Tuesday, July 16, 2013

CORE Summer Intensive is upon us!

Hold on to your umbrellas!

CORE Summer Intensive, Sunday, July 28 through Saturday, August 3 at CORE Studios
CORE is offering a summer intensive at CORE Studios in Decatur, GA during the week of July 28 through August 3.

To secure your space, register here for the full intensive online.
Individual classes may be attended on a drop-in, first come, first served basis, cash/check at the door. See schedule for rates and times.

Cost Information:
  •  Full Week:  $150
  • Half Week (choose one of two courses): $80
  • Drop in rate:  $25 per afternoon class, $20 per evening class

Registration available on the website. Contact CORE Outreach, Juana Farfan for more information.
All Workshop sessions at CORE studios.

Summer Intensive Schedule 2013


Arts Admin Paid Internship!

Submit Resume and Cover Letter to info@studiodionne.com

Studio Dionne | (404) 877-0005 | 524 Plasters Ave. | Atlanta | GA | 30324
Part-time (30 hours/week) Arts Administration Internship (paid)


This busy, growing dance and music school seeks a detailed oriented candidate to work closely with the Owner/Artistic Director to serve a diverse student population while providing excellent customer service.  This arts administration position combines front desk and back office duties, utilizing contemporary software and technology. The ideal candidate values a charming, relaxed albeit hard-working environment.


Regular Job Hours: Monday-Thursday 3p-9p/Saturday, 8:30a-4:00p


Tasks include, but are not limited to:

Registration of new students, receiving and tracking payments, maintaining class roster and student database, scheduling lessons for adults and children, supporting teachers, creating and implementing marketing strategies, light housekeeping duties, maintaining social media contacts and answering phones while providing class and lesson information


Desired Competencies:

Customer Service experience, technological expertise, excellent written and spoken English, proficient in MS Office (Word, Excel), experience with social media platforms (Facebook, twitter, YouTube etc.), experience with digital media (mp3, DVD, CD, mp4 etc.). Creative Design skills are a definite plus!


A successful candidate will be punctual, task-driven and pro-active. He/she will have excellent follow-through and be self-motivated to contribute to successful outcomes.



Sunday, May 5, 2013

Shout Outs! One class. One Experience. One Performance. Guess who?!

Hey Peoples!

In the spirit of shouting out folks, I've picked one class, one experience, and one performance to "shout out".  This selection is totally random and NOT based on the wind that has been blowing pollen into my eyes, ears, nose, and throat :)

The Class: ARMS
This is a one-of-a-kind Modern Dance Class.  'Nuff said.

The experience: Dance Chance #3
Choreographer Morgan during her talk-back at Dance Chance #3 with moderator George Staib.

If you haven't been to Dance Chance, you don't know what you are missing.  It's innovative, intelligent, and best of all, makes dance SUPER accessible.  Come!

The Performance: Room To Move Dance

Four Unexpected Dances from Room To Move Dance
Penderecki String Quartet Performs Live Onstage
Dances Draw Inspiration from Paintings, Poems, Spoken Word and Music

What:                  Four Unexpected Dances, an evening of modern dance
When:                 Thursday, May 9th through Saturday, May 11th, 8:00 p.m.
Where:               Fabrefaction Theatre, 999 Brady Avenue, Atlanta GA 30318
Who:                   Room To Move Dance
Tickets:              $20; (Seniors and Students, $15)

Jessica for DanceATL

Friday, April 5, 2013

Weekend Update! April 5 + 6 + 7

Hold on to your dance belts and get ready for a lovely weekend of dance mania --> xoxo!
Friday April 5
UGA Spring Concert, 8p
Guest artists: Marcus Bugler, Daryl Foster. $15 general admission, $10 seniors, students, and children ages 6-12. Box Office at 706-542-4400 
Saturday April 6
Deeply Rooted Audition, 5p
Deeply Rooted’s 2013 Summer Dance Intensive offers technical rigor and artistic
development within disciplines of dance. Over four weeks, participants are exposed to
a strong curriculum fostering learning and personal growth, along with opportunities
to experience the company’s repertory through forums, workshops, and performance.
Dance Chance #2, 7p
1695 Marietta Blvd, 30318
DCA is WonderRoot's monthly showcase of fresh work by 3 local dance-makers that concludes in a casual talk-back led by a guest moderator (every 1st Saturday). Artists vie for selection by dropping their name into the bowl the evening of a showcase. 3 artists and 1 alternate are drawn from the bowl. They then have approximately one month to create, revision or re-format up to 15 minutes of choreography for the next month’s Dance Chance.

Automaton, 8p
G. Wayne Clough Undergraduate Learning Commons :: Georgia Institute of Technology :: 266 Fourth St. NW :: Atlanta, GA 30332
A contemporary dance performance exploring notions of style, robotics, and automated behavior presented in partial fulfillment of dancer and choreographer Amy LaViers' PhD dissertation in Electrical and Computer Engineering at GA Tech.  The work will feature local artists Alex Abarca, Helen Hale, Camille Jackson, and Erik Thurmond and a humanoid robot. For more information about the research that inspired the show, see http://www.prism.gatech.edu/~alaviers3/.

UGA Spring Concert, 8p
Guest artists: Marcus Bugler, Daryl Foster. $15 general admission, $10 seniors, students, and children ages 6-12. Box Office at 706-542-4400 
Sunday April 7
UGA Spring Concert, 2:30p
Guest artists: Marcus Bugler, Daryl Foster. $15 general admission, $10 seniors, students, and children ages 6-12. Box Office at 706-542-4400 

Thursday, March 21, 2013

March Madness!

Atlanta, pat yourself on the back. There's a smorgasbord of dance delights happening this weekend. So much to choose from-- where to start?

gloAtl's Tanz Farm - March 21-25
Hippo Tryp | Drench the Senses
An intuitive “feast” reexamining the way we experience art.A collaboration between five highly acclaimed groundbreaking practitioners in:
Movement & Choreography
Visual Art
Experimental Music

Staibdance's Versus - March 21-23
Since its founding in 2007, the Atlanta-based Staibdance has made an indelible mark on contemporary dance both locally and abroad.  With choreography hailed by critics as “intoxicating,” “magnetic, tense and euphoric,” artistic director George Staib has created a body of work spanning a wide range of movement vocabulary both narrative and abstract.

Atlanta Ballet's Choreographic Voices - March 22-24
Atlanta Ballet Premiere of Minus 16 by Ohad Naharin
World Premiere of I AM by Gina Patterson
and Rush by Christopher Wheeldon

Ferst Center presents Sean Curran - March 23
Known for wit, intelligence, ingenuity and uncanny physical humor, Seán Curran successfully blends a myriad of influences into a purely original dance style. An audience favorite since bursting onto the dance scene in 1997, the company exhibits Curran’s zest for theatricality. In addition to this performance, Seán Curran is one of the ARTech resident artists for 2012-13. Atlanta Premiere.

Check them out and then tell us your thoughts on this March Madness Movement!


Sunday, February 10, 2013

Thinking About Social Change

February may be a short little month but it packs in the action like a month with many days.  It boasts hearty outreach, acts of empowerment, and community education. Oh- and let's not forget the ever important Valentine's Day.  But aside from that lovely day, it would be hard not to observe organizations that are using dance to lead the way for social change.  On February 14,  organizations like V-Day and Idle No More will use their dance voices to bring attention to issues regarding violence against women and the environment, respectively. 

Atlanta's very own Moving in the Spirit is one of these gems of February.  On February 23 and 24, 2013 their Men in Motion troupe will celebrate its tenth anniversary with three performances. Men in Motion was created ten years ago with the purpose of providing boys ages 8-13 with an alternative to street life and a path to achievement. These shows, comprised of contemporary dance and hip hop, will display just how Moving in the Spirit's nationally recognized youth development program is brilliant, beautiful, and behemoth.

It's vital to take a break from creating choreography, searching for inspiration, and discussing the challenges of this thing we call 'dance' to acknowledge those giving back in a deep and significant way, right?

Happy February!

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Dance Chance Atlanta offers innovation and experimentation

Dance Chance Atlanta, a series of monthly choreography showcases, is here with a big Atlanta-packed punch.  On the first Saturday of each month, the program will present new work by three local artists, and a moderator will then lead an artist talk-back. The first Dance Chance event is set for Saturday, March 2, at 7:30 p.m.

Experienced choreographers, first-timers and artists in any medium who want to experiment with dance will have opportunities to create, share and discuss new work.  This series is presented by WonderRoot, an arts organization geared toward positive social change, dancer and facilitator Sean Hilton (who has danced with gloATL) and Atlanta Ballet, which will present the series in Studio 1 of its Michael C. Carlos Dance Centre.
How it works: artists vie for selection by dropping their names into a bowl on the evening of a preceding monthly showcase. Three artists and one alternate are drawn from the bowl, and they have about a month to create, revise or re-format up to 15 minutes of choreography for the next month’s Dance Chance. Bowls will be placed in four locations: WonderRoot, Atlanta Ballet, the Little Five Points Community Center and Octane Westside coffeehouse. Interested artists should drop their names, email addresses and telephone numbers into one of the bowls by February 4.
Inquiries should be directed to Sean Hilton at seananthonyhilton@gmail.com.
That's pretty cool, don't you think?