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Mid-OCTOBER 2017 Update!  
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Resources near and far
2017 Local & National Resources (dance organizations you should know & use)
2016 Boulder County Dance Studios, Spaces, Schools (May 2016)  (spaces for rehearsals & classes). be sure to add your space to the new Art Space Directory (see below for details)
2016 Teachers Resource List in the Area  (contact list for a variety of teachers)
2016 Area Theaters & Performance Venues (space options for presentations)
Please help to keep these local, national & international resource lists updated. Hope to update them again by the end of September. Contact with new info.  
Events & Announcements:

Forum to Meet the 2017 Candidates for City Council of Boulder, Friday, Oct. 13 at 12:00 p.m., Canyon Theater, Boulder Public Library, 1001 Arapahoe Ave.,  Boulder, CO 80302. City of Boulder Colorado Government residents are invited to attend this forum to meet the candidates for City Council and hear their views on supporting the arts. Moderated by Justin Veach of E-town. Most of the candidates are planning to attend. For more info about the candidates, click here.

Carson Brierly Giffin Dance Library – Living Legends of Dance 2017 Celebration, Sunday, Oct. 15, from 4 – 6 p.m., Anderson Academic Commons, 2150 E. Evans Ave., Denver, CO 80210
.  This year’s honorees include: Gene GeBauer, Celeste Grynberg, Maria Mosina, Fran Page, Deborah Reshotko, and Damian Woetzel.  $40 per person, includes food and drink. Kids under 10 are free. Register RSVP here.

Sans Souci Festival of Dance Cinema

14th annual Sans Souci Festival of Dance Cinema continues into Oct. & Nov. with screenings at the Boedecker Theater – Dairy Arts Center, and the Lafayette Library.  Check here for details.

Julie Rothschild, Zap McConnell and Chicken Bank Collective present a feature-length (dance) film Secondary Succession, Sunday, Oct. 22, 7 p.m., Dairy Arts Center, 2590 Walnut St., Boulder 80302.  Julie is a Boulder dancer, movement artist & member of CBC.  Thoughts on the film from viewer in Winston-Salem “The film is beyond ideas. It puts me in touch with an intuitive understanding of humanity’s difficulty with our own selves and the redemptive possibilities provided by the natural world we live in. It addresses wholeness and duality through a long form visual poem.” Reception 6:30-7, talk back 8-8:30. Tickets: on sale now $10 in advance and $12 at the door

Boulder County Arts Alliance (BCAA) Business of Arts: Social Media for Artists, Tuesday, Oct. 24, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., Longmont Museum & Cultural Center, 400 Quail Rd, Longmont (Kaiser Permanente Education Center – Classroom C).  Love it or hate it, social media is here to stay as a marketing tool. This workshop will teach you how to be strategic with social media – answers to questions such as which social media outlets you should invest your time, what content you should be posting, how to be efficient and effective with your efforts, and more. Presented by Cindy Sewell Hohman of the Art Marketing Project.  Networking/Registration from 11- 11:30 a.m. Art Marketing Project Workshop 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.  $10 BCAA Members/$15 non-members. Register here.
New BCAA 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.
— BCAA along with Boulder Arts Matrix, are spearheading an arts calendar for all!  Check here for events listings and submissions.  More info on this as it develops and how you can ink your events coming soon.
–Grants available for artists – Deadline Oct. 31 at 5 p.m.:
Arts for All Children – Grants for Teachers. Click here for details/guidelines.
Martha Kate Thomas Fund for Artists. Click here for guidelines/details.

We need your input! Please take the Artists Census. 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 this pass 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 Avenue, Boulder, CO 80302, attn: Mary Wohl Haan. Contact Mary with any problems or concerns: 303-441-4391.

Don’t miss this opportunity to buy Sandra Minton’s and Rima Faber’s book, Thinking with the Dancing Brain, Embodying Neuroscience at a 35% discount from Rowman & Littlefield publishers.  Use the code 17SUMSALE when ordering online or by phone, 1-800-462-6420. Special Sale ends Oct. 31!  Thinking with the Dancing Brain examines the mind in action as it orchestrates skilled movement and how it understands the kinesthetic, symbolic language of dance. As seasoned dancers and dance educators, Sandra Minton and Rima Faber approach brain function from inside the body as embodiment of thought. Their neurological research about the thought processes in learning and performing dance encompasses a vision of dance as creative art, communication, education, and life. This book seeks to inform neuroscientists, educators, and dancers about the complex interdependence of brain localities and the networking of human neurology through an integration of physiology, cognition, and the art of dance.

DANCE/USA  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.
Dance/USA is pleased to announce a free webinar: Building Audiences for Dance: Lessons from Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and Pacific Northwest Ballet, Thursday, Oct. 26, 2 p.m. EST (12pm in CO), featuring Thomas Cott, Senior Director of Marketing and Creative Content at Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, and Lia Chiarelli, Director of Marketing and Communications at Pacific Northwest Ballet (PNB). Find out what these two organizations have learned about their target audiences, what surprising insights they have gained, and what early lessons have been learned. Questions? Please contact Dance/USA Communications Specialist Johanna Tschebull,
Register for the webinar here.

Presenting Denver, (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.
–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.  

Vivid Visions Dance Collective will participate in the 2017 showcas

Annual “Dance is for Every Body!” Showcases at the Boulder Public Library, Saturday & Sunday, Nov. 4 & 5, Canyon Theater, Main Boulder Public Library, 1001 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder, CO 80302.  32 different dance artists/groups will be participating this year!  Look for more information and the schedule here on the website by October 20th.

National Dance Education Organization NDEO 2017 National Conference“Cultivating Equity and Access: Dance Education for All,” Nov. 11-14, Pre-conference Intensives Saturday, Nov. 11, Regular Conference Days Sunday to Tuesday, Nov. 12-14, Hyatt Regency San Antonio Riverwalk, San Antonio, Texas. For registration information go to Questions? 301-585-2880 or

Opportunities for Dancers:

Opportunity to watch Colorado Ballet live! We are seeking groups throughout Colorado and out-of-state (and even out of the United States) who are interested in streaming a free live performance by Colorado Ballet. This season, we will offer free streaming opportunities during the student matinee series: Dracula (Oct. 5, 10:30am MST) and The Nutcracker (Dec. 1, 11am MST). If you are interested in watching our FREE live stream this season, please visit our website and complete the online reg. form. Productions are also available the week following the live stream, if you are in another time zone or on an alternative schedule. Please pass this along to any interested parties in your organization and any other organizations you think would benefit.

Call For Submissions: The 9th Annual Midwest Regional Alternative Dance Festival (RAD Fest) in Kalamazoo, MI, choreographic and screendance submissions for the 2018 festival. Live performance submissions must be in the contemporary, modern, post-modern, and physical theater genres no more than 10 minutes in length. All screendances must be no more than 12 minutes in length. Four categories of submission: Live Performance, Alternative Spaces Live Performance, Youth Live Performance, and Screendance.  Deadline to apply: Oct. 21, 2017.  To submit your work for consideration, visit  Rachel Miller, RAD Fest Curator, Wellspring/Cori Terry & Dancers, 269/342-4354,,

Rocky Mountain Contact Jam, Nov. 1 -5 (full jam), Nov. 3 -5 (weekend), at Camp Shady Brook in Pike National Forest, 8716 S Y Camp Rd., Deckers, CO 80135.  4 days of residential and catered jamming. We will have a morning and evening jam as well as classes during the afternoon. Come and join the fun in this beautiful camp out in nature, only 2 hours away from Boulder/Denver.  More information:

Atlantic Center for the Arts Master Artist-in-Residence Program, (1414 Art Center Avenue, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168), is now accepting applications for the Master Artists-in-Residence Program. Spend three weeks developing your work with the personal support and mentorship of internationally renowned masters in visual arts, music composition, literature, and choreography. Participation is limited to 8 people for each Master Artist. For full details on the Residency program, Master Artists, and application process, Click here.  Residency #169 May 13, 2018 – June 02, 2018 includes choreographer Sheron Wray. Deadline to apply Dec. 3, 2017.

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.

Internship Opportunity with ALOC Media (A Life of Choice). Late Summer and the Fall of 2017 for the following fields:
•Videography and Video Editing  •Journalism  •Photography  •Social Media Management   •Website Administration •Marketing and Advertising  •Market Analysis. Our team is prepared to facilitate a fruitful opportunity that is both intriguing and inspiring. We want to provide a valuable real-world experience for anyone involved in creating high level content with ALOC Media. Contact: Free.

Movement Mondays – the Movemnet in Motion…Freeform/Ecstatic Dance, Mondays ongoing, 7:30 – 9:15 p.m., Agora at the Riverside, 1724 Broadway, Boulder 80302. Enter our friendly, welcoming space… and explore the exhilarating feeling of freeform/ecstatic dance… Doors open at 7pm, people are welcome to join us before the actual dance begins at 7:30 pm.
$15, $10 Students Ages 14+. Parking: Now you can park for free in the lot at the Northeast corner of Broadway and Arapahoe (the old gas station), or at the city lots across the street or the Boulder Public Library., 720-971-1972, Facebook: info here.

Open-Floor on Tuesdays (ongoing) from 8 – 11 p.m. at Alchemy of Movement, 2436 30th St., Boulder, 80301. Find your way to three hours of free-form, ecstatic, contact friendly dance. Admission is always sliding scale $10-$5 and includes hot tea and snacks.  Everyone welcome. More info: 303-931-1500.

Synergy Dance Collective meets the 2nd and 4th Thursdays each month, Nevei Kodesh Jewish Center, 1925 Glenwood Dr., (corner of Glenwood and 19th).  Open dance floor where we co-create a contact friendly freestyle dance where the music starts slow, builds to one or more peaks and ends in stillness. Doors open 7 p.m. Doors close at 7:10 (please arrive on time so we can all be on the music journey together) Closing Circle 8:45 – 9 p.m.  $15 drop in, $60 for a 5 punch pass (good for 1 year).

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.

Articles & Ideas of Interest:
–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 Museum of Contemporary Art Denver 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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