Here is a listing I pull together of monthly dance happenings in the Nashville area, as a volunteer effort to help strengthen connections among local dancers and dance groups. If you would like to be added to this and be able to submit listings, click here to subscribe.
Greetings Dance Community,
I hope everyone had a safe and wonderful Thanksgiving, and I wish you a healthy and happy holiday season.
Please remember to utilize the Facebook Nashville Dance Community Page for postings and last-minute additions. I re-post all relevant dance events, classes, etc. posted on that page. Post your dance event to the FB page and I will add it to the page’s events. Online comprehensive listings are here. Instagram #NashvilleDanceCommunity
December Dance Happenings
Suspended Gravity and Kindling Arts Festival present IN THE EYE, a visually stunning new performance film created in collaboration with Griffin R Dunn featuring original compositions that speak to the artists’ individual struggles as they navigate an often tumultuous world in a year that has drastically altered plans and changed so many lives. Members of the collective delve into themes of loss, anxiety, connection and rebirth, highlighting the journey to find peace and balance in the midst of turbulent times. Premieres Thursday, December 3rd at 7pm CT on the Kindling Arts YouTube Channel. Free to watch, donations encouraged via the Arts & Business Council’s website. More info at kindlingarts.com
OZ Arts Nashville’s multi-artist program Fast/Forward is available to rent on demand via Vimeo! The evening of short-form works by Nashville-based performers features works by beloved members of the local dance community including Becca Hoback, Shabaz Ujima, and Joi Ware in addition to creations by local poets, musicians, and theatre-makers. Together, these inspiring artists share a vision of the world we hope to build together and spark the hope that will fuel us into the future. More information at ozartsnashville.org or watch directly anytime via Vimeo on Demand – use the code INSIDER for 25% off your rental!
Call for two dancers to join a performance troupe for the Hard Rock/Grunge band JunkHead Jane. The trio will perform with the band in and around Nashville this coming year. Style of movement will be Heels choreography meets contemporary ballet.
For more information, email Bernadette Turnage @firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday Night Frolic December 11, 6-7:30 p.m. at Art & Soul Studio, facilitated by Amanda Cantrell Roche. Get centered through breath work and other practices, develop movement vocabulary through improvisational explorations and techniques, and then create dance in community during our loosely-structured improvisational jam. Designed for adults with no formal dance training, but dancers are always welcome. Masks and social distancing required, limited number of participants. $20. Register: https://www.artandsoulnashville.com/bookings-checkout/friday-night-frolic-december-1
Madison on My Mind, Madison Moves: In partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts, the Metro Arts Council has commissioned artists based in Madison, TN and the surrounding areas to create works that celebrate, support, and highlight a local business or public space. Choreographer Hannah McCarthy and filmmaker Vell Lane Jr. have created a film set in various Madison locations which includes a choreographic and improvisational exploration of the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on our minds, bodies, and relationships to others. The film will premiere online with a list of community resources located in Madison and surrounding areas. Hannah will perform alongside dancers Neely Aaron, Mimi Burrow, and Trevor Edwards at the Madison on My Mind drive-thru showcase on December 12 from 12pm-3pm at FiftyForward Madison Station. The showcase is free to attend.
Sunday Dec 13th 4-6pm Movement Medicine: Dance Church Nashville. Move however you wish – no right or wrong way to do so! It is an impromptu, embodied meditative practice that compliments and/or adds to your whatever other style of dance you practice. We will practice SAFE spacing and limited #s – but will not require masks. Live DJed music playing a huge range. The space is a SAFE space to open up, get creative and express yourself free. Free of drugs, alcohol, conversation or talking, fragrances and acting on our judgments.
Dates/Time: Sunday, 12/13 4pm-6pm Venue: Construct Studio, 2121 Gains Street, Nashville. Investment: $15- $20. Questions? Contact me Holli personally 650.485.1595 email@example.com
More Info: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ecstaticdancenashville/, https://www.meetup.com/movementmedicine/
di Mossa is a brand new dance company in Nashville spearheaded by Lisa Valeri Spradley. To learn more, visit di Mossa’s website or check out the company’s first collaborative project, a music video for the band Love Tractor. Join the company for virtual class on Tuesdays through December 15th from 1pm-2:30pm – email firstname.lastname@example.org for the link!
Nashville’s Nutcracker TV Premiere: Nashville Ballet is partnering with News Channel 5 to present a televised premiere of Nashville’s Nutcracker Friday, Dec. 18 at 7 p.m. Out of safety, this will replace the annual in-person production at TPAC. Take a sparkling – and socially distant – journey through the Land of the Sweets and Music City’s glittering past right from the comfort of your own living room. The two-hour special will feature new elements, including an introduction and narration by Eddie George. Click here for more details, including how to tune in.
TOOLBOX APPLICATIONS OPEN UNTIL DECEMBER 20TH: A choreography program offered to the public, providing education and tangible experience within composition, choreography, creative process, and creative directing. Anyone 16 & up is eligible to apply. After 1 year with a public cohort, Abra Myles and Stacie M. Flood-Popp are excited to move forward to provide a comprehensive program that spans a multitude of aspects in the choreographic world. The program is divided into 3 courses: Composition and Choreography: Over 5 months. Creative Process: A 5 month continuation of composition and choreography. Artistic Director Apprenticeship: A full year apprenticeship. Application Link: https://forms.gle/xQdjcd54YmBgmHWC8. Applicants will need to send a resume and 2 letters of recommendation and optional videos. For more information email email@example.com. Tuition: $150/month
Registration is LIVE for NEW DIALECT’s VIRTUAL WINTER INTENSIVE 2021 with special guests Tamisha Guy, Shannon Gillen, Sidra Bell, Ariel Freedman, Curtis Thomas, Rena Butler, Ana Maria Lucaciu, and Rebecca Steinberg—JANUARY 3-9, 2021. Increasing access to high quality contemporary dance training and creating community have been our collective’s biggest goals from the beginning. With this in mind, we’ve designed our Virtual Winter Intensive to give advanced artists maximum access and flexibility, without sacrificing opportunities to dive deep into your own movement research with others. Drop into one, some or all of our Guest Artist sessions. Co-create a new solo work with choreographer-in-residence, Rebecca Steinberg. Connect with your peers and other artists in the field through shared process + discussion. Or join us for everything with the All Inclusive registration package. For more information and to register, please visit newdialect.org/winter-intensive-2021.
Welcome dancers to our new ZOOM class from Senegal. All levels are welcome. Windship Boyd will teach Saturday mornings 10:30-11:30am Nashville time and we’ll be joined by students in France for this exchange on 3 continents! I’m excited to co-teach with dancer/drummer Mohamed ‘Dho’ Cisse. $5.50 donation appreciated via PayPal. Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details. Upon payment, you will receive a ZOOM link. Thanks for your support!
School of Nashville Ballet Classes: School of Nashville Ballet is offering classes in a variety of settings (virtual, on-demand, and in-person) so children, youth, and adult dancers can join their way. Whether looking to explore a new activity or nurture your skill and artistry, School of Nashville Ballet has a class for you. For more details, visit nashvilleballet.com.
Faithful Rhythm Productions is starting a mailing list!
We understand that current times are challenging, and communication is key to maintaining a healthy network of tap dancers in our community. If you would like to be a part of FRP’s mailing list, please contact us! Please give us your name and your email address, and you will receive a monthly newsletter that contains news about shows, special events, online gatherings, and periodic blurbs about tap dance, tap dancers past and present, and tap dance in our community. Yes, we are all about tap dance.
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This is a gathering of events I am aware of and by no means represents all that is going on in the Middle TN area. I provide it as a volunteer service to the local dance community as part of an effort to help us stay connected and support each other by raising awareness of local dance performances, workshops and events, and rely on those on the list serve to submit the listings.