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Footworks!

July 17, 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:

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Casting Call for "Objective" Video

CDF Contemporary Dance Summer Series

Alabama Ballet's Tutus & Tiaras

Andalusia Ballet's Summer Intensive

Alabama Dance Theatre's Summer Seminar

Intermediate & Advanced Master Classes with Keith Cross

Katherine Files Master Class at the Carver Theatre

Nutcracker Ballet Workshop for Ages 4 and Up

Sip N Stir for Movement Leaders

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Casting Call for "Objective" Video
CDF Contemporary Dance Summer Series
Alabama Ballet's Tutus & Tiaras
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July 19: Level E Productions is seeking background actors for a video shoot titled "OBJECTIVE." Characters & ages include: Age 16 & up: college students, coffee shop customers; Age 21 & up: doctor or nurse, creatives, business woman, businessmen, joggers/runners, baristas (coffee shop worker); Ages 1-4: small children & parent(s) (parent must accompany children & participate in shoot). The shoot is on Saturday, July 19. No compensation, but loads of fun! To apply, email your name, age, best phone number. Also include a photo of yourself dressed in character applying for (non-professional photos are accepted). Email to: OBJEXTRAS@GMAIL.COM with the subject as the character you're applying for (ex: Runner).

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July 21 & 28: Back by popular demand is Children’s Dance Foundation's summer contemporary dance series taught by CDF and guest teaching artists. Advanced level ages 15 and up. Click here to Pre-register and Pay: $75 (a $21 savings!) / Drop in basis: $12 per class ($10 for Alabama Dance Council Members).

July 21: JAMORRIS RIVERS former dancer, Complexions Contemporary Ballet
July 28: REBECCA SALZER The University of Alabama

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July 21-Aug 1: Session I: July 21-25. Session II: July 28-Aug 1. Does your little one dance around the house pretending to be Cinderella or the Sugarplum Fairy? Is "Barbie Swan Lake" in heavy rotation on your DVD player? Then Tutus & Tiaras is for you! For one week, four hours a day, children ages 4- 7 will take age appropriate ballet and tap classes, create ballet-oriented crafts and learn how ballet dancers tell stories with pantomime. During these four hours, the children will also have a story time where they can learn the story of ballets such as The Nutcracker, Swan Lake, Don Quixote, The Sleeping Beauty and other classical ballets. They will need to bring a sack lunch. At the end of the week, parents are invited to observe as the children put on a performance.

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Andalusia Ballet's Summer Intensive
Alabama Dance Theatre's Summer Seminar
Intermediate & Advanced Master Classes with Keith Cross
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July 21-Aug 1: Andalusia Ballet's Summer Intensive is an in-depth experience in dance in a nurturing yet challenging environment. Train with guest teachers Amanda McKerrow, Ian Carney, Eleanor Carney, and Marcus Alford along Andalusia Ballet faculty Meryane Murphy and Laura Wells. Andalusia Ballet, 420 Church Street, Andalusia, AL 36420. Call 334-222-6620.

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July 21-Aug 4: The Alabama Dance Theatre will host its annual Summer Dance Seminar July 21st-August 4th. Intermediate and Advanced dancers are eligible for this two week intensive seminar which features classical ballet, modern, and jazz classes taught by a nationally recognized guest faculty. The Summer Dance Seminar culminates with two free performances of “Stars on the Riverfront” that will feature a unique array of classical and contemporary works. Admission is free. Performances are Sunday, August 3rd and Monday, August 4th at 7:30 p.m. at the Riverwalk Amphitheater. For more information call 334-241-2590 or visit www.alabamadancetheatre.com.

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July 29 & 31: Ebony Arrington Dance and Performance and SISTA, Inc. present Intermediate and Advanced Master Classes with Keith Cross, often referred to as the Ballet Dancer’s Master Jazz Teacher. Mr. Cross is Founder of Tendu Inc., Artistic Director of Texas Dance Theatre (1990-1998), and Master Teacher for Cross Jazz Tours, Owner of American Jazz Dance Convention. The Intermediate Class for ages 8-15 is July 29, 6:00-7:30pm and the Advanced Class for ages 16 - up is July 31, 6:00-7:30pm. Adults, teachers, pre-professional & professionals welcome! Both classes are at Children's Dance Foundation, 1715 27th Court South, Homewood, AL 35209. The class fee is $35.

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Katherine Files Master Class at the Carver Theatre
Nutcracker Ballet Workshop for Ages 4 and Up
Sip N Stir for Movement Leaders
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Aug 2: There will be a master class for intermediate dancers ages 12 and up on Saturday, August 2, 2:00pm at the Carver Theatre in Birmingham. Dancer Katherine Files will teach choreography inspired from her four years of training with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, where she is a senior in the Alvin Ailey/Fordham University BFA Program in Dance. Katherine is also a graduate of the Alabama School of Fine Arts.

This is a free workshop. Contact Leah Tucker for more information: ltucker@jazzhall.com.

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Aug 4-8: Come experience the exciting adventures of Clara and the Nutcracker Prince with The Alabama Youth Ballet Company this summer! In this one to two week workshop, children will experiment with movement, music, storytelling and costuming as they relate to ballet. Older students will learn about the audition process, stage direction and more, in a professional atmosphere. This workshop is open to all children and students ages 4 and up are invited to attend this one-of-a-kind workshop in our area. Children will choreograph some of their own segments during the week to relate the story through their own feeling of dance. Come and learn these dances before the audition season begins. Experience on pointe is required for variations and the pas de deux.

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Aug 9: This is a time of refreshing and empowering in the Word of GOD for Dance and Movement Leaders. I am so humbled at the requests from those who are not Movement Leaders. If you are a Leader in ANY capacity, you are more than welcome to attend this event. Leadership principles are the same, no matter your area of ministry. ABSOLUTELY FREE EVENT, but registration is required! Spacing could become limited, so register today! August 9, 2:00-5:00pm, 11090 Hwy 25 East, Calera, AL 35040. Call 205-335-7893 for more information.

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