from Dance/USA

 

DANCE/USA NEWS
Notes from Executive Director Amy Fitterer

Dear Members,

With the unveiling of President Trump’s proposed budget for FY18, and Arts Advocacy Day yesterday, it continues to be an eventful time here in Washington, DC. Dance/USA is actively responding to developments in federal policy and advocating on behalf of the dance field every day. Please take a moment to read Dance/USA’s Advocacy Update from Thursday, March 16, which outlines where we are in the federal budget process and what action steps you can take. The most important thing right now is that your federal Representatives and Senators hear from you. It is very effective to contact your local legislative offices. Legislators need to hear stories from constituents that demonstrate how the arts make a difference in their districts.

Remember, a substantial portion of the Federal funding to the National Endowment for the Arts goes to every State Arts Agency (check out this site for more details). The NEA’s financial support to the states allows each State Arts Agency to disseminate federal dollars in a manner that is responsive to a local environment. So, if the NEA is cut or eliminated, our State Arts Agency system will be significantly impacted.

Dance/USA is an active member in the Performing Arts Alliance, the Cultural Advocacy Group, and the Charitable Giving Coalition, just to name a few important coalitions. Our Government Affairs Director is working every day to track issues and respond quickly on behalf of the dance field. If you have questions related to federal arts advocacy, please contact us! Brandon Gryde, Government Affairs Director, can be reached [via the Dance/USA website].

Finally, I am very much looking forward to our 2017 Annual Conference in the beautiful city of Kansas City, Missouri. Kansas City, MO is a wonderful mecca for the arts and I am excited to spend several days in June there with all of you!

Have you seen the conference promo video highlighting all Kansas City-area dance artists? If not – check it out here! Then, register for the conference. Early bird rates are ending soon! Register now and SAVE on the fees!
Register here.

Warmest regards,
Amy

 

 

Posted in Education & Advocacy, Opportunities

Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation Accepting Applications for Observers Program

Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation Accepting Applications for Observers Program

MARCH 22, 2017
DEADLINE: APRIL 16, 2017

http://philanthropynewsdigest.org/rfps/rfp7567-stage-directors-and-choreographers-foundation-accepting-applications-for-observers-program?utm_campaign=rfps%7C2017-03-22&utm_source=pnd&utm_medium=email

The Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation is accepting applications from emerging directors and choreographers for paid opportunities to observe the work of master directors and choreographers as they create productions on Broadway, Off-Broadway, and at leading regional theaters across the country.

Through the program, SDCF Observers may have access to the entire rehearsal process from first rehearsal through opening night. Observers also will have the invaluable opportunity to observe first-hand the techniques, disciplines, approaches, and insights of master artists as they create new productions and revive classics.

Each observer receives a weekly stipend of at least $250 as well as a project travel stipend. In addition, any Observer who is not already a member of SDC will be awarded a free one-year SDC Associate Membership.

Anyone with serious interest in pursuing a career in directing and/or choreography may apply to the Observership program. A $25 application fee is required to apply for those unaffiliated with SDC. However, any observer who is not already a member of SDC will be awarded a free one-year SDC associate membership.

Visit the Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.

Link to Complete RFP
SUBJECTS: ARTS / CULTURE
ORGANIZATION: STAGE DIRECTORS AND CHOREOGRAPHERS FOUNDATION
GEOGRAPHIC FUNDING AREA: NEW YORK

Posted in Funding, Opportunities

The Ballet Studio Ballet Instructor

Job Posting

The Ballet Studio

Employment opportunity Ballet Instructor (technique and pointe)

March 15,2017 — open until filled

The Ballet Studio
2107 Mt. Vernon Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22301

www.DelrayDance.com

The Ballet Studio in Alexandria Virginia is seeking a Lead Instructor for Advanced Beginner Ballet(technique and pointe). Qualified applicants must have 2-3+ years prior experience teaching pre-professional dancers age 15+. Graduate or undergraduate degree in a dance/arts related field or equivalent professional training and performing arts experience required. Small group choreography experience highly desired. Must be available for primary class(es) weekday evenings. Applicants interested in applying for this position may submit letter of interest, resume and 3 references to theballetstudio@delraydance.com  Attn: Mary Strum

Posted in Job Postings, Opportunities

Dance Exchange with Now Next Dance – Practices & Models for Engaging Youth Artists

Opportunity

Dance Exchange with Now Next Dance

Practices & Models for Engaging Youth Artists

Sunday, April 9 10AM – 5:30PM

Dance Exchange
7117 Maple Avenue
Takoma Park, MD 20912

http://danceexchange.org/projects/public-engagements/

Join Dance Exchange and Now Next Dance to explore successful practices at the intersection of youth dancemaking and leadership development through summer camps, mentoring, and ongoing engagements with professional performers and organizers. For price info & registration, contact Sam Horning at samh or 301-270-6700 ext. 19.

Posted in Creative Development, Opportunities

Dance Exchange Moving Field Guide Training for Educators & Artists

Opportunity

Dance Exchange

Moving Field Guide Training for Educators & Artists

Saturday, April 8

Dance Exchange
7117 Maple Avenue
Takoma Park, MD 20912

http://danceexchange.org/projects/public-engagements/

Discover how creative tools can be used to connect people to the environment around them. Join Dance Exchange in our teacher training as we explore how to integrate the arts with science learning through Cassie Meador’s Moving Field Guide. Educators, students, artists, and practitioners interested in interdisciplinary arts education are welcome. For pricing and registration information, contact samh or 301-270-6700 ext. 19.

Posted in Creative Development, Opportunities

Dance Exchange – Co/Lab: Open Call to Make & Perform a Work

Opportunity

Dance Exchange

Co/Lab: Open Call to Make & Perform a Work

Friday, June 2, 9:30 AM – 5:30 PM
Saturday, June 3, 10 AM – 5:30 PM
Sunday, June 4, TBA

Dance Exchange
7117 Maple Avenue
Takoma Park, MD 20912

http://danceexchange.org/projects/public-engagements/

Co/Lab is a community choreography laboratory that invites local artists to make and perform a new work alongside with Dance Exchange. Join Exec. Artistic Director Cassie Meador and Adjunct Artist Megan Abadoo for 3 days of rehearsal and dancemaking an informal public showing on Sunday, June 4. For all ages and levels 18+ – program must meet minimum registration to run. For Co/Lab price info & registration, contact Sam Horning at samh or 301-270-6700 ext. 19.

Posted in Creative Development, Opportunities

Motion X Dance DC Company Audition

Audition

Motion X Dance DC Company Audition

May 21, 2017 2:00p.m.-4:00p.m.

Greater Washington Dance Center
12320 Pinecrest Road, Suite 100
Reston, VA 20191

motionxdance.org

Motion X Dance DC seeks male and female dancers for their upcoming 2017|2018 season. Next season performances include a collaborative project with The Junkman, Donald Knaack, the second annual “Three to See” event, and many more! Dancers are required to rehearse two mornings per week from 10am-2pm. The exact days will be determined by the dancers’ schedules once selected. Please bring head shot and resume and wear form fitting modern dance attire. The audition will consist of a technique class with repertoire.

Posted in Auditions & Performances, Opportunities