NewDANCEfest is a multidimensional festival, which brings artists at various levels of the profession together. Opportunities are provided for Established Choreographers, Emerging Choreographers and Dancers to create and study in a rich, rewarding and artistic environment. Choreographers are given time and space to create new works, and Dancers are given professional training and the experience of mentoring with some of the best professionals in the dance world. NewDANCEfest will provide daily technique classes in a variety of styles, choreography seminars, discussion forums, critique sessions, mentorship opportunities, informal showings and performances. The festival will be located in the beautiful city of Rochester, Michigan with classes for the intermediate/advanced division (ages 9-15) held on the campus of Oakland University. Classes for the advanced/professional division (ages 16 and up) will be held at Eisenhower Dance Center located at 103 South Street. Housing for all participants is available on the Campus of Oakland University for an additional cost.
This division of NewDANCEfest is an intense summer DANCE! experience rich in technique, choreography and performance. With daily classes in Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary, and Repertory, our faculty will provide a caring and inclusive environment with a focus on technical and artistic growth. Experience the creative process by working with Emerging and Master Choreographers on the creation of an original work set during the intensive and performed at the NDF Gala on Friday, July 28th at Varner Recital Hall, Oakland University.
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This division of NewDANCEfest will provide participants, ages 16 and older, with daily technique classes (ballet or contemporary) and daily lessons learning useful composition skills with master choreographers focusing on the choreographic process. In addition, participants can take advantage of the opportunity to apply and be selected as one of our four Emerging Choreographers. The four selected Emerging Choreographers will receive rehearsal time with a cast of dancers and space to CREATE! an original work. There will also be daily showings and mentorship with professional choreographers. The work will be performed at the final gala performance on Friday, July 28th at Varner Recital Hall, Oakland University.
All participants in the CREATE! division must register with the link below:
Create! participants interested in being selected as an Emerging Choreographer can apply by clicking the link below:
Application due May 15, 2017
2nd Annual NewDANCEfest CHOREOGRAPHY SHOWCASE- Saturday, July 29th and Sunday, July 30th. An exciting opportunity for established choreographers to showcase a completed work. The showcase is open to all artists at the college and professional level. All styles of dance are welcome. The application must be complete to be considered. See requirements below.
NDF Choreography Showcase Submissions
A video link(s) of the full, unedited work to be considered. Dance should be no longer than 15 min in length. Choreographers should send no more than two dances for consideration.
Information on the proposed dance(s)
A $20 application fee
The selected choreographers will receive a $100 stipend.
Selected choreographers will be assigned one of three showcases on Sat. July 29th or Sun. July 30th. Applicants must be available for both days.
Dancers performing in adjudicated work are invited to register for the DANCE! division of the festival at a 50% discount.
Application due May 15, 2017
NDF Gala Performance
The two weeks of classes will culminate with a gala performance on Friday, July 28th at Varner Recital Hall on the campus of Oakland University at 7:30pm.