Dance Bridge


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

Gene GeBauer, dancer on left, will be bringing his Meanfeet dance group to the showcase.

1). 2018 Showcase application available now! Deadline is Sept. 12. Please help us spread the word!  These annual showcases in the Canyon Theater at the Boulder Public Library, are a testament to the amazing range of dance styles in our area! Click here for Application. This free  showcase, which began at the Boulder Dance Alliance’s Space for Dance, has been a part of the community since the early 1990’s.  All genres of dance are invited to participate. For more information, contact Dance Bridge coordinator, Mary Wohl Haan,
2018 Dates: Saturday, Nov. 3 from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 4 from 1 – 5 p.m.

2). Boulder Arts Commission Monthly Meeting, Wednesday, Sept.  12, 6 p.m., Boulder Creek Meeting Room, Boulder Public Library. Public input is welcome at the beginning of the meeting.

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.

Congratulations to:
Colorado’s own Malik Robinson joins the 2018-19 Board of Directors for
 Dance/USA, the national association for professional dance. 
 Robinson (executive director, Cleo Parker Robinson Dance), is the new Chair Elect. For a complete list of the 2018-2019 Board of Trustees and their biographies, read more here:  

2018 Dairy Center Honors awardee, choreographer/dancer Mary Wohl Haan. Mary will join four other amazing Boulder artists and organizations for a night of festivities on Saturday, Sept. 8, at 7 p.m., Dairy Arts Center, 2590 Walnut St., Boulder 80302. For more information on this event, the other awardees, or to get tickets, click here.
Auditions/Call for Submissions:

Call for participation: Louisiana-Styled Social Dance Forms with Guest Artist Millicent Johnnie, Saturday, Aug. 18, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. & Sunday, Aug. 19, 1 – 3 p.m., CU/Boulder Campus, Carlson Gym. FREE but must sign-up. Please email by Friday, Aug. 17.  Subject Line: Millicent Johnnie Workshop.
Join CU Boulder Faculty Member Helanius J. Wilkins & his cast for [UN]W.R.A.P. performances in special workshops exploring Louisiana social dance forms. Only 20 slots available. Come dance with us, then rejoin us to parade down the streets of Boulder from CU’s campus to downtown Boulder civic park area as part of [UN]W.R.A.P.: Traversing Memory: Performing Resistance & Resilience taking place Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018. More info:

Cindy Brandle Dance Co.

Cindy Brandle Dance Company – Company Auditions 
Thursday, Aug. 16, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Kinesis Dance Studios, 5603 Arapahoe, Unit 6 Boulder.
Class: 10-11:30 a.m. *Break* Audition: 12-2 p.m. learning CBDC rep then show how you manipulate and generate movement based on given material. $5 fee. For more info visit their Facebook page.
Email to reserve your spot.

Auditions for Alchemy of Movement new contemporary dance troupe
Saturday, Aug. 18 from 3 – 4:30 p.m., Alchemy of Movement, 2436 30th St., Boulder,
80301.  Savannah Lee and AOM are excited to announce the start of their first ever contemporary dance performance troupe! Practices begin in September on Thursdays, from 7:30 – 9 p.m. All levels, no previous experience required. One 1.5 hours practice per week, occasional performances ($60/month). Questions? Contact Ashley at or 585-732-7364.

Auditions for The Schiff Dance Collective
Free audition workshop Aug. 26, 1 – 5 p.m., Grace Studios, 3101 Industrial Lane, Broomfield.
Dancers/Artists/Brave Humans wanted for the 2018/19 season.  For more info & to register:

The Schiff Dance Collective is also looking for a Marketing Intern. Please see this info sheet for more details. TSDC Marketing Intern

Your Soul’s Movement is looking for a Full Time Administrator and has openings for contracted performing arts dance instructors at their comprehensive performing Arts and Wellness organization in Denver. Check here for details: Your Souls Movement Front Desk Job Description  or contact Alyse West.

Call for Submissions to Presenting Denver  2008 Boulder Fringe Festival Performances
PD is seeking original choreography submissions from professional choreographers or advanced level middle school, high school, or university students for their annual Wine & Works-in-Progress Feedback Session. Open call thru Aug. 30. View details on the PD website. See images from the 2017 event here.

BRIAH Danse community auditions for Bamboo & Silks Performance. Learn the Yang Long and Short Sticks and Silk Brocades. To be performed in 2019.  Contact Jayne Persch for more information or visit website: Under Company.

Audition for ethereum dance co.
Wednesday, Sept. 5, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Boulder Circus Center, 4747 N 26th Street, Boulder, CO. $15 Audition Fee.  Submit your Resume/ CV & Headshot to: to reserve your space. 401-450-2006. Website.

Master Artist-in-Residence Program – Atlantic Center for the Arts. Now accepting applications. 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 #172 February 17 – March 09, 2019, Application Deadline: Sunday, Sept. 16. Deborah Hay, choreographer, dancer, writer, coach, along with Bonnie Jo Campbell, fiction and Catherine Opie, visual artist.

Boulder County Arts Alliance Resources:

1). BCAA needs grant panelists. Volunteering on a grant panel is an excellent way to learn what makes a successful application. If you are interested, please contact Charlotte LaSasso at 303-447-2422 or

2). Not in Our House: Boulder Theatre Community in Conversation, Thursday, Aug. 23 beginning at 4:30 p.m., Dairy Arts Center, 2590 Walnut St, Boulder. Food trucks will gather outside the Dairy Arts Center starting at 4:30 p.m. Performance artists will join Laura T. Fisher, co-founder/Creator – Not in Our House – Chicago Theatre Standards at 5:30 p.m., to launch an ongoing community conversation about safety in the performing arts. Ms. Fisher will share how the Chicago Theatre Standards were created and lead the cultural shift to strengthen the collective performing arts production experience. Following her 90-minute presentation, there will be community break-out sessions, beginning a collective coming together to develop production practices that protect performance artists on campuses and in the community. This event is hosted by the Dairy Arts Center.
Please join us in leading this important cultural shift. In the wake of #MeToo and the American Theatre article hailing Boulder’s theatre scene as forward-thinking, performance practitioners will work together by discussing best practices to improve artist safety. More information here.
Presented by BCAA, UC Boulder, Goddess Here Productions, and Dairy Arts Center


Boulder artist Khiri Lee presents Red Shoes in Boulder Fringe Festival.

14th annual Boulder Fringe Festival, Aug. 15 – 26, brings performers from across the region and country to Boulder.  Artist/show information and tickets available now. Check website or contact  Program available here.

Dance Artists listed below
, some local, some national, and don’t forget that there are theater, music, mime and other shenanigans to be had. 🙂
Terms and Conditions, JJ, Boston, MA
Chaos Theory, Nosilla Dance Project, Boulder, CO
Forest Spirit Pilgrimage, BodyEarth Collective, Longmont, CO
Where I’m from the Mountains are Red, White, and Yellow, Appalachian and Affrilachian Artists, Boulder, CO & Houston, TX
Fool Me Once…Fool Me Twice…, Greybox Collective, Tempe, AZ
Slice, T2 Dance Project, Boulder, CO
Blue Dime Cabaret, Blue Dime, Boulder CO
Red Shoes, Khiri Lee, Boulder, CO

Block 1750 – Block Party!

International Week @ The Block, Aug. 27 – Sept. 2, 1759 30th St., Boulder.  International Week teachers & artists, 5 countries, 15 artists, 1 night, plus more.  Schedule. Still looking for hosts for their international guests. Reach out on Facebook if you have room.
AND Free Block Party, Saturday & Sunday, Sept. 1 & 2 in the parking lot of The Block.
All are welcome! Not to be missed! Facebook event page.

Image is a partial frame from “Battle” (2017, USA) directed by Shelley Lewis.

15th Annual Sans Souci Festival of Dance Cinema.
Premiere weekend: Friday & Saturday, Sept. 14 & 15 at CU Boulder ATLAS.
Docs ‘n’ Dance Films: various days/programs, Sept. 30 – Nov. 5 at the Boe, Dairy Center for the Arts.
Kids + Dance + Film: Saturday, Oct. 6 at Lafayette Pubic Library.
Drinks ‘n’ Dance Films: Friday, Nov. 30 at The Collective.
Check website for details and sample trailer.

Registration for the Rocky Mountain Contact Jam is now open!  4 days of residential and catered jamming at a new venue near the collegiate peaks about 2.5 hours away from Boulder/Denver. Morning and evening jam as well as classes during the afternoon. The camp is also about 15 minutes away from Cottonwood Hot Springs!
Oct. 10 – 14 (Full Jam) $365; Oct. 12 – 14 (Weekend) $200. Prices go up $25 starting Monday, Sept. 17. More information: We have some positions for work-trade and are especially looking for someone to do photography and a DJ or musician for a music jam.

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.

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.

Are you using 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.  For more 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.
Area Community Dances this summer continue through Sept. 30:

Civic Area Dance Nights sponsored by Boulder Parks & Rec!  – Sundays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, & Fridays, through Sept. 30, 6 – 10 p.m., at the 13th St. Plaza (next to the Teahouse). Scheduled by Boulder Dance Coalition. Move your body to beats and styles from around the world including, but not limited to, swing, contra dancing, international folk dancing, tango, waltz, salsa, Celtic and English dancing, Latin dance, square dancing, African dance, Cajun and Zydeco dance, hula dance, belly dance, and more. Dancing five nights a week. Casual, kid-friendly atmosphere, and the dance floor is always a rockin’ good time. Schedule and information available here.
Conferences & Opportunities:

NDEO 2018 National Conference for Dance Education,  Connections, Knowledge, and Leadership: A New Era in Dance Education,
Friday-Sunday, Oct. 5 – 7, pre-conference intensives Thursday, Oct. 4, Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine, San Diego, CA.  Register & pay here.  Deadline is August 8, 2018.

Save the Date! 5th Annual Dance Conference for Educators & Students, November 3-4, 2018. Presented by Colorado Dance Education Organization CoDEO, Location TBD soon.  This celebrated dance conference brings together colleges, high school dance departments, dance studio owners, dance teachers, students, performers, choreographers for a weekend of inspiration and education. Learn more or submit your proposal to teach a dance class, choreograph, present a workshop, or perform at: Teachers may also be able to earn college credit. Visit us on Facebook for updates too.

Colorado Creative Industries, 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.
Things to read 🙂

Interesting dance articles from various resources.

Newest articles:
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 I 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
DanceUSA Opportunities & Listings:

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. 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.  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 as a service to the dance field.  If you have any 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 is pleased to announce that Dance Heritage Coalition’s (DHC) rich digital collection of more than 1,200 dance performances will move 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.
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