Friday, July 2, 2010

July Dance Happenings in Town


July 24th
Performing with Old School Theater before the Movie in the Park. Harvey Park, Spring Hill.
Time TBA

Around Nashville:

Cultural Reflex Dance will be performing at the Center for the Arts July 2nd at 7:30 p.m., premiering two pieces with guest dancer Nikki McFadden and guest composers 84001. We hope to see everyone out there as this might be one of out last shows in Nashville. FREE. The Center for the Arts is located at 110 W. College St., one block off the historic Murfreesboro Square. For more information, visit the website at or call at 615-904-2787.!/event.php?eid=122231947818764&index=1

The School of Nashville Ballet will be conducting a scholarship audition for students age eight to ten, on Saturday, July 10 at the Martin Center for Dance. School of Nashville Ballet is searching for young talent and will be awarding merit based tuition scholarships for the 2010/2011 school year. No prior dance experience is required for this audition and there are no fees associated with this audition. The studio is located at 3630 Redmon Street, Nashville, TN. Registration will begin at 10:00 a.m. with the audition class from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 Noon. For more information, please call the School of Nashville Ballet at 615-297-2966, ext 20 or email
July 11th - Nike Found Barefeet in Nashville - a collaborative Arts flood benefit. Proceeds benefit Hands On Nashville. Located at Limelight 12pm - 12am with musical acts and dance performances. $15 for all-day access. Tickets available at BareFeet Studios - 4825 Trousdale Dr. Suite 105, 615-942-0600.

Chinese Arts Alliance of Nashville presents Taste of Chinese Performing Arts—dance & song Sponsored by Tennessee Arts Academy (Admission is free, open to the public) Monday, July 12, 11:30 am to noon , Massey Concert Hall, Belmont University (1900 Belmont Boulevard, Nashville, TN)
Artistic Director/choreographer: Jen-Jen Lin
Performers: Nerissa Aquino, Amy Huffines, Pegah Kadivar, Jen-Jen Lin, Kening Liu, Maria Maggipinto, Piper Peterson, Ying Rollins, Lisa Spradley, Keri Friedman, Melissa Lee, Jolene Lei, Dennis Sun and Wesley Sun.
July 12th and 13th - Nike Found Barefeet in Nashville dance workshop. Taught by Barefeet faculty and other guest teachers and choreographers. $15 per day for full class access. Proceeds benefit Hands On Nashville. Check website for workshop schedule -

BareFeet Studios Summer Dance Camp - July 19th - 30th - Fairy Princess Camp 9:00-12:00 (ages 3 to 7) or Dance Around the World 1:00-4:00pm (ages 8-12). $80 per week. Includes dance class, yoga, arts & crafts. Call studio to register 615-942-0600

Belly Dance Drills and Conditioning Series with Kimberly~ July 8th-29th
Thursdays, 6:00 to 7:00 pm at Global Education Center. Cost: $40 for the series/$13 drop in
In this series, beginning and returning dancers will improve belly dance technique through weekly drills and conditioning. This class will focus on drilling fundamental belly dance movements for muscle memory development and muscle training. Emphasis is on posture, quality of movement, proper isolation, and repetition. This class will begin with a blend of pilates and yoga conditioning specifically directed toward developing strength for belly dance. This is a great class for ALL LEVELS! Requirements: Proficiency in fundamental belly dance movement. Please bring a yoga mat, water, and towel. If you have sensitive feet, we suggest dance shoes or grippy socks, as we do not wear shoes in class. *Please contact Kimberly to sign up and for additional information at

Level 2 Choreography Series with Jackie~July 6th-24th
Tuesdays, 7:30 to 8:45 pm at Studio 1406
Cost: $40 for the month/$13 drop in/$70 for the series
This series will focus on creating fluid & smooth movements; integrating traveling steps & spins; layering fundamental movements; and incorporating more advanced movements. A group choreography will be built over the course of the series. Students will have an opportunity to perform at Bodhicitta's next hafla in late August. *Please contact Jackie to sign up and for additional information at

Nashville In Motion presents Project: Africa/Haiti on July 16th and 17th at the Harpeth Hall School at 7 pm. Tickets are $20 and are available at the door or online at Join Ellie's Run for Africa, 147 Million Orphans, Come Unity, Nashville Dance Center, DC Dance Factory, Blue Moves Dancers, Stillpoint Dancers, Guest Choreographers Tom Shoemaker, Kelly Grider, and Carrie Gerow, multiple singer songwriters and visual artists as we raise money to bring 6 orphans from Haiti and Uganda to the States.

Nashville In Motion presents the first annual Master's Series! Join the best faculty around! Kelvin Amburgey, Marsha Barsky, Stacie Flood Popp, Stephanie Campbell, Joy Spears, Daryl Campbell, Stephanie Hamilton, Tom Shoemaker, Alicia McPhee, Tony Guidera, and Jennifer Harwell. Classes at DC Dance Factory on July 26 and 27 from 9-4. Spots are going quickly! Enroll online at

School of Nashville Ballet Summer Intensive students will be performing at the end of their 5 week session on July 30 at 2:20 PM and at 5:30 PM. Free admission. Open House for School of Nashville Ballet, Sunday August 1 from 2-4 PM. Come meet the teachers, register for fall classes, and get a free Nashville Ballet T-shirt! For more info call 297-2966, ext 20

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