On September 20th, Newfoundland and Labrador’s newest dance sectoral organization hosted a wine and cheese event to celebrate the launch of DanceNL as an association and to share the results of the DanceNL Road Map. The Road Map has been collecting information from communities across the province in order to discover who is dancing, what they are dancing and where they are dancing. So far, they have heard from 104 dancers and dance groups from nineteen different communities in the province representing a wide range of dance forms from ballet to bellydance to social dance to drum dance. The project aims to network dancers, practitioners and dance enthusiasts and give a stronger presence to dancers from Newfoundland and Labrador provincially, nationally and internationally. DanceNL was established in 2009 with a mandate to “preserve, promote and support all forms of dance and dance activity throughout Newfoundland and Labrador.” This November the organization will elect its first official board of directors.
To become a member or to participate in The Road Map project see the DanceNL website www.dancenl.ca or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.