|NYC features more than 1000 world-class artist showcases held around the city, an EXPO Hall boasting nearly 400 booths, dozens of professional development sessions, A-list keynote speakers, and pre-conference forums, many of which are free and open to the public and members. See more conference information at APAPNYC.org, and APAP membership information at apap365.org.
A great organization supporting Independent filmmakers once again opens applications for one of its vital lab workshops. Deadline for Applications : June 26, 2015.
What is the Producing Lab?
An intensive seven-week program that takes place in Los Angeles every Autumn, Film Independent’s Producing Lab is designed to help filmmakers develop skills as creative independent producers. Producers apply with feature length narrative projects that they are in the process of producing; through the lab, fellows will develop a strategy and action plan for bringing their current projects to fruition.
The Producing Lab also helps to further the careers of the Lab Fellows by introducing them to film professionals who can advise them on both the craft and business of independent producing. Participants with qualifying projects are also eligible for a $30,000 production grant awarded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.
- A pass to the Filmmaker Forum, which kicks off the Producing Lab
- A pass to the Los Angeles Film Festival
- A pass to the American Film Market
- Inclusion in the FIND Talent Guide
- Year-round support from Film Independent
- Eligibility to receive production grants from Film Independent
Maryam Keshavarz’s Circumstance, Tina Mabry’s Mississippi Damned, Scott Prendergast’s Kabluey, Aric Avelino’s American Gun, and So Yong Kim’s In Between Days.
Ram Bergman (Brick), Effie Brown (Rocket Science), Eric d’Arbeloff (Lovely and Amazing), Matthew Greenfield (The Good Girl), Ted Kroeber (American Gun), Gina Kwon (Me and You and Everyone We Know), Meg LeFauve (The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys), Shelby Stone (Lackawanna Blues), and Ron Yerxa (Little Miss Sunshine).
Past Guest Speakers
Stephanie Allain (Hustle and Flow), Nicole Arbusto (casting director), Michael Donaldson (Donaldson & Callif), Craig Emanuel (Loeb & Loeb), Debra Grieco (The Assassination of Richard Nixon), Amy Israel (Shall We Dance, Hysterical Blindness), Sam Kitt (Future Films), Julie Lynn (Albert Nobbs), Peggy Rajski (Bee Season), and Janet Yang (Dark Matter).
Alfred P. Sloan Producers Grant
The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation will award one participant of Film Independent’s Producing Lab the annual Sloan Producers Grant. The recipient will receive a $25,000 development grant, admission to Film Independent’s Producing Lab, and year-round support from Film Independent.
The grant is funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, which seeks to create and develop new scripts and films about science and technology and to see them into commercial production with national and international distribution. The Sloan Foundation has screenplay development programs with the Tribeca, Sundance, and Hamptons Film Festivals, as well as other select independent partners and film schools.
To apply for the Sloan Producers Grant, the filmmaker must apply to the Producing Lab and provide a statement as to why the project deserves the grant and fulfills the mission of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. The applicant must be attached as producer and possess the rights to the script with which they are applying. The screenplay should have a scientific, mathematical, and/or technological theme and storyline, or have a leading character that is a scientist, engineer, or mathematician.
Documentaries and science fiction projects are not eligible for the Sloan Producers Grant.
Applications for Producing Lab are OPEN
How to Apply
A maximum of ten projects will be selected for the lab. Producing teams are welcome to apply. To be eligible, applicants must be attached to produce a feature-length narrative film. Applicants must submit the following materials for consideration:
- Cover Letter explaining your interest in the Producing Lab
- Complete feature-length screenplay
- Logline and synopsis
- Bios of key cast and crew attached
- Project status and history
- Budget information and finance plan
- Prior work sample (DVD or online link)
- Non-refundable application fee ($45 Film Independent Member; $65 Non-Member)
Film Independent membership is not required when applying to Film Independent Artist Development Labs; however, all participants accepted into the labs are required to be Film Independent members at the standard rate of $95. Documentary, short film, and television projects are not eligible to apply. Submitted DVD materials will not be returned.
We are looking for talented producers with feature-length narrative film projects that are compelling, original, and demonstrate a filmmaker’s uniqueness of vision. All projects must have directors attached. We do not require that the project have any financing in place, but want to see evidence that the creative team has given serious thought to the budget and can articulate why they have budgeted the film at a particular level.
Aside from the application fee, there is no tuition to attend Film Independent’s Artist Development Programs.
Film Independent offers the Filmmaker Labs to support emerging writers, directors, and producers in the development of their craft as well as their projects. We do ask that once completed, films that have been supported by the Labs include the end credit “Developed with the help of the Film Independent Filmmaker Labs” with the Film Independent logo.
Got questions? Click here for Filmmaker Labs FAQs.
For more information, please contact Angela Lee, Artist Development Manager, at 310.432.1262 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Girls Rock! Camp 2015
Thank you for your interest in Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls! We’re very excited about camp this year, and we’re looking forward to receiving your application. Please read it carefully— there is a lot of information and we cannot consider incomplete or late applications. Rock on!
Si deseas una solicitud en español, por favor escribe a email@example.com o llama a 347-599-0716.
NEW THIS YEAR:
Due to restrictions at our camp sites, the camp day will end earlier this year, at 4:30 p.m. for all campers. We are looking into extended day options to provide childcare until 5:30 p.m.
Due to the need for a shorter camp day, 2015 tuition is lower than 2014 rates!
We’ve changed our registration process for returning Girls Rock! Camp campers this year. You do not need to re-apply and then complete the enrollment form — instead you can complete this one-step registration form.
By completing this form and submitting your tuition payment by March 2, you have secured a spot in one of our Girls Rock! Camp sessions. We cannot guarantee the session you requested, but we will definitely make an effort to register your camper for their first choice. If your registration is received after the Returning Camper deadline date, March 2, then you will have to go through the Girls Rock! Camp application process.
If you’re applying for a scholarship, you’ll still need to submit the materials needed for those applications. Scroll down to Scholarship section to see how to apply!
Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls’ summer day camp, Girls Rock! Camp, is an intensive, six-day program featuring instrument instruction, workshops, songwriting/band practice, live performances by visiting artists, and a showcase concert. Campers receive two hours of instrument instruction each day in small groups organized by skill level and age. All classes are taught by volunteers. On the first day, campers form bands, and during daily band practice, campers write music and lyrics collectively, assisted by band coaches. Campers also attend workshops on topics ranging from songwriting to sound engineering to self-defense. At the end of the week, bands perform their original song at a showcase concert.
Session 1 will take place Monday, July 27 – Saturday, August 1
Monday – Friday from 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m., Saturday from 11 a.m.–3 p.m.
The Session 1 final concert will be on Saturday, August 1, at Roulette in Downtown Brooklyn.
Session 2 will take place Monday, August 17 – Saturday, August 22
Monday – Friday from 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m., Saturday from 11 a.m.–3 p.m.
The Session 2 final concert will be on Saturday, August 22, at Roulette in Downtown Brooklyn.
Please note that campers may not attend more than one session in the same summer and campers must be able to perform in the final showcase concert in order to attend camp.
Session 1 will take place at Brooklyn High School of the Arts in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn; Session 2 will take place at Cathedral High School in Midtown East, Manhattan. Please keep this in mind when submitting your application and choosing your session preferences. See below for details.
Brooklyn High School of the Arts is located in Downtown Brooklyn at 345 Dean Street between 3rd and 4th Avenue. The building is wheelchair accessible. The closest train is the Atlantic Terminal station B/D/N/Q/R/2/3/4/5 station. (For more information on transportation, please see www.mta.info or www.hopstop.com.)
Cathedral High School is located in Midtown East, Manhattan at 350 East 56th Street at 1st Avenue. The building is wheelchair accessible. The closest trains are the E/M at Lexington Ave./53rd St., and the 4/6 trains at 51st St. (For more information on transportation, please see www.mta.info or www.hopstop.com.)
WHO MAY APPLY FOR CAMP
Girls, young women, and trans* youth who will be between the ages of 8 and 18 during the camp session may apply for camp. No experience is necessary, and you don’t have to live in New York to apply (please see below for more information about out-of-town campers). Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls welcomes campers who self-identify as female, trans, and gender non-conforming.
Note: Campers must be at least 8 years old at the time of camp to attend. No exceptions will be made. We will be offering a program for girls ages 5–7 called Rock Camp Jumpstart, which will take place the week of July 13 at Brooklyn High School of the Arts. Please contact us or visit www.williemaerockcamp.org for more information about this program!
$550 / Full tuition – Financial assistance available.
Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, and all donations made are tax deductible and much appreciated. Donations to the Fairness Fund ensure access to Willie Mae programs by girls and young women of all income levels. (Applications fees and tuition, however, are not donations, and therefore are not tax deductible.)
REDUCED TUITION/FINANCIAL AID
Reduced tuition is available for campers from low- and moderate-income households. Applications for reduced tuition should be included with your camp application materials and the same deadlines apply (see Important Dates). For more information, see attached page.
We have several scholarship opportunities for prospective campers. These scholarships have been created by specific sponsors and serve primarily to recognize and support campers from specific communities. For more information on the scholarships and how to apply, CLICK HERE.
Campers focus on one instrument to study for the week. Campers are assigned to instruments based on availability and their requests. Applicants can request guitar, bass, drums, keyboards, vocals, or DJ/turntables. Please rank instruments according to your preference. If you would like to study an instrument that isn’t listed, like violin, horns, or reed instruments, please indicate that in the instrument section, and we will do our best to accommodate your request. Due to the need to acquire the gear we need in advance, you cannot change your selection after you send in your application, and you cannot change the instrument you’re assigned before or during the camp session.
We ask that all prospective campers take some time to communicate why they want to be a part of Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls by creating an “Express Yourself” piece. Applicants may choose any format: a letter, a picture, a collage, a song or poem, etc. Please limit audio and video pieces to a MAXIMUM OF 3 MINUTES and make sure the piece has the applicant’s FIRST AND LAST name on it. If sending an e-mail, it should be sent as an attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org. The subject should read “[FIRST AND LAST NAME] EXPRESS YOURSELF.” Please note that all submitted materials become property of Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls and cannot be returned.
Please note that applications and “Express Yourself” pieces are NOT reviewed for artistic merit in particular; instead, the “Express Yourself” piece helps the review panel get a sense of the applicant and helps assemble a camper group that is diverse in experience and perspective.
Campers are selected by a committee seeking to establish a balanced and diverse camp population in relation to instrument groups, age, race/ethnicity, economic status, geography/community, and experience. Campers are not selected on a first-come, first-served basis. We receive more applications than we have camper spots, so we will not be able to accept everyone who applies. Please be aware that we make every effort to welcome back returning campers, but we cannot guarantee spots for returning campers. Applicants who were not admitted last summer will be given high priority. Applicants who have attended camp for the past 3 years in a row may not be able to attend this summer, but will have higher priority the following summer.
Upon receipt of your application, we will send you a notice via e-mail confirming that we have received it. Notifications are sent out once a week. If you have not received a notice within 2 weeks after you send in your application, call us at 347-599-0716. Please don’t call unless you haven’t received a confirmation and it has been a full two weeks since you sent in your application! We will e-mail out notifications to every applicant, so please be sure your e-mail address is correct. Additional information about camp will be sent with acceptance letters.
Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national and/or ethnic origin, citizenship, marital status, sexual orientation, mental or physical ability, or gender identity/expression in the administration of any of its educational programs, admissions policies, financial aid, and other camp-related policies and programs, as well as volunteer and employment-related policies and activities.
ACCOMMODATIONS FOR OUT-OF-TOWN CAMPERS
Willie Mae Rock Camp is a day camp, and we do NOT provide lodging. We are able to offer limited assistance with host-family arrangements. If you are interested in contacting a prospective host family, or if you are a local family interested in hosting a camper, please let us know on your application.
In an effort to help families plan their summers and still extend the opportunity to as many young people as possible, we will be doing four rounds of application review. If you are not accepted in the first round, you will be asked if you would like your application to be reconsidered during each subsequent round. Applications for both summer sessions will be reviewed in all four rounds.
Early Registration for Returning Campers
Registration Deadline: E-mailed/Postmarked by Monday, March 2,2015
Notification letters mailed: Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Tuition & enrollment packets due: Postmarked by Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Application Deadline: E-mailed/Postmarked by Monday, March 2, 2015
Notification letters mailed: Monday, March 16, 2015
Tuition & return packets due: Postmarked by Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Application Deadline: E-mailed/Postmarked by Monday, April 6, 2015
Notification letters mailed: Monday, April 27, 2015
Tuition & return packets due: Postmarked by Monday, May 4, 2015
Application Deadline: E-mailed/Postmarked by Friday, May 1, 2015
Notification letters mailed: Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Tuition & return packets due: Postmarked by Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Email email@example.com for a Paper Application in: Spanish, Russian or Mandarin Chinese.
The Film Society of Lincoln Center Summer Film Intensive (SFI) is a one-week film production-intensive program in partnership with Ghetto Film School (GFS), an award-winning independent film organization that teaches narrative storytelling to 650 young artists annually through pre-professional programs in the South Bronx and MacArthur Park, and over 300,000 nationwide and beyond through strategic collaborations and an online MasterClass series.
The SFI will serve 25 students and runs July 21 – 26, 2014.
We would like to thank the New Wave Young Patrons of the Film Society of Lincoln Center, Dolby, and the Steven and Alexandra Cohen Foundation for their generous support.
Summer Film Program (July 21 – 26 2014)
• Introduction to cinematic storytelling which will include 50+ hours of direction instruction and total production.
• Daily workshops, screenings, and interactive seminars with industry professionals like Armond White, Dolby Digital, and Criterion Collection.
• All students will complete scripts, cast actors, shoot, direct and edit individual narrative 2 to 3-minute shorts with no dialogue.
• Student work showcased at Lincoln Center.
To apply, please fill out the below form by July 4, 2014. To be eligible, you must be a NYC high school student (grades 9 – 12).
If you do not see the form at the bottom of this page, please click here.
For additional information contact:
Ghetto Film School & Film Society Lincoln Center
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The Pipeline Fellowship is an angel investing bootcamp for women.
We work to increase diversity in the U.S. angel investing community and create capital for women social entrepreneurs.
Applications for our spring 2014 programs in Boston, Chicago, DC, and NYC are being reviewed on a rolling basis.
We invite you to apply.
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Grants awardedJan. 2014
Expert panelists will select the 12 grant recipients from eligible businesses and announce the results in January 2014.
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Opened a sorting center in Missouri, expanded operations in Indiana and hired employees in 5 different states.
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Projected a 500% revenue increase this year with the help of their grant.
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UBW June Workshop Series June 23 ‐ July 1
New York City
Join us for the 2012 Urban Bush Women Technique and Repertory Workshop, plus two other exciting learning opportunities with UBW this June! The June workshops are all taught by Artistic Director Jawole Willa Jo Zollar and Maria Bauman, UBW’s Director of Education & Community Engagement and seven‐year company member alumna. All classes are intimate learning experiences with varying participation maximums and you may register for the full series or individual workshops.
TO REGISTER: bit.ly/I0pd5q
Workshop #1 June 23 – 24: Introduction to Intentional Dialogue Facilitation
Come learn about a technique that is one of the major influences on Urban Bush Women’s community engagement practice and facilitation style. This workshop will explore the theory, uses and design of dialogue as a learning process that generates individual and collective understanding, deep insight and new ways to respond to issues that divide us. In addition to Jawole Willa Jo Zollar and Maria Bauman, this workshop will be co‐facilitated with Tammy Bormann. Tammy is a master facilitator and trains UBW in its facilitation and dialogue design work.
Saturday and Sunday, 1‐6pm
Location: Long Island Univeristy Pratt Building (1 University Plaza, Brooklyn, New York)
Workshop #2 June 25 – 30: UBW’s Technique & Repertory
Jawole Willa Jo Zollar and Maria Bauman will work intimately with participants in a physically‐driven Urban Bush Women
● Monday‐Saturday, 1:00‐6:00pm
● Daily Physical Conditioning
● Daily Technique Class
● Daily Repertory (including Creative Process, History, Physicality)
● Invited showing on Saturday, June 30th
Long Island University Pratt Building (1 University Plaza, Brooklyn, New York)
Workshop #3 July 1: Urban Bush Women’s Entering, Building & Exiting Community
Our celebrated Entering, Building & Exiting (EBX) Community workshop is based on experiential learning, embodying effective leadership practices that strengthen and develop our understanding of community engagement. Participants gain tools and methodologies for entering, building and exiting community, including navigating a variety of assumptions regarding community‐based practices.
Art New York Building 138 S. Oxford St. Brooklyn, NY (The Great Room)
If you register for all three you will receive a special package rate of $600.
TO REGISTER: bit.ly/I0pd5q
UBW CLASSES & WORKSHOPS
Please call us at (718) 398-4537 to discuss your specific goals, needs and ideas.
Artistic / Creative
This unique, fun workshop developed from the acclaimed UBW repertory work, Batty Moves, which celebrates unique individuality through the tradition of bragging. Participants in this workshop are invited to develop and perform their own raps alongside UBW dancers.
Class length: TBD
DANCE FOR EVERY BODY
“Dance for Every Body” embraces the idea of each individual having a unique and powerful contribution to make. The goal is for “every body” to find their level of challenge and comfort and partake according to their abilities, and to appreciate the groups’ diversity as an attribute to their community. This is a movement class designed for the community so no prior dance experience is needed. Participants explore UBW’s technique with close attention to the use of breath, weight, call and response and polyrhythm.
Workshop length: 90 minutes
UBW’s technique class starts with a warm-up that prepares the participants for full-out dancing in the UBW style. The second half of the class focuses on our movement style and may include improvisation phrases from repertory and/or vocal work. Technique classes operate best when participants are working at approximately the same level.
Levels: beginning or intermediate-advanced
Ages: high school and beyond
Limit: 30-40 participants depending on the size of space
Dress: loose, comfortable clothing or dancewear; bare feet
Technical requirements: clean and smooth sprung wood dance floor
Music requirement: Professional percussionist
Class length: 90 minutes
BREAKS, BEATS AND BATTLES
This class is a continuation of “How We Got to the Funk,” and explores African American social dances of the ’80s and ’90s such as hip hop and breaking. No experience is needed so come ready to get down!
Technical requirement: microphone and CD player
Class length: 90 minutes
IN THE SPIRIT (Marjani Forte)
This is an exploration of dance in the frame of praise and worship and is accessible for participants of all ages, backgrounds and skill level. Praise dance is a communal art form, and a positive open mind is all that’s required. We highlight dance as a language, using our bodies as instruments of praise, ushering ourselves and our viewers into a deeper sense of worship. Praise ministry leaders are especially encouraged to participate as tools for generating movement and guiding dancers through a creative process are provided. Ministry leaders leave with a hard copy of the workshop outline, which includes the processes and tools shared. We begin and end in simultaneous interfaith prayer. All spiritual practices are welcomed.
Class length: TBD
DANCING FROM THE INSIDE OUT (Samantha Speis)
Taking a non-traditional and non-linear approach to movement, this workshop takes place on the floor with a sequence of movements that encourages awareness and enhances the connection between mind, body and spirit. Rooted in kinesthetic awareness, we explore concepts of full-bodied movement with subtle dynamic qualities, integrating the breath, spatial patterning, core stability, ease of the joints and fluidity/mobility of the extremities in conjunction with the floor. Treating the floor as a partner and collaborator allows us to open our senses to a world of endless movement possibilities. Emphasis is placed on developing a foundation that supports a greater expansion through space with clarity and efficiency. You learn to work from within to cultivate deeper physical connections while discovering your individual and unique voice.
Class length: TBD
CONTACT IMPROVISATION/PARTNERING: BUILDING TRUST THROUGH PROCESS (Samantha Speis)
Movement is the essence of freedom. Contact improvisation is a movement language based on the physical principles of touch, momentum, weight sharing and following a shared point of contact. It is an honoring of every moment. Through trust building exercises, you learn to surrender and stay true to what is happening in the moment. We delve into movement conversations that require you to actively listen and speak with all of your senses. This workshop explores falling, rolling, stillness, connecting through focus, counterbalance, lifting using minimal effort, centering and integration of breath, and being attentive to our partner (s) and surroundings.
Class length: TBD
LIGHTING FOR DANCE (Susan Hamburger)
This workshop is an exploration into the world of lighting and composition with practical examples of dance lighting.
Technical requirements: Microsoft Powerpoint, a projector and a screen
Workshop length: 90 minutes
BASICS OF ARTS MANAGEMENT (Jana La Sorte)
A discussion of arts management practices, perspectives and tools.
Technical requirements: Microsoft Powerpoint, a projector and a screen
Workshop length: 1-2 hours (may be condensed)