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DanceATL Mixer with Callanwolde School of Dance

June 22 | 4-6PM
Free Community Class | 3PM

Callanwolde Fine Arts Center, 980 Briarcliff Road NE, Atlanta, GA

DanceATL is hosting a mixer with Callanwolde School of Dance on June 22 at 4pm at Callanwolde Fine Arts Center in The Retreat! Preceding the event a free class led by Scott Wheet will take place from 3-4pm. All bodies are welcome and pre-registration is encouraged but not required.

At 4pm, all are welcome to mix and mingle. The networking portion of this event will feature an elevator pitch forum for all who would like to share updates and information with the community. Following the mixer, you can migrate with the group up to the Mansion for Callanwolde’s Solstice Series III: Opening Reception featuring a live performance directed by Corian Ellisor

Feel free to join us for class at 3pm, or the mixer anytime from 4-6pm as we mix, mingle and share community updates with one another.

We kindly ask that you do not send any event recordings to non-members.

Green Theater Practices: How to Make Art in a Climate Crisis

May 13 | 1-2PM
South River Art Studios.
1300 Fleetwood Dr SE, Atlanta, GA

DanceATL hosting an in-person Tech Talk on May 13 at 1:00PM: – Green Theater Practices: How to Make Art in a Climate Crisis

This Tech Talk will take place at the Atlanta Green Theater Alliance Shed, and feature Malina Rodriguez and Andre Lumpkin. Join us to hear their experiences creating and performing work amidst the current climate crisis, and discuss opportunities for growth and collaboration in the local Atlanta area.

This event is FREE for members and $5 for non-members.

This event is made possible with support from Georgia Council for the Arts, Fulton County Arts and Culture, and the Community Foundation of Atlanta.

DanceATL Mixer
April 1 | 2-5PM
Metropolitan Studios, 1259 Metropolitan Ave SE, Atlanta, GA

DanceATL is hosting a mixer with on April 1 at 3pm at Metropolitan Studios! Preceding the event a donation-based class led by Somos Dance company will take place from 2-3pm. All bodies are welcome and pre-registration is encouraged but not required.

At 3pm, all are welcome to mix and mingle. The networking portion of this event will feature an elevator pitch forum for all who would like to share updates and information with the community.

Feel free to join us for class at 2pm, or the mixer anytime from 3-5pm as we mix, mingle and share community updates with one another.

A.M. Collaborative Final Showcase
March 18 | 7PM
Underground Atlanta, 50 Upper Alabama Street, Atlanta, GA

Attend a showcase featuring the artistic projects of our interdisiciplinary A.M. Collaborative program collaborations!

This is a free event and advance registration is required. Learn more about the program here: https://danceatl.org/amcollaborative/

This program is made possible by a grant from A&E Atlanta, and partnerships with Fulton County Public Art Futures Lab and No Tomorrow Gallery.

Artist Talk with Ballet 5:8
March 8 | 7PM

Members Register Here.

Join us for a virtual artist talk with DanceATL and Ballet 5:8 on March 8th at 7:00pm EST, diving into topics like female leadership in dance, minority voices in ballet, sustainable set design and more.

Ballet 5:8 is a female and minority-led premiere ballet company based in Chicago. ArtsATL author Robin Wharton will moderate this event featuring Ballet 5:8’s Artistic Director Julianna Rubio Slager, Production Manager Sarah Freeman and Costume Designer Lorianne Robertson.

Price: $5 for Non-Members, Free for Members

Tech Talk: Production Management 101
March 1 | 7PM

DanceATL is hosting a virtual Tech Talk focusing on production management on March 1st at 7:00pm EST. Tech Talks are production and design workshops that provide a platform for experts in the field to share their knowledge. This event will feature two Atlanta-based artists, Heath Gill and Scott Wheet, as they speak to their varied experiences curating unique productions and performances throughout the city.

This event is free for DanceATL members and $5 for non-members. The zoom link will be provided to registrants via email prior to the event. Please reach out to marketing@danceatl.org with any questions.

This event is made possible with support from Georgia Council for the Arts, Fulton County Arts and Culture, and the Community Foundation of Atlanta.

Tech Talk: Costume Design
Wednesday, October 12 | 6:30PM

DanceATL hosted a free virtual Tech Talk focusing on costume design. This event featured two awesome Atlanta-based costume designers, Cynthia Church and Sara Perez, who shared their experiences collaborating with dancemakers, how artists can approach the process of costuming their own work and more.

This event was made possible with support from Georgia Council for the Arts and Fulton County Arts and Culture.

DanceATL Potluck Mixer

August 28, 2022 | 2:00-4:00PM at Dance Foundry

DanceATL hosted a potluck mixer on August 28th at 3pm at Dance Foundry! Our Operations Manager Sammy Spriggs taught a FREE movement class from 2-3pm prior to the mixer.

Potluck Mixers are great opportunities for all community members to meet other artists, share updates, learn about upcoming events, and support one another. Thank you to Dance Foundry, located at 2977 E Ponce de Leon Ave. C, for generously donating their space for this event.

DanceATL Potluck Mixer

June 26, 2:00PM-4:00PM at Moving In The Spirit

We are so excited to host another potluck mixer event co-hosted with the Bridge Dance Project on June 26th at 2pm at Moving In The Spirit, located at 1458 La France Street Northeast. 

Potluck Mixers are great opportunities to meet new people while munching on your favorite BYO goodies. This potluck mixer will also feature an elevator pitch forum for community members to share updates. All are welcome to come and go as you please between 2-4pm. We ask that all attendees bring their own food and drink. If you feel inclined to bring an item to share, we recommend individually packaged treats or drinks.  

Be on the lookout for DanceATL signs nearby, and keep an eye on our social media accounts for parking details coming soon. We hope you can join us for an afternoon of munching and mingling!

This event is made possible by the generous support of the National Endowment for the Arts, Georgia Council for the Arts and the City of Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs.

Image Description: Behind the colorful DanceATL logo is a bright image of Moving In The Spirit’s front entrance. The words Moving In The Spirit are atop a canopy entrance with trees on either side, as people enter and exit the building.

DanceATL Potluck Mixer

May 20, 10:30AM-12:30PM at Piedmont Park, Oak Hill

Banter and brunch with members of the Atlanta dance community at DanceATL’s potluck mixer on May 20th at 10:30AM at Piedmont Park (Oak Hill)!

Potluck Mixers are opportunities for all community members to meet other artists, share updates, learn about upcoming events, and support one another as we snack on our favorite BYO goodies.

All are welcome to come and go as you please between 10:30am-12:30pm. We are offering a new timeframe for this potluck mixer to accommodate the varying schedules of artists in the city, if you can’t make this one keep an eye out for our next one! To be mindful of our communal health and safety, we ask that all attendees bring their own food, drink and blanket or chair. If you feel so inclined to bring an item to share, we recommend individually packaged treats or drinks. 

Keep an eye out for DanceATL signs throughout the park, and send us a DM on Instagram or call 404-465-4831 if you need help finding us! Free street parking is available on 8th and 9th street, and paid parking is available at Azure Public Parking and the Botanical Gardens.

Image Description: Behind the colorful DanceATL logo is a bright image of Piedmont Park, Oak Hill. A green grassy hill slopes up to the left, as high-rise buildings from the Atlanta Midtown skyline appear through distant trees at the edge of the hill.

Tech Talk: Producing in the Era of Covid-19

October 27, 2021 at 7pm

DanceATL is hosting our latest Tech Talk on Wednesday, October 27th at 7PM EST. Tech Talks are production and design workshops that provide a platform for experts in the field to share their knowledge. This free virtual event will feature two panelists as they share their experience with Producing in the Era of Covid-19.

Join us as we hear from Catherine Messina and Keith Reeves. Each of these artists curated outdoor festivals when the arts industry shifted in response to the pandemic, prompting them to exercise a unique sense of creativity to gather and perform safely. During this talk, the panelists will provide an overview of their productions, answer a series of questions provided by our Production Committee, and partake in a Q&A with attendees. A recording is available for members and can be accessed in your member dashboard.

DanceATL Potluck Mixer

September 26, 6:30-8:00PM at Rodney Cook Sr. Park in Historic Vine City

Join us for a potluck mixer as we share food, move as a community and network with one another.This event will feature an elevator pitch forum for community members to share updates, a movement activity facilitated by one of our volunteers, and plenty of time to snack and sip on your favorite BYOM goodies.

All are welcome to join us for this event, and come and go as you please. To be mindful of our communal health and safety, we ask that all attendees bring their own food, drink and blanket or chair. Social distancing guidelines will be maintained. If you feel so inclined to bring an item to share, we recommend individually packaged treats.

DanceATL Choreographer’s Guild

September 18, 10:00AM – 12:00PM at The B Complex

Led by the DanceATL community committee, this free workshop will kick off our Choreographers’ Guild series with a free workshop led by Beacon Dance Artistic Director D. Patton White.  This group will meet periodically to share choreographic processes with each other, and is open to anyone interested in learning more about choreography.  Each session will be led by a different artist and will provide an opportunity to both share and learn.

White’s session will take place at the Beacon Dance studio in The B Complex, 1272 Murphy Avenue SW, suite 502, Atlanta, GA, from 10:00AM to 12:00PM.  This session will focus on the process of ‘score’ creation, with White sharing how he has made use of Anna and Laurence Halprin’s ‘RSVP Cycles’ process.  

The event has a 15-person capacity, masks are required and temperature checks will be conducted at the door. To cancel your registration please email info@danceatl.org

Tech Talk: Live-Streaming 101

Event date: May 27, 2021 at 7PM
Speaker: Loren McFalls

Want to learn how to seamlessly livestream your event or performance on a DIY budget? Watch our Live-Streaming 101 Tech Talk. Our expert host Loren McFalls holds a degree in Television Production and has live-streamed events for New York Comic Con, Nike Women’s Marathon and Google Next to name a few. She also produced the Philadelphia Fringe Festival, an outdoor summer festival featuring independent artists. 

In this one-hour interactive workshop, Loren discusses different applications for live streaming, what equipment is necessary, the personnel needed to manage a successful event, and what skills are transferable to live streaming among our existing network & peers. She also covered how to make a livestream more accessible to viewers with hearing impairments and how to keep a stream more engaging (i.e. zoom fatigue and how to beat it)! The discussion is geared towards performances, classes, and workshops in the dance community, but the best practices can be used laterally for any type of live streaming.

This event will be held virtually via Zoom. Closed captioning will be made available. A recording will be made available soon. Please do not share this link with Non-Members.

Loren McFalls

Loren McFalls is a dancer and choreographer for both stage and film as well as an integrated events producer. She has been training in dance for over 25 years and has been in events for over 10 years. In 2008, Loren attended Drexel University on a dance performance scholarship where she was heavily involved in the Philadelphia artists’ community while receiving a B.S. in Television Production. After graduating she started an artists’ collective in the city to showcase awesome female-identifying folks while working on events such as New York Comic Con, Nike Women’s Marathon, Google I/O, CES, and Google Next. She produced and performed for the Philadelphia Fringe Festival, independent artists showcases, and a recurring outdoor summer festival when she wasn’t traveling the U.S. working on large-scale live events. Loren has taught ballet classes since she was in high school and has choreographed for several music videos and short films. Recently moved back to Atlanta from Philadelphia and Los Angeles in 2020, she has spent the last year working exclusively in the virtual event space for clients such as the Democratic National Convention, the United States of Young Women, Twitch, TikTok, GitHub, and Carnegie Hall.


Promenade+ Publicity Workshop

Event date: January 21, 2021 at 11AM
Speakers: Robin Wharton and John Renaud

Ever wondered how you can get media attention for yourself and your work? Want some strategies to best represent yourself in the public eye? In this Promenade Publicity Workshop, Promenade contributors Robin Wharton and Hutch Renaud shared their strategies for drawing attention to and encouraging conversation about yourself and your work. They discussed how these strategies can empower artists who are concerned about preventing misrepresentation or appropriation. They also discussed how to assert control over your persona and art – and how both are portrayed in traditional journalism and on social media. This workshop was held virtually via Zoom on January 21st, at 11am and included a 1hr. lecture/discussion and a 30min. Q&A session.

Courage Workshop

Event date: February 5, 2021 at 12PM
Speaker: Daniel Smith

What does it mean to be courageous? What does it take to be a courageous artist? 

This 1hr. virtual workshop for musicians, painters, filmmakers, crafters, dancers, writers, actors—artists of any type—guides participants through a discussion and investigation about courage. We will visit several prominent philosophical viewpoints about what courage is, and discuss the role of courage in art making and art performance. This workshop was facilitated by Daniel Smith, Director of Artists Seeking Transcendence.

Resources

It’s that time of year again… GRANT APPLICATION TIME! But fear not, DanceATL is here to equip you with everything you’ll need to prepare your applications. 

We have been working diligently over the past several months to compile a Grant Resource Toolkit and are excited to offer it to our community as a FREE resource. The toolkit covers how to craft an impactful artist statement, CV and resume, project narrative, budget, and even lists some grant applications to keep an eye out for. Click below to download the toolkit. Happy writing! ✏️️

We offer Takeover Tuesdays as an added benefit that you can use to promote upcoming events, share more information about an organization you run, or another creative concept that you can propose to utilize this benefit. Please email a signed copy of the agreement below to Patsy Collins at marketing@danceatl.org

Tech Talk Live-Streaming 101 Powerpoint Slides

Promenade+ Publicity Workshop Supplemental Materials

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