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JANUARY 2018 Update!  
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Resources near and far
2017 Local & National Resources (dance organizations you should know & use)
2017 Boulder County Dance Studios, Spaces, Schools (Dec.)  (spaces for rehearsals & classes). Be sure to send updates to Mary. Also add your space to the new Art Space Directory (see below for details)
2017 Teachers in the Area  (contact list for a variety of teachers)
2016 Area Theaters & Performance Venues (space options for presentations)
2017 Great places to dance in Boulder  Almost every night of the week 0 free form, contact, etc. And don’t forget Boulder Dance Coalition too.
Please help to keep these local, national & international resource lists updated.  I would like to update them again in early 2018 – contact me with new info.  Thanks!
Happy New Year!
Office of Arts + Culture and Boulder Arts Commission News:
Deadline April 15: Please take the Artists Census. We need your input! Are you a professional artist that works and/or lives in the City of Boulder? Help inform our work by providing information about the role artists play in our local economy and society. Please pass this along to others you know! Dancers – fill this out! If you need help completing, contact us.  Click here to take the census online. 
Click here
for a printable census form.  Return printed form to the Office of Arts + Culture, Boulder Main Library, 1001 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder, CO 80302, attn: Mary Wohl Haan. Contact Mary with any problems or concerns: 303-441-4391.

Events, Announcements & Opportunities:

Boulder County Arts Alliance (BCAA) Resources & Opportunities:
1). Business of Arts: Board Member Training Workshop
, Thursday, Jan. 25, Networking & Registration: 5 – 5:30 p.m., workshop runs 5:30 – 7 p.m., The Collective, 201 N. Public Rd, Lafayette, CO. This is an opportunity to educate your Board of Directors on such topics as: Fiscal Monitoring; Being a Community Liaison; New Board Member Recruitment; Officer functions of Secretary, Treasurer, President; and more. Lead by Kathy Kucsan of Integrity Arts. Presented in collaboration with the Lafayette Cultural Arts Commission. Funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. $10 BCAA Members/$15 non-members. Contact Charlotte LaSasso,, 303-447-2422. Check website for more info.
2).Group Ad info for the Daily Camera. If you are looking to increase your audience for events this holiday season, BCAA has members in need of partners for a Group Ad in the Friday Magazine of the Daily Camera.  This is a BCAA Member benefit to receive a reduced rate on these ads. More info here: BCAA special prices for group ads.
3). Art Space Directory available. Submit your Venue and Art Space and connect with creatives! The new ASD is a matchmaking tool to connect creative people with creative art spaces. Owners and managers of rentable spaces submit listings to the directory, and space-seekers search the directory for opportunities. Listing and use are FREE. Check the FAQ . More information at Art Space Directory pdf.
4). Are you using the Arts Calendar? BCAA along with Boulder Arts Matrix, are spearheading an arts calendar for all!  Check here for events listings and submissions.

Presenting Denver Opportunities:
 PD Subsidized Tickets available: In partnership with The Robert and Judi Newman Center for the Performing Arts, Presenting Denver will be providing a limited quantity of partially subsidized tickets at a special rate of $15 to see select dance performances during the 2017-2018 Newman Center Presents season. Learn more here.
2). Seeking Marketing & Communications Intern.  Also Administration & Operations Intern.
3). PD is a resource for dancers along the Front Range
. View dance information on the Community Calendar to learn what is going on near you. Read articles and special stories from The Commentary Corner. Read feature articles on In The Spotlight at their website.  PD is also looking for volunteers for a number of projects coming up, check here.

14th annual Boulder International Fringe Festival applications available. Deadline Jan. 30. Festival dates: Aug. 15 – 26, 2018.  Info & Applications here.

Call for Choreographers and Dancers: T2 DANCE PROJECT “SPRINGbreak ChoreoFest 2018-SPRINGboard ChoreoFest” is an incubator for modern and contemporary dance choreography for emerging and seasoned artists 16 and older.  Program takes place Monday, Mar. 26 through Friday, Mar. 30, Dairy Arts Center, Boulder.  Info and application available here.  Application deadline Jan. 30.

Call for Proposals: 2018 National Conference – National Dance Education Organization (NDEO) “Connections, Knowledge, and Leadership: A New Era in Dance Education.” 20th Annual NDEO National Conference, Friday-Sunday, Oct. 5-7, 2018. pre-conference intensives Thursday, Oct. 4. Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine – 3777 La Jolla Village Dr., San Diego, CA 92122.
Download the Call for Proposal.  Deadline to Submit is Feb. 1, 2018

SCFD Grant Workshop: Saturday, Feb. 3, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m., D.L. Parsons Theatre in Northglenn.  An RSVP is required prior to attending the workshop.  Visit this website to RSVP.

Boulder Parks & Rec Sweethearts Dance, Feb. 10, 5:30 – 8 p.m. NBRC. Take your little sweetheart (ages 1 to 9) for a fun, fancy night of dancing at the North Boulder Rec Center from 6 to 8 p.m. on Sat., Feb. 10. Register early – this event usually sells out.

Brooklyn Academy of Music, BAM “Chuck Davis Emerging Choreographer Fellowship” Nation-wide Search. 2018 application deadline is Feb. 15, 2018. Emerging choreographers are offered the chance to travel to Africa and study with experts in African dance. The fellowship offers up to $9,000 in funding for travel, accommodations, instruction, and research expenses. Information here.

 Carson Brierly Giffin Dance Library
1).Call for Nominations- 2018 Legends of Dance:
Kate Crowe, curator, and Nathalie Proulx, archivist of the CBGDL, along with its board, welcome nominations for 2018 Legends of Dance, an annual recognition of people and organizations that have significantly impacted dance in the Rocky Mountain West.
2). An exhibit and documentary film about square dance is planned for the Dance Library’s annual meeting on June 15.  More info soon.  Listen here to curator Katherine Crowe in an interview with Ryan Warner of Colorado Pubic Radio about the dance library and this square dance project.

Call for Papers – The 2nd International Conference on Dance Education (2nd ICONDE)
Deadline to Submit is February 15, 2018. The conference takes place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Aug. 2-4, 2018. Dance educators, dance artists, educators, administrators, and any other interested persons, from the public and private sectors are encouraged to participate in this conference.  The theme of the conference is”The Spirit of Creativity in Dance Education.”  Complete details about the conference, call for papers, registration, hotels, and other information are located at:

CO Creative Industries  Opportunities:
1). The Change Leader program is a great opportunity for artists, administrators, community-builders and other creatives to hone their leadership skills and join a diverse state-wide network of fellow change-makers. Accepting applications to the CLP through February 16. Twelve applicants will be selected for the next Institute in Colorado Springs, April 8-11.  For questions contact program administrator Jeannene Bragg: or 720-219-5274.  Application & Info here.
2). CCI Annual Summit, May 10 & 11 in Greeley, CO.  Artists, administrators, boards, and funders all come together once a year. Plan to join us!  More info here.

New app for those teachers and studio owners: iRehearse.  Contact developer Sean Harrington with inquiries,

Looking for Artists, Venues & Businesses for the 5th annual Boulder Arts Week : Mar. 30 – Apr. 7 at venues throughout Boulder.  Celebrating Boulder Artists, the Week is Boulder’s only large-scale, inclusive celebration of our community’s vibrant arts and cultural offerings, promoting and celebrating our city’s thriving creativity. Are you an artist or arts organization that would like to participate in Boulder Arts Week? All are welcome! Visit to submit your event or for more information.

Master of Arts in Dance Teaching Artistry-Fully Online Program and Hybrid Residency Program Available. Applications now being accepted for entry in Fall 2018. All graduate students admitted to the fully online program receive an out-of-state tuition waiver. Additional information here Online MA_Program and visit to submit your application. MA Recruitment Scholarships are available for outstanding applicants.

May 15, 2018 extended deadline – Call for Papers: Dance and Work. Special Issue of Research in Dance Education.  Info here: CALL FOR PAPERS

Local Studios in Boulder County have space available in their schedules for you to rent for rehearsal, classes, and events. Check resource lists for studios and their contact info.

Great places to dance in Boulder–Check link.  Examples include:
-Movement Mondays – the Movement in Motion…Freeform/Ecstatic Dance, Mondays ongoing, 7:30 – 9:15 p.m., Agora at the Riverside, 1724 Broadway, Boulder 80302.
-Open-Floor on Tuesdays (ongoing) from 8 – 11 p.m. at Alchemy of Movement, 2436 30th St., Boulder, 80301.
-Synergy Dance Collective meets the 2nd and 4th Thursdays each month, Nevei Kodesh Jewish Center, 1925 Glenwood Dr., (corner of Glenwood and 19th).  AND many others.

Announcing University of Akron’s National Center for Choreography (NCCC). Read about it here and also here.

Jacob’s Pillow Dance announces year-round online access to its impressive archives through a new website. Digitized content and a large amount of information is available to the public, offering an unprecedented resource to the global dance community.  After 20 years of public access solely during the Festival (and by appointment throughout the year), the archives are now available through a new user-friendly site, offering an ever-growing portion of this important collection to the public at archives.

Dance/USA and various dance service organizations across the country, including Dance Bridge, have signed on in support of a more equitable field.  Read here: DanceUSA Statement In Support of a Healthy, Safe, and Equitable Culture….

DANCE/USA  also announces the launch of a Directory of Not-for-Profit Dance Ensembles, a listing of professional tax-exempt dance ensembles and fiscally sponsored dance artists based in the United States or a U.S. territory. The Ensemble Directory is a new, searchable data set that showcases the wealth and breadth of professional not-for-profit dancemaking taking place in this country.  Dance/USA invites members of the professional dance field to explore the Ensemble Directory here, learn about the criteria for inclusion, and contact Dance/USA if you don’t see your name listed!  Dance/USA is pleased to offer the Directory of Not-for-Profit Dance Ensembles as a service to the dance field. It is a work in progress and Dance/USA looks forward to building on the Ensemble Directory to more comprehensively capture the scope of the professional not-for-profit dance field.  If you have any questions or feedback, please contact Dance/USA here.

Articles & Ideas of Interest:
–Dance for Brain and Body Health, Posted by Kamryn King, Jan 18, 2018 in ArtsBlog (Americans for the Arts). Click here.
–Lessons on Using Market Research to Expand Audiences.
Read full article here.
–Jobs Matter:
Click here for this interesting article.
–This is your Brain on Art
: click here.
–New Report Reveals Findings about the Arts and Health in Older Adults: click here.
–Are Dancer’s Brains Wired Differently? Click here for article.
–Overcoming Blind Spots in Striving for Diversity,
June 29, 2017 by Zenetta Drew.
–Even Boys Who Study Dance When Young Tend To Drop Out In Their Teens – These Instructors Went To Find Out Why
from Arts Professional
–Do Neurons Dance? from The New York Times
–Creating Choreography In Public, And Dancing For – Or With – An Audience from The New York Times
–Ballet Austin: Expanding Audiences for Unfamiliar Work (April 11, 2017). Review article.
–Dance Magazine: What Does It Take To Challenge Dance’s Gender Norms? Check out the article.
Virtual Reality and Dance Article. Interesting stuff! Check here.
16 Black Dancers who are changing the Worldartists you need to follow!
–Camille A. Brown: A visual history of social dance in 25 moves. Check out this video for African American History Month!
–Dance Magazine article: Lar Lubovitch: Why I Want To Boldly Go Where No One Has Gone Before. Article
–Arts Insurance 101: The Basics for Small & Mid-sized Dance Companies. Read all about it in #FromtheGreenRoom. Check here for the article.
–DanceUSA  article Arts Insurance 101: The Basics for Dance Companies Click here to read.
–The Dancer-Citizen, an online, open-access, peer-reviewed scholarly journal exploring the work of socially engaged dance artists, recently published its inaugural issue, Dis/Orientation Towards Creative Solutions.

DanceUSA Opportunities & Listings:
-Sign up to receive the Dance/USA Bulletin: which contains information on jobs, internships, and fellowships in the arts, as well as auditions, funding opportunities, professional development opportunities, DanceUSA programs and more.
Jobs in the Arts
Opportunities for Funding
Professional Development Opportunities

–DanceUSA Engaging Dance Audiences has a Resource Library.  With the generous support of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, a range of materials have been gathered to assist in your audience engagement efforts.  Check out their Audience Engagement Cookbook and other materials.

Memberships for Dancers:
The Denver Museum of Contemporary Art is thrilled to offer complimentary artist memberships to professional artists, makers, and creatives. The purpose of this program is to make our museum and community open to artists and creatives, while allowing them to put the money saved towards their creative pursuits. Check notice on BCAA site.

  • Boulder County Arts Alliance (BCAA), has served the whole county and artists of every genre for 50 years. They are presently looking for new board members.
  • Boulder Dance Coalition, (formerly the Village Arts Coalition) invites you to join and support this local coalition of individuals and groups.  Membership form.
  • Presenting Denver wants to help build and connect the Colorado Dance community.  Check out  their Resources page.   While on their site, see what else they have going: blogs, reviews, calendar listings and other programs.
  • Colorado Dance Education Organization (Co-DEO) (formerly CO Dance Alliance), State-wide dance organization with education programs, online resources, recognition and advocacy.  Affiliate of NDEO.
  • The Denver Turnverein, Inc., 1570 Clarkson St., Denver, 303-831-9717.  A non-profit social club offering dancing as their main member activity which has been in existence for 150 years!
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DANCE BRIDGE has served as a clearing house for dancers and the general community since 2003.  Dance Bridge is a project of the City of Boulder Office of Arts + Culture.

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