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News from Office of Arts + Culture and Boulder Arts Commission – Plan to join us:

1).  Boulder Arts Commission Monthly Meeting, Wednesday, June 20 6 p.m., Boulder Creek Meeting Room, Boulder Public Library. Public input is welcome at the beginning of the meeting.

2). Cultural Organization Summit, Tuesday, May 22, 9:30 -11 a.m., Boulder Shambhala Center, 1345 Spruce St, Boulder, CO 80302.  Join your colleagues and cultural leaders at the second Cultural Organizations Summit of 2018 to weigh in on the city’s Community Cultural Plan “refresh”. Make sure your organization is represented! Two representatives of the staff and board of every cultural organization in Boulder are invited.  Light refreshments will be provided. Free. Please RSVP to

3).  Resource lists available in the right-hand column of this page. Updates will take place soon, so please contact with corrections or additions.
Sign-up to receive e-newsletters from Dance Bridge, part of the City of Boulder Office of Arts + Culture as well as the Boulder County Arts Alliance (BCAAsubscribe here, and the Presenting Denver (PD) e-newsletter, click here.

Events, Announcements & Opportunities:

to wonderbound
for snagging the cover of Dance Informa April 2018 magazine cover.
to Frequent Flyers Productions on their 30th anniversary celebration in 2018!
to The Avalon Ballroom – voted Boulder Weekly’s 2018 Best Place to Dance. Click here.

Call for choreographers/dancers: OPEN SPACE, Friday, May 25 starting at 12 noon, in the Gordon Gamm Theater at The Dairy Art Center, 2590 Walnut St., Boulder.  Free and open showing of dance work in a low stress/no production platform sponsored by 3rd Law Dance/Theater. 7 minutes (or less) time limit to pieces. May 13 deadline to let 3rd Law know,  with Open Space 2018 in subject line. May 14 order announced. $5 low impact class with live music 10-11:30 a.m. on May 25 for warm-up, or just show up for noon start.

1). CONGRATULATIONS to our very own Ana Claire of Boulder Ballet; Nada Diachenko, CU Dance Faculty; and Boulder Jazz Dance Workshop celebrating 40 years in 2018, all honorees of the Carson Brierly Giffin Dance Library 2018 Legends of Dance. Others honored this year include Kathy Hill, Tap-Hill Academy of Dance; Denver Ballet Guild; and Jane Spain, Dance Arts Studio-Broomfield. The celebration will be held Oct. at University of Denver.  More information in the 2018 Legends of Dance Press Release Info on the library itself is here.  Info on the library collection, here. Info on the Legends of Dance here.
2). CBG Dance Library March newsletter2018 CBGDanceLibrary newsletter
3).  Save the date: CBG Dance Library, Annual Meeting, Thursday, June 15, Anderson Academic Commons, DU Campus. Info in newsletter.

Colorado Creative Industries (CCI)
1). CCI Colorado Creates application 2019-2020 – This is general operating support for nonprofit arts organizations producing arts and cultural activities that impact people in all regions of the state. Guidelines available Mar. 30 – Deadline to submit June 7 at 4 p.m. Learn more here.
2). CCI  Career Advancement Awards support Colorado creative entrepreneurs and artists.  The grants are reimbursable matching funds up to $2,500 to help artists or small businesses stimulate their commercial creative business. Guidelines available Learn more here.  Deadline to apply: Nov. 8 @ 4 p.m.

Boulder County Arts Alliance (BCAA) Resources & Opportunities:
1).  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.
2). BCAA Annual Meeting, Tuesday, June 5, 5 -7 p.m., at The Barrel, 1710 29th St., Boulder (next to West Elm). A representative from your organization should plan to attend. Meet our new Board members, hear about the state of BCAA and see our new promotional video for the Arts Calendar made by our friends at Creative Tension Marketing. We encourage all BCAA members and friends to attend the Annual Meeting. Free event with happy hour pricing and free appetizers. Food will be available for purchase. RSVP here to the annual meeting.
3). The Arts Calendar button! BCAA along with Boulder Arts Matrix, have spearheaded an arts calendar for all!  Check here for events listings and submissions.
Please add this new Arts Calendar button to your arts website with a hyperlink to  BCAA wants to drive as much traffic as possible to the most comprehensive listing of arts events in our region. Encourage your patrons to subscribe (it’s free!) so we can all keep them returning and finding out about events. The button will soon be available to download as an interactive .gif also from our website.  Contact BCAA for more info.

Presenting Denver Opportunities:
1). 2018 Presenting Denver Dance Festival. World premieres by Colorado artists: Chadash Contemporary Dance Movement, Edgar L. Page, Gregory Gonzales, Hannah Kahn Dance Company, Helanius J. Wilkins, Kristen Demaree, The Schiff Dance Collective, and Moraporvida Contemporary Dance.  New & Now, Saturday, June 23 at 7 p.m. & Sunday, June 24 at 2 p.m., The Byron Theatre at The Robert and Judi Newman Center for the Performing Arts, University of Denver campus. $35 GA, subject to change. Additional ticketing fees may apply.
2). Seeking a Marketing & Communications Intern, volunteers and also an Administration & Operations Intern.
3). Resources 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.

Dance Education MA Program, University of Northern Colorado, UNC. Information  here.  See flyer here: UNC MA in dance Publicity_Letter_2018

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.

1). Registration is open for the DanceUSA annual conference, Thursday – Saturday, June 6 -9 (pre-conference June 5), Los Angeles, CA.  Join 500 members of the dance field from across the country and around the world in four days of inspiring conversations, networking with your peers, skill-building breakout sessions, national awards, and more!  Learn about registration discounts • Book a room in our partner hotel  • See the schedule overview  • Find answers to your Conference questions . If you have any questions, please contact us here.  Dance Business Bootcamp, June 8 & 9 in L.A during the conference.  More info here.
2). 2018 Dance/USA Honorees. Nominations for Dance/USA Awards are accepted from the entire dance community. The 2018 awards will be presented on Wednesday, June 6, during the Opening Night Celebration, which kicks off the 2018 Dance/USA Annual Conference, June 6-9, 2018 in Los Angeles, CA.
The 2018 Honorees are:
Debbie Allen, executive producer, director, choreographer, author, dancer and actor; and founder and artistic director of the Debbie Allen Dance Academy; who will receive the Dance/USA Honor Award.
Carla Perlo, Founding Director Emerita, Dance Place, who will receive the Dance/USA ‘Ernie’ Award.
Mary Verdi-Fletcher, President/Founding Artistic Director, Dancing Wheels Company & School, who will receive the Trustees Award.
• Lula Washington and Erwin Washington, Co-Founders, Artistic Director and Executive Director, Lula Washington Dance Theatre, who will receive the Dance/USA Champion Award.
3). Dance/USA and various dance service organizations across the country, including Boulder’s Dance Bridge, have signed oniIn support of a more equitable field.  Read here: DanceUSA Statement In Support of a Healthy, Safe, and Equitable Culture….
4).  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.  

Education in Motion! June 11-15, Colorado State University, Ft. Collins, CO. A Professional Development Seminar for K-12 Teachers focused on integrating movement into the classroom.  CSU EDUCATION IN MOTION  More info here.

Studios available for rentFrequent Flyers Aerial Dance Studios and other 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.

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.
Articles & Ideas of Interest:
–90 Days, 22,264 Miles, 174 Dancers, February 2, 2018 “A Photographer Travels to Every State in the USA ” Read here.
–From 2018 Dance Forum: Creating Dance In and For Today’s Society. Read here.
–Why isn’t There an Oscar for Best Choreography?
from Dance Spirit. Read article here.
–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.

Dance Bridge is a proud member of DanceUSA and NDEO (National Dance Education Organization).danceusa-logo-website-NEW