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The producers of "Bring It!" and "Street Outlaws" are now searching the country for a crew of fun, talented dancers to star in their own unscripted TV series!

This new show will follow the lives of one special dance crew as they practice, perform, compete against rival dance teams and pursue their dreams.

Hip-hop, contemporary, jazz, tap... It doesn't matter what your style is or if you dance with a studio, school, or in the streets. As long as you are an ambitious group of dancers who want to take on rival crews in each episode of your own TV show, we want to hear from you!

Participants must be at least 18 years of age and legal residents of the United States.

Crew must contain 5 or more members and be open to adding new members, if necessary.

CONTACT US TODAY!!!  with your name, the name of your crew, recent photos of you and your fellow dancers, and a brief explanation of why your crew is right for this show.

For more information, please visit
Open Call / CALL FOR DANCERS: Auditions for Le Super Grand Continental
« Last post by admin on May 03, 2018, 06:28:28 PM »
Be a part of the 2018 Fringe Festival:

to audition for Le Super Grand Continental by Sylvain Émard Danse
*No experience necessary! Must love to dance!

Auditions Dates:
Wed, Jun 6 from 6-8pm
Thu, Jun 7 from 6-8pm
Fri, Jun 8 from 6-8pm
Sat, Jun 9 from 11am-1pm
Sat, Jun 9 from 2-4pm
Sat, Jun 9 from 5-7pm

All auditions held at FringeArts
140 N. Columbus Blvd.

Rehearsal Period: June 25 - Sept 7
Performances: Sept 8 & 9

In 2012, the annual Fringe Festival was kicked off with a large scale performance unlike anything Philadelphia had seen before. One hundred and fifty residents of all ages and dance backgrounds assembled at the foot of the Philadelphia Art Museum steps, donned in the outfits of their choice, twirling into a rhythmic human kaleidoscope. Le Grand Continental® was a joyous and intoxicating dance spectacle, one that united people from across Philadelphia's diverse communities and was praised by The Inquirer as "fantastic, a festive opening ceremony" for the Festival.

Celebrated for the elegance and finesse of his choreography, Montreal's Sylvain Émard is the mastermind behind this acclaimed work. Since its first hometown production in 2009 it has travelled across the globe, gathering together hundreds of dance enthusiasts to perform its sensational choreography, combining festive line dancing with the fluidity and expressiveness of contemporary dance.

This year, the Fringe Festival will be ushered in once again with Émard's unifying work, but with one key difference. As the title Le Super Grand Continental  suggests, this time around Émard and his team are doing it bigger and are looking to gather 200 dancers to realize this remarkable performance. We hope that you'll be one of them.

No prior experience is necessary to be a part of Le Super Grand Continental, just enthusiasm and a love of dance. A good sense of rhythm and coordination is recommended. Auditions last the full two hours during which time you'll be led through some of the piece's choreography by members of the production team. Dress comfortably and bring some water.

The first phase of rehearsals takes place two nights a week, June 25 through July 3. During these weeks there will be a Monday/Wednesday rehearsal group and a Tuesday/Thursday group. From July 10 until the premiere on September 8 the entire cast will come together for two weeknights a week to rehearse. It is important that you commit to the entire rehearsal process. Your attendance at each rehearsal is compulsory.

Questions? Email
« Last post by admin on April 23, 2018, 09:01:47 AM »
Body_Dance_Picture – One-minute dance films at SzólóDuó 2019
Where: Budapest, Hungary

When: 09-12. January 2019

Deadline for applications: 06. January 2019 (Midnight)

You can apply with one-minute dance films in the subject of Body_Dance_Picture

The films can be recorded by mobile phone, camera or film camera.
They can be experimental films, animations or anything else if the topic is related to Body_Dance_Picture and they are maximum 1 minute long (without credits) (The films can be shorter than 1 minute)
(Recommended aspect ratio: 16:9)

The films will be screened at the venues of the 20th SzólóDuó International Dance Festival.
Best One-minute 2019 (Jury Prize)
Audience prize

How to apply

Please upload your film to YouTube or Vimeo.
Fill the application form and add the link and embed code of the film.
Application form:
Costs for participants: Free

Contact details
For further information, please visit
Announcements / Free Dalcroze workshop
« Last post by admin on April 07, 2018, 10:40:30 AM »
Dalcroze Philly presents its final, free workshop of the year on Saturday, April 14, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm with a potluck lunch to follow. We will meet in Studio 221 of Pearson Hall, 1800 Broad Street, Temple University.

This will be a very special workshop co-lead by Philly-based dancer, musician and Dalcroze specialist Dawn Pratson and world-renowned Dalcroze specialist and trainer, Lisa Parker.

Dalcroze Eurhythmics for Musicians/Composers, Dancers/Choreographers and Arts Therapists.

Saturday, April 14, 2018, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm with a potluck lunch chat to follow

Temple University
Studio 224
Pearson Hall,
1800 N. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122

To Register email Taish Bruton:

Workshop Presenters: Lisa Parker and Dawn Pratson (see attached flyer for brief bios)

Working with the premise that the body is our primary musical instrument, this workshop weaves playful creativity with musical rigor. We will use our voice (melodic and harmonic tasks), movement (improvisation, choreography, gesture, stepping, clapping) and instruments in collaborative experiences to explore the music-movement relationship. We will make our own music, work with live music as well as recorded music. Our goal is to experience joy in making and responding to music, and to provide stimulating ideas for application in education, composition, therapy.

This workshop is Philadelphia Dalcroze' third and final event of the year. Please notify if you wish to be included on the mailing list for future events.
Fairmount Park Conservancy and Philadelphia Parks and Recreation Announce:

For interactive, performance-based art at LOVE Park during the 2018 Fringe Festival

LOVE Park (aka JFK Plaza), Center City Philadelphia
Fairmount Park Conservancy and Philadelphia Parks & Recreation propose to use the arts to welcome a diverse representation of Philadelphians into the newly redesigned LOVE Park. The proposed programming is intended to emphasize that the improved park is to be enjoyed by all and to convey a sense of belonging and welcome. We'd like to employ the arts as a means of connecting park users with one another. The renovation project removed physical barriers (walls) between the street and the park, opening the park up further to the life on the street. The Arts can help to break down social and emotional barriers. We want people who may never step foot into a theater to feel excited to come to LOVE Park for the free performances. We believe this sort of exposure will also help to promote FringeArts to audiences that aren't already familiar with them, furthering arts and culture in the city.

Two artists will receive a stipend of $3,000 each to perform a minimum of 3-6 performances in LOVE Park during the 2018 Fringe Festival.
Read the full request for proposals and apply here.
Residency Programs / Apply for Artist Residency at Urban Movement Arts Summer 2018
« Last post by admin on April 04, 2018, 07:54:18 AM »
Urban Movement Arts (UMA) is offering 2018 *summer residencies *for
dancers, choreographers, movement and/or performance artists that will take
place June - Sept 2018 at the UMA studios in downtown Philadelphia. We are
looking for artists eager to interact with our community and challenge the
technical, aesthetic, and conceptual assumptions of their genre. This
residency offers free studio space, a wide range of dance classes, artistic
feedback, and a small stipend. There will be a public showing of the
residents work, flexible in nature, at the end of the residency.

This residency is for dancers, choreographers, performance and movement
artists in any/multiple genres. We want to partner with artists prepared to
approach this residency as a laboratory space and research process. We*
will *consider artists in graduate school, but not undergraduates. Women,
POC, immigrants, and all artists working in intersecting or
under-represented disciplines are encouraged to apply. We have a capacity for
two resident solo artists in summer of 2018. However, we are open to
collaborative duos or trios applying as together for one of the two
residency slots.


   - The residency will span June - early September 2018. Exact dates are flexible.
   - *Applications are due by 6 pm EST May 7, 2018.*
   - Residents will be notified by May 18, 2018.
   - Public Performance expected the weekend of September 7-9, which falls during the Philadelphia Fringe Festival.

The residency includes:

   - Free membership to Urban Movement Arts for the duration of the residency ($300 total value), allowing him/her/them to take unlimited
   classes in various movement disciplines. We hope residents will attend classes regularly.
   - 10 hours per week of studio time determined in collaboration with UMA
   staff. Available hours are: Mon - Friday 7 am- 2 pm and 9:30 pm to 12:30
   am. Studio time will be scheduled in advance via email sign up and a shared google calendar. Please read through the “Understandings” carefully.
   - $175 stipend upon completion of the residency.
   - Select members of the Urban Movement Arts staff are available to provide feedback on the artist process and advise in physical training methods.
   - Feedback sessions with a panel of established local artists TBA

For more information, including application details, please visit
« Last post by admin on April 03, 2018, 02:36:43 PM »
Join us at one of these events to get tips and best practices on applying for a Leeway grant, and and talk one-on-one with Leeway staff about your application.

1. Grant Info Session in South Philadelphia
Thursday, April 19, 2:00 - 4:00pm
NextFab Studio (2025 Washington Avenue)
ASL interpretation and childcare available by request until April 12. Register here -

2. Leeway Transformation Award Online Info Session
Friday, April 20, 12:00 - 1:00pm
ASL interpretation will be provided. RSVP here -

3. Grant Info Session in Germantown
Tuesday, April 24, 1:00 - 2:00pm
Historic Germantown (5501 Germantown Avenue)
ASL interpretation and childcare available by request until April 17. Register here -

4. Facebook LIVE Info Session
Monday, April 30, 1:00 - 1:30pm
ASL interpretation will be provided. RSVP here -
Coming up in May...
Catch us at William Way LGBT Community Center on May 8 from 2:00 to 7:00pm for the last applicant support session before the May 15 LTA deadline. Sign up now -
An Opportunity for Dancers and Teachers of Dance to Earn
The Safe in Dance Qualification
(An internationally recognized qualification)

           Greetings, Philadelphia dance community! It has been a while. Things across the pond are going swimmingly. The dance medicine and science community here is as active as ever, and we continue to provide lectures, seminars, and conferences on dancer health and wellness across the UK. I wanted to share an update on a very important qualification that I will be able to offer when I am back in the USA for a period of time this spring/summer, 2018.

          As a dance scientist, researcher and lecturer, I am always looking for ways to share knowledge and advocate for the health and safety of dancers both in the studio and on the stage. I became a Safe in Dance Registered Provider because this is the only internationally recognized qualification that is supported and recommended by IADMS (International Association for Dance Medicine and Science); an organization whose main function is to advocate for and provide information on health and wellness for dancers. My colleagues at Safe in Dance are passionate and engaged and have meticulously designed this unique qualification, which is taking off here in the UK and in Canada.

   Below, please find information on this very special qualification. If you are interested in learning more, feel free to contact me at I offer group rates and special discounts for students. If you are a program chair or director, please contact me, as this qualification fits nicely inside university courses, can be offered via distance, and is an excellent offering to compliment a university degree program.

Safe in Dance International (SiDI) believes that it is the right of everyone involved in dance to teach, study, train, rehearse and perform in a safe and supportive environment. With this in mind, we support, develop, encourage and endorse the implementation of healthy dance practice worldwide.

Whether you know it as Safe Dance Practice, Dancer Wellness or Healthy Dance Practice, Safe in Dance International aims to ensure a better, longer, more effective and less injured dance experience for anyone who dances, whether professionally, in competition or for recreation.
SiDI, with the support of international dance science experts and organizations, has developed the international benchmark standard for Healthy Dance Practice for anyone working in the studio with dancers and for dancers themselves. We endorse the good and best Healthy Dance Practice/ Dance Wellness of organisations, colleges, and individuals.

We do this through offering:
•   Certification of the knowledge and understanding of the 10 core principles of Healthy Dance Practice
•   Endorsement of good and best practice in Healthy Dance Practice
•   A service to develop and endorse healthy practice within college, university programmes
•   Advice and support to professional companies to improve dancer health
•   Embedding our certification within university programmes
All of our courses and certification offer endorsed continuing professional development
Safe in Dance International work internationally across all dance sectors, genres and communities.
Let us endorse your practice.

Dance Practitioners
Whether you are a dance practitioner working in a studio, school or college, training or rehearsing professional dancers, or teaching community dance to young children or adults attaining one of our certificates will help you to get better outcomes by applying your healthy dance knowledge in a practical and appropriate way. Our aim is to support you in your specific requirements as a dance teacher whatever the genre you teach and whatever the age or stage you work with.

“Professional and rigorous, this is a ‘must have’ qualification for all dance teachers who care about their reputation and their students’ well-being. Well informed teachers mean better dancing.”
Rachel Rist, Director of Dance, Tring Park School, UK

In most cases we recommend that teachers register for the Healthy Dance Practice Certificate which will:
•   Provide evidence to parents, students and employers that you have all the knowledge you need to support your dance students in the studio and in their ongoing dance development
•   Help put you at the forefront of current healthy dance knowledge and practical application and giving you the tools and understanding to stay there
•   Award you 60 hours of CPD through independent study
•   Enrol via a Registered Provider, who will assist you every step of the way.

Professional Dancers or dancers in training want to increase their technical skill, optimize their performance ability, have a long and successful career in dance at the same time as minimizing their risk of injury. The information a dancer gains through undertaking our certification will support them throughout their dancing lives and beyond.

We generally recommend that dancers undertake the Healthy Dancer Certificate, which can help dancers to:

•   Increase longevity in the dance profession
•   Look after their own health and wellbeing
•   Understand how to minimize risk of injury in an increasingly demanding profession
•   Understand how to undertake more complex and demanding technical and choreographic challenges with less risk of injury to themselves
•   Better manage the pressures of class, rehearsal and performance and understand the value of rest and recovery
•   Provide themselves with a stepping stone to a future career as a dance teacher/ leader


Healthy Dance Practice Certificate (HDPC)

The Healthy Dance Practice Certificate is designed for those teaching or leading dancers in any setting and in any style. This Certificate asks you to provide evidence of your understanding of all of the Core Principles by completing all of the Sections: One, Two and Three. You will need to submit a variety of materials for review – further detail guidance on how to complete the HDPC is available in the Candidate pack provided on registration. Working towards this Certificate will improve your understanding of the inter-related factors that contribute to and enhance healthy dance practice and support the physical and mental wellbeing of participants.

It is often thought that safe practice is about restrictive health and safety legislation but there are many more aspects to take into account. Research into this multi-layered approach will lead you to learn more about the necessity of understanding how the body works biomechanically to promote good alignment, discover how good injury awareness and management can protect dancers, why proper nutrition and hydration is important to maintain dancers health and performance while they dance and why psychological elements should be taken into consideration to ensure a safe and effective learning environment. While these are all essential to providing a positive dance experience, it is vital that they are applied with the specific participant group’s needs, abilities and desired outcomes in mind. Your submitted materials will demonstrate both your knowledge and application of all of the Core Principles, with direct attention paid to your specific dancers and stylistic context.

This certificate awards 60 hours of continuing professional development.

Cost for a weekend Certification Course led by Janine Bryant, Registered SiDI Provider, is $500.00 – this includes all materials, power points and textbook, assistance with application procedure, revision assistance and mentoring through the process for an entire year to receiving the certification.

Healthy Dancer Certificate (HDC)

The Healthy Dancer Certificate allows individual dancers, working in any genre or style to show how their own practice is informed by healthy dance principles. It deals with you as a dancer, in training or as a professional, maintain your unique dancing body in order to optimize your performance and minimise the risk of injury. This Certificate asks you to provide evidence of your understanding of all of the Core Principles by completing all of the Sections: One, Two and Three. You will need to submit a variety of materials for review – further detail guidance on how to complete the HDC is available in the Candidate pack provided on registration. Working towards this Certificate will improve your understanding of the inter-related factors that contribute to and enhance your physical and mental wellbeing to safeguard and protect your own body while participating in dance activities.
You will increase your awareness of how the body works biomechanically to promote good alignment, discover how good injury awareness and management can help you to deal with injury, why proper nutrition and hydration is important for you to maintain health and performance while you dance and the impact of psychological factors that may influence or compromise your ability to work safely. Your submitted materials will demonstrate both your knowledge and application of all of the Core Principles in combination to build your personal safe practice.

This certificate awards 60 hours of continuing professional development.

Cost for a weekend Certification Course led by Janine Bryant, Registered SiDI Provider, is $500.00 – this includes all materials, power points and textbook, assistance with application procedure, revision assistance and mentoring through the process for an entire year to receiving the certification.

Please contact Janine Bryant directly to express interest or to apply and, as always, dance healthy, long and strong!

Janine Bryant, BFA, MA, SFHEA, PhD Candidate
Dance Opportunities / Scholarships for Movement: Directing/Teaching Lab
« Last post by art777art on March 28, 2018, 02:05:09 PM »
Movement: Directing/Teaching Lab
August 15 - 21, 2018
Retzhof Castle - Austria

The international program aims at performance and movement practitioners from all over the world interested in movement directing and teaching.
This intensive will provide a great breakthrough in performance making, choreography and movement directing. Students will be introduced to theoretical knowledge and essential practical skills needed for a career of a director, choreographer and teacher.
More information:

There are several scholarships for performing arts professionals available, see more details:
Dance Opportunities / International Summer School of Physical Theatre
« Last post by art777art on March 28, 2018, 02:03:10 PM »
Summer School
of Physical Theatre 

June 29 - July 6, 2018
Retzhof Castle - Austria

The annual residential program is open to dancers, choreographers, actors and contemporary circus performers with professional stage experience working in various genres and styles, interested in the practical creative research of Physical Theatre as a bold, vibrant and multidimensional approach to contemporary performance.

The school provides the fascinating and inspiring encounter of artists from diverse artistic backgrounds and techniques; creates the platform for exchange, network and collaboration in multicultural and multilingual artistic environment and encourages the artists to search for the universal “intercultural” language in contemporary performance. 

During the program participants will have opportunity to explore Ostrenko method of performer's physical training and rehearsal. Performer's physicality in the methods of Stanislavsky, Meyerhold and M.Chekhov, principles of Meyerhold's Biomechanics, Tai-chi for performers, training by method of improvisation, scene composition from exercises to performance: these are some of the elements uniquely transformed and combined in Ostrenko's teaching system.

Participants will research the connection between physical action and voice, gesture, movement, dance and word, explore performer's physicality as the key to form, style, atmosphere and emotional palette, learn to build up the composition of the form and the language of the artistic space of the performance, gain helpful practical tools and valuable tips for mounting a contemporary physical theatre performance stepping beyond the limits of text-based acting, acquire a reliable practical toolkit for creating contemporary professional productions in limited rehearsal time.

Practical sessions develop in the form of various exercises which progress from simple to compound. Gradually the group proceeds to group improvisations and structures. Every day sets advanced creative tasks developing the preceding steps. Through the system of consecutive exercises the group grows common language and trust, ability to collaborate and create together.

The Lab is a great opportunity to approach a unique methodological and practical material that will enrich your professional skills and will offer you the possibility to share an intense creative experience at a global level.

The working language is English.

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