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FCDD Weekly E-Announce 

Events and Announcements for the Five College Dance Community

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Events that are large and BOLD are FCDD events. Events that are smaller and not bolded are local dance events not directly affiliated with the FCDD. View select dance events on the Five College Calendar.

FCDD Spring 2018 Calendar of Events Now Posted!

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November 24 - December 31
The Boston Ballet's The Nutcracker
Boston Opera House, 539 Washington St., Boston

7 (Thursday)
Dance at Noon
Showing of new work by MFA candidates Shayla-Vie Jenkins, Sarah Lass, and Sarah Seder
Scott Studio, Smith College

7-8 (Thursday-Friday)
Bare Bones Dance Concert
Scott Studio, Smith College

8-9 (Friday-Saturday)
New Works in Performance: Performance Project and The Lens from the Amherst College Dance Ensemble
Holden Theater, Amherst College

7-10 (Thursday-Sunday)
Movng the Environment: Questions into Form with Daniel Lepkoff
Earthdance, 252 Prospect St., Plainfield

9-10 (Saturday-Sunday)
SCDT Presents: The Hatchery Winter Showcase
STUDIO4 25 Main Street Suite 444, Northampton

tickets online at 
8:00pm, 2:00pm

Last day of classes
Mount Holyoke College and UMass: Tuesday, December 12
Amherst College: Wednesday, December 13
Hampshire and Smith Colleges: Thursday, December 14

12 (Tuesday) 
Master Class with Xan Burley and Alex Springer
Scott Studio, Smith College 

13-15 (Wednesday-Friday)
Pioneer Valley Ballet's The Nutcracker
Academy of Music Theatre, Northampton

Friday at 4:00pm and 7:30pm
Saturday & Sunday at 1:00pm and 4:30pm

14 (Thursday)
Fall Grad Dance Event
Scott Studio, Smith College

15 (Friday)
Celebrations Dance Company
Scott Studio, Smith College


January Workshop with Nancy Stark Smith, Mike Vargas, and other guests

Earthdance, 252 Prospect St., Plainfield

12-15 (Friday-Monday)
Convergence: An Authentic Movement Workshop
with Susan Schell and Carolyn Shakti Sadeh
Earthdance, 252 Prospect St., Plainfield



Additional job listings at Hire Culture and Dance/USA

Winter Intensives

American Dance Festival Winter Intensive
Earthdance 3-week January Workshop

Summer Intensives

Mettler Studio's Creative Dance Teacher Training July 9-21, 2018


Graduate Programs

 Dance Resources

Creative Movement/Beg. Dance Classes for Children ages 5+ at Stoneleigh-Burnham School in Greenfield
Contemplative Dance Workshops and Trainings

Online Journal for Undergraduate Dance Majors 

Contact Improv Boston 
Listen to Jake Meginsky's new album released by NNA Tapes
Contact Quarterly
Dance Spirit
Dance Spree/Ecstatic Dancing
The Feldenkrais Collective
Loculus Collective
Massachusetts Academy of Ballet
Pioneer Valley Ballet
The School for Contemporary Dance and Thought
Southern Vermont Dance Festival
the tinydance project

Additional Dance Resources

Creative Ground
Dancing Opportunities: a network of dance jobs, residencies, workshops, and auditions
Jacob's Pillow Dance Interactive
National Dance Education Organization
New Movement Collaborative

Faculty News

Dr. Yvonne Daniel, Professor Emerita of Dance at Smith College, is given Scholar Award at 30th Annual International Conference and Festival of Blacks in Dance