Body Logic Dance Company Auditions Season 09 2018 - 2019
We are currently seeking female and male dancers for our ninth season.
Body Logic Dance is a Modern Dance Company. Candidates must be technically proficient in both modern dance and ballet technique. Dancers, choreographers and those with interests in teaching strongly encouraged. For information on auditions, commitments, expectations and pay-scale click below.
It’s happening... Are you coming? BLDFestival 2018
Calling all Dancers, all last minute deal-doers, any of you it’s been awhile kind of movers... whatever the case, stop what you're doing and register for this year’s dance festival. Dance all day taking master classes from some of Utah’s best dancers/instructors. Start the day off with classes from Body Logic’s Co-Artistic Director Serena Webb. Serena starts us off with a Modern class with a primary focus on Merce Cunningham technique. She has been busy behind the scenes in preparation for the big day and is excited to take a break from that to teach at the festival this year. We then take it up a few notches with Izzy Arrieta at the helm. With his natural groove and his contemporary flair, he is sure to be a festive favorite. Next, Mrs. Chelsea Budge will be in the studio and you better be ready to give it your all! She is adored by many dancers and her classes are always a hit and in high demand. Closing up this year's festival is Samba Fogo’s own fierce director Lorin Hansen. She is known as one of Salt Lake City Weekly’s best dancers and teaches all over the state of Utah. She is sharing her knowledge of Brazilian-style techniques. Be ready to get down and did we mention their would be live drumming!! Squeeeee, we can’t wait either!!
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Meet the choreographers
Eiby Lobos, a native from Los Angeles, California with Guatemalan roots is an alumni from the University of Utah. There she graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Modern Dance. In 2013, for her senior piece Eiby was able to collaborate live with In Lak Ech and Poets. This is Eiby’s second piece she is choreographing with music from In Lak Ech. Eiby is a member of Body Logic Dance Company since 2016. She is a yoga instructor and a Capoeirista with Volta Miuda Salt Lake City, Utah. If she is not choreographing, dancing, doing yoga or capoeira she is traveling the world. In the future she plans to obtain her MFA in Dance/ Choreography.
Nancy Carter originally trained as a modern dancer, with a heavy focus on Contact Improvisation. Her resumé sports a BA and a MFA in Modern Dance and Certification as a Laban/Bartenieff Movement Analyst. She has transitioned to practicing primarily circus arts in recent years, teaching and performing with Aerial Arts of Utah since 2010. Nancy specializes in lyra, but also enjoys bungee, trapeze and has recently been focusing on Acro Yoga. This past year she and Dustin Webb teamed up to perform Acro together. In addition to her air time Nancy runs her own business, Rumble Motion Massage and Movement, in downtown Salt Lake. nancysimpsoncarter.com; rumblemotion.com
Atlas Dance Collective a project-based dance company geared towards providing professional performance and choreographic opportunities for emerging dancers and choreographers.
Salt Dance Company is a professional dance company that celebrates progression and upward evolution in dance by collaborating with innovative choreographers from around the world to create original works. By only performing new work and commissioning emerging artists from around the globe, SALT’s company of classically trained, artistically versatile dancers is able to offer fresh perspectives, new voices, and more global ideas to Utah communities. SALT collects, creates, and performs these innovative works and shares them with Utah audiences through performances, workshops, training programs, festivals, master classes, and outreach programs to elevate the cultural vibrancy and diversity of its community.
Matika Webster: Coming soon
Body Logic Dance Adjudication Concert
Where: Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center • Leona Wagner Blackbox When: April 07, 2018 Time: 7:30 pm Tickets: $15 <-<-<-<-<-<-<-PURCHASE NOW For details/inquiries about acommodations/special needs, please email email@example.com; include ADA festival in the subject line.
What’s an adjudication concert? Well, first hand and in person is the best way to find out for yourself. According to Webster’s Dictionary adjudicate is defined as: to act as judge. And that is pretty much what our adjudicators will be doing. They will observe, analyze, and interpret the works they see. They will be watching with very specific criteria pertaining to dance choreography and performance. The adjudicators will then give this feedback to the choreographers live and in front of our audience. We offer this unique experience to our viewers as a way to inform them of ways they can ”see” dance and interpret what the artist is saying or what impact it has on them as a viewer. At the end of the night, the adjudicators will deliberate and determine which work was executed with high proficiency in both choreography and performance and the choreographer will be crowned our 2018 festival winner! But that is not all...YOU have the chance to award one lucky choreographer with our new audience choice award! So come on out and support these amazing choreographers and dancers!!
Come Dance With Us
We are finalizing all the details and are so excited to see and welcome so many in our beautiful dance family. Join us and fill your weekend with all things dance and support your local artists!! Register today!!
Structured creativity is important and beneficial for children of all ages. Keep your dancer busy, enrich learning, continue progressing in technique and creativity bringing added excitmement and joy to their summer. Come Dance With US!!
"You can have anything you want... if you dress for it." -Edith Head
Now that you know what classes you are going to take, prepare to dress the part!!
There is value and importance in coming to class in the right attire. Many classes give freedom for expression in dress, but have some kind of guidelines. Other classes like ballet, have a stricter code due to the teacher needing to visually see the placement of the body without any bulky or distracting clothing. There is value and importance in following dress code during a structured dance class. However, there are situations and classes that the code is less structured and more relaxed. Here are a few guidelines and reasons why coming to dance in the right attire is the first step to a great class!
Dress code helps dancers come ready for class by helping them to: 1. Understand that class has a structure, as compared to an unstructured playtime. 2. Ensures that clothing is not a distraction during class (when a dancer arrives wearing dress-up clothes like a large party dress or fairy wings this can be too much and take away focus). 3. Makes sure that your dancer is appropriately dressed for movement.
A strict dress code is not as necessary for a creative movement or Mommy and Me type classes. Dance leotards, tights, and tutus can add to the fun however, they are not required for the educational development in any introductory class. If you are a parent watching the budget, a beginning dancer can be equally successful and have has much fun during class wearing a basic pair of leggings and a t-shirt. In this case, one should set aside specific legging(s) and t-shirt(s) for dance class only. Again, the dancer is learning that these clothes are affiliated with a structured class and not just playtime.
Dress code becomes stricter and more important as the dancer gets older, especially in ballet, modern, and jazz classes. Proper attire allows the instructor to see the dancers’ alignment, positions, and movement in order to give necessary corrections that benefit the dancer’s training and education. Dress code teaches discipline, which is necessary for an art form as demanding as dance. In a traditional ballet class students will usually wear a black (or solid color) leotard and pink tights. Patterned leotards can be a distraction to the teacher. Dress code in dance classes may include shoes and your hair to be pulled back in a bun or at the least, a ponytail. Both are important for the dancer and should be adhered to.
No matter the class or style of dance your garment should be breathable, lightweight, and stretchy allowing you freedom to move while providing comfort. You can find great dance clothes at great prices at www.discountdance.com.
We are excited to get the year underway and get busy learning new things this semester. We have some fun and exciting changes and new opportunities, and fun in store for our dancers in our academy for 2018. 🙂
We believe in and trust our curriculum at Body Logic Dance Academy. Our staff is passionate and focused on giving each student the best dance education they can receive. We affirm that in just 30 days your dancer will have more confidence both on and off the dance floor. That is why this month if you join our academy and find your dancer does not have more confidence at the end of that 30 days we will give your money back. (*money returned for classes taken in that 30 day period. No refund of membership fee)
Don't hesitate, call (801)566-3010and book your dancer's placement class today!!
Winter is right around the corner and Fall activities are coming to a close. Are you reading this because you are looking for something new? Does your child need a new studio to further their artistic and technical development? Are you looking for a family-friendly supportive studio? Whatever the reasons are that got you here, seeking glad you did. We are certain we have what you are seeking and can't wait to meet you! We are now booking spots for all classes , from hip hop to ballet we are sure there is a class for your budding dancer. Not sure of what level and genre best fits your dancer? Book a placement class and make an appointment to visit the studio today!!
Are you already apart of our amazing dance family? Have you considered upping your game and increasing your knowledge and ability? Add another class!! Did you know ballet is helpful to hip-hop dancer increasing flexibility and strength? And clogging helps the jazz dancer improve musicality and rhythm? It's true, in today's demanding dance world it is so important to be adaptable, and have a depth of knowledge of many dance genres. For scheduling and prices check it out here.
Again, whatever reasons we are here we really do this it would be candy cane sweet if you would, #comedancewithus!!
Body Logic Dance Academy kicks off its holiday performance season this week. We begin with ‘The Festival of Trees’ and end the season with our annual Holiday Party. Invite your family and friends to come and watch an awesome performance (loosely based on, “How the grinch stole Christmas,”) and then enjoy browsing the goods and products at both festivals. Family and friends must pay the entrance fee(s) for the festivals; dancers get in free!!
Body Logic Dance 2nd annual festival is happening April 7, 2018. Save the date and join us for some fun and challenging master classes and end the day with an adjudicated concert with some of Utah’s local dance companies and choreographers!
We we are delighted to announce this years pannel of amazing dance artists. Chelsea Budge, dance company director at West Lake High School and former hip-hop and jazz dance professor at Utah Valley University. You may have seen her lastest work during the Utah Jazz half-time show. Ismael Arrietta, is a current member of Salt Dance Company and a choreographer extraordinaire. His work has been set on many High Schools and Universities across the state. We are so proud to announce the last member on our panel and City Weekly’s 2016 best individual dancer, Lorin Hansen. She is the co-director of Samba Fogo and you can take classes with her and see her work with Samba in their own shows and in festivals and parades throughout Utah. Stay tuned for updates and more info about our upcoming festivities and #comedancewithus this April.