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Footworks!

September 11, 2014

 
Welcome to Footworks!, a publication of the Alabama Dance Council. Please stay tuned each week as we keep you informed of news, performances and special events from the Alabama dance community.
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In this issue:

Festival Applications Due October 1 for Registration Discounts!

Connect with the ADC

Community Cast Auditions at Grebel Center for Dance

Fitness for Athletes

Restoration Arts Dance - RAD

Deadline to Register for 2014 Performing Arts Exchange

Open House for Dance Africa Birmingham Fall 2014 Project

Alabama Dance Theatre Dracula & Mistletoe Auditions

Alabama Ballet Community Cast Auditions

Alabama Ballet At Home Opens Season

Sanspointe Movement Workshop Series

Festival Applications Due October 1 for Registration Discounts!

Join the Alabama Dance Council by September 15 and and you will save $10 on your Festival registration! Gift cards will be emailed to all ADC members who join or renew their membership between now and September 15. Apply for a half or full registration scholarship by submitting a Financial Need Application and/or submit an Ambassador Application for a 30% registration discount. Both applications are due on October 1 and recipients will be notified by October 15. Performance applications for the New Works Concert and Festival Showcases are due on November 1.

Download Festival Applications Here!

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Community Cast Auditions at Grebel Center for Dance
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Restoration Arts Dance - RAD
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Sept 13: Community Cast auditions for Stevan Grebel's The Nutcracker will be held on Saturday, Sept. 13. This exciting event has become a tradition in the City of Pelham! This year celebrates 10 years of this original Nutcracker production of our community. Community Audition Fee is $10. Audition schedule: AYBC and ages 12 and up who have been on pointe for 1-2 years: register at 10:45am and audition at 11:00am-12:30pm. Ages 9 & up: register at 10am and audition at 10:15-11:00am. Ages 5-8: register at 9:00am and audition at 9:15-10. Special opportunities for alumni! Email for more information.

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Sept 14: Join us at Grebel Center for Dance for this class geared for the athlete in everyone! This class, based in ballet, will develop agility, flexibility, timing, strength and power. This class was designed and developed by Stevan Grebel to facilitate athletes in any program. Some athletes who have benefited from this class include: John Carrol Catholic High School's dance team, Spain Park dance team, Bear Bryant's 1st string in 1972, NY Jets, UAB Blazers baseball and basketball teams, not to mention greats like Herschel Walker and Lynn Swann. Give us a try and see how it helps! (No tutus required). Classes are offered on Wednesdays at 6:15-7:15pm, Sundays at 2:00-3:00, and by appointment.

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Sept 16: Attention Dancers! Do you desire to be the radical difference this culture needs to see through excellent, contemporary dance that shines God's light and love out in the community? Then please plan to join the RAD Ministry Team on Wednesday, September 17th, 6:45- 8:30 pm, YMCA Greystone Branch. Minimum age is 17. Expect to: warm-up, learn a choreography combination utilizing ballet, jazz & contemporary dance, and experience the joy of praise & worship thru dance!Find out how you can be a part of RAD! Please email to confirm your attendance and for more details! Or call 205-873-2805.

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Deadline to Register for 2014 Performing Arts Exchange
Open House for Dance Africa Birmingham Fall 2014 Project
Alabama Dance Theatre Dracula & Mistletoe Auditions
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Sept 19: The Performing Arts Exchange, or PAE, is an annual performing arts booking, showcasing and professional development conference, managed by South Arts and hosted by a different eastern city each year. PAE is the primary marketplace and forum for performing arts presenting and touring – artists and work, ideas, learning and information – in the eastern US. Our purpose is to connect artists with audiences by fostering excellence in all aspects of presenting and touring the performing arts. This year's conference is Sept 29-Oct 2 in Atlanta. Online registration continues until Sept 19.

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Sept 20 & 27: Nathifa Dance Company & Outreach, Inc. announces an Open House for the DANCE AFRICA BIRMINGHAM Fall Project 2014 on September 20th & 27th. Classes will start in October and run through December on Saturdays from 11:00 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Classes will consist of African dance, drums and fabric design. Participants and members from NDC will present their work during two Kwanzaa celebrations. A limited number of scholarships will be offered. To register for fall classes call (205) 572-8661 or email Nathifadanceco@yahoo.

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Sept 21: Alabama Dance Theatre will host an open audition for children, men, and boys to be a part of the upcoming performances of “Dracula” and “Mistletoe.” Children’s auditions for “Dracula” and “Mistletoe” will be held on Sunday, September 21st at 5:30 p.m. Parts are available for children in second grade to age 12. Boys and Men are needed for “Dracula.” Auditions for Men and Teen boys will be held at 6:30 p.m. Men and boys will be judged on acting. Wear comfortable clothing and come blood thirsty. The auditions will be held at the Armory Learning Arts Center, located at 1018 Madison Avenue, Montgomery. More info: call 334-241-2590.

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Alabama Ballet Community Cast Auditions
Alabama Ballet At Home Opens Season
Sanspointe Movement Workshop Series
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Sept 24: Children ages 8-16 are invited to audition for the opportunity to perform with Alabama's premiere professional ballet company in the magical George Balanchine's The Nutcracker™! Children auditioning should wear leotards, tights and ballet slippers. Male dancers may wear shorts, a close fitting white t-shirt and white socks. The audition fee is $20 per child. Audition schedule: Ages 8-12: Registration at 4:00pm; Audition at 4:30pm. Ages 13-16: Registration at 6:00pm; Audition at 6:30pm. Location: Alabama Ballet Center for Dance, 2726 1st Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35223.

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Sept 26-28, Oct 3-5: Alabama Ballet at Home features selected repertory, including an encore of Agnes DeMille’s Rodeo, all performed in the Ballet’s home studio. With complimentary drinks and a more personal atmosphere, Alabama Ballet at Home is a great way to introduce friends and family to the excitement of live performance. The performances take place September 26-28 and October 3-5. For tickets visit alabamaballet.org or call our box office at (205) 202-8142.

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October 4-25: Professional Modern/Contemporary Dance Movement Workshop Series taught by Sanspointe Dance Company members. $18 drop-in or $15 if registering for all four classes in the series. Special discounted Trip the Light concert ticket ($15 value) available if purchasing the entire workshop series. Classes meet from 10am-Noon every Saturday in October at Children's Dance Foundation. Class will be geared towared Intermediate level and up. Register here!

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