Southern Vermont Dance Festival July 13-16

             July 13-16, 2017 Desert Dance Theatre ~ Step’s Junk Funk ~ Crossroads Performance Group Southern Vermont Dance Festival in Brattleboro, VT Check SVDF website for details and schedule: http://southernvermontdancefestival.com/explore/ https://www.facebook.com/svtdancefest/ https://twitter.com/SVTDanceFest 106 Classes at every level over the 4 days 2 Gala’s in our Historic Theater Thursday and Friday (different shows each day) An outdoor Promenade performance showing the work of 10 artists at Scott Farm and the Stone Trust 2 concerts in the Historic and newly renovated Stone Church A Resistance/Social Justice Performing Arts walking tour that brings people in to local venues to see dance, theater, vocalists and musicians. A collaboration with VPL’s Open Lab which coincides with Southern Vermont Dance Festival. A free community dinner with performances Dozens of free community events that include dance, live music and workshops around Brattleboro A Movement Inspired Visual Art Tour Some guerrilla style performances A mini dance film festival within the festival …and much more…all in 4 days! Brattleboro is a great destination for a summer weekend....

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Arizona Dance Festival 2017 ~ Application/Submission

          Dear Dance Artists and Companies, I would like to invite you to participate in the upcoming Arizona Dance Festival (ADF) that will take place at Tempe Center for the Arts Studio on October 5-7, 2017, co-sponsored by the Arizona Dance Coalition.  The festival will give you or your company great exposure, and it’s a fun way to share your art with colleagues from around the state and guests from out of state. The Arizona Dance Festival is open to individuals and emerging artist groups as well as professional companies from all genres and styles of dance. Up to 15 dance slots per show will be selected to be performed. The applicant works will be adjudicated by a diverse panel of judges that are highly knowledgeable about dance. Here’s how to apply: You must submit the following by July 20, 2017: ADF application form Description form Audition Video Link $35 non-refundable application fee ($15 per additional audition pieces) Email ADF Application and Description Forms, and request PayPal invoice for payment OR Mail ADF Application and Description Forms with payment. The audition Video Link must be the work that you are planning to show that has not been seen in any major Metro-Phoenix venues within 2 months prior to the show dates or a work that is representative of your current repertory with your current dance members. If selected, you must sign a letter of agreement and pay a participation fee per dance of $50 (solo), $75 (duets), $100 (3-5 dancers), or $150 (6 or more dancers). Each dance may not exceed 10 minutes (no exceptions). This fee will go towards facility, production, publicity and other expenses. Applications can be downloaded from http://desertdancetheatre.org/adf-2017-application/. If you have any questions, contact me at 480-962-4584 or at Lisa@DesertDanceTheatre.org. We are anticipating an exciting program this upcoming season and hope you can participate. Sincerely, Lisa R. Chow Artistic Director & Company Manager Desert Dance Theatre   Downloadable Application & Submission Forms: ADF-Invitation-17 ADF-Application-17 ADF-Dance-Submit-Desc-17...

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Mississippi Journey: Three Life Experiences / Honor and Duty: The Mississippi Delta Chinese

This project was made possible by a grant from the Arizona Humanities.   WHAT: Mississippi Journey: Three Life Experiences (Life Conversations) / Honor and Duty: The Mississippi Delta Chinese (Documentary Film) WHEN: Wednesday, June 14, 2017 WHAT TIME: 6:00pm-9:00pm WHERE: First Congregational United Church of Christ 1407 North 2nd Street, Phoenix AZ 85004 COST: FREE (RSVP Required) RSVP: Please RSVP by June 12th Eventbrite RSVP: http://mississippijourney.eventbrite.com FaceBook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1884069311815190/ For more information: 480-962-4584, 480-430-8946, Lisa@DesertDanceTheatre.org   MISSISSIPPI JOURNEY Mississippi Journey: Three Life Experiences, tells the life journey of three Arizona residents with deep roots in the Magnolia state. From very different cultural and ethnic backgrounds, Rev. James Pennington – Pastor at First Congregational United Church of Christ, Lisa Chow – Artistic Director of Desert Dance Theatre and Floyd Alvin Galloway – Owner of AGE2 Management Services will share experiences that they have found in common that have connected them in their life through their journey from Mississippi to Arizona. Mississippi is a state of many paradoxes, conflicts and puzzles, but also through its struggles molded people of strength and character. The evening will also shed more light on a Chinese American community in the Mississippi Delta through filmmaker and special guest, Samantha Cheng – Executive Producer of Heritage Series, and her documentary Honor and Duty: The Mississippi Delta Chinese. This will be a lively night to remember and a great learning experience for all. Please RSVP early for this free event. Seating is limited. This project was made possible by a grant from Arizona Humanities, and is sponsored by First Congregational United Church of Christ, AGE2 Management Services, Desert Dance Theatre, Heritage Series, Arizona Informant Newspaper, and Radio Phoenix. DETAILED PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: The evening program is in two-parts. The first part is a open conversation with three individuals who have roots in Mississippi and have migrated to Arizona called, “The Mississippi Journey: Three Life Experiences.” Lisa R. Chow, Floyd Alvin Galloway, and Rev. James Pennington talk about their vastly different life experiences surrounding their upbringing in Mississippi including: ethnic culture, religion, socio-economics, philosophies and politics and other influences that shaped their lives to become who they are today. They will also share how they came to reside in Arizona and how they evolved. Lisa R. Chow was born and raised in Greenville,...

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AUDITIONS for 2017-18 Season

AUDITIONS ~ FREE CLASS Desert Dance Theatre & Step’s Junk Funk 2017-18 Season   Download and Email DDT Audition Form to Lisa@DesertDanceTheatre.org   Step’s Junk Funk ~ Need experienced male and female dancers with good rhythm and good percussion skills! Desert Dance Theatre ~ Need experienced male and female dancers versed in Classic Modern Dance Styles (Techniques ~ Graham, Limon, Horton, Cunningham, etc) OR willing to learn.   Dance Theater West 3925 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix, AZ   Audition Dates and Times: Monday, June 19 ~ 6:00pm-8:00pm Wednesday, June 21 ~ 6:00pm-8:00pm   The Auditions/Classes are FREE, but RSVP is required. RSVP at 480-962-4584 or Lisa@DesertDanceTheatre.org Requirements ~ · Dancers must have flexible schedule and available to rehearse and perform. · Dancers must be versatile and have performance experience in modern dance. · Experience in ballet, jazz and other dance and performing arts disciplines is a plus. · Dancers must be responsible with reliable transportation. Must be available to attend regularly scheduled classes/rehearsals on: Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:00pm-9:00pm Saturdays from 1:00pm-4:00pm Rehearsal schedule may vary as needed. INFO: 480-962-4584 or Lisa@DesertDanceTheatre.org or...

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Step’s Junk Funk at Tempe Public Library

June 20 (2:00pm-3:00pm) ~ Step’s Junk Funk Summer Program Tempe Public Library FREE to the Public Step’s Junk Funk will perform pieces from its current repertory with audience participation. Guest appearance by Tempe Mayor Mark...

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“Everything Old Is New Again” Dance Fusion Showcase and Musical Revue

“Everything Old Is New Again” Dance Fusion Showcase and Musical Revue Co-sponsored by Alice Cooper’s Rock Teen Center Saturday, April 8, 2017 at 4:00pm Alice Cooper’s Rock Teen Center, 13625 N 32nd Street, (SW corner of 32nd Street and Thunderbird Rd.) Tickets on sale NOW, $15 online at www.dancefusionaz.com, $25 at the door, children FREE Adult and Teen dancers take the stage at this unique Variety Show of over 30 dance routines. Meet Guy as his Dance Angel takes him to Broadway, Around the World to Arizona and back to Dance Fusion to find his passion for dance once again. Family friendly Variety Show with over 100 performers: Dance Fusion Company, Tap Fusion, Divine Chaos Tribal Fusion, LLC, Bruce Goolsby, Rhythm and Motion Dance Theater, The Middle of Somewhere, Desert Dance Theatre/Step’s Junk Funk, Foot Klan, Hogdepodge, U. N. All-Stars, SMYL, Swexy, Alice Cooper’s Rock Teen Center, Chad and Marie Burson, Jeannie Bernstein and Jim Maranto, Johnny Rigby and Lexi Kenrick, and more….. Take a Tap, Jazz, Musical Theater, Ballet, Belly Dance, Bollywood, and Hip Hop adventure to Broadway and Around the World as Dance Fusion brings you this one-of-a-kind Musical Theater Revue with the best Dance Fusion and the Valley has to offer.  ...

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