New Prague Dance Festival & Competition 2017

Dear friends,

Our web is ready for 2017 edition – already for the 21st time!!!

The 2017 NPDF will be held from 7/7  to 7/7/ 2017 and please feel free to register online on our web and read the program and other details about this year event.

If you send us your mailing address, we will also provide you our info package for free with many pictures from previous editions and a poster with rules.

We are looking forward to seeing you in Prague and we hope you will meet here new friends and make new friendships.

Our best regards

David Pospisil – Director

Jana Zarybnicka – Assistant to the director

Roberta meschiari – President of the Jur


Registration Form Here.

Call for Choreographer’s Showcase Winter 2017

SpectorDance invites choreographers to apply for our festival of new dance the Choreographer’s Showcase.

SpectorDance is committed to presenting a wide variety of dance artists from all over the state, the nation, and the globe. We aim to provide opportunities for choreographers to perform beyond their home cities and for our local audiences to see new cutting-edge works.

Our winter Choreographer’s Showcase will take place on Saturday February 11, 2017 at 8 pm and Sunday February 12, 2017 at 2 pm.

Please click to to view the Call for Choreographers announcement and application

Please post or pass on where you feel appropriate.

If you have any questions please call 831.384.1050 or send an email to

Fran Spector Atkins, Founder and Artistic Director

SpectorDance’s mission is to connects diverse artists and audiences, bridges disciplines through collaboration, and celebrates the power of dance inform and inspire.

SpectorDance’s vision is to open doors, ignite creativity and fuel the human spirit.

3343 Paul Davis Drive, Marina CA 93933
Phone 831.384.1050 Website Email

Dance Camera West

16th Annual Call for Submissions
presented in Association
with the Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA
All dance media welcomed including screendance, short films, feature length, documentary, animation, installations and interactive dance media. Professional and student filmmakers are encouraged to apply for this unique aesthetic discipline of dance made for film.

New Festival Dates
April 20-23,2017

Important Dates for All Submissions:
Early Bird Deadline: December 1st, 2016
Final Deadline: January 13th, 2017
Festival notifications will be sent via email by February 15th, 2017


Dance Camera West Film Festival 2016 from Parker Laramie on Vimeo.

Tandy Beal Dance Company seeks Male dancer

We are looking for a male dancer who is adept at partnering and has presence onstage. Ballet and/or musical theatre background are a plus. This joyful show is with live music –singers SoVoSo– and with world circus and a variety of dance forms. Rehearsals in Santa Cruz mostly only weekends–starting Oct 20. Must be a fast learner. Concerts in San Jose Nov 17-Dec 3, weekends only. Paid. Send email with your resume and photo or video. Subject line: Male Dancer and send to

Festival Performance Opportunity

Contemporary Dance Tech & Rep workshop, Aug. 8-12, is part of the International Dance Festival@Silicon Valley. It offers dancers an hour technique class followed by time to learn new repertory and rehearse. Participants perform what they learn in the professional, open to the public, Gala Festival Concert, Aug. 14. Please Note: Workshop meets 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. MWF and 9:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m Tues/Thurs. (You make take the workshop but choose not to perform) Participants in the workshop/performance can be considered for performances with The Lively Foundation in the coming season. A minimum of four dancers are needed. Male or female, highly skilled in modern-contemp and/or ballet. Ages mid-teens to any adult age. Free home stays available in the neighborhood for out of towners. Workshop led by Leslie Friedman. In her unique career she was chosen by the US State Dept. and host countries for historic, ground breaking performance tours around the world. She was the first American dancer or artist of any kind to perform for an elite Russian audience with joint sponsorship after a 14 year break in US/Russian cultural relations; the first to perform, choreograph & teach in China with sponsorship of US & Chinese ballets; similar “firsts”in India, Egypt, Poland, Spain, England & others. Cheered by critics & audiences across the US & on 4 continents.


Choreo-Cubator© gives dance artists an opportunity to make new work or polish a work in progress and then perform it in a public performance. This choreography workshop is open to all kinds of dance. There are 6 working sessions, Aug. 2, 4, 5, 9, 11, 12; followed by the Showcase performance (performing is not required), Aug. 12. All sessions meet 6:00-7:15 p.m. an earlier session will be arranged on Aug. 12th, performance day. Free homestays available for out of towners. Positive energy, supportive atmosphere conducive to creativity.

Discount for Your Constituents to Fall National Arts Marketing, Development and Ticketing Conference plus 3-for-1

For the constituents of Dancers’ Group – San Francisco/Bay Area’s non-profit artist service organization and California Dance Network’s partner:

The Fall National Arts Marketing, Development and Ticketing Conference will be in Los Angeles, October 18 & 19.

Constituents of Dancers Group are entitled to a $130 registration discount, and 3-for-1 to the

National Arts Marketing, Development and Ticketing Conference: Monday, July 25- Tuesday, July 26 presented by Arts Reach at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles.

The overall theme for the conference is: “Putting It All Together.”


In addition to receiving the lowest price, when one person from your organization registers by July 31 at a $130 discount, two more people get to go for free. Plus, each additonal delegate is just $159. Many team-building workshops have been built into the program, and the tuition prices have been structured so that it will be easy to come as a team.

See conference details, including registration and lodging, at

Contact: (888) 881-5861 / Website


The San Pedro ♥ Festival of the Arts is a free family event featuring dance, music & Visual Arts/Crafts Booths in the Ports O’Call Village on the waterfront. This will be its 10th year. The festival was again awarded a Department of Cultural Affairs, City of LA, Festival Grant, and for the first time a 2016-17 Community Investment Grant from the Port of LA. Several summer/ fall free previews lead to the main event on Sept 17-18, 2016.

Last year the Dance component included 14 professional and 7 pre-professional companies from all over the Southland. You can see more about past festivals at There is an interest in all dance forms performed by professional companies and Honorariums for all professional companies selected.

Outdoor Marley covered stage 32 x 28 ft. Each set will be 10-25 minutes. The programs open with 2-3 pre-professional groups each day, so we’d like to hear from schools also. The turn out on each day was several thousand over the days events. We anticipate good coverage for the event, both before and after. Early deadline is through 6/30, late deadline 7/15.

1- email what you would like to perform,
including a digital press packet, contact info, and video link.
2- include an application fee of $25 (before June 30), or $30 (between July 1-15). On our
web site,, click on “News” and use the button in 2nd
paragraph for the application fee payment through Pay PayPal.

Montalvo Art Center Performance

The New Urban Naturalists seek 8 – 10 movement practitioners for a performance at the Montalvo Art Center’s 5 Hour Sculpture/Experiments in Public Space. This is a multi-day workshop and performance. Transportation available for Bay Area artists. Participants will stay at the historic villa in the artists studios free of charge. To apply for this amazing opportunity please contact the New Urban Naturalists for more information. Deadline to apply is July 4th. Join US!

HIVE: Santa Barbara

The HIVE initiative in its third season and has just completed a project in Brooklyn, NY at Triskelion Arts as HIVE: New York. In the Fall the community will be co-producing a studio showing at the Gail Towbes Center for Dance, home of Gustafson Dance and State Street Ballet. Participants contribute to the production tasks, production costs, and distribute the ticket sales and funds that come in through crowd funding. Misa Kelly is taking the lead this round and grounds into principles of conscious leadership and sets the intention to dig deeper into the concept of sustainability and artistic excellence in a fresh paradigm for arts production that is non-competitive, inclusive, and celebratory. to sign up. Taking a first come first serve (within reason) approach.