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Footworks!

August 14, 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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Are you a current ADC member and have an announcement that you would like to share? Performances, masterclasses, special events, scholarship, educational, or audition opportunities - if it's going on, we want to know; and more importantly, we want to share it!

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In this issue:

Have you joined the ADC for 2014-15?

Connect with the ADC

Register Now at Knollwood Ballet!

Open House at Grebel Center for Dance

CDF Annual Community Fest

Alabama Ballet School Open House

Adult Contemporary Dance Classes

CDF Audition Announcement: Student Ensemble Program

CDF Bargain Costume Closet

Open House for Dance Africa Birmingham Fall 2014 Project

2014 Performing Arts Exchange

Have you joined the Alabama Dance Council for 2014-15?

Join the Alabama Dance Council before September 1 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 1. Mark your calendars now for the Alabama Dance Festival on January 9-18! Financial Need and Ambassador Applications are due on October 1. Performance applications for the New Works Concert and Festival Showcases are due on November 1.

Download Festival Applications Here!

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Register Now at Knollwood Ballet!
Open House at Grebel Center for Dance
CDF Annual Community Fest
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Aug 14-15: Registration for Knollwood Ballet's 2014-15 school year will be held Monday August 11 through Friday, August 15. Led by RAD-certified instructor and former Alabama Ballet principal dancer Jenna McKerrow Wilson, Knollwood Ballet seeks to offer the finest instruction available in Sylacauga. It is our goal to train young dancers to use their bodies and their gifts to glorify the God who made them. Come dance with us! Call or email for more information, and check us out on the web! knollwoodballetal@yahoo.com

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Aug 16: Registration and Open House for the 2014-2015 school year - Grebel Center for Dance, 102 Commerce Parkway, Pelham, AL 35124 - will be Saturday, August 16. Celebrate the beginning of the new school year! We will have food, fun and free classes! The first 10 to register will receive a free pair of tights! You may register online or by calling (205) 987-7234.

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Aug 17: Join us for the 4th annual CDF Community Fest on Sunday, August 17, 2:00-5:00pm at Children’s Dance Foundation! Fun and creative activities for the whole family! FREE entry to all activities, including Dancing, Performances, Beach Ball Room, Drumming, Photo Booth, Live Music, Kids' Craft, Silent Auction featuring family fun, Food and Drinks! 1715 27th Court South, Homewood, 35209. Call 205-870-0073 for more information.

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Alabama Ballet School Open House
Adult Contemporary Dance Classes
CDF Audition Announcement: Student Ensemble Program
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Aug 17: Do you have questions about what your child will be learning throughout the year? Do you want to know why we chose to follow the Royal Academy of Dance syllabus? This orientation session is designed to inform parents and students about what to expect in the coming year and will give you a chance to ask questions. Parents and students both new and returning are encouraged to attend. Join us this Sunday, August 17, 2:00-4:00 pm at 2726 1st Avenue South, Birmingham, 32533!

Download the 2014-15 Alabama Ballet School Brochure.

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Sept 2-Dec 20: Children's Dance Foundation announces an Adult Contemporary Dance class taught by CDF Artistic Director Heidi Stoeckley on Tuesdays, 5:30-6:30, beginning September 2 – December 20. The class is on a drop-in basis at $10 per class or $142 for the semester. The Curriculum builds skills and knowledge of Martha Graham’s core strengthening concepts and floor work, Jose Limon’s fall and release methods of travel, and Ballet placement and coordination.

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Sept 4: Children’s Dance Foundation's Student Ensemble Program has a modern dance focus and fosters a well-rounded dance experience by providing dance technique, improvisation, collaboration, choreography and opportunities to perform. This opportunity is open to all students who are in 6th grade and up and have completed at least two consecutive years of Ballet, Jazz and/or Modern dance classes.

Audition Information: Thursday, September 4, 4:15-5:45pm, At CDF in Studio 1 Attire: leotard (any color/style), black footless tights or leggings, bare feet. Hair should be neatly secured away from the face in a bun or ponytail.

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CDF Bargain Costume Closet
Open House for Dance Africa Birmingham Fall 2014 Project
2014 Performing Arts Exchange
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Sept 7: The Bargain Costume Closet is a GREAT place to find a Halloween costume for any age or dress up clothes for your little one! There’s dancewear, too. And, its all at a great price! The 9th-annual SALE will kick off on Sunday, September 7, 2014, 2-4pm and will go through September 20th. Early shopping begins at 1:30pm on Sept. 7. You will receive an early shopper pass when you donate to the closet. Donations are welcome any time of the year! Bring or mail your donation to: Children’s Dance Foundation, Attn: Bargain Costume Closet, 1715 27th Court South, Birmingham, AL 35209.

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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 29-Oct 2: 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 13.

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