The Official Connecticut Classic Ballet Scholarship Competition
Torrington, CTSaturday, March 10th &
Sunday, March 11th, 2018
Registration Opens in September
OPEN AUDITIONS for Nutmeg Ballet’s 2017-2018 Year-Round pre-professional program. Ages 13-21. Find out why The Nutmeg Ballet is New England’s premier classical ballet academy.
Saturday, August 26th9:30 am Check-in
10:00-11:30 am Open Audition
11:30 am Tour
Please see website for details: https://nutmegconservatory.org/admissions-auditions/2017-2018-year-round-auditions/
Pre-Registration highly recommended!
Hartt Community Division
Fall Dance Classes
Fall dance classes for youth and adults are now enrolling! HCD dance classes are held in the spacious studios of the Mort and Irma Handel Performing Arts Center (HPAC) in Hartford, Conn., close by the University of Hartford’s main campus. Classes are offered for students ages 3 through adult and are taught by an experienced and knowledgeable professional faculty. The program includes pre-K dance classes; youth classes in classical ballet, hip hop, jazz, and tap; and ballet, jazz, and tap for teens and adults.
Adult classes are available at a drop-in rate of $17 per class, as space permits. Ten-class dance cards are available for $150.
Open Call for Dancers/Models for August Dance & Fashion Show!
Visceral Movement Dance Company is seeking female dancers/models for an Alice in Wonderland-themed dance performance & fashion show to take place in August 2017!
Prospective dancers should be available to rehearse regularly Sunday mornings 10-12 in Unionville, CT from July 2nd until mid-August performance. Dancers should be able to dance in the styles of Modern, Hip Hop, Ballet, & Burlesque choreography.
Contact Director, Ally Davis, for more details or RSVP to the audition via a private message to Visceral Movement on Facebook to let us know you’d like to join us Sunday. Bring Hip Hop sneakers & heels or boots you can dance in. You will learn quick choreography in the aforementioned styles & please come ready to dance 1 min of prepared choreography or improv.
Nutmeg Ballet and Torrington School of Ballet Summer Programs
HCD STUDENTS PARTICIPATE IN MASTER CLASSES
Master classes are an excellent way for youth musicians and dancers to learn from professionals.
On Wednesday, March 29, the HCD Dance Department welcomed Campbell Midgley, who taught classes in ballet technique and pointe for students in Levels 2–7.
Midgley danced professionally with Houston Ballet under Ben Stevenson. Following her retirement from performance, she pursued a BFA degree in Dance Performance from Southern Methodist University, later founding her very successful school and company, Queen City Ballet, in Helena, Montana.
The Connecticut Dance Alliance cordially invites you to the 2017 Distinguished Achievement in Dance Award.
A reception, award ceremony and showcase performance honoring Jill Henderson.
For her distinguished career as a dancer, teacher, arts administrator, dance education advocate, and commitment to the dance community of Connecticut.
Sunday, May 7, 2017
4:00pm to 6pm
University of Saint Joseph, Carol Autorino Center for the Arts and Humanities
1678 Asylum Avenue West Hartford, CT
Tickets: CDA members free (reservations required)
Non-members $25 (which includes membership fee)
Reserve or purchase tickets: box office- 860.231.5555 or online- www.usj.edu/arts/performing-arts
Gold: Francesca Kraszewski – Greenwich Ballet Academy
Silver: Kerry Shannon – Greenwich Ballet Academy
Bronze: Vanessa Linden – Festival Ballet Providence
4th: Silvia Peinado – Aika Ballet School
5th: Sasha Jones – Norwalk Metropolitan Youth Ballet
Gold: Ryo Yatogo & Maduco Kubo – Aika Ballet School
Silver: Karma Woodcock – Hartt School Community Dance Division
Bronze: Christina Henares – Hartt School Community Dance Division
4th: Anna Davis – Norwalk Metropolitan Youth Ballet
5th: Adam Littman Davis – Festival Ballet Providence
6th: Paris Mills – New England School of Dance
7th: Megan Montiero – Turning Pointe Dance Studio
8th: Emma Lindsey – Greenwich Ballet Academy
9th: Isabella Long – Greenwich Ballet Academy
10th: Cassidy Schroyer – New England School of Dance
Gold: Seika Kawamata – Aika Ballet School
Silver: Vianna Schappach – Woodbury Ballet
Bronze: London Mills – New England School of Dance
4th: May Saito – Massachusetts Academy of Ballet
5th: Natalie Gasparini – Greenwich Ballet Academy
6th: Maddie Couto – Festival Ballet Providence
7th: Courtney Compagna – Woodbury Ballet
8th: Sydney Mills – New England School of Dance
9th: Susannah Major – Hartt School Community Dance Division
10th: Isabelle Ramage – Turning Pointe Dance Studio
Boston Ballet – Adam Littman Davis – Festival Ballet Providence
Bolshoi Ballet – Maduco Kubo & Ryo Yatogo – Aika Ballet School
Joffrey Ballet – Seika Kawamata – Aika Ballet School
New York Dance Project – London Mills – New England School of Dance
New York Dance Project – Karma Woodcock – Hartt School Community Dance Division
Festival Ballet Providence – Silvia Peinado – Aika Ballet School
Festival Ballet Providence – Megan Montiero – Turning Pointe Dance Studio
Festival Ballet Providence – Christina Henares – Hartt School Community Dance Division
The Nutmeg Ballet Conservatory – Cassidy Schroyer – New England School of Dance
Volar Scholarship – Vianna Schappach – Woodbury Ballet
The Connecticut Dance Alliance Shoreline Regional Meeting
Living Rock Church
138 Route 81
Free and open to the public.
Lunch will be served
RSVP to Elisa Schroth at 860-985-2085 or firstname.lastname@example.org
– Meet others in the community who share dance as a common interest, career, and/or passion.
– Hear updates on what is going on with the CT Dance Alliance (CDA).
– Share your thoughts, needs, ideas on how the CDA can support you.
– Donita Aruny, Shorline Arts Alliance, will introduce the Alliance and how it supports the arts in the Shoreline Region
– Meet our host, Elisa Schroth, Ekklesia Contemporary Ballet and learn more about her company
DANCE EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIPThis annual $1,000 scholarship award is for undergraduate students who will be Connecticut high school seniors in the coming academic year, or current college students entering their freshman, sophomore or junior year at a Connecticut college or university. The scholarship will be administered by the Connecticut Dance Alliance, which will assist in the management of the award and the selection of the awardee.To qualify, applicants must be (or will be) majoring in dance or dance education, or must be pursuing an education degree with a cross endorsement in dance, with intentions of pursuing a career in dance education.Applicants must submit:
* Application Form
* A video showing you performing a piece (3 minutes or less) that showcases your technique and dance style. It does not have to be original choreography.
* An essay – Explaining your passion for dance and your plan to pursue a career as a dance educator.
* Two letters of recommendationOnce your application is received, you will receive an email invitation to a Dropbox link from email@example.com. You will then be able to upload your video submission to a private Dropbox account via this link for the committee to view. If you have any questions/concerns about the uploading process, please contact Cate Craig at firstname.lastname@example.org .The deadline for submissions is April 28, 2017.Essays and letters of recommendation should be sent electronically to email@example.com.Non-electronic video and application submissions must be received by April 28, 2017
and should be sent to:
96 Sunrise Terrace
Wethersfield, CT 06109The winner of the scholarship will be contacted no later than May 19th, 2017.
Link to scholarship application
A grand opening of
CONNECTICUT DANCES – A VISUAL HISTORY
The January 19th opening reception of Connecticut Dances – A Visual History at the Connecticut Historical Society in Hartford had record-breaking attendance. Over three hundred people came together to share this celebratory event and produced many joyful reunions of old dance friends. The Connecticut Historical Society was a very generous partner and host and for those who worked on the project, this was a night to remember. The exhibition will continue through March 4th at the Connecticut Historical Society.
CDA’s Dance History Project of a 2000+ dance photo collection, exhibition and compendium will provide a cultural and historical documentation of Connecticut’s wonderful and important dance heritage. It will continue to be a resource for the general public, educators and our dance community.
The exhibition will tour the state over the next two years. Many CT venues have already booked the exhibition and if you are in CT and interested in booking it, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Official Connecticut Classic Ballet Scholarship Competition presents an enjoyable and educational experience for pre-professional ballet students giving the participants a stepping-stone towards bigger national and international competitions.To create an environment where each student, whether an award winner or not, can leave with a real sense of personal accomplishment and a new understanding of the artistic and technical requirements for a young ballet dancer.
To provide an administration with high standards of integrity in our management of the event from the moment the students first register through to the end of the weekend.
For more information and to register, visit their website at http://www.theconnecticutclassic.com/
“Broken Memory” at the Dance on Camera Film Festival
The Film Society of Lincoln Center and Dance Films Association have announced the 45th edition of Dance on Camera Festival, February 3rd – 7th. The longest-running dance film festival in the world, DOCF provides a platform for choreographic storytelling and creative expression, and intimate access to innovative media artists and their cinematic works.
Co-curator Joanna Ney said, “The 2017 DOCF is an adventure into dance and music, with a rich sampling of dance forms that includes ballet, modern, postmodern, social dance, even street and flex dance. Our wide-ranging documentaries, a number of them world premieres, focus on artists both local and international whose stories compel and inspire. With support for the arts diminishing, it is heartening to watch dance on screen invent and reinvent itself against the odds.”
“We are thrilled to celebrate 45 years of Dance on Camera with an exciting lineup that highlights stories from across the globe, with foreign films hailing from Brazil, Cuba, Finland, France, and Sweden,” added co-curator Liz Wolff. “Alongside a slate of international films, we champion films made in and about New York City, home to this festival since its inaugural year in 1971, revealing the ways the Big Apple’s landscape, population, and energy influence the art created here.”
Tickets go on sale Thursday, January 19th. A pre-sale to Film Society and Dance Films Association members begins Thursday, January 12th. A 3+ film discount package and an All Access Pass will be also available. For more information visit: http://www.filmlinc.org/daily/lineup-45th-dance-on-camera-festival-announced/
Tomoko Mikanagi, Japan, 2016, 4m
Miki Orihara, best known as a principal dancer with the Martha Graham Company, is seen in a solo she choreographed for herself against a backdrop of skyscrapers at sunset.
A Visual History Exhibition
This exhibition, designed and produced by the Connecticut Dance Alliance, brings to life the valuable contribution of dance to the cultural vitality of Connecticut. The exhibition represents a thematically and historically organized portrait of Connecticut’s significant dance heritage of a wide variety of dance forms, important historical dance events, the work of individual dancers, choreographers and companies, and the impact of schools and teachers on the field of dance.
The opening reception will feature a of variety of dance performances, including a pop-up Degas ballet studio, improvisational dancers mingling with the crowd, and a special performance inspired by Alwin Nikolais’s famous Noumenon.