COVID-19 Response and Resources

This page will be updated on an ongoing basis. Please email info@danceatl.org with any updates on your organization’s classes and events as well as additional resources to share.

Last updated June 18, 2020

ATLANTA VIRTUAL CLASSES

Samantha Spriggs Dance Sunday Class
Sundays beginning August 2, 2020
10-11am on Zoom
Pay-what-you-can release technique
Y’all! I miss you humans. We will still be virtual/distant, but this time we’ll be on Zoom so we can connect and interact as we dance.
All levels welcome, pay-what-you-can.

Modern Dance Class by Can I Color Now Studios
Tuesdays at 5:30-6:30pm, starting in August
More info at artismotion.org, email dance@artismotion.org to sign up
Art is Motion, Norcross Studio, 1560 Indian Trail Lilburn Rd NW #109, Norcross, GA

Full Radius Dance video class
Have you ever wanted to warm up and work out with @fullradiusdance?  Do you wonder how #physicallyintergrateddance uses different embodiments to do the same choreography? Here is your chance!  Contact Full Radius Dance on Instagram for an invite and join them 11am EST on Google meets for an hour-long video class warm-up!  ALL EMBODIMENTS welcome! (chair users, floor sitters, bi-pedals, etc!)

Full Radius Dance is a modern, physically integrated dance company based in Atlanta, GA.

How to Become a Breakdancer in 30 days
Yogi Bear’s Arm Balance Progression Guide
Master basic fundamental movements of the hip hop culture Breakin’ known as Breakdancing. Build self-confidence and create your own self-expression.

This course is designed to teach you basics on how to dance Hip-Hop, Breakin’/Breakdance. You will learn how to put it all together to form a Freestyle. Make sure you learn at your own pace and have fun.

In this course you will:
-Teach you how to condition your wrists for safe breaking.
-Strengthen your shoulders and core.
-Master the four fundamental elements of Breakin’/Breakdance such as Top-Rock, Footwork, Power Moves and Freezes. Ex: The Baby Freeze
-Learn how to do the basic acrobatic moves in Breakin’/Breakdance. You will learn moves such as Baby Freeze, Turtles, Backspins, Windmills, and more.

Dancing with Delight Liturgical Classes

What started off as a dream to cultivate skilled artists and equip successful leaders has now become a successful dance company in the Atlanta, Georgia area and beyond. Since opening its doors in 2017, Dancing With Delight LLC has managed to captivate the hearts of audiences nationwide with a variety of quality performances, workshops, and classes. We are a full service organization that brings illumination to the world through dance education. We delight in our ability to provide exemplary dance training and proficient professional talent.Monday Ballet at 4:3-5:300pm
Tuesday Contemporary 5-6pm
Wednesday Hip Hop 6-7pm
Thursday Afrofusion 2:30-3:30pm
Friday Liturgical 6-7pm
Saturday Dance Fitness 9:30-10am

Adv. Contemporary Ballet Barre with Jillian Mitchell, Kit Modus
This is a recurring meeting Monday-Friday, 10:10am EST

Meeting ID: 949 9907 0480
Password: kitmodus

Free… but donating to Kit is always welcome
Venmo @JillianMitchellKitModus

gloATL offerings
people Movement SHOPS in your living room
Tuesdays-Fridays 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
FREE and public

For those who love to move and those who wish to love to move. These SHOPS are open to anyone no matter their age, size, gender, appearance or athletic/artistic training. Led by founding artist Lauri Stallings, take care of your body, your (now virtual) community, through the formation of public gestures.

Youth gloPLAY on ZOOM
Tuesdays 4 p.m. -5 p.m. EST and Saturdays 10:30 a.m.- 11:30 a.m. EST
FREE and public

With schools closed, sacred spaces in the home that formerly were places for play are now being retooled for homeschooling. Children, save some of that space–slide the sofa over if you can–and just a little time for some much-needed exploration and expression. Led by glo moving artist Mary Jane Pennington, gloPLAY encourage the enjoyment and practice of curiosity, self-confidence and imagination. Inside PLAY, kids can tune their bodies and hone their skills for awareness, working individually and with each other (now remotely). Drawing inspiration from our inner and outer natures, while learning from each other, animals, and elemental forces, we dance, shape-shift and practice our superpowers.

19 mornings: Poem-Songs 
Mondays-Wednesdays 9:15 a.m.- 9:30 a.m. EST
FREE and public

Over 19 days founding artist Lauri Stallings opens up an embedded process with glo’s moving artists to our beloved public. 19 mornings: Poem-Songs is a virtual choir that will hum, gesture, wail, rap, chant, awaken, rouse, swarm, beat, radiate, gesture, whisper, germinate, revive, soften sway, and pray together.

Emily Chambry Virtual Classes
“Are you looking to do some exercising while at home but want to make it fun? I offer just that! I am a freelance choreographer and dancer with 15 plus years of experience in multiple styles of dance as well as competition. I offer weekly and bi-weekly live interactive dance classes via zoom! Classes are 30 minutes and $5 a person! Please email me to register and receive the meeting code. One code per person only please!” Email: echambry1121@icloud.com

Every other Saturday 1pm
Live Dance Class Ages 12 and up (with parental permission)
30 minute class with beginner/intermediate level choreography
Dance Styles vary each class
2 way video with personalized corrections

Every other Tuesday 7pm
Live Dance Class Adult 30 minute class with beginner/intermediate level choreography
Dance styles vary each class
2 way video with personalized corrections

Terminus School’s Free Online Open Dance Classes
Join Terminus online and take a dance class while at home!

Open Ballet Class for Adult Beginners – Every other Saturday | 10 AM
Ages 16-up (or with parent/guardian permission)

Have you always wanted to try a ballet class? Here’s your chance to take from one of the Terminators!! This class is designed for students to develop their knowledge of ballet with slow exercises to understand body alignment and positioning but to also have fun combining music and movement.

Open Ballet for Intermediate/Advanced – Every other Saturday | 10 AM
Ages 16-up (or with parent/guardian permission)

This class is designed for the Intermediate and Advanced student with at least 5 years of classical ballet training. Stay in shape while staying home!

Calo Gitano -Flamenco Online Classes
Please go to Calo Gitano’s website to see a full listing of class pass classes and semi-private sessions for kids, beginner, intermediate, and advanced level students.

Free Online Classes from Esthete Collective
Wednesdays and Fridays at 6:30pm
All classes on Zoom

Class is free. Donations are highly appreciated, as they allow our artists to continue creating through this crisis. Donations can be made via Venmo @esthete; Suggested amount is $5 per class.​Ages 16+, please.

Flexibility and Ballet Barre with Beth Del Nero
Flexibility Wednesdays at 6 pm
Flexibility Saturdays at 11 am
Ballet Barre Thursdays at 11:30 am

Flexibility is $6 or what you can afford, Ballet Barre is $10 or what you can afford. 

Latin/Ballroom Virtual Class
Saturdays at 1pm
Cost: $8.00
CashApp: $LadyTD or $SantrenaHammonds
**You will receive the link to the Zoom Meeting Room as soon as payment is received***

Proteus Fitness Dancer Health
Cross Training and Injury Prevention for Dancers
Classes include ballet, adult beginner fitness classes, HIIT, core/glute burnout. Nonmembers $5, free for Proteus Fitness clients
Classes streamed live via a private Facebook group
Sign up on their website.

Leah Boresow Dance
All classes on Facebook Live at facebook.com/leah.boresow
Donations for classes will be greatly appreciated- please feel free to send in advance, during, or after!
Venmo: Leah-Boresow
PayPal: lboresow@gmail.com

TADA- The Atlanta Dance Academy
Adult dance classes at various times throughout the week including Ballet Barre, Hip Hop, and Tap.
Please register at www.tadaatlanta.com/adult-schedule

Online Flamenco Classes with Ania La Candela
Tuesdays 6pm EST Sevillanas (open level)
Wednesdays 6pm EST Abanico Technique  (flamenco fan* technique and pieces of choreography; open level)

COST: $40/ month, four classes a month
-Classes will be given through Zoom
-Classes start on 4/7/2020
-Payment by PayPal or Venmo
-To register, please email ania@lacande.la with your full name, phone number and the class you would like to take.
*If you don’t have an abanico (fan) you can purchase one at Ania’s Etsy store FlamencoCouture

Online private classes: please email ania@lacande.la for more information and availability.

Mediums Collective
Pop up Instagram Live classes, follow @themediumscollective

Gwinnett Dance Project
Tuesdays and Thursdays at 2pm on Instagram

BlueBird Uncaged
Instagram live ballet classes

National/International Dance Classes

Dancing Alone Together

Move Through This

Want to live stream your own classes and unsure how? Here is a guide!

VIRTUAL PERFORMANCES

rev•er•ie: a dance work by Komansé Dance Theater
“There is something extremely powerful to see yourself presented in artistic media. We strive to achieve this by creating work that speaks to audiences beyond the color of the dancers’ skin, but that taps into the universal innate human experience. By doing so, we hope to give the audience the space to recognize the humanity that is within all of us, and thereby acknowledge and celebrate our differences, rather than try to diminish and silence them.”

FilmFest by Rogue Dancer, a monthly on-line event devoted to DANCE Film
FilmFest by Rogue Dancer is a DANCE film festival that offers a monthly curated on-line screening exclusively for DANCE Films only.  A different theme every month.  We are committed to serving the DANCE community and to ensuring that wonderful DANCE movie projects from across the globe can be seen and appreciated by as wide an audience as possible.

DANCE FILM (verb /dæns/ noun /fɪlm/) synonymous with Dance on Screen, Dance on Film, Video dance, Screen dance… etc. you get the picture.

We want CHOREOGRAPHERS & DANCERS to be household names. FilmFest by Rogue Dancer is a unique online platform for DANCE Film only.

Choreography should be seen, appreciated and have developed audiences that exist outside the DANCE world. FILM is a way to do this. We want to peek curiosities and beckon audiences to experience DANCE.

Dance Canvas CHOREO CHAT
Dance Canvas brings their performances online with excerpts of past choreographers. Also, sit down for a ‘CHOREO CHAT’ with a choreographer each week to learn about their lives and their artistic process.
Episode #1 with Dana Woodruff
Episode #2 with Juel D. Lane
Episode #3 with Braeden Barnes
Episode #4 with Gierre Godley
Episode #5 with Annalee Traylor
Episode #6 with Lonnie Davis
Episode #7 with Britt Fishel

Creative Vitality Jam Sessions
Helen Pickett’s NEW LIVE Talk Show
Intimate Conversations with amazing Dance Artists about Reimagining Creativity & Building Community
EVERY Wednesday, at 2pm, and Sunday Brunch at 1pm(EST)

CALL FOR ARTISTS/ ENGAGE

Fall for Fall Festival
Fall for Fall dance festival is an opportunity for independent choreographers to present socially distanced work outside. It will include a presentation of live works by local choreographers and dancers, as well as dance films projected onto a screen. There will be a live DJ, food trucks, and visual art. Designated seats and lanes will keep social distance procedures in place and masks for the audience will be required. More information on our Instagram at @fall_for_fall_dance_festival

Application: Piece must adhere to social distanced guidelines. The piece can be a new creation or pre-existing work. Must be an independent choreographer. You can submit both film and video options. All genres are welcomed and encouraged! 

Dates: Sept 11-13th, 2020
Location: TBD, location might be different per evening
Email fallforfalldancefestival@gmail.com with questions.

Atlanta Contemporary and Dance Canvas are partnering on a new Summer Choreographic Residency!

Dance Canvas is excited to partner with Atlanta Contemporary on a new summer Choreographic Residency. Both organizations are strong believers in the power of art and the strength of artists’ voices to heal, make commentary, lift spirits, inspire hope, and demand change. Dance Canvas and Atlanta Contemporary are offering resources to amplify the voices of dance artists in metro Atlanta. The residency is designed to provide metro Atlanta-based choreographers with a platform for creation and presentation of works reflecting the current climate in our communities and to be a creative outlet for dance artists while supporting and amplifying diverse voices. 

Please visit our website below for full residency guidelines. If you have questions, please email Angela Harris at aharris@dancecanvas.com. Applications due June 30, 2020.

Peace, Love, Dance Project
 My name is Indya Childs and I have recently created the Peace, Love, and Dance Project. I started this project as a way for all Atlanta artists to connect and move together. I have created 2 dance phrases- One for beginner dancers and another for dancers with experience. I ask that everyone takes these phrases and adds their own artistry and creativity to them. If you would like to add pointe shoes, tap shoes, get creative with video editing, or if you would like to keep it simple, you have permission to do whatever you feel is necessary. This is everyone’s project. I have posted breakdowns of each phrase along with the music on my website. I would love for all Atlanta artists to come together to spread peace, love, and dance to the world!  Instagram: @peacelovedanceprojectatlanta

2-Minute 80s Dance Party
Part Dance. Part performance art. All survival.
At this time it is easy to feel unsteady on our feet. Let’s dance like no one is watching – together.
Each Friday at 11:05am we will kick it with a different 80’s song, Queen, Run DMC, Kiss, Prince, AC/DC, Diana Ross, Twisted Sister…
Playlist here 
Register here

FilmFest by Rogue Dancer
DANCE FILM (verb /dæns/ noun /fɪlm/) synonymous with Dance on Screen, Dance on Film, Video dance, Screen dance… etc. you get the picture.

We want CHOREOGRAPHERS & DANCERS to be household names. FilmFest by Rogue Dancer is a unique online platform for DANCE Film only.

DANCE should be seen, appreciated and have developed audiences that exist outside the DANCE world. FILM is the way to do this. We want to peek curiosities and drive audiences to all the incredible performances that exist in the greater world. The universe should know the work that has been made throughout the ages and what we know, as dancers, has been going on in the DANCE Studio all along.

We have bigger goals than creating a DANCE Film Festival. Any filmmaker who submits to FilmFest by Rogue Dancer is agreeing to become part of our DANCE Film ARCHIVE, and future Rogue Dancer and sister events. More on that as we grow…

This is how it will work… The curatorial theme will change from month to month.

UPCOMING THEMES (So go ahead and submit your DANCE Films!!!!!)
May 2020 – Black & White
(with a LIVE Screening @ SHADOWBOX Studios, SUN., JUNE, 7th @ 7pm)
June 2020 – JOYful
July 2020 – Travel-ing
August 2020 – h2o
(with a LIVE Screening @ SHADOWBOX Studios, SUN., SEPT., 6th @ 7pm)

Who can enter FilmFest by Rogue Dancer?
Anyone wanting to submit a film to the FilmFest by Rogue Dancer will need to consider the following guidelines. Your film submission must be a DANCE film.

All CHOREOGRAPHY created with the CAMERA in MIND are encouraged to SUBMIT. Looking for Microfilms, Shorts, Animation and Feature length DANCE FILM of all genre, date and culture.

Film Festival Submission Costs –
We know that submission costs can be a real deterrent for getting your DANCE FILMS out there. We are keeping COSTS LOW so you have the opportunity to share all of your work (new & old, big & small, any budget).

up to 2 minutes – $2
2 to 5 minutes – $5
5 to 10 minutes – $10
10 to 15 minutes – $15
15 to 20 minutes – $20
20 to 25 minutes – $25
25 minutes & longer – $30

Awards & Prizes

Film Fest Prizes / Awards … We will award a Rogue Dancer Film of The Month! These 12 films will be presented in a Brick and Mortar event on SUN., NOV., 8th, 2020 @ 7pm LIVE Screening @ SHADOWBOX Studios, “Rogue Dancer Choice Screening”Rules & Terms

Films without a DANCE element & Video of stage performances without a film making element will be disqualified.

How to submit to FilmFest by Rogue Dancer

All CHOREOGRAPHY created with the CAMERA in MIND are encouraged to SUBMIT. Looking for Microfilms, Shorts, Animation and Feature length DANCE FILM of all genre, date and culture.

Please submit your Dance Film via a DOWNLOADABLE file (Hi Res MP4) through FilmFreeway. Include Director & Choreographer names and at least one Hi Res SCREENSHOT. If a TRAILER exists, we would like to have that too.

Digital Memorial
The Davis Sisters (Boston, MA) are processing their feelings about everything getting cancelled and are creating a Digital Memorial.
With the support of the Center for the Arts (CFA) at Wesleyan University, The Davis sisters are creating a community sourced digital archive of arts and dance events that have been canceled, postponed, or forgotten because of COVID-19. The intention is for this to be an evolving, responsive, and ongoing digital space to recognize, celebrate, mourn, and archive.
This is a multi-step project/commission with the CFA that will include durational digital performances and more.
We welcome all submissions and reflections at this time. Please feel free to reach out at mailto: ArtMemorial.Dance@Gmail.com if you have any questions, concerns, or suggestions.

RESOURCES

DanceATL Statement of Solidarity and Resources for Racial Justice

Helping Dancers Help Themselves: Free Webinar Series from IADMS  
Dance/USA is pleased to share a valuable resource with the national dance community: Helping Dancers Help Themselves, an initiative from the International Association for Dance Medicine and Science (IADMS). This webinar series has been developed in response to the growing concerns over the current state of the dance community’s mental and physical health and safety. It offers support, information, and community to dancers, dance educators, researchers, and medical professionals during COVID-19; and it is free and open to the public.

Streaming Live Music and & COVID-19: What You Need to Know
Streaming is a public performance, like a broadcast. Therefore, the entity that is transmitting the stream is responsible for obtaining a public performance license.

C4 Atlanta Resource List: Resourcefulness is the Bedrock of Artistry

Atlanta Artist Relief Fund: Facebook Group
A group of Atlanta artists who have created a relief task force to help our community weather this COVID-19 storm as best as we can.

First steps: Purchasing of supplies for a frozen meal prep volunteering group that will create a meal train for those who are quarantined or financially in need due to being out of work, delivering nutritious food and supplies to the doorsteps of those artists who are in financial need.-

Purchasing of necessary essentials for artists in financial need (pain medications, fever reducers, electrolytes, etc)If you would like to volunteer directly, please fill out our volunteer form at https://airtable.com/shrmHPuKIpTOfwnfa

If you need assistance in any way, please let us know at our relief form @https://airtable.com/shrP4gF706OvJbW9V

If you have the means, please consider donating to our GoFundMe @https://www.gofundme.com/f/atlanta-artists-covid19-survival-fund

We are not licensed care givers and offer help only in a grassroots, community manner. National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, 1-800-273-TALK 

Atlanta Artist Relief Fund Community Resources
Includes resources for parents

Artist Relief
To support artists during the COVID-19 crisis, a coalition of national arts grantmakers have come together to create an emergency initiative to offer financial and informational resources to artists across the United States.

Arts Leaders of Color Emergency Fund
Arts Administrators of Color Network has set up the Arts Leaders of Color Emergency Fund which folks can donate directly to in support of BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) artists AND administrators (consultants, facilitators, box office staff, seasonal/temporary employees, etc.) who have been financially impacted due to COVID-19. Creatives practicing and teaching their art as well as the administrators who are supporting that art will without a doubt need our financial support to weather this unexpected and uncertain storm.

If you are a BIPOC artists or administrators in financial need, please access this application form  to understand how we plan to distribute funds and apply for any available money that is generated.

All money raised will be distributed to BIPOC individual artists/teaching artists who have meet the requirements as stated in the application form. At this time, the emergency fund is only for arts leaders of color based in the United States
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Small Business Guidance and Loan Resources
Funding Options: Our nation’s small businesses are facing an unprecedented economic disruption due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. On Friday, March 27, 2020, the President signed into law the CARES Act, which contains $376 billion in relief for American workers and small businesses. To learn more about the relief options available for your business, click here.
Local Assistance: SBA works with a number of local partners to counsel, mentor, and train small businesses. The SBA has 68 District Offices, as well as support provided by its Resource Partners, such as SCORE offices, Women’s Business Centers, Small Business Development Centers and Veterans Business Outreach Centers. When faced with a business need, use the SBA’s Local Assistance Directory to locate the office nearest you.
Apply: Join our team! The SBA is hiring additional employees to assist with disaster relief efforts. Bilingual language skills are a plus. Remote jobs are available nationwide.
Press Release: SBA’s Paycheck Protection Program for Small Businesses Affected by the Coronavirus Pandemic Launches

Mediums Collective COVID-19 Database
“This database is here to support (local and non-local) Atlanta artists to help provide easy access to resources for creative, financial, mental health, & volunteer services during a time of social distancing and global pandemic. Please contact The Mediums Collective if there are any resources you’d like to see added on this list. Stay healthy and be well. ~The Mediums Collective.”

COVID-19 Resources for Undocumented Communities
Organized by national resources and also by state

Atlanta Dining at a Distance
List of Atlanta restaurants and delivery/takeout service

Senior’s Guide to Mental Health During Coronavirus

Managing Finances during Coronavirus Outbreak

DANCEATL RESPONSE LETTER

Dear DanceATL Community, 
In the practice of keeping everyone safe from COVID-19, all DanceATL events will be postponed. This includes the following:

  • Our Tech Talk: Costuming for Dance workshop originally scheduled for March 22 will be offered at a later time.
  • National Water Dance 2020 will be performed via Zoom and streamed on our Facebook page
  • Any meetings will be postponed or held via Zoom.

DanceATL is committed to doing its part to keep our community safe. Social distancing is recommended by the CDC to slow the spread of the disease. As more events are canceled, please refer to the event organizers about rescheduled dates, ticket refunds, and how you can support them during this time of uncertainty. If you are an event organizer, please let me know of any changes so I can accurately update our calendar.

If you have any particular ideas as to how DanceATL can be a resource for artists during this time, please email info@danceatl.org. If you are offering a resource, eg online dance classes, please let me know so I can share it with others.

Feel free to send any questions you may have at this time. Stay safe and we will get through this together.

Best,
Jacque Pritz
Operations Manager

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