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Help with dance resume? [Aug. 14th, 2006|11:27 am]
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Hi! I'm Ben, new to the community. I have a question for you all. I have an audition coming up with Do Jump! Extremely Physical Theater. I have never done a serious dance audition before. My question is about my resume. I don't know how to make a dance resume! What information needs to be on there that is different from a standard resume, and what info does not need to be there? Are there any resources online or elsewhere that would help or provide info? Do I need a head-shot or other photo? If I don't have a lot of experience, what is the best way to present it on my resume? Most of my performance experience is actually in music or theater. Any suggestions would be GREATLY appreciated. Thank you!

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New NYC Class [Jun. 15th, 2006|12:52 pm]
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[music |[jon loyd] lady in my life]

My new class is starting June 25th, 1:00pm - Mark your friggin calendars! Come and play with me -- And please, pass the word along!

Destress Dance:

This 90 minute class utilizes the art of modern dance to relax the body and mind, seeking through gentle floor work and expressive technique to destress the self. Through mind and body centering work, we will work to release muscle and joint tension, enabling the body to move in its fullest ranges of motion. This class is an open-level class and is appropriate for dancers, actors, musicians, students of yoga, and anybody who wants to feel just that much better.

Class takes place at Elevation Yoga. Fulton Street at Nassau. 1, 2, 4, 5, A, C, J, M, Z --> with so many subways, you have no excuse!


(Feel free to repost this!)

See you on the 25th!
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Movin Out Auditions [Jun. 11th, 2006|09:22 pm]
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SEEKING: Charismatic male and female dancers Mid 20’s—Mid 30’s, for future replacements for Touring company. Dancers must have MAJOR ballet technique, strong partnering skills and a background in modern and jazz. No singing is required.
July 7, 2006

Women -Sign-in at 9:30am
Auditions begin at 10am

Men–Sign-in At 1:30pm
Auditions begin at 2pm
no later than 2pm
Ford Center for the Performing Arts,
Oriental Theatre
24 West Randolph
Chicago, IL 60601
Entrance is through the front doors on Randolph

Women –Ballet shoes, pointe shoes, jazz shoes, character shoes with a heel, picture and resume, stapled together.
Men – shoes, jazz shoes, knee pads, picture and resume, stapled together

Please wear form fitting dance clothes. .

If you are unable to attend this call please send your picture and resume to:

Binder Casting
321 West 44th Street
Suite 606
New York
NY 10036
Attn: Movin’ Out


Please be warmed up and ready to dance at your respective times.
This is an open call for union and non-union members.


Producers: James L. Nederlander / Hal Luftig / Emanuel Azenberg.
Director/Choreographer: Twyla Tharp.
Songs by: Billy Joel.
Music Director: Stuart Malina.
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(no subject) [Jun. 10th, 2006|05:51 pm]
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Hello everybody!

My name is Manuela and I've just joined this group :)
I confess I'm quite sorry to start my community life with a cross post :S but I really need your help!
The reason is that besides loving music and dance, besides practising ballet, I'm also a student, and at the moment I'm writing my master thesis about dance ;)

I need the opinion of dance professionals (students, teachers, dancers, choreographers, etc.) to write a specific chapter of my thesis, but I haven't collected many opinions so far O_o
So, I would really appreciate it, if you could take a look at this

1. How would you describe today’s contemporary dance? What are its main characteristics?

2. What are the specific aspects of the dance project that you (or your company/school) are pursuing?

3. If you had to identify the main difficulties of today’s dancers and choreographers, which ones would you consider the most urgent ones? Are there specific problems regarding Spain?

4. What measures should be taken to face those problems?

5. In general in this profession -on a scale from 1=not much 2=a bit 3=quite a lot 4=very much- what is your opinion about the importance of the contact with and the opinion exchange with other choreographers and their work?

and reply to the questions! You'd give me a huge help with my thesis!!

I should focus on contemporary dance in Spain in particular, so in case there are some dancers of choreographers from Spain, it would be great. Yet, I would love to hear your opinion even if you come from other countries!

Thank you very much in advance! :)
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modern dance show [Apr. 6th, 2006|10:16 am]
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Fellow LJers, I invite you to attend:

Common Language & other folk/tales
an evening of dance by Jessica Danser/dansfolk

April 7 & 8 @ 8pm
The Player's Loft Theatre
115 MacDougal St, 2nd Fl
New York, NY
Near the West 4th train station

General Admission $12
Students & Seniors $10

An exploraton of gender, women's relationships, and the human struggle to communicate. Music by Ani DiFranco, Tegan & Sara, Alix Olsen, Melissa Ferrick, Coco Rosie.

For more info feel free to leave a comment on my page or check us out on the web: groups.myspace.com/dansfolk
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Hey guys! [Sep. 4th, 2005|08:45 pm]
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Hey, Im new. I grew up in Florida, went 2 school in Pittsburgh at Point Park University, where I just received my BA in dance... Im in the Pittsburgh area now til the end of the month then heading on back 2 Florida for a while. Im in a show here. Lemme know if u are in the Pittsburgh area so I can give u details! I will try 2 be a strong contribution to the community (Im new, so it'll be rough!)... anywho. Leave me some messages!
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Professional Marley Floors FOR SALE - Durham NC USA [Aug. 2nd, 2005|09:33 am]
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30' deep x 40' wide MARLEY performance flooring
grey, excellent condition
non-reflective, no-skid, extremely durable, 2yrs old
previously used exclusively for studio ballet classes and rosin was NOT allowed
stage and studio quality

please call 919.923.3217
can be delivered locally
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(no subject) [Jul. 13th, 2005|05:10 pm]
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[mood |worriedkinda freaked]

So I have an audition with Disney for the Parade and Character depatment - eekkk! It's at The Pineapple Studios in Covent Garden on 17th.

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WCCIF 2005 - Improvisational dance festival [Jun. 24th, 2005|06:06 am]
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[mood |excitedexcited]

Presenting the 17th Annual
West Coast Contact Improvisation Festival!
June 30-July 5, 2005
Berkeley, California USA

Bellow you will find a link to the official web site for the West Coast Contact Improvisation Festival which is presented annually by a collective of Contact Improvisation teachers who are dedicated to practicing and teaching this unique form of dance/movement improv. All of the WCCIF teachers are from the Western USA with the exception of selected guest teachers from other regions throughout the world.

The teachers and organizers of the 2005 West Coast Contact Improvisation Festival extend you a warm welcome.


Also, for more info about SF Bay Area contact improvisation events please visit sfba_ci

Happy summer!!!
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Be A Part Of The Banner!! ! [Apr. 11th, 2005|03:29 pm]
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[mood |cheerfulcheerful]

Our new look is complete, but WE WANT YOU to be a part of the new look as well.

Every month we'll add a dancer to the professional dancer masthead. If you'd like to be immortalized for a few months or so, send your electronic picture with the word 'MASTHEAD' in the subject line to admin AT professionaldancer DOT net. Please include the picture as an attachment and your professionaldancer.net username in the body.

Membership has its perks. (And it's FREE!)

Read the small print below!

We will not necessarily use all photos sent. We do not guarantee use at all.

We will not be giving credit to each dancer/photo used; if you feel uncomfortable with this, do not send a picture.

We will not necessarily be able to let you know when your picture is being featured (although we'll make a concerted effort to let you know). I'm afraid you'll have to come back to the site often to see.

If you ask us nicely, we may let you know if we can use your photo and if not, why.

Remember that quality and size matter - sharp clear large photos are best. .jpg and .gif files are preferred.

Thanks for your support!

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