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Footworks!

June 25, 2015

 
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:

Save the Date for the 2016 Alabama Dance Festival!

Connect with the ADC

Alabama Dance Theatre Summer Classes

Alabama Ballet Junior Camp

Hosanna Summer Dance Festival 2015

Adult Contemporary Dance Master Class Series

AL Dance Educators Network Summer Dance Series

Infant Play and Baby-Wearing Ballet

Fantastic Mr. Fox

CDF Launches New Website with New Name and Logo

Artistic Director Position: Sanspointe Dance Company

Save the Date for the 2016 Alabama Dance Festival!

The Alabama Dance Council is proud to announce the dates and the guest company for the 2016 Alabama Dance Festival! For all you ballet lovers, the Festival is proud to present Jessica Lang Dance in partnership with Samford University! So, please mark your calendars now and plan to attend: January 29, New Works Concert, 8pm; January 30, Jessica Lang Dance, 8pm; January 31, Alabama Dance Festival Showcase, 2:30pm. All performances are at the Leslie S. Wright Fine Arts Center. The date for Dance Across Birmingham will be announced soon!

Jessica Lang Dance Repertory Reel

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Alabama Dance Theatre Summer Classes
Alabama Ballet Junior Camp
Hosanna Summer Dance Festival 2015
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June 29-July 16: The Alabama Dance Theatre will be offering summer classes in classical ballet (pre-ballet to the professional level), pointe and variations, pas de deux,, composition, modern, jazz, hip-hop, contemporary, tap, and “Back to Dance”. Session II is June 29th - July 16th. The Alabama Dance Theatre Summer Seminar for intermediate and advanced dancers will be held July 20th – August 3th. Classes will be held at the Armory Learning Arts Center, home of the Alabama Dance Theatre located at 1018 Madison Avenue. For more information please call 334-241-2590 or visit www.alabamadancetheatre.com.

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June 29-July 3: Join the Alabama Ballet for week two of the Junior Ballet Camp for dancers 8-12 years of age. Students will take age appropriate ballet classes, learn modern dance and jazz technique, and take character and/or theatre dance classes. All students will study dance history and prepare for an end of the session performance. Family and friends are invited to join us for this performance. Monday-Friday, 10:00 am-3:00 pm. Students need to bring a sack lunch. Cost is $285 for 1 week. Contact Libba Owen at 205-322-1874 or libbaowen@alabamaballet.org to make your reservations.

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July 6-25: The Hosanna Summer Dance Festival offers to dancers and the arts community an inspirational three weeks of high caliber dance training and concerts while honoring and serving God. This event is staffed by a coalition of highly esteemed Master Class dance instructors, choreographers, and directors from across the nation. Master Class dance styles include: Classical Ballet, Contemporary Ballet, Modern, Character Dance, and Conditioning.

This truly unique event encourages dance students to develope as young artists through Master Classes of varying styles and specialized dance electives. A three week mentoring program offers a trainee the opportunity to fine tune their professional aspirations through company classes, rehearsals, and evening concert performances. For more information visit: HosannaSacredArts.com.

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Adult Contemporary Dance Master Class Series
AL Dance Educators Network Summer Dance Series
Infant Play and Baby-Wearing Ballet
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July 6-27: Join us in July for four weeks of inspired dancing with CDF and guest teaching artists in a variety of contemporary dance styles. Cost is $18/class, drop-in basis. Show your college ID and get $5 off the single class rate. Classes are on Mondays, 7:00-8:30 pm, at Children's Dance Foundation, 1715 27th Court South, Homewood, 35209.

July 6 – Heidi Stoeckley
July 13 – Rachael Inman
July 20 – Alisa Behrens McCool
July 27 – Rhea Speights

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July 7-21: The K-12 Alabama Dance Educators Network, members of the Alabama Dance Council teaching in public schools, is launching a Summer Dance Class Series open to all middle school and high school dance students. Classes are $5/class and registration is 30 minutes prior to the class start time: 4:00-5:30pm beginner/intermediate; 5:30-7:00pm intermediate/advanced, at Children's Dance Foundation. For more info, email faithlenhart@gmail.com.

July 7, Stacy Alley, Univ of AL, Musical Theatre
July 14, Winston Strickland, MADSKILZZ Dance Co, Hip Hop
July 21, Sarah Barry, Univ of AL, Contemporary
July 9-31: The Dance Foundation announces a class especially for infants and their favorite grown up, and a class especially for adults and their favorite little one! Four classes are offered in July on July 9, 16, 23 and 30. Come to one or both!

Infant Play: Learn creative infant play that supports your little one in reaching developmental milestones. Infant and adult participate together. $25/all four classes. Thursdays, 9:45-10:15

Adult Baby-Wearing Ballet Ballet: designed specifically for adult with baby worn in a carrier. Baby must be at least 6 weeks old. $10/class, drop-in basis. Thursdays, 10:45-11:30

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Fantastic Mr. Fox

CDF Launches New Website with New Name and Logo

Artistic Director Position: Sanspointe Dance Company
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July 23-26: The StageDoor Youth Theatre presents Fantastic Mr. Fox, Roald Dahl’S enchanting tale for children, dramatized by David Wood. Performances are July 23, 24, 25 @ 7:30 pm and July 26 @ 2:30 pm at The Dance Foundation, 1715 27th Ct. S, Homewood, 35209. Tickets are $10. Call 205-870-0073 for more information or buy tickets here.

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For immediate release: After much strategic planning and great conversations, Children's Dance Foundation has news to share – a new name, new logo, new website - same great mission!

Read the full article below on AL.com.
 

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Aug 1: Sanspointe Dance Company Position Announcement:
Position Title: Artistic Director
Announcing Date: June 1, 2015
Closing Date: August 1, 2015
Job Beginning Date: December 1, 2015
Salary: Stipend per project; Compensation for administrative duties in addition to artistic duties
Job Description: The Artistic Director is appointed by and reports directly to the Board of Directors. The AD oversees the artistic direction of the company and helps to provide direction on season performances, community events/education and artistic collaboration. There are opportunities to choreograph, teach, and perform with the company..

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