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LAST CALL for Youth Performers for Nimbus' Jersey City Nutcracker!
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LAST CALL for youth performers for Nimbus Dance Works Jersey City Nutcracker!

Tchaikovsky's Classic Ballet Re-imagined with Jersey City Flavor!
Jersey City Nutcracker is the largest annual performing arts event in Jersey City and features the professional dancers of Nimbus Dance Works, Nimbus2, and talented local youth.

Performance Dates: December 12-17
Rehearsals Begin October 2

Youth Roles Available:
(No Audition Required)
• Cookies (4-5yrs)
• Angels (6-8yrs)
• B-Boys/B-Girls (7-18yrs)
• Rats/Bullies (7-18yrs)

For Additional Information, Please Visit:
www.schoolofnimbus.org/jc-nutcracker/
Or Contact Nimbus Dance Works Office:
(201) 377-0718

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Jersey City Nutcracker Youth Audition: Saturday, September 23rd, 1-3pm
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Jersey City Nutcracker 2017 Youth Auditions!
Saturday, September 23rd, 1-3pm

Tchaikovsky's Classic Ballet Re-imagined with Jersey City Flavor!
Jersey City Nutcracker is the largest annual performing arts event in Jersey City and features the professional dancers of Nimbus Dance Works, Nimbus2, and talented local youth.

Performance Dates: December 12-17
Saturday, September 23rd, 1-3pm
Check-in/Registration: 12:30
Please Wear Appropriate Dance Attire

Audition for Lead Youth Roles:
• Maria & Christopher
• Waltz of the Flowers
• Spanish
• Chinese

165 Newark Avenue (enter on Barrow St)
Jersey City, NJ

Audition is for Ages 9yrs+

No Audition Required for 8yrs and under:
• Cookies (4-5yrs)
• Angels (6-8yrs)
• B-Boys/B-Girls (7-18yrs)
• Rats/Bullies (7-18yrs)

Please Contact Nimbus' Office for Additional Information:
(201) 377-0718

More Info: www.nimbusdanceworks.org

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Nimbus Seeks Production/Facility Manager
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Production/Facility Manager:

The Production/Facility Manager (PFM) works with the Artistic Director, General Manager and artistic staff to ensure professional caliber production values for all Nimbus performance and events. The PFM serves as manager of Nimbus’ facility in areas related to rentals, production, and maintenance/upkeep.



Production Operations

Nimbus Company Performances/Touring

Travel reservations: van rental, lodging, food

Stage Manage Shows

Advance Communication with venues re: tech/logistics

Create prop, production inventory lists for each production

Coordinate set/prop repairs and construction

Create and distribute tech/production schedules in dialogue with artistic staff

Serve as timekeeper in theater

Attend company rehearsals as necessary for stage managing & other production needs

Maintain archives of lighting designs and cue-sheets for company repertory

Assemble music files and playlists for all Nimbus performances and productions (including School Recital)

Schedule production crew

Advance planning for all facility rentals for Nimbus Performances/Events

Collaborate on event planning for seasonal gala

Nutcracker

Schedule production set-up/strike - sets, lights, dance floor

Transport Nutcracker production by truck to venue; coordinate truck rental

Schedule production crew

Stage Manage Shows



Facility Management/Rentals:

Work with AD in planning of 321 Warren facility

set-up /break-down/storage/maintenance of lighting/audio/production equipment;

Inventory and restock marley tape, resin

In-house/Educational/Community Productions

Set-up break-down seating/risers

Interface with renters for tech needs, room set-up, scheduling

Set-up production & stage manage OFFLINE, On the Rise, Spring Recital & other NimbusPresents events.

Be on call to open/close/oversee rental groups at Nimbus facility

Managing rental bookings via the Google Calendar

Create rentals contract - including cancellation fees; proper foot attire; etc.

Studio Rentals Rate

OFFLINE: Space Grant scheduling

General maintenance/upkeep of Nimbus facilities (interior/exterior)

Serve as ADA compliance liaison

Coordinate recycling and conservation efforts

Coordinate custodial staff

Bathroom/cleaning supplies orders/restocking



Job Qualifications:

Valid driver’s license/able to drive & Rent a truck

Weekend Availability

Able to lift and carry 50+ lbs a substantial distance

Able to squat, kneel and lift arms above head and stand for a long period of time

Effective communication and writing skills

Good Time Management and Organizational skills

Able to Multi-Task

Able to see big picture and details

Experience with Theater Tech.

Familiar with Dance/Dance terminology

Compensation: based on experience with potential for advancement

Schedule: Part-time, including some weekends, some travel



To Apply:

By July 25, Please send resume, cover letter, and 3 references to samuel@nimbusdanceworks.org.

Selected applicants will be invited to interview at Nimbus’ Jersey City location in early

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Nimbus Seeks Assistant Director of Development & Communications
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Assistant Director of Development & Communications (ADDC)

The Assistant Director of Development and Communications (ADDC) works with other Key Staff members to cultivate donor, presenter, corporate, patron and community relations, seek out new grant opportunities, track and report data for current grants. The ADDC helps to curate Nimbus’ public image, managing social media platforms, marketing endeavors and event planning and execution.



Job Responsibilities:

Maintain and develop new funding opportunities for Nimbus Dance Works programs

Report to Artistic Director

Attend scheduled meetings with Nimbus Staff

Maintain donor database:

Cultivate and maintain relations with donors and potential donors

Process gifts and donor acknowledgements

Invite patrons & prospects to Nimbus events

Update Tracking Documents

Grants

Research funding opportunities

Maintain grants calendar and complete reporting

Supervise the Grant Writer and assist with needs (communicating with other departments)

Complete/update company info on Data Arts

Coordinate with Key Staff for data requirements

Press Releases

Create and distribute Press Releases according to company calender (expand press list as needed)



Fundraising and other Cultivation Events:

Create funding strategies with Artistic Director

Organize and Manage fundraising drives (end-of-year appeals, donor relations, follow-up from gala event, etc.)

Manage the Gala and its facets (Gala committee, venue, honorees, etc.)

Coordinate/plan company events & appearances including performances, fundraisers, street fairs with appropriate Staff

Consult on special events, in coordination with Company Manager and Artistic Director, regarding, for example, but not limited to: guest accommodations and travel, soliciting in-kind donations of goods and services, maintaining database of attendees, photo shoots, benefits, etc.;

Solicit ads for program booklets



Marketing:

General

Promote NDW in a positive and professional manner, on par with branding guidelines

Coordinate marketing plan for all major company performances and events: press release, distribution plan and graphics

Maintain Company web page with Company Manager

Maintain Company database of photos, DVDs, and archival material

Create, maintain, update and disseminate current Company information, including, but not limited to headshots, biographies, reviews, awards, recognition, etc.

Manage and post on all social media accounts (ie. Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Youtube)

Manage YMLP account for email blast

Box Office & Ticketing

Create ticketing webpages via Brown Paper Tickets

Making sure all ticket links, dates, locations and future performances are sent out in a release according to company calendar. (School of Nimbus Starting, Recital, Company Performances, Offline, Educational performances)

Create tickets, program booklets and any necessary documents for all company events (ie. NYC Season, JC Season, Nutcracker, Offline)

Manage ticketing/box office sales for company events



Qualifications:

Excellent writing and Communication skills

Outgoing personality

Familiarity with NY/NJ funding and cultural organizations

Fluency with photoshop, video editing software, social media platforms, database management, ticketing software

Familiarity with Dance and be able to speak confidently about dance/dance performance

Ability to multi-task

Firm grasp of strategic and practical frameworks

Good managerial skills

Driven by passion for arts and community impact

Self-starter, proactive

Independant worker

Ability to work in a fast paced environment

Familiarity with quantitative data measurement and analysis

Innovative and creative thinker

Compensation: based on experience with potential for advancement

Schedule: Part-time, including some weekends, some travel


To Apply:

By July 25, Please send resume, cover letter, 3 diverse writing samples and 3 references to samuel@nimbusdanceworks.org.

Selected applicants will be invited to interview at Nimbus’ Jersey City location in early

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Nimbus Announces OFFLINE 10.14-15: Fall2017 Nimbus Choreographic Residency & Performance Opportunity
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NimbusPresents: OFFLINE, now entering its third year, is a series of curated performances presenting the work of emerging to mid-career choreographers from the New Jersey/New York area. Designed to address the limited amount of space available for the creation and performance of new dance in Jersey City, OFFLINE provides audiences and artists the opportunity to have intimate and meaningful exchanges.

Guest Curator Joanne Robinson Hill will select 2 resident choreographers and 6 choreographers (for performance only) to present their work at Nimbus' Studio/Theater in Downtown Jersey City on Saturday, October 14 and Sunday, October 15, 2017. Resident choreographers will present their work in both performances, all other works will be presented in one of the two performances. Joanne Robinson Hill will lead a post-show discussion with participating choreographers.

Proposed works should be no longer than 15 minutes. Priority will be given to new works and works in progress.

All choreographers will receive a 45 minute technical rehearsal prior to their performance.

Selected resident choreographers must sell 15 tickets to the performances. Choreographers selected for the produced performances are required to sell 10 tickets each.

Resident choreographers receive 30 hours of studio time for rehearsals and are required to do one work-in-progress showing prior to the performance for feedback from the curator, Nimbus artistic staff, and invited audience.

(Note about space use for resident choreographers: studio times are primarily available on Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings with some additional weeknight availability.)

Applicants will be assessed on the following criteria:

1.Demonstrated history of work

2.Project proposal quality

3.Project feasibility



Choreographers of all backgrounds encouraged to apply.

To Apply, complete application form here:

Application Deadline: Tuesday, August 1

Applicants will be notified of their status by Tuesday, August 15

Application Fee:$15/submission, due upon application: Pay Fee Here

Please contact nimbus.outreach@gmail.com with questions or concerns

About the Curator: Joanne Robinson Hill

Joanne Robinson Hill, consultant and former director of education for The Joyce Theater, is an honoree and founding member of Lincoln Center Institute for Arts Education and was a Leonard Bernstein Center for Education through the Arts Fellow. She was a 2017 Engaging Dance Audiences panelist, a Joyce residency artist panelist and a HARLEM STAGE choreographic mentor. A past Trustee of Dance USA, former board member of the NYC AIE Roundtable, she is on the editorial board of the Teaching Artist Journal. She has been a consultant for the NYC Department of Education, served on NYSCA and NJ Council on the Arts panels, and has been recognized for her leadership by the NYS Department of Education. Formerly the Education Director for Portland State University's Contemporary Dance Season in OR, she held posts as an arts commissioner for Oregon's Regional Arts and Culture Commission and was on the boards of the Portland Center for the Performing Arts and Portland Arts and Lectures. Ms. Robinson Hill was dance curriculum developer for the National Institute of Education's CEMREL Aesthetic Education Program. A former dancer, an educator and administrator, she is a past co-chair and chair of Dance/USA's Educators Council and is a member of it's Chair's Circle. She lives in Jersey City.

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Nimbus Dance Works Audition for 2017-18 Season: May 12 + Pre-Audition Workshops
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Nimbus Dance Works Announces Company Auditions for 2017-18 Season + pre-audition Repertory Workshops

Nimbus Dance Works Audition: Friday, May 12
Repertory Workshops: May 8 & May 9

Seeking Male & Female Dancers for Company, Apprentice, & Nimbus2 positions for the 2017-18 Season
(see below for full description of positions available)

Audition Dates/Times:
Audition Date: Friday, May 12th
Gibney Dance Center - 890 Broadway, New York NY
Slot #1: 9am-12noon
Slot #2: 6-9pm

Callbacks: Monday, May 15th
Nimbus Dance Works Studio - 209 3rd Street, Jersey City, NJ
10am - 3:30pm

Send Resume, Headshot, and Performance Reel (if available) to programs@nimbusdanceworks.org AND justin@nimbusdanceworks.org. Indicate your preference for an AM or PM time slot on 5/12. You will receive an email with audition time. Audition Fee: $8 (advance registration by 5/1)/$10 (after 5/1)

Go to www.nimbusdanceworks.org to pre-register
(fee waived if registered for both repertory workshops).

About Available Positions:
Nimbus Dance Works seeks male and female company, apprentice, and Nimbus2 dancers for the 2017-18 Season. Dancers should have professional experience and excellent modern and ballet technique. Nimbus seeks professional dancers who are: committed to working at a high technical level; adventurous collaborators; responsible group members; interested in community impact through the arts.

About Nimbus Dance Works:
Nimbus' repertory includes work by Artistic Director Samuel Pott and by guest choreographers, including Pedro Ruiz, Charles Moulton, Francesca Harper, Darshan Singh Bhuller, Huang Yi, Korhan Basaran, and by historic choreographers Charles Weidman and Pearl Primus. With a home studio in Jersey City, the company performs twice annually in Jersey City, annually in New York City, and on tour. The company also conducts extensive community and educational work weaving together high level concert dance and community engagement. Company contracts consist of approximately 30 weeks of work including rehearsal and performance periods, touring, and teaching. All rehearsals, performances, and teaching are paid at competitive rates. Contract begins mid-September.

About Nimbus2
Consisting of 6 young dance professionals, Nimbus2 performs repertory for young and adult audiences, expanding the reach of dance to populations across the tri-state area. Developing a new generation of Nimbus artists within Nimbus' aesthetic, repertory and approach, Nimbus2 provides a rigorous and inspiring environment for dancers to grow. Through performance of their own repertory, performances with Nimbus Dance Works including Jersey City Nutcracker, and community engagement, Nimbus2 represents an exciting new branch of the organization.

Repertory Workshops
Join Nimbus Artistic Director Samuel Pott and Nimbus company members to learn works from Nimbus' repertory including work-in-process Esther, and Surface Tension. Each workshop will include a warm-up class followed by in-depth examination into the choroegraphy and creative process of each work.
(Note: Company Audition will include phrases from Repertory Workshops)

Dates/Times:
Workshop 1: Esther - Monday May 8, 10am-2pm
Workshop 2: Surface Tension: Tuesday May 9, 10am-2pm

Location:
Gibney Dance Center - 890 Broadway, New York NY

Register:
Cost: $35 (advance registration by 5/1); $45 (after 5/1)
Audition fee waived if registered for both workshops
Register at www.nimbusdanceworks.org

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Re: PROLIFERATE: Nimbus Dance Works Performance & Gala - April 7 @ White Eagle Hall
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Nimbus Dance Works: Proliferate at White Eagle Hall named among top arts events in New Jersey this weekend by njarts.net (full article HERE)

-First performance at newly renovated White Eagle Hall! Don't Miss It!

Tickets and info: www.nimbusdanceworks.org

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Re: PROLIFERATE: Nimbus Dance Works Performance & Gala - April 7 @ White Eagle Hall
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Nimbus Gala Committee Announced:

Robinson Holloway – Chair, Jersey City Arts Council; West Village West Art Gallery

Candice Osborne – Ward E Councilperson, Jersey City

Wendy Paul – President, Jersey City Rotary; Community Engagement, NJCU

Dr. Sue Henderson – President, NJCU

Elizabeth Morrill – Founder, North River Sing

Olga Levina – Artistic Director, Jersey City Theater Center

Nicholas Chiaravallotti - NJ State Assembly, District 31; Director Community Engagement St. Peter’s University

Maureen Goletz – Executive Director, Jersey City Internation Television & Film Festival

Craig Goletz – Co-Founder & President, Jersey City Internation Television & Film Festival

Ben LoPiccolo – CEO, Ben LoPiccolo Development Group

PeiJu Chien-Pott – Principal Guest Artist, Martha Graham Dance Company


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This Sunday at Nimbus: OFFLINE 4.2 - new choreography
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Sunday, April 2: OFFLINE 4.2 at Nimbus Dance Works

Featuring 4 innovative choreographers presented in Nimbus' intimate studio theater followed by post-performance discussions exploring identity and place.

The performance features a World Premiere by Nimbus company member Robert Lewis, performed by Nimbus2, and works by Titilayo Majoyeogbe (Nimbus Choreographic Resident), Robert Burke, & Patrick O'Brien.

Sunday, April 2nd, 2pm & 6pm
Nimbus Studio Theater: 209 3rd Street, Jersey City
Tickets: $25 - available at www.nimbusdanceworks.org

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Re: PROLIFERATE: Nimbus Dance Works Performance & Gala - April 7 @ White Eagle Hall
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Nimbus Gala News: PeiJu Chien-Pott to Perform Acclaimed Martha Graham Solo: Ekstasis 
at White Eagle Hall:
Friday, 4/7 7:30pm 

"Twisting like a snake with a rubbery torso as she juts a hip forward, Ms. Chien-Pott is spellbinding in her ability to waver between slinky and taut.” - Gia Kourlas, New York Times

Guest performer, PeiJu Chien-Pott, joins Nimbus Dance Works' PROLIFERATE performance & gala April 7th at White Eagle Hall, with Ekstasis, performed most recently at the Joyce Theater to rave reviews. Principal Guest Artist with Martha Graham Dance Company and one of the most acclaimed contemporary dancers of her generation, Ms. Chien-Pott performs this mesmerizing and otherworldly tour-de-force solo which was choreographed by Martha Graham in 1933 and re-conceived by Virginie Mécène in 2017. 

Tickets available at: www.nimbusdanceworks.org

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PROLIFERATE: Nimbus Dance Works Performance & Gala - April 7 @ White Eagle Hall
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Join Nimbus Dance Works for a special evening April 7th at Jersey City’s White Eagle Hall!

Proliferate: Jersey City Performance & Gala

at White Eagle Hall: Friday 4/7 7:30pm

PURCHASE TICKETS HERE

This co-presentation of Nimbus Dance Works and Jersey City Theater Center features Nimbus in All Star Ball Passing Redux, Charles Moulton’s renowned masterwork; audience favorite Mapping, by UK Choreographer Darshan Singh Bhuller; Nimbus Artistic Director Samuel Pott’s Surface Tension; Plus: Guest Appearance by Internationally-Acclaimed PeiJu Chien-Pott.

"Best performances of 2016" - Huffington Post

"Nimbus helps define the American experience" - Star Ledger

Performance immediately followed by a Gala Reception Honoring
the Dance To Learn Program, a statewide Creative Movement Program which Nimbus provides for over 350 Jersey City students annually. Proliferate will Raise Funds for Nimbus’ Dance Progams in the Jersey City Schools.

Venue:
White Eagle Hall: 335-337 Newark Ave. Jersey City

Tickets:
Performance + Gala: $95 by 4/6; $125 at door
Performance Only: Premium $50 by 4/6; $55 at door / General $35 by 4/6; $40 at door

Gala Evening Includes: Drinks, Light Fare, Live/Silent Auction, Dancing!

Attire: Festive

Gala Honorees:
Dance to Learn Program Creators, Founders and Implementers:

Laura Marchese – Dance To Learn Curriculum Author
Michelle Marigliano – Special Projects/Assessment, Young Audiences of New Jersey
Wendy Liscow – Education Program Officer, Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation
Lisa Grimes – Executive Director, Dance New Jersey
Raegan Wood – Director, Taylor School, Dance To Learn Curriculum Author

Nimbus Award for Service Through the Arts:

Justin Perez – Nimbus Company Dancer & Company Manager

Event Sponsor: Ben Lopiccolo Development Group

Guest Performer: PeiJu Chien-Pott

Nimbus Performers: PeiJu Chien-Pott, Hannah Weeks, Chloe Slade, Shay Bland, Samantha Barriento, Maeve McEwen, Robert Lewis, Tracy Dunbar, Rony Lenis, Maurice Ivy,Brooke Naylor,Alice Bacani, Desriee Lovett, Kaitlyn Nguyen, Patrick O'Brien, Malcolm Jones, Sommer Gomez, Lucy Reider, Quincy Willingham

Questions? info@nimbusdanceworks.org or (201) 377-0718
www.NIMBUSDANCEWORKS.ORG

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Nimbus Dance Works Seeks a Grant Writer
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Job Description (January 2017)

Nimbus Dance Works (NDW) is seeking a Grant Writer who is eager to make a meaningful contribution to a Jersey City arts organization. Reporting to the Artistic Director, the Grant Writer works to strengthen and participates in a comprehensive foundation and government fundraising program for Nimbus Dance Works’ education and community engagement initiatives, performance series, and special projects. Specifically, prepare proposals, applications, reports, and other written materials related to foundation and government funding in a timely and accurate manner, effectively communicating Nimbus Dance Works’ mission and reason for support. The Grant Writer is a project-based, part-time position; hours of work will vary based on the grant calendar - position may be performed remotely. Ideal candidates should have proven experience with arts grantwriting, be self-motivated and able to manage time deadlines.

Nimbus Dance Works is a non-profit dance company based in Downtown, Jersey City that focuses on artistic excellence and community impact. Comprised of the professional dance company, the School of Nimbus Dance Works, NimbusPRESENTS a newly-launched presenting series, and community educational programs, Nimbus’ is one of the fastest growing contemporary dance organizations in the NY/NJ area. Founded in 2005 by Artistic Director Samuel Pott, NDW is currently undertaking initiatives to move itself into the national touring marketplace, to consolidate development/fundraising and to advance the presenting wing of the organization in Downtown Jersey City.

I. Primary Responsibilities

-Work with Nimbus staff to identify and complete Grant Applications from major city, state and federal government agencies, corporate entities, and foundations in the areas of art project funding, educational program funding, capital projects, and general operations.

-Coordinate with appropriate Staff to develop thorough understanding of Nimbus programs in order to build descriptive language and other materials as required for proposals

-Attend/Participate in grant webinars and information sessions

-Maintain Nimbus Dance Works’ grants calendar and funding prospect research

II. Qualifications

-Minimum 2 years of grant writing experience required, preferably in the arts

-Bachelor's degree in communications, English, writing or similar field

-Excellent grammar and strong research skills needed

-Demonstrated ability to work independently and prioritize multiple deadlines

-Strong organizational skills and attention to detail

-Working knowledge of research resources for foundation and government fundraising

-Knowledge of the performing arts and nonprofit dance field, particularly in New York City, preferred but not required

III. Submission Procedure

Please submit the following: resume, work samples, and cover letter (with salary requirements and outlining your interest in Nimbus Dance Works) to info@nimbusdanceworks.org. Please list: Grant Writer Application Submission in the subject line.

Nimbus Dance Works is an equal opportunity employer.

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Re: Spring Term Classes at Nimbus - Upcoming Open House Events
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School of Nimbus Dance Works Open House - TODAY!

Spring Term Classes start 2/13

Also, this afternoon: Youth Audition for Pre-Professional Program, Nimbus Youth Ensemble, Junior Youth Ensemble, Scholarship Program

Info, schedule, class descriptions available at www.schoolofnimbus.org

• Ballet, Modern, Hip Hop, Pointe
• Performance Opportunities: Jersey City Nutcracker, Nimbus Youth Ensemble (13-18yrs), Junior Youth Ensemble (9-12yrs)
• Small Class Sizes
• Teaching Staff of Professional Dancers from Nimbus Dance Works
• Scholarships Offered: 8 yrs & under: contact our office; 9 yrs & up - please attend audition (see below)
• Students Regularly Accepted to Top Local High School and University Programs: High Tech High School, County Prep, McNair Academic, Montclair State University, NYU, Rutgers Unversity.

Open House Trial Class Schedule:

Sunday, February 5th: 10:00am-2:30pm
Mama, Papa & Me (2-3yrs) - 10:30-10:55
Ballet I (4-5yrs) - 11:00-11:20
Ballet II (6-8yrs) - 11:25-11:45
Hip Hop II / Modern II (6-8yrs) - 11:50-12:15
Ballet III (9-12yrs) - 12:20-12:40
Hip Hop III / Modern III (9-12yrs) - 12:45-1:10
Ballet IV (12-18yrs) - 1:15-1:35
Hip Hop IV / Modern IV (12-18yrs) - 1:40 - 2:15

Youth Audition
Sunday, February 5th
Ages 9-12 - Scholarship & Junior Youth Ensemble Audition - 3:00-4pm
Ages 13-18 - Scholarship, Pre-Professional Program and Nimbus Youth Ensemble Audition - 4:00 - 5:30
Interviews with Prospective Pre-Pro Students - 5:30-6:00

Location: 209 3rd Street, Jersey City


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Re: Spring Term Classes at Nimbus - Upcoming Open House Events
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16 Week Spring Term Starts 2/13
Final Open House Event: Sunday 2/5

+ YOUTH AUDITION 2/5: Scholarship Program, Pre-Professional Program, Nimbus Youth Ensemble & Junior Youth Ensemble

16 Week Term Runs February 13 - June 10
Spring Recital: 6/10 (all recital fees included in tuition)

Info, schedule, class descriptions available at www.schoolofnimbus.org

• Ballet, Modern, Hip Hop, Pointe, Repertory
• Performance Opportunities: Jersey City Nutcracker, Nimbus Youth Ensemble (13-18yrs), Junior Youth Ensemble (9-12yrs)
• Small Class Sizes
• Teaching Staff of Professional Dancers from Nimbus Dance Works
• Scholarships Offered: 8 yrs & under: contact our office; 9 yrs & up - please attend audition (see below)
• Students Regularly Accepted to Top Local High School and University Programs: High Tech High School, County Prep, McNair Academic, Montclair State University, NYU, Rutgers Unversity.

Open House Trial Class Schedule:

Sunday, February 5th: 10:00am-2:30pm
Mama, Papa & Me (2-3yrs) - 10:30-10:55
Ballet I (4-5yrs) - 11:00-11:20
Ballet II (6-8yrs) - 11:25-11:45
Hip Hop II / Modern II (6-8yrs) - 11:50-12:15
Ballet III (9-12yrs) - 12:20-12:40
Hip Hop III / Modern III (9-12yrs) - 12:45-1:10
Ballet IV (12-18yrs) - 1:15-1:35
Hip Hop IV / Modern IV (12-18yrs) - 1:40 - 2:15

Youth Audition
Sunday, February 5th
Ages 9-12 - Scholarship & Junior Youth Ensemble Audition - 3:00-4pm
Ages 13+ - Scholarship, Pre-Professional Program and Nimbus Youth Ensemble Audition - 4:00 - 5:30
Interviews with Prospective Pre-Pro Students - 5:30-6:00

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Nimbus Dance Works receives $15K grant for scholarships, after-school program
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NIMBUS DANCE WORKS RECEIVES $15K GRANT FROM LOCAL FOUNDATION TO SUPPORT SCHOLARSHIPS AND AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAMS IN JERSEY CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Jersey City, NJ (1/16/17) – Nimbus Dance Works is pleased to announce it has received a generous grant of $15,000 from a local foundation who chooses to remain unnamed. The funds will support scholarships for youth ages 2-18 to attend the School of Nimbus Dance Works, including the School’s Pre-Professional Program, Nimbus Youth Ensemble, and Junior Youth Ensemble. Additionally, the funds will support JC Grooves, an after-school program serving middle school youth in the Jersey City Public Schools. The JC Grooves program has been inactive since 2011 when it was shelved due to lack of funding.

In addition to providing access for youth of all ages to the School of Nimbus Dance Works’ classes in ballet, modern and hip hop, the grant funding will allow youth to participate in Nimbus’ Pre-Professional Program, Nimbus Youth Ensemble and Junior Youth Ensemble. These programs offer rigorous and technical dance training to diverse local youth who seek a professionally-oriented dance experience. Additionally, Opportunity Knocks - a program hosted by St. Peter’s University directed by Dr. Edgar Rivera Colon, provides dance students with ongoing interpersonal and professional skills by exploring topics related to college preparation, time management, health education, and general self development. School of Nimbus Dance Works students have a strong track record of acceptance to the area’s top high school and college dance programs, including: Montclair State University, NYU-Tisch School of the Arts, High Tech High School, County Prep High School, and others.

The grant also supports the reinstatement of the JC Grooves After School Program, shuttered in 2011 due to lack of funds. Nimbus Dance Works serves over 1,100 youth each year in the Jersey City Schools with ongoing dance programs during-school and after-school. A signature programs, JC Grooves, offers a unique combination of dance training, performance, first-hand exposure to working with professional dancers, and arts education for Jersey City middle school students. Those students who seek to continue their dance training are offered opportunities (and scholarship funds) to enroll at the School of Nimbus Dance Works. Through this system, young dance students are afforded opportunities to pursue their art form, and, just as important, are provided a healthy, safe and productive outlet for their out-of school time.

Says Nimbus Artistic Director Samuel Pott: “It is essential that Jersey City foundations, businesses, government and individuals take the lead with supporting local non-profits that serve our youth. If we wish to build sustainable cultural organizations, the time for action is now in the form of financial support. Nimbus could not be more grateful for this grant which will deliver a real and measurable impact on youth who lack access to high quality arts and cultural programs. The School of Nimbus Dance Works provides a beacon for young people to focus their energy, passion and need to express themselves. This grant allows Nimbus to create this sacred space for more youth at our school and onsite in Jersey City middle schools.”

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Re: Spring Term Classes at Nimbus - Upcoming Open House Events
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Reminder about upcoming Open House events at Nimbus Dance Works:

Wednesday, January 18th: 5:30 - 8:15pm
Sunday, February 5th: 10:00am-2:30pm
(see below for FREE trial class schedule)

The School of Nimbus Dance Works offers:
• Top-tier dance training for ages 2-18 + adult classes. Classes taught by professional dancers from Nimbus Dance Works
• Classes in Ballet, Modern & Hip Hop + Performance Opportunities including Spring Recital, Jersey City Nutcracker, Repertory classes and others.
• Youth Dance Ensembles: Nimbus Youth Ensemble (ages 13-18), Junior Youth Ensemble (ages 9-12)
• Pre-professional Program - including college prep, self-development workshop series: "Opportunity Knocks"
• 501c3 Non-Profit
• Scholarships available

For more info including class schedules, registration - please go to: www.nimbusdanceworks.org

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Nimbus named one of "best performances of 2016" - Huff Post
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Jersey City's Nimbus Dance Works was named one of the "Best Dance Performances of 2016" by the Huffington Post.

Article HERE

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Spring Term Classes at Nimbus - Upcoming Open House Events
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2017 Spring Classes Now Open for Registration at the School of Nimbus Dance Works

16 Week Term Runs 2/13 - 6/10; Spring Recital 6/10 (all fees included in tuition)

Info, schedule, class descriptions available at www.nimbusdanceworks.org

Open House Events with Free Trial Classes Scheduled for Wednesday, January 18th and Saturday, February 4th.

Also: February 4th: Scholarship Auditions (9yrs+), Junior Youth Ensemble Auditions (9-12yrs), Nimbus Youth Ensemble/Pre-Professional Program Auditions (13-18yrs)

Open House, - Wednesday, January 18th: 5:30 - 8:15pm
Trial Class Schedule:

5:40 - 5:55pm Ballet I (4-5yrs)
6:00 - 6:15pm Ballet II (6-8yrs)
6:20 - 6:40pm Hip Hop II/Modern II (6-8yrs)
6:45 - 7:00pm Ballet III (9-12yrs)
7:05 - 7:25pm Hip Hop III/Modern III (9-12yrs)
7:30 – 7:45pm Ballet IV (13-18yrs)
7:50- 8:10pm Hip Hop IV/Modern IV (13-18yrs)

Open House - Sunday, February 5th: 10:00am-2:30pm
Trial Class Schedule:

Mama, Papa & Me (2-3yrs) - 10:30-10:55
Ballet I (4-5yrs) - 11:00-11:20
Ballet II (6-8yrs) - 11:25-11:45
Hip Hop II / Modern II (6-8yrs) - 11:50-12:15
Ballet III (9-12yrs) - 12:20-12:40
Hip Hop III / Modern III (9-12yrs) - 12:45-1:10
Ballet IV (12-18yrs) - 1:15-1:35
Hip Hop IV / Modern IV (12-18yrs) - 1:40 - 2:15

Youth Auditions - Sunday, February 5th

Ages 9-12 - Scholarship & Junior Youth Ensemble Audition - 3:00-4pm
Ages 13+ - Scholarship, Pre-Professional Program and Nimbus Youth Ensemble Audition - 4:00 - 5:30
Interviews with Prospective Pre-Pro Students - 5:30-6:00

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Re: Jersey City Nutcracker 2017 Tickets Now on Sale!
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Final Performances of Jersey City Nutcracker 2016!
Today Sunday 1pm & 5pm.

Good Seats Still Available at the Door!
107 Bright Street

Tchaikovsky's classic ballet re-imagined with Jersey City flavor!

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Re: Jersey City Nutcracker 2017 Tickets Now on Sale!
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Complimentary Parking for Jersey City Nutcracker at Old Colony Square (formerly Pathmark Plaza): 420 Grand Street, 1/2 Block west of venue.

Special thanks to National Realty & Investment Corporation!

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Re: Jersey City Nutcracker 2017 Tickets Now on Sale!
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Jersey City Nutcracker 2016 Opens this Weekend!

Tchaikovsky's classic ballet re-imagined with Jersey City flavor!

Friday 12/16 7pm
Saturday 12/17 1pm & 5pm
Sunday 12/18 1pm & 5pm

Good seats still available: http://jerseycitynutcracker2016.bpt.me

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We Are Excited to Announce Guest Cameo Performers for Jersey City Nutcracker 2017!

Come Out and Support These Notable Jersey City Community Members As They Grace Our Stage This Year!

Jersey City Nutcracker Opens this Firday 12/16-12/18
Tickets Available at www.nimbusdanceworks.org

• Candice Osborne (Councilwoman, Jersey City Ward E, Community/Arts Advocate) performs as Mama Cannoli Sunday 12/18 5pm

• Wendy Paul (Community Engagement/Relations, New Jersey City University, & President, Rotary Club of Jersey City) performs as Mayor Hague Saturday 12/17 5pm & Sunday 12/18 1pm

• Brittani Bunney (Director of Retail Leasing and Programming, Mack-Cali Realty Corporation/Harborside JC) performs as Mama Cannoli Saturday 12/17 5pm

• Tony Sandkamp (former President Van Vorst Park Association, Commissioner Jersey City Historic Preservation Commission) performs as Mayor Hague Friday 12/16 7pm

• EIleen Markenstein (President, The Historic Jersey City and Harsimus Cemetery) performs as Mama Cannoli Friday 12/16 7pm

• Stephanie Beauchamp Teaching Artist (Independent Dancer, Choreographer Teacher) performs as Mama Cannoli Saturday 12/17 1pm & Sunday 12/18 1pm

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Just Announced: Special Black Friday Discount on Jersey City Nutcracker Tickets!
Take %15 Off Early Bird Prices!
Performances: December 13-18
Use promo code: "blackfriday"

JERSEY CITY’S LARGEST ANNUAL PERFORMING ARTS EVENT!
Tchaikovsky's Classic Ballet Re-Imagined with Jersey City Flavor!

www.nimbusdanceworks.org

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Whoops... Should be Jersey City Nutcracker 2016! Getting ahead of ourselves...

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Jersey City Nutcracker 2017 Tickets Now on Sale!
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NIMBUS DANCE WORKS PRESENTS JERSEY CITY NUTCRACKER 2016
JERSEY CITY’S LARGEST ANNUAL PERFORMING ARTS EVENT

Tchaikovsky's classic ballet re-imagined with Jersey City flavor
Join us December 13th-18th for Jersey City's favorite holiday event!

Tickets Now Available HERE
Dates:
Friday, December 16th, 7:00 PM:
Saturday, December 17th, 1:00 PM & 5:00 PM
Sunday, December 18th, 1:00 PM & 5:00 PM
(December 13-15 matinee performances by reservation only)
Venue: Frank R. Conwell MS4 Auditorium, 107 Bright Street, Jersey City, NJ
Tickets: $11 - $40 (early bird prices through 12/4; group discounts available)
Tickets Available at: www.nimbusdanceworks.org
Information: (201) 377-0718 or info@nimbusdanceworks.org
Running Length: Approximately 1.5 hours
Appropriate for all ages; barrier-free event

Join Nimbus Dance Works, Jersey City’s acclaimed professional dance company, for the 7th year of the company’s annual holiday tradition: Jersey City Nutcracker. Jersey City Nutcracker tells the story of two children’s urban holiday adventure leading them through fantasy, adversity and celebration and teaching them lessons about friendship and community along the way. Choreographed and directed by Nimbus Artistic Director Samuel Pott, this adaption of Tchaikovsky’s holiday classic is performed by a stand-out cast of professional dancers from Nimbus Dance Works joined by youth and adults from the community as they portray familiar characters such as the Sugar Plum Fairy, the Rat King, the Arabian Princess and Drosselmeyer – all with a Jersey City twist! Amidst colorful sets, costumes, a brightly adorned tree, youth and adults alike are touched by this tale of holiday spirit.

Sponsored by Goldman Sachs, Jersey City Nutcracker is one of the largest annual performing arts events in the region. Performances involve youth performers drawn from the School of Nimbus Dance Works and the dance programs of the Jersey City Public Schools. Over 2,000 school children attend special school-time matinee performances. Jersey City public school students perform important roles in the production and gain real-world experience assisting with backstage and front-of-house work.
“Goldman Sachs is pleased to continue serving as lead sponsor of Nimbus Dance Works' Jersey City Nutcracker 2016. Now in its 7th season, we are proud to support this traditional wintertime performance, which brings the Jersey City community together around this fantastic production.” — Anthony Cammarata Jr., Managing Director, Corporate Services and Real Estate at Goldman Sachs.

“During a time of uncertainty when our community needs to unite, we are proud to present Jersey City Nutcracker which brings together professional dancers, youth from throughout the region, and families from all backgrounds to celebrate the holidays and our shared sense of community.” — Samuel Pott, Artistic Director Nimbus Dance Works

In addition to the acclaimed professional dancers of Nimbus Dance Works and Nimbus 2, each year top youth performers from throughout the region audition for lead youth roles in Jersey City Nutcracker. This year lead youth performers in the roles of Maria and Christina are: Angel Browne, Snyder High School; Krystal Andrade, High Tech High School; Lucy Rieder, Learning Community Charter School; Sommer Gomez, Union City High School; Quincy Willingham, Waterfront Montessori School; and Diana Boscha, Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts.

For last minute holiday shoppers: a pop-up gift boutique in the lobby of the performance features unique, handmade items and gifts for sale made by local artists and craftspeople.

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JCBOE candidates respond to arts ed-related questions
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Arts Education Questions for 2016 JCBOE Candidates:
Questions Presented by:
Nimbus Dance Works, Art House Productions, Jersey City Theater Center,
Rising Tide Capital, & Independent Jersey City artists

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Question 1:

NJ State Student Learning Standards in the Arts require that every student receive education and programming in the arts pertaining to the creative process, history of the arts and culture, performing and aesthetic response and critical methodologies. Many Jersey City schools are out of compliance with these standards, and cutting arts program or not offering the required education and programming at all to meet minimum state standards. What are strategies/best practices for the JCBOE to ensure that Jersey City students have access to arts education as directed by the NJ State Learning Standards?

Responses to Question 1:

Mark Rowan: As a potential Board member, the only person I could officially question would be the Superintendent. I believe in accountability and if the District is out of compliance, I want to know why and what is being done to address this short coming. I am an advocate for the Arts and want to see programs expanded. As a former staff member at Lincoln High School, I know the importance of the Arts and how it positively impacts our students.

Natalia Ioffe: The greatest obstacle I encountered when trying to collectively (parent council, principal & teachers) infuse more arts and music into the school curriculum is general lack of available student time. The school program is centered around testing and quantifiable student progress and leaves very little room for creative learning and/or movement. Thus it becomes a prerogative of the school’s principal and teachers to find that balance and allocate the time for extracurricular creativity in between the scheduled lessons. Even the art and music (voice, instrumental, drama) teachers on school staff have difficulty completing a comprehensive arts curriculum in a course of a single school year, because they have to work around the ever-evolving academic rigor.
My hope for change in this area stems from an Act that was passed by the Senate in July of 2015: http://www.nafme.org/senate-passes-ev ... as-core-subjects-in-tact/ (Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) reauthorization proposal, the Every Child Achieves Act (S. 1177))
This Act establishes Art & Music as core subjects, which was not the case before. I hope that our School Board can rely on this proposal to continue promoting the importance of the arts in our schools, both by empowering school teachers and by facilitating more extracurricular arts programs in every school.

Jersey City United: Mathew Schapiro, Luis Felipe Fernandez, and Asmaa Abdalla: It is crucial that the JCBOE makes arts education a priority. As board members, it is our job to make sure we do that. Two members of Jersey City United, Luis Fernandez and Matthew Schapiro, are musicians. And Matthew Schapiro has participated in over thirty productions off and off-off Broadway as a writer and actor.
We recommend a school-by-school audit, examining the arts programs made available during the school day as well as the availability of extracurricular arts programs. That way we can ensure that students in each school are receiving – at least - the mandated arts programs. But that’s not good enough.
Curriculum requirements are fairly rigid in terms of how much time is allocated to each subject. The Board does, however, have leeway in the programs we invite into our schools on behalf of students. We need to make sure the students are getting the best with the time they have: during and after school.

Education Matters: Sudhan Thomas, Angel Valentin, Gina Verdibello: Fostering creativity and a love of learning through the arts should be a vital component of every student’s education. The cost of implementing mandated programs for the arts in the Jersey City Public Schools shouldn’t be viewed as a line item on a budget sheet, but rather an investment in the future of our city. A city that is rich in culture and programs in the arts must educate students who can contribute and appreciate the arts to sustain that culture. Although members of the current administration have denied any cuts in arts programming and access to the arts to our students we have spoken to parents, students and teachers and understand the cuts that have been made. It is the responsibility of every board member to hold the district accountable for not only the requirements of the NJ State Learning Standards, but also to figure out ways to go above and beyond to develop every child to their full capabilities. For example, the citywide drama production was eliminated from this year’s budget. While this may not be a priority to the administration since it doesn’t pertain directly to test scores, the experience of building a production from the ground up and the lessons learned from being a part of something that is bigger than yourself cannot me measured on a pie chart or data sheet. It is a complete disservice to our students and staff.

Kimberly Goycochea: No Response

Mussab Ali: No Response

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Question 2:

From experience, the JCBOE, an organization with over $600 million annual budget, appears not to have a dedicated grantwriter to seek available grant funds from government or foundation sources. As a longtime non-profit vendor and partner to the JC public schools, Nimbus Dance Works has been told by the district to find individual schools to write/apply for grantfunding - but the principals and staff have too much on the their plate and aren't able to take this on. As a result, grant funding goes to other districts and Jersey City students miss out – to say nothing of local non-profits whose sustainability could be buttressed by funding to pay for partnerships. How will you ensure that the JC Public Schools support partnerships and have centralized administrative capacity to take advantage of outside funding and partnership opportunities?

Responses to Question 2:

Education Matters: Sudhan Thomas, Angel Valentin, Gina Verdibello: One of the main issues that the members of the Education Matters team has proposed from the start of this campaign is the need for the JCBOE to have a full time dedicated grant writer. In a district with so many students and so much talent it is incomprehensible that there is not currently a grant writer on staff. Many of our teachers have received dollars to fund individual projects through small grants and they accomplish this on their own time, with no help from the district. If it’s possible to be successful on a small scale, with limited time and resources, imagine what we could accomplish and, in turn the programs we could implement, if the proper time and resources were dedicated to this task. The grant writer, or ultimately grant writing department, would seek sources of outside funding to supplement existing programs as well as offer assistance to teachers, PTAs and students who were seeking guidance writing their own grant applications.

Jersey City United: Mathew Schapiro, Luis Felipe Fernandez, and Asmaa Abdalla:We must hire a grant writer; it’s crazy that we don’t have one already. An effective grant writer pays for his or herself many times over, so it wouldn’t even require removing monies from other priorities.

Natalia Ioffe: I would recommend creating a Committee on the Arts which would work with JCPS Division Directors (who in turn work with Principals of different schools) to cover several areas:
• Research & Grant writing / Fundraising for Arts projects
• Building Bridges & partnerships with local arts groups
• Finding a unique optimal formula for every school to help balance the students time to include a healthy portion of the arts, both in-house and extra-curricular.

Mark Rowan:
a) I want to see a District grant writer.
b) For years I have co-chaired the JCHS Art Expo at the Loew's. As a member of the Jersey City Kiwanis Club who co-sponsors this expo yearly, I was able to get in funding through partnerships with Provident Bank and/or the Liberty Savings Federal Credit Union.
c) Partnerships are key. You need someone who is motivated and creative to secure partnerships. This can be on a District or individual school level with cooperation from administration. This will be a priority of mine.

Kimberly Goycochea: No Response

Mussab Ali: No Response

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Question 3:

Currently JCBOE contracts for arts education appear to be evaluated on a "lowest bidder" basis. Purchasing for arts education is done in the same way that it's done for purchasing light bulbs or toilet paper. How can there be thorough evaluation built into the bidding process so that the purchasing department is doing analysis of quality, relevance, etc.?

Responses to Question 3:

Jersey City United: Mathew Schapiro, Luis Felipe Fernandez, and Asmaa Abdalla: Arts programs are different from toilet paper or cans of soup (unless they’re made by Andy Warhol). The questions we’d like to ask are, how much of the quantitative evaluative stipulations on bids are required by statute? It mustn’t be the case that arts programs are unable to be evaluated qualitatively. So as board members, we need to discover where the disconnect is, and remedy it; make sure students are getting access to the most-stimulating arts programs, not the cheapest arts programs.

Education Matters: Sudhan Thomas, Angel Valentin, Gina Verdibello: While fiscal responsibility should always be a factor, quality arts programs are not something that should be awarded to the lowest bidder simply because it will cost the district the least amount of money. The level of expertise from the facilitators, the organic experience the students receive from the program and the overall life-lessons learned from having the opportunity to work alongside artists who are passionate and professionals in their field is truly invaluable. A rubric needs to be created that factors in cost to a logical extent, but also gives heavy credit to programs that will be most beneficial to our arts programs. A big box store mentality serves no purpose and at some point common sense must play a major role in decisions that serve the needs of educating the whole child.

Mark Rowan: I would expect the Supervisor of Art working with the Art teachers to be aware of this issue and expect them to make recommendations to administration.

Natalia Ioffe: Currently there is a purchasing system in place which requires various levels of supervisor approval on a purchase requisition. Requisition orders are made within the limited lists of approved vendors which sell products to schools at marked-up/mainstream prices, but do not allow any flexibility for discounted options. This becomes a time-consuming and costly process. Funds from the $673 million budget are bleeding out through the unnecessarily marked up items.
I hope that JCBOE can open up new purchasing avenues, using free market resources. At the same time I understand that the present cumbersome process was created to ensure accountability and prevent embezzlement. To help keep the process honest and save schools money at the same time, diligent oversight and regular forensic audits would be vital.

Kimberly Goycochea: No Response

Mussab Ali: No Response
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Question 4:

To what extent can/should the JCBOE give priority to local arts organizations for arts education contracts? Significant sums go to orgs outside Jersey City (NJPAC, Newark Museum, etc.) -- another important structural factor in keeping local arts groups small and boosting other groups outside JC.
Responses to Question 4:

Natalia Ioffe: Knowing exactly how rich Jersey City is in local creative resources, I would make it a priority to concentrate on the arts groups close to home. It costs thousands of dollars on school buses alone to organize a student trip to the Met or NYC Philarmonic. While it is important to broaden our students’ horizons and take them to venues beyond JC, we can save a great deal of time and money by building bridges with our local arts groups who have so much to offer. Partnerships with local groups create much greater and plausible opportunities for our students, because if they chose to continue learning via the local groups they can do so close to home.
In the school where I head the parent council group we have made it a priority to invest (raise funds specifically for) a local partnership with Nimbus Dance Works. The “Dance-to-Learn” workshop developed by the Geraldine Dodge Foundation provides a perfect balance of academic and physical. Kids are invited to incorporate their academic studies into interpretive dance, transforming precise knowledge into creative expression. As children attempt to translate an intellectual concept, such as “electricity” or “cultural diversity”, into physical movement it simultaneously deepens their understanding of the topic, supplies a welcome physical exercise and builds their confidence in self-expression.
In addition to that, the after school classes taught by local dance instructors at our school serve as great springboards for students. The after school class lights a spark of interest or uncovers a hidden potential, which can then be deepened and nurtured further by attending the local dance studio.

Mark Rowan: I feel that we should utilize local art organizations. I am aware of successful programs that have occurred in the schools and would like to see them expanded. Early experiences in the arts can lead to creative expression,motivation, positive self image and fuller lives. Funding will always be an issue but can be solved with effort.

Education Matters: Sudhan Thomas, Angel Valentin, Gina Verdibello: What better place to seek out effective and successful arts programs than our own backyard? Priority should be given to existing arts programs that are located within Jersey City. Obviously, a screening process should be put in place to make sure every program meets safety standards in terms of their hiring processes and the quality of their offerings, but beyond that we should be encouraging the local arts community, not looking beyond it. Our students make connections with local artists and can aspire to contribute to those programs, either as an artist or as a patron. By making local art programs a priority and supporting those programs that chose to invest in Jersey City we are only making the Jersey City arts and culture community that much more vibrant.

Jersey City United: Mathew Schapiro, Luis Felipe Fernandez, and Asmaa Abdalla: Nimbus is an internationally recognized dance program. But other local orgs need not be world-renowned in order to participate in the Jersey City Public Schools. So we would refer back to the qualitative analyses discussed in Question #3 but make certain there is an effective system in place to make sure all arts orgs in Jersey City are aware of the potential education programs to be solicited. Many arts orgs don’t have access to information on school programs or their requirements and that needs to change.

Kimberly Goycochea: No Response

Mussab Ali: No Response

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Re: NimbusPRESENTS: Dance for Young Audiences - Honor Among Thieves & Other Dances for the Young & Old
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Performances Open Tomorrow, Sunday 1pm & 4pm

Great concert dance experience for youth ages 2 years +

Folk tales from around the world told through dance by Jersey City's acclaimed Nimbus Dance Works

Don't Miss It!

209 3rd Street
Tickets: $16 advance / $18 at the door
Available:http://honoramongthieves.bpt.me

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NimbusPRESENTS: Dance for Young Audiences - Honor Among Thieves & Other Dances for the Young & Old
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NimbusPRESENTS:
Honor Among Thieves and Other Dances for the Young & Old
OPENS THIS WEEKEND!


Sunday October 16 & 23, 1pm & 4pm
209 3rd Street, Jersey City

Folk tales from around the world performed by the incredible professional dancers of Nimbus Dance Works. Complete with narration, colorful costumes, full lighting, these performces provide a wonderful introduction to dance for young audience members!

Tickets: $16/online; $18/door (group discounts available)
Available at: http://honoramongthieves.bpt.me/
Recommended for ages 2-12 years
Approximate running time: 1 hour

Choreography by Madeline Cantor & Samuel Pott

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Re: Audition for lead youth roles in Nimbus' Jersey City Nutcracker
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Reminder: Audition for lead roles in Nimbus' Jersey City Nutcracker: this Sunday 1-3pm.

Hope to see aspiring dancers 9 years + there!

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Audition for lead youth roles in Nimbus' Jersey City Nutcracker
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Audition for Lead Youth Roles: Jersey City Nutcracker 2016

Sunday October 2nd, 1-3pm
School of Nimbus Dance Works
209 3rd Street, Jersey City, NJ

• Audition for Lead Youth Roles (ages 9+): Maria, Christopher,
Waltz of the Flowers, Spanish, Chinese, B-boys/B-girls, Rats/Bullies
• Ages 4-8: No Audition Necessary: Cookies (4-6yrs), Angels (6-8yrs)

Nimbus Dance Works’ Jersey City Nutcracker reinvisions Tchaikovsky’s timeless holiday classic with local Jersey City flavor! Youth performers learn choreography and share the stage with the pros in Jersey City’s largest annual professional performing arts event.

Tuition: $150 (Nimbus students); $200 (non-Nimbus students) (includes rehearsals, performance, costume rental)
Rehearsals Begin October 12 • Performances: December 13-18
Info and Registration:
school@nimbusdanceworks.org or (201) 377-0718
www.nimbusdanceworks.org

Goldman Sachs is the Lead Sponsor of Jersey City Nutcracker

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