Dance Bridge


January-February 2020 Dance Bridge UPDATE!

Mary Wohl Haan dancing on the Pearl St. Mall in Boulder.

1). IMPORTANT NOTICE:  The clock is ticking on Dance Bridge…

Please note: After almost 17 years, Mary Wohl Haan will be retiring from her position with the City of Boulder Office of Arts + Culture and Dance Bridge as of Jan. 31, 2020.  Contact Lauren Click, with dance related business and opportunities.

The Office of Arts and Culture remains committed to supporting the dance community and Boulder’s artists. As the office works through this transition, some duties will transfer to others on staff over the next few months. Lauren Click at will monitor incoming Dance Bridge emails for a time and this webpage will still be available for now. Some programs and projects might be contracted out… Be sure to check the Boulder Arts Resources Page, for current and ongoing opportunities and resources, as some specific dance related information will be found there.

**In the meantime, come to the Dance Artists Community Forum on Jan. 29th for more info (see below).  Also, be sure to use the Boulder County Arts Alliance,  BCAA Cultural Calendar, and the Presenting Denver, PD Calendar.  These organizations,  plus The Dance Archive, the Boulder Dance Coalition, BDC, the Colorado Dance Education Organization, CoDEO, and DanceUSA all have resources for the community.

Thank you everyone.  The local Colorado dance community is still my home and I look forward to participating more fully again as a dance artist as well as an advocate. 😊 Onward!
2).  2020 Dance Artists Community Forum –  Important changes in 2020.
Wednesday, Jan. 29
5:30 to 7 p.m.
Galvanize Boulder at 1023 Walnut St. Ste. 100, Boulder
Artist Forums are a chance to commune with fellow artists, learn about resources and opportunities, hear from professional presenters on topics important to your practice and business, and galvanize your creative work. Join Dance Bridge and your fellow dance artists to learn about upcoming changes in 2020. Each month the City of Boulder Office of Arts and Culture will offer a forum theme with a presenter and artist performance, and enough time to mingle. Light snacks will be provided.  Amante Coffee in Galvanize will be open. Free and open to the public. Questions? Contact and RSVP to Lauren Click,, 720-564-2355. Co-presented with Galvanize Boulder.

Save these 2020 Artist Forum dates!  Always the last Wednesday of the month. Check for topics and details throughout the year.
January 29 – Community Artist Dance Forum
February 26
(Not occurring in March – Boulder Arts Week is March 27 to April 4, 2020)
April 29
May 27
June 24
July 29
August 26
September 30
October 28
(Not occurring in November or December as they are too close to holidays)

3). Boulder Arts Commission monthly meetings, always the 3rd Wednesday of the month at 6 p.m.  Check here for the 2020 calendar, information and updates. The public is always welcome and their is an opportunity at the beginning of the meeting for public comment.

17th annual Boulder Fringe Festival 2020 – Deadline to apply is Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020.  Click here for application information.  Sample application is here.  2020 Festival dates: Wednesday, Aug. 12 – Sunday, Aug. 23, 2020 – 12 days of art, beauty and madness!

Call for Proposals for The Dance Science and Somatics Educators (DSSE) Summer 2020 Conference, Aug. 7 – 9, Lindenwood University, St. Charles, Missouri. Please submit proposals by February 1, 2020. Visit to submit your proposal and click here to learn for more about the mission of DSSE. Check here for more: Dance Science and Somatic Educators Summer2020Conf-CallForProposals.

NDEO 2020 National Conference, “Dance and Society: Developing Community, Empathy, and Understanding through Dance,” Sunday – Tuesday, Oct. 18 – 20, Hyatt Regency Denver, Colorado Convention Center. Deadline to Submit a Proposal to be a Presenter is Feb. 1, 2020. More info here. NDEO seeks proposals for conference movement sessions, workshops, panels, and research paper presentations. NDEO 2020 National Conference Call for Proposals. Info on conference and registration here.

Sans Souci Festival of Dance Cinema upcoming new events:
1). Black History Month Screening, This Sunday, Feb. 2 at 1 p.m., Boulder Public Library – Creek Room. This free event will be a special, first-of-its-kind ‘themed’ screening, celebrating Black History Month, and featuring the work of Black directors, as well as films that celebrate or examine the Black experience in the U.S., featuring prominent Black performers. More at the Facebook Event
2). Women’s History Month Screening, Friday, Mar. 27 at 12 noon, Boulder Public Library — Canyon Theater. This free event will take place during Boulder Arts Week. Join SSF in celebrating Women’s History Month with this screening featuring the work of Women directors, as well as films that celebrate or examine the lives and work of women in dance cinema.

Call for Participants – Process in Motion, Saturday, Feb. 8, 4 p.m., MOVE! Dance Space & Arts Center, 1980 Youngfield St., Lakewood CO 80215. In collaboration with Stain’d Arts, MOVE! Dance Space & Arts Center hosts informal showings of works-in-progress with a guided discussion of audience feedback. This program offers a safe space for artists of all ages to play and experiment with their creative process providing a moderated feedback session for the growth of the work and artist.  Artists and work in all stages of development are encouraged to contact us- by email or calling the office at 303-238-0848. Pease send: Name/contact info;Brief description; Music/tech needs; -Group, solo, etc. Please limit presentations to 15 minutes. Check

Call for Choreographers: 2020 SoloDuo Dance Festival. Produced by NY’s White Wave, this  is the fifth annual festival, May 17 & 18 and takes place at Dixon Place, 161A Chrystie Street, New York, New York 10002. Application Deadline is Monday, Feb. 10, 2020 (Early Bird Special: Monday, Jan. 27, 2020). Celebrating the distinct art of the solo and duet, while creating additional opportunities to display the latest work of both emerging and mid-career choreographers. Open to all. Apply by submitting an online application. Up to two applications and application fee for each are allowed with notice by the end of February 2020. All inquiries regarding the 2020 SoloDuo Dance Festival, please contact: Young Soon Kim, Artistic Director/Producer at (718) 855-8822 or email at

Call for Legends of Dance Nominations. Deadline: February 14, 2020.  Since 2004, this program has honored people who have made outstanding contributions to dance in the Rocky Mountain West. Honorees represent the depth and diversity of Colorado’s vibrant dance and support community. Nominees could include dancers, choreographers, teachers, artistic directors, patrons, and promoters from all over the state whose careers span years of proven importance. To view a list of past honorees and information about the dance library click here. The celebration to honor the Legends will be held in October 2020 at DU’s Anderson Academic Commons. In submitting a nomination form we ask that you please follow the directions carefully. Click here for an online nomination form or send an email to to request a form.  Sponsored by The Dance Archive at DU.

Applications & Call for Ascend Regional Choreography Festival! Colorado Springs Dance Theatre announces the 1st Annual Ascend Choreography Festival. CSDT is commissioning 6 professional and aspiring choreographers from the Pikes Peak Region to present their work and participate in an extraordinary celebration of creativity and movement. Chosen submissions will receive a commission package valued at over $500 and the opportunity to share their work on the world-class Ent Center stage April 10, 2020.  More info here:Ascend Choreography Call Info. Deadline extended to Feb. 15, 2020.

Sans Souci Festival of Dance Cinema 17th Annual Call for Entries — Coming in mid-February. Check for details.

Chuck Davis Emerging Choreographer Fellowship: Travel to Africa to study dance with this fellowship for emerging choreographers, established in honor of Baba Chuck Davis. Deadline: Feb. 21, 2020. More here.

Boulder Housing Partners invites Colorado front range artists and artist teams to apply for the 2020 BHP artist roster. The roster will be used for identifying appropriate artists / artist teams for public art opportunities within Boulder Housing Partners existing housing communities and future developments over the next two years in the following categories.  Social/Civic Practice – for artists/teams that focus on engagement through personal interaction and social discourse, which facilitates collaboration between artists and communities. This category will serve as a resource for artist-driven community engagement projects.  Now accepting applications through CaFEDeadline Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020. *No fee to apply *open to artists living and working in Colorado.

Call for entries and venues – Boulder Arts Week Friday, Mar. 27 – Saturday, April 4, 2020: Mark your calendars and save the date! Friday, Mar. 27 through Saturday, April 4, 2020. If you are interested in hosting an event or participating in Boulder Arts Week, please visit their website for more information.  Beyond showcasing the full scope of the arts in Boulder, in 2020, 7th annual Boulder Arts Week will feature FREE and DISCOUNTED arts and culture offerings, including art walks, exhibitions, performances, dance, music, theater, public art, lectures, readings, and workshops at venues throughout the city. Visit today to learn how to participate.

The 2020 Dance/USA National Conference is coming to Denver next year and YOU should be involved! Conference dates: June 17-20, 2020.  There are many opportunities to participate, volunteer and be in on national conversations about dance that affect our art form and communities at all levels. Committees have been formed and volunteer during the conference are needed.  If interested in being involved please contact Malik Robinson, for more information. Dance/USA sponsors Dance Business Bootcamps, an Institute for Leaderships Training Program,  Fellowships to Artists, plus many more programs some for members only, but many are open to everyone.  Website here.

The 2020 Presenting Denver Dance Festival, co-presented by Presenting Denver and The Robert and Judi Newman Center for the Performing Arts takes place Saturday & Sunday, June 20 & 21, 2020 featuring 16 Colorado artists and 15 world premieres including tickets and free performances on the University of Denver campus. Additional free and donation based dance activities will also be offered. Tickets go on sale for the Main Stage performances later this spring. Meet the Artists here.

BCAA Endowment Grants and Unrestricted Fellowships. Check website for details. Dance Fellowship in 2020.  Fellowships are awarded in 6 disciplines on a rotating schedule – 2 disciplines each year, to be repeated every 3rd year. In 2020 it is open to Dance and Visual Art. BCAA Fellowships are unrestricted cash awards designed to recognize established artists’ professional achievement through an accumulated body of work in the designated discipline. The next application deadline is Thursday, August 8 at 5 p.m. All proposals must be submitted through our online application form. Links will be activated when BCAA begins accepting proposals.
Plan to attend the free grant coaching session (especially if this is your first time applying) on Thursday, July 18, 5 – 6 p.m. at the Boulder Public Library, Eldorado Room, 1st Floor, 1001 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder. If you require Spanish translation, please contact the BCAA office at or 303-447-2422.

Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park Artists in Residence applications available here. Residency in January 2021.  Free application, housing, $2000 stipend and events included. Open to all artistic media and genres.  The residency includes a Sound Studio, Art Studio, Dance Deck. Deadline Aug. 8, 2020.

Career Advancement Grant from Colorado Creative Industries supports Colorado creative entrepreneurs and artists to help support career growth and enhance their commercial business. The goal of funding is to assist awardees in achieving tangible business benefits such as increased revenue, new audiences/consumers or improved management practices. This grant has a rolling deadline. Click here for details.

Boulder Dance Coalition, BDC, looking for new International Festival Director, ASAP, part time paid position.  Basic job info and duties here: Boulder Dance Coalition needs International Festival Director. The 2020 festival takes place Friday – Sunday, June 19 – 21 on the Peal St. Mall in downtown Boulder.

American Vernacular Dance, ADV, looking to hire someone for about 1.5 hours on Saturday nights to lead the clean-up/strike at their 3rd & 5th Saturday swing dance nights. Must be able to attend essentially all swing nights, and be able to work until roughly midnight. Some modest lifting is required. Contact Jim Borzym; 720-317-3946, or email for details

T2 Dance Company seeking Administrative Assistant.  As the Administrative Intern for T2 Dance Company you are responsible for creating and maintaining databases and administrative procedures related to general operations, development, fundraising, and marketing. You are also in charge of transmitting information between the Director and the dancers for ongoing rehearsals, performances and events. Check here for more details. This is a part-time, paid position. Estimated 40 hours per month, January–October 2020., website here.

Presenting Denver and Newman Center are co-hosting an audition for dancers interested in performing at the 2020 Dance Festival. Open to Colorado residents ages 18 years & older living in the state of Colorado. Companies seeking dancers are Claire Kendall Creative Projects, jk-co, and Symbiosis. Artist-in-Residence, Edgar L. Page: Feel the Movement, will be selecting dancers from this audition to create a new piece to be performed at the Public Stage showcase.
Dancer Audition: Saturday, Feb. 8, 12:30 – 4 p.m., The Robert and Judi Newman Center for the Performing Arts, June Swaner Gates Concert Hall, DU Campus, Denver.  Presenting Denver Dance Festival Auditions
• Ballet/Pointe: 12:30-2 p.m. Register here.
• Modern/Contemporary: 2:15 – 3:45 p.m. Register here.
Visit PD website for all details.

American Dance Festival Internships, auditions and more for Summer 2020.  Click here for more: American Dance Festival, Applications and more

The YARD 2020 Internship Program applications are open. The Yard 2020 Internships

Job, Internship & Audition info from DanceUSA can be found here.


Alliance of Artist Communities Residency Opportunities:  January 2020 and beyond.  General Info on the AAC is here.

Hawaiian Hula Dance Workshop, 4 week session, Sundays, Jan. 26 – Feb. 16, A Place to B Studio, 1750 30th St # 64, Boulder, CO 80301. Come and learn about hula and traditional Hawai’i. Open to men, women, and teens over 16 yrs. Taught by Miriam ‘Pumehana’ Paisner, dance ethnologist. For more information, 720-771-9772,

Frequent Flyers® Aerial Dance – 9 Month Professional Training Program, August 2020 – May 2021. Apply here. Our graduates are able to perform on a myriad of aerial apparatus, choreograph compelling work, and contribute to the next generation of aerial dance innovation!  Important Dates include:  Application Deadline: March 15, 2020 • Auditions by Invitation: February 1, 2020 and April 11, 2020. More info. Frequent Flyers® is the FIRST aerial dance school approved and regulated by the Colorado Department of Higher Education, Private Occupational School Board.

Argentina: TangoIntensivo™ 2020 Sessions: Registration now open for June 2020!

Colorado State University “Education in Motion” professional development opportunity for CO teachers summer workshop, June 8 -11, CSU campus, Ft. Collins, CO. For preK-12 teachers and administrators. Only 30 spots – register early to attend. More info here: CSU Summer EDUCATION IN MOTION

Nature Moves Workshop News for 2020! Essential Embodied Arts Training (EEAT) 2020 is scheduled for Wednesday – Saturday,  June 10 – 14. EEAT is the foundation for the full series of land based, inter-modal embodied art programs sponsored by NatureMoves. We explore the full expanse of our bodies and voices, reveal our soul’s purpose, celebrate our gifts and activate our genius with self-created immersive rituals on the land.
Also “Dancing on the Edge” Nature Moves, a full-year cycle Facilitator Program with Melinda Harrison and Maureen Momo Freehill will begin soon in 2020. For information or to apply to these programs, email Melinda Harrison, or call Momo @ 206-855-5836.

Announcing the 107th Season at Perry-Mansfield – applications now open with audition notices here.  5th Grade through professional level dance programs. Perry-Mansfield Performing Arts School & Camp, 40755 County Road 36, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487-9202.

Artist Residency Swap – Where would you like to work next? Swap your home and workspace with a fellow artist. ARTIST RESIDENCY SWAP is a new kind of artist residency platform where you can swap your home and workspace. Let the swapping begin!  Free. Contact: and check website here.

Accepting Applications for Dancing Disability Lab 2020! June 21 – 28, in conjunction with UCLA’s Department of World Arts and Cultures/Dance and Disability Studies. Dancing Disability Lab is an intensive for experienced and emerging disabled dance artists engaged in creating new work that challenges “ability paradigms”.  This unique laboratory offers immersive engagement in disability studies scholarship alongside movement exploration and choreographic inquiry. Participants will engage one another through movement study and improvisation sessions designed to expand and deepen action languages while considering how we represent, look at, transform and challenge ideas about the body, and personhood. Application here.

8th annual Somatic Dance Conference and Performance Festival Empowering Students while Caring for Ourselves, Thursday – Sunday, July 9 – 12, 2020.  Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Geneva, New York. Keynote presenters: Peter DiMuro, Andrea Olsen and Onye Ozuzu. The conference/festival will be preceded by an intensive dance educators workshop taught by Bill Evans with Heather Acomb, Monday – Thursday, July 6 – 9. For more information, including the call for proposals, visit . Inquiries may be sent to


Check the BCAA website for grants, fiscal sponsorship and more opportunities.

BCAA  Art Space Directory available. Submit your Venue and Art Space to connect with creatives! This new matchmaking tool helps 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.

Are you using the Cultural Arts Calendar !  Check here for events listings and submissions.  Please add this new Arts Calendar button to your arts website with a hyperlink to http://BoulderCountyArtsCalendar.comFor more info.


Artists Prospering! A report on artists, their needs, and how we will disrupt the scarcity mindset. Click here to download the full report (PDF, 17 pages). Published by The Field in NY.

From Google Arts & Culture
Celebrating Black History Month 2019 by exploring the influence of black history on dance>
Amazing resources here.

DanceUSA Resources on their website, check drop-down on
Artist’s Legacy Toolkit:
 The Toolkit and Guide features reliable and user-friendly advice, tools, and templates to help performing artists and their organizations save and share the records of their work. Make a plan to digitize those old videotapes today!
Building Audiences for Dance: Find free resources on building audiences for the arts from The Wallace Foundation – case studies, videos, audience survey how-tos, and much more here.
Music and the Choreographer: Want to learn more about finding, securing and programming music for dance? Dance/USA has free resources on music and choreography, including webinars featuring experts in the field, and a list of resources to find music. Find the resources here.
Free resources on touring contract negotiations are also available: The Technical & Standardization Documents provide a standard for touring contract negotiations for touring dance groups at presenting organizations, specifically in regards to technical specifications of performance venues, artist accommodations, and touring paperwork.

National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) – Online Collections of Recorded Dance: A list of online collections of recorded dance. These resources vary in terms of whether or not they show full works and whether they are pay-walled. Online Collections of Recorded Dance.

Americans for the Artstools and templates for work around cultural equity.

Actors Fund: Info on their Career Transitions for Dancers Program can be found here.

Alliance of Artist Communities Resources & Materials. Hundreds of dance/theater programs as well as tips for researching, applying for, and funding your residency here.


PBS special on Dance:

The governing body for ballroom dance competitions will now allow same-sex and gender-neutral couples to compete in national competitions.More info here.

From International Consortium for Advancement in Choreography, Inc. (ICONS)
New addition to website which is dedicated to case studies and current trends in choreography, including in-depth statistical research projects, or outlines of the most important points.  Link to papers and research here.
Samples of topics include: Choreographers and Gender: Where are the Female Choreographers?  Choreographers and Education: Training and Support System. Choreographers and Neuroscience – Dancing Brain. Choreographers and Authorship: Copyrights, Choreography and Plagiarism. Choreography and Fashion. Choreography and Politics. Choreography and Censorship. Choreography and Artistic Research (Coming Up) and – Choreography and Cross. Multi-Inter-And Trans-Disciplinary (Coming Up).
ICONS 2019-20 season issue including international opportunities for young and emerging student choreographers, updates about the current state of the industry, as well as an inspiring interview with the Chinese celebrity choreographer Yabin Wang. Info here.

The Video Collaboratory is a web-based, private application designed for group collaboration around video documents. Beyond simply viewing video, the Collaboratory is equipped to allow you and your co-workers or friends to mark up, analyze and discuss the video from wherever you are by uploading rehearsal videos or link to videos you already have on YouTube or Vimeo with a simple click. Your videos are private on our site so you can give detailed critique to your performers using the text and sketch comments. Performers, stage managers, lighting designers and anyone else in your project can participate.

From The Field in NYC: to fail and fail big – A Study of mid-career Artists, Success and Failure
Recap: The Field surveyed mid-career artists five years ago on the conditions that led to their success. The goal now was to replicate these conditions for more artists. We published our findings in to fail and fail big, Click here to download the e-book (PDF).  More info on The Field here.

From the Jerome Foundation: Announcing RE-Tool: Racial Equity in the Panel Process

Denver Dance Medicine Associates (DDMA) is currently conducting screenings for the company dancers, and we are starting a series of workshops for teachers — information here: Cont. Ed. Dance Wellness for Dance Instructors…

Dance/USA webinars available:
–Music and the Choreographer series from DanceUSA.
  PDF and links to webinars. They have so included resources for finding music.
–Community Engagement featuring the Contemporary Arts Center (CAC) and Junebug Productions and learn from their experiences building audiences for dance in New Orleans.  Link here.
–Engaging audiences for unconventional works featuring University Musical Society (UMS) and hear about their experiences building adventurous audiences in Ann Arbor. Link here.
Find more resources on the Wallace Foundation website here.

The M.A.P.S. Trailer: Make Anywhere a Performance Space.  Control Group Productions has a box trailer full of production gear and know-how for turning ANYWHERE into a performance venue – and it’s available for hire.  Great for site-specific performance and post-proscenium events especially for self-producing artists and companies. More info here; or contact us with questions & interest.

Dance Informa’s Competition & Convention Links. Check them both out here.

Dance Ed Tips by Olivia Mode-Cater. Check out her website and join her mailing list to receive monthly ‘tips’ to improve your teaching, including courses, curriculum design, presentations and a blog.

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.  The archives are now available through a new user-friendly site to this important collection to the public at archives.

From Grantmakers in the Arts: Beyond Counting Policies: Measuring Progress in Racial Equity.
Click here to read.

Timesaving Tools for Grantseekers from GrantStation – click here to read.

The Dance Edit, delivered to your inbox daily with bite-sized news and tidbits.Click here to join and for more info.

Have four minutes? Watch this video tracing the history of how the Dance Theatre of Harlem became the first classical ballet company to focus on black dancers.

Exploding the Good Morning America Moment

From NDEO: Exploding the Good Morning America...Moment By Doug Risner, Wayne State University.
Posted on 9/10/2019 1:41 PM.

The 6 New Injury Prevention Rules – from Dance Magazine.

100-year-old ballet teacher shares secrets to long life: Diet, exercise, optimism. The TODAY Show recently highlighted 100-year-old Henry Danton and his secrets of healthy longevity as a dance educator. He presently teaches ballet at Belhaven University. Here is the link to the interview.  And here is a film from 1946 credited to Danton performing with Margot Fonteyn, Moira Shearer, and Pamela May.

Watch J.Lo Dance Through Music Video History with Jimmy Fallon here.

5 dancers on what they love most about their bodies

5 Dancers On What They Love Most About Their Bodies by Jayme Thornton. From Dance Magazine.

DanceUSA Informational Papers from the Task Force on Dancer Health latest titles:
1). “I Leak When I Leap!” – Pelvic Floor Dysfunction in Dancers
2). Dance Recovery Nutrition: What is Appropriate for Dancers?
3). Big little secrets: Traumatic Experiences in the Dance World
4). Coping with Stress on Stage and in Life: The Practice of Mindfulness and Self-Compassion
and other articles of interest concerning dancer’s health are available on their site.  Click here.

Dance and the Quality of Life. Editor: Karen Bond, Temple University Department of Dance.
This is the first volume devoted to research on dance and quality of life.  Dance and the Quality of Life presents an expansive discussion of dance’s value in human life.

Dance Needs Boys like Boys need Dance.
Race Across America: An Audition Tour Showed Me What Ballet Could Learn from the Art World.  Article here.
The soldier with a secret talent – ballet. Article.
Dance Consortium “Dancers as Athletes” Article.
“Dancing in the street: could choreographers build better cities?” Article.

DanceUSA: State of the Art
Google Arts & Culture Explores the Story of Black History and Culture Through Dance
There’s a New Pointe Shoe Designed Specifically for Men
From the Green Room – Leadership Corner: Malik Robinson, Executive Director, Cleo Parker Robinson Dance and Chair Elect, Dance/USA Board of Trustees. Malik Robinson grew up in the family business, the Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble. Learn how he has navigated tough issues, made mistakes and triumphed. Read the article here.

Dance Magazine’s “How Can the Dance World Nurture More Effective Artistic Directors?” Click here for article.

“Eat Right, Dance Right” The Dancer’s Nutritional Handbook.Easy to use practical
handbook written by a registered dietitian and former dancer. Not a text book! Useful guide in full color, pictures, graphs, menus, chapter summaries, dancer examples, quick tips!Click here for more info.

Interesting dance articles from various resources.
Newest articles:
Dance Magazine’s “The 10 Biggest Dance Stories of 2018”  Most read stories at least. 😊
Pointe Magazine: Breaking the Binary: Trans, Gender-Fluid and Other Nonbinary Artist Are Seeking Equal Opportunity in Classical Ballet
NYT: A Choreographer Gives In to His Ambition of Recklessness.
Art in a Critic-Free Zone: How the death of professional journalism is impacting the arts in 21st century America. Click here to read part 1.  Click here to read part 2.
Why major in dance? A case for dance as a field of study in universities in 2018Click here to read.
NYT article: Brown Point Shoes Arrive, 200 Years After White Ones
From DanceUSA’s From the Green RoomThe Ins and Outs of Finding, Securing, and Programming Music in the Dance World
From the Jerome FoundationAnnouncing RE-Tool: Racial Equity in the Panel Process

Dance Magazine article: Please Stop Asking Dance Artists to Perform “in Exchange for Exposure”
Dance Magazine article: Don’t Get It Twisted: Dance Is An Intellectual Pursuit
NYT Critic’s Notebook – The Next Wave of Dance Films, Made on Your Phone, Is Here

Creative Capital Blog by Alex Teplitzky: Applying for Grants: Creating a Realistic Budget
DanceUSA Green Room: How to Cracked the Millennial Code, One Step at a Time
Dance Magazine article, What I Spent – a week in the life of an NYC dance freelancer
Creative Capital Blog: Applying for Grants: Choosing the Best Work Sample

1). DanceUSA 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. This new searchable directory showcases the wealth and breadth of professional not-for-profit dancemaking taking place in this country.  Explore the Ensemble Directory here, learn about the criteria for inclusion, and contact Dance/USA if you don’t see your name listed!  Questions or feedback, please contact Dance/USA here.  

2). 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.

3). 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.

4). Dance/USA announces that Dance Heritage Coalition’s (DHC) has a rich digital collection of more than 1,200 dance performances which have moved to the USC Libraries and the USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance. The collection spans dance genres from Bharatanatyam to butoh, hip hop, postmodern, tap, and movement traditions from cultures around the world.  The digital resource captures many facets of U.S. and global dance heritage. More info here.

The Denver Museum of Contemporary Art offers 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!

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
Contact Mary Wohl Haan, Coordinator, Programs for Artists (Dance Bridge Coordinator), 303-441-4391,  Go to for more on the exciting arts news in our community.