CBM Calendar

 

Performances, important dates, and schedule changes!

Feb
22
Mon
Master Classes with Skooj Core-O @ Casco Bay Movers Dance Studio
Feb 22 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Master Classes with Skooj Core-O @ Casco Bay Movers Dance Studio | Portland | Maine | United States

Sarah Katrina, aka Skooj Core-O, returns to CBM for 2 dynamic master classes on Monday, February 22nd!

Hip Hop 6:30 – 7:30 pm

Contempoary 7:30 – 9 pm

Classes are $20 each or both for $35.

About Sarah Katrina:
SKooJ CorE-O (Sarah-Katarina)
Sarah-Katarina “SKooJ CorE-O” brings her knowledge and talents with experience in performance, choreography, instruction, and adjudication. Her present focus is on Commercial/Theatrical Hip Hop and Contemporary dance, yet strongly trained in various styles such as Musical Theater, Jazz, and Modern. SKooJ is a graduate of Dean College with a Degree in Dance and Business Administration. After her two years at Dean, SKooJ traveled to Los Angeles, Tampa, and San Antonio to choreograph for studios but eventually came back to her Boston roots in 2009 and became part of The Jeannette Neills Dance Studio Faculty!

SKooJ is the Lead Artistic Director of the Boston-based Static Noyze Dance Company (World Of Dance:NYC/NJ Champions and Carnival NYC Members), Convention Teacher for Turn It Up Dance Challenge, National Adjudicator for various competitions, and Guest Choreographer for studios throughout the country. In 2011 her work created the Boston Community Dance Project (BCDP), a professional collective expressing their passion of story telling through contemporary and fusion movements. BCDP’s work can be seen at the Massachusetts Dance Festival, NYC Dance Week, Boston Contemporary Dance Festival and more! Her talents have also been featured on the new HGTV series “Spontaneous Construction”, NESN, and recently on The Dr. Oz Show!

SKooJ CorE-O entered the Music Video with choreographing for International Pop Artist Tamara Rodriguez, Pop/R&B Artist Erene, and Lucia Marie’s House of Blues Tour! Other music video credits include “Digital Love” by Makio, “Dance With You” by Bad Rabbits ft. Clinton Sparks, and Static Noyze Dance Company’s concept videos “Dance You Off”

Lastly, SKooJ partnered up with Salty Bovine Films with setting artistry for their past two short films ADONIS and MOSDEN while most recently showcased her acting talent in the unreleased 2014 movie Basic Math starring Cameron Diaz and Jason Segel.

Feb
25
Thu
Master Class with Jenna Riegel of Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane @ Casco Bay Movers Dance Studio
Feb 25 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Jenna Reigel

Open to intermediate/advanced teen dancers. $20/student.  The class will feature live music by Bates Dance Festival musician, Shamou.

www.cascobaymovers.com

or 207.871.1013 to register. Space is limited.

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Don’t miss the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane @ Merrill Auditorium on 2.24.16 @ 7:30. For tickets:  http://portlandovations.org/shows/bill-t-jones.shtml

About Jenna:
Jenna Riegel, a native of Fairfield, Iowa, has been a New York-based dancer, performer and teacher since 2007. Jenna holds an M.F.A. in Dance Performance from the University of Iowa and a B.A. in Theatre Arts from Maharishi University of Management. Since moving to New York City, Jenna has had the honor of performing with Daara Dance (choreographer Michel Kouakou), Carolyn Dorfman Dance Company, Tania Isaac Dance, David Dorfman Dance, Alexandra Beller/Dances and Bill Young/Colleen Thomas & Company. Jenna currently tours nationally and internationally as a company member of the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company. She has performed in New York City venues such as Danspace at St. Marks Church, Dance Theater Workshop, Aaron Davis Hall, Joyce SoHo, Dance New Amsterdam, Movement Research, Henry Street Settlement/Abrons Arts Center, John Ryan Theater, Symphony Space and The Duo Theater. Jenna has taught Master Classes in Modern Technique in New York at Dance New Amsterdam, The Joffrey Ballet School and 100 Grand Dance. In addition, she has taught classes at Connecticut College, University of Maryland and the University of Iowa and at festivals around the world such as the New York University’s Tisch Summer Dance Festival, the Open Look Festival in St. Petersburg, Russia, the Annual Dance Conference and Performance Festival in Bytom, Poland and the Dance Isadora Festival in Krasnoyarsk, Siberia. Jenna is also a certified Stott Pilates instructor and has been teaching Pilates for more than seven years.

About the class:

As class begins, a soft internal focus is emphasized as students warm, align and prepare their bodies through simple Limon-inspired floor work and Pilates-based core work. Students are encouraged to tune into their instruments and evaluate their current bodily state. As class progresses to standing center work and traveling phrases, attention is shifted outward to learning movement material from an external source and interacting and being inspired by the fellow artists in the classroom. Musical phrasing, details of body part initiations, tonal quality and dynamics are expected to be replicated as precisely as possible as a way of practicing seeing and experiencing the teacher’s body habits, rhythms and choices. The class is divided into groups so that students can witness and learn from each other’s habits and choices. Then, in a culminating center phrase, individual expression and freedom is cultivated through repetition of material and guided exercises in shifting attention and awareness to different aspects of dancing… i.e. musicality, the use of space, focus and dancing together with others. Movement material is derived from and explores the dichotomies of being centered verses off-centered, still verses momentum driven, upright verses inverted, released verses explosive and shape verses sensory-oriented.

About Shamou:

Shamou’s music career began at an early age in his native Iran where he also studied and performed as a dancer with the Iranian National Ballet. He began his formal music training in Tehran, studied with teachers from the Royal College of Music in London and completed his training at Berklee College of Music in Boston. He is known, nationally, for his collaborative work with dancers including the world-renowned Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Co., Mark Morris Dance Company, ODC/San Francisco and Prometheus Dance Company. He has contributed music to several CD compilations and has released his own solo CDs entitled Spirits Dance, Traces, Nebulae and Shodjah with his former band by the same name, and Live at CCE with his ensemble, Loopin. Shamou has taught hand drumming, percussion, music for dance and body music across the country in a wide variety of settings. http://www.shamou.com/

Feb
27
Sat
Session 2 of Saturday’s Satellite Program in Yarmouth Begins @ Fitness Success
Feb 27 – Apr 2 all-day

Satellite Program for ages 3-8 at Fitness Success in Yarmouth

Casco Bay Movers Saturday Satellite Program for ages 3-8 at Fitness Success in Yarmouth Village beginning in January 2016.   NOW ENROLLING FOR SESSION II:  2/27 – 4/2

We will be offering the following classes, taught by CBM faculty member, Kristina Glanville, on Saturdays at Fitness Success:

Dance Imagination* for 3-5 years, 9:30-10:15 am

Hippity Hop for 5-8 years, 10:15-11:00 am

*Dancers must be 3 years of age and potty trained by start of session.  

Classes will be offered in 6 week sessions.  $90/session.

Session I:  January 9– February 13

Session II:  February 27– April 2

Session III:  April 9—May 21 (no class 4/23)

*6 student minimum to hold class.  10 student maximum.

Registration online for the Satellite Program can be found under the “Workshops” tab on ourMindbody page or by calling Casco Bay Movers at 871-1013.

Dance Imagination introduces dance basics and inspires young dancers to express themselves through movement, developing their understanding of the art and technique of dance in an atmosphere of fun and purpose. Using concepts which are familiar to the child, movement is introduced which invites them to apply imagination, energy and coordination. Through creative play and imitation, children strengthen basic motor skills and self esteem by learning what they can do. By exploring dance, music and language, the child’s many facilities of self expression are nurtured. Memorization improves because the elements of dance are identified and used in many interesting ways. Focus on form, technique and composition increases with age and ability within the curriculum. Training young dancers in this in-depth method develops body awareness, agility, rhythm, improvisation skills and creative thinking of a permanent nature, while preparing for the more regimented study of ballet, jazz, modern and other related theater arts. More on our Young Dancers Program.

Hippity Hop is our earliest introduction to jazz and hip hop dance.  Classes are designed to help children develop confidence, muscle strength, coordination, musicality and self-expression in a fun and exciting format. We are committed to dance education and to responding to each child’s needs, abilities and rate of assimilation. Our work is based on the idea of dance as an additional resource to general education. We provide a non-competitive and supportive environment from which children can feel secure to explore the world of dance.  More on our Young Dancers Program.

 

Kristina Glanville

Kristina Glanville

Kristina Glanville has been training, performing, and teaching in the Portland area for the past eight years. She began her training at Casco Bay Movers and was a member of Portland Youth Dance for three years. As a member of PYD’s hip hop crew, Dynamix, Kristina had the opportunity to train with some of the hottest hip hop choreographers from New England and NYC. She also had the opportunity to work with her mentors to develop outreach programs for youth at the Boys & Girls Club of Portland, Mayo Street Arts, STRIVE, LearningWorks, and several elementary schools in the greater Portland area. As an alumnus of PYD, she continues to work with her mentors to build these programs and spread the joy of dance. In addition to teaching at a handful of other studios in southern Maine, Kristina continues her training at Casco Bay Movers, where she takes weekly hip hop, jazz, and modern classes. She travels often to Boston and New York City to train with choreographers from Jeannette Neill Dance Studio, Phunk Phenomenon, and Broadway Dance Center.  In addition to teaching at Casco Bay Movers, Kristina is currently a communications major at the University of Southern Maine and an instructor at Brio Dance.

Feb
28
Sun
PYD’s The Exchange on February 28th at Avant @ Avant Event Center
Feb 28 @ 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm
PYD's The Exchange on February 28th at Avant @ Avant Event Center | Westbrook | Maine | United States

A family friendly event where Maine and New England’s studio and street hip hop dancers unite to share their one love- hip hop. Dancers can enter to battle and showcase their skills. All are welcome to come and watch!

When: Sunday February 28th @ 2pm
1v1 All stylez – 2v2 bboy – 1v1 ages 10 &under
Exhibition Performance: 5:30pm – Finals 6pm

Prizes
All Styles 1v1- $75
Bboy 2v2 – $250

Judges:
Chique – Lords of Illusion
Kea Tessyman – Kinetic Energy AliveX – Lawtown Assasins
Meg Hall – Casco Bay Movers/G-Tric
Bruce Tracy

DJ Maaac!!!

Exhibition Crews:
Mayo Street Arts
Riverton Boys & Girls Club
Portland Youth Dance
Sharon Lux
Thornton Academy

Where: Avant Dance and Event Center
865 Spring St, Westbrook, ME 04092

Tickets: Available starting January 15th $5 to enter to battle and $10 to enter and watch

If you have a hip hop crew or performance group that wants to be in the exhibition email elizabeth@portlandyouthdance.com or FMI

All proceeds go to funding the Portland Youth Dance scholarship and outreach programs.www.portlandyouthdance.com

Feb
29
Mon
Session 2 of Mommy & Me, On My Own and Dance Imagination Begins @ Casco Bay Movers Dance Studio
Feb 29 – Apr 16 all-day
Session 2 of Mommy & Me, On My Own and Dance Imagination Begins @ Casco Bay Movers Dance Studio | Portland | Maine | United States

We are now registering for Session 2, February 29th – April 16, of our mini session classes.  $85/7 week session.

Mommy & Me:  2 years with a caregiver

Mommy & Me:  2 years with a caregiver

Thursday’s, 9:30 – 10:15 am

Mommy & Me is an introduction to dance and movement class for those that wish to dance with a parent.  This class will include stretching, rhythm exercises, pre-ballet, and creative movement steps.  One parent or guardian is requested to join in their dancer for class time and will be expected to participate.  This class does not perform in the Spring Concert.   More on our Young Dancers Program.

On My Own:  2 years without a caregiver

Thursday’s, 10:30 – 11:15 am

On My Own is a progression of the Mommy and Me class, in which the dancers leave caregivers at the door and participate in class solo. This class will include stretching, rhythm exercises, pre-ballet, and creative movement steps begun in the Mommy and Me class.  This class does not perform in the Spring Concert.   More on our Young Dancers Program.

Dance Imagination Sampler:  3-5 years*

Monday’s, 5:15 – 6 pm

*Dancers must be 3 years of age and potty trained by session start.
Dance Imagination introduces dance basics and inspires young dancers to express themselves through movement, developing their understanding of the art and technique of dance in an atmosphere of fun and purpose. Using concepts which are familiar to the child, movement is introduced which invites them to apply imagination, energy and coordination. Through creative play and imitation, children strengthen basic motor skills and self esteem by learning what they can do. By exploring dance, music and language, the child’s many facilities of self expression are nurtured. Memorization improves because the elements of dance are identified and used in many interesting ways. Focus on form, technique and composition increases with age and ability within the curriculum. Training young dancers in this in-depth method develops body awareness, agility, rhythm, improvisation skills and creative thinking of a permanent nature, while preparing for the more regimented study of ballet, jazz, modern and other related theater arts. More on our Young Dancers Program.

Mar
12
Sat
CDTAM of Natal, Brasil Performance @ Casco Bay Movers Studio Theater
Mar 12 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Natal, Brasil’s Alberto Maranhao Dance Theatre returns to Maine this March 6 – 16 for a residency, including a special performance and master class at Casco Bay Movers.  Stay tuned for details!

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Mar
23
Wed
Eat at B.Good on Exchange Street and Support PYD! @ B. Good
Mar 23 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Eat at B.Good on Exchange Street and Support PYD! @ B. Good | Portland | Maine | United States

The awesome folks at B. Good’s Exchange St. location will be donating a percentage of sales on Wednesday, March 23rd to Portland Youth Dance.  Please stop by to visit with some terrific PYD families, enjoy some tasty food and support PYD’s Scholarship and Outreach programming!

Check out http://www.portlandyouthdance.com/ for more information on PYD.

Apr
7
Thu
PYD’s For the Love of Dance Gala @ Glass Lounge at Hyatt Place
Apr 7 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
PYD's For the Love of Dance Gala @ Glass Lounge at Hyatt Place | Portland | Maine | United States

Portland Youth Dance is thrilled to announce it’s third annual, For the Love of Dance Gala, Thursday, April 7th, 6-9 pm, at Glass Lounge.  PYD’s signature event will feature specialty cocktails and tasty treats, a silent auction and more.  Tickets are $25 each or $100 for a block of 6 tickets in advance or $30 each at the door.

 

 

May
21
Sat
Portland Youth Dance May Concert @ Winslow Homer Center for the Arts, Scarborough High School
May 21 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Portland Youth Dance May Concert @ Winslow Homer Center for the Arts, Scarborough High School | Scarborough | Maine | United States

Portland Youth Dancers along with Mayo Street and CBM studio Outreach classes present their annual concert on Saturday, May 21st @ 5 pm at the Winslow Homer Center for the Arts at Scarborough High School.

Featuring choreography by:

Kassandra Ratteau, Betsi Graves/Urbanity Dance, Dante Brown/Warehouse Dance, JunnYahh Rodriguez, Bruce Tracy, Bry Newton, Emily Dunuwila, Jennifer Bourgeault, Andrea Michaud Tracy, Victoria Perreault, Brie Hinman and more!

 

Jun
18
Sat
CBM Spring Concert @ Westbrook Performing Arts Center
Jun 18 all-day
CBM Spring Concert @ Westbrook Performing Arts Center | Westbrook | Maine | United States

Casco Bay Movers Annual Spring Concert, Saturday, June 18th at Westbrook Performing Arts Center

Young Dancers Matinee:  1 PM

Evening Concert:  7:30 PM

Tickets will go on sale in May.