Opportunities to Support Dance In Anne Arundel County Public Schools

Anne Arundel County Public Schools are pleased to provide students with the opportunity for creativity, artistry, and personal development though enrollment in academic dan
ce classes during the school year. As a community of developing young artists, there are several ways you can get involved through the Adopt-A-Dancer Program, Dancewear Donation Program, Jean Boyd Memorial Fund, or by providing your own time and working as a Volunteer! 

danceFor more information on how to support the arts and students in Anne Arundel County please visit their website: http://www.aacps.org/admin/templates/dance.asp?articleid=1272&zoneid=13



Questions of Practice: Choreographer Jawole Willa Jo Zollar on Artistic Evolution and Risk

In this video, Jawole Willa Jo Zollar, choreographer and founding artistic director of Urban Bush Women, discusses her experience as a choreographer and the value of embracing risk throughout her practice. “Risk exists on the edge of failure…so if you’re not right on that edge of failure…you’re not in a place of risk. Living on that edge and learning from that edge to me is a really exciting place,” she says.

Blog: Tips, Resources, and Advise for Modern Dance Teachers

Bringing Voice, Providing Dialogue, and Offering Resources for Modern Dancers Throughout Their Careers-Jill Homan Randall

Twelve Resources for College Professors (#7)

“As we gear up for the academic year ahead, I hope to offer some inspiration, ideas, and resources for college professors. All writing has been previously posted on this blog. The goal here is to gather this information in one place during the month of August. Here’s to a great year ahead” (Randall).Blog Director Jill Randall:-500wi

Get the links and read more on Randall’s blog by going to her website: http://blog.lifeasamoderndancer.com/2016/08/twelve-resources-for-college-professors-7.html

  1. For Inspiration: An Interview with Abby Fiat (retired professor from the University of Utah)
  2. For Student Advising: A Job Survey for College Dance Majors
  3. For a Technique Course: A Journal
  4. For Guidance: Three Perspectives on Chairing a Dance Department
  5. For a Freshman Seminar Course: A Reading List
  6. For Inspiration: 20 Quotes from 20 Artists
  7. For an Undergraduate Composition Course: A Reading List
  8. For a Dance History Course: Two Reading Lists
  9. For a Graduate Level Choreography Course: Essays, Book Recommendations, and Guiding Questions
  10. For a Senior Seminar Course: A Reading List
  11. For Guidance: Ten Dancers Share about Tenure
  12. For a Dance Education Course: A Reading List

Colorado Ballet Live Stream for the Classroom

Samantha Hyde invites you to watch Swan Lake live on October 6th at 10am MST.  If you are interested in watching the FREE live stream for this season, please visit the following website: http://coloradoballet.org/education/live-stream.

This live stream is specifically meant for educational purposes as Hyde proudly states that “During the 2015/2016 season, we reached approximately 7, 700 participants in 14 Colorado counties, 30 states and 6 countries (Ecuador, Ireland, England, Greece, Italy, Canada) through the live stream of our student matinee series”.


  • Public, charter and private schools (ECE-12th grade)
  • Colleges and universities
  • Hospitals that serve children and youth
  • Homeless shelters that serve children and youth
  • Non-profit organizations that serve children and youth (Boys and Girls Clubs, YMCAs, libraries, etc.)

Please check out their website to receive permission to watch the live stream. Student handouts and activities are also included to enhance the learning experience for your classroom!

Update: Livestream of The Nutcracker
Friday, December 2, 2016
Start time: 11 a.m. MST
Approx. end time: 1 p.m. MST

With the help of ballet, Terps cornerback Alvin Hill’s play becomes on pointe

The power and benefits of dance are endless for all areas of life. Football player Alvin Hill suffered from a knee injury and was recommended to takebs-sp-terps-alvin-hill-0930-20160929-001 yoga classes to help him recover. Soon afterwards, the yoga teacher, Collette Krogol convinced him to sign up for her ballet class at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center at the University of Maryland.
“‘It helps him in understanding himself and being responsible for himself and how he’s executing the movement,’ Krogol said. ‘But also recognizing that there’s all these other people moving around him, and how does he navigate the space to be able to move through the vocabulary that I’m asking him to.'”

Click below to read the article from the Baltimore Sun!



200 dancers turn up, show moves for ‘Hairspray Live’ auditions

The Baltimore Sun

“A line of around 200 colorful “Hairspray” hopefuls wrapped around the Hippodrome Theatre on Thursday morning, each waiting for a chance to be a part of a live televised production of the Broadway musical based on the 1988 John Waters film.

NBC was hosting auditions for “Hairspray Live,” offering one Baltimore-area resident a trip to Los Angeles and a dancing role in the show about a chubby Baltimore girl with hep moves — and a TV dance show in need of desegregation. Baltimore is the only city where the auditions will be held, according to an NBC spokeswoman, which gives local talent the opportunity to be a part of a production that is closely identified with the city.

The broadcast will air Dec. 7, with a cast including Jennifer Hudson, Harvey Fierstein, Kristin Chenoweth, Martin Short, Sean Hayes, Rosie O’Donnell, Ariana Grande and Andrea Martin.

Would-be stars were queuing up for the auditions by 6 a.m…” (Brittany Britto).

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POET Companies: Online Audition Profile

logoPOET Companies is an online organization composed of different branches, such as Theatricals Marine, which allows you to create a free online profile with your resume, headshot, and demo video. A variety of entertainment producers often sift through this website when looking to cast performers such as dancers, singers, actors, acrobats, and speciality acts.

POET Theatricals Marine is the cruise industry live entertainment production subsidiary of The POET Companies. Our team focuses on the design, development, implementation and maintenance of cutting edge spectacular live entertainment concepts aboard cruise ships. Since our first charter production in 2005, POET Theatricals Marine show productions have entertained over 6,000,000 cruise ship guests in over 5000 live performances at sea. Our cruise ship production experience includes charter cruise headline entertainment via customization of one of our land based productions as well as full cruise ship production show conceptualization, technical and artistic design, construction, show installation and ongoing show maintenance.

For more information please visit their website @ https://poet.co/poet-marine/casting/