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The Glissade (February 4, 2013)


Your weekly press releases, workshops, auditions and other local dance news. Glide over it.  PERFORMANCES: February Press Releases:  DESSERT PROGRAM (FEB 1, 2, 3) Ching Ching Wong / Éowyn Emerald Barrett / Sydney Skov Lindsey Matheis / Chase Hamilton / Anna Marra Kara Girod Shuster + Christopher Peddecord (dance film) TICKETS HERE The time has … Continue reading

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The Glissade (January 28, 2013)


PERFORMANCES: February Press Releases:  DESSERT PROGRAM (FEB 1, 2, 3) Ching Ching Wong / Éowyn Emerald Barrett / Sydney Skov Lindsey Matheis / Chase Hamilton / Anna Marra Kara Girod Shuster + Christopher Peddecord (dance film) TICKETS HERE The time has come for my most recent artistic endeavor to make it’s debut and I would … Continue reading

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The Glissade (January 25, 2013)


Yoga Journal Tip … “It’s no secret that the concentration and focus that result from a regular yoga practice can translate into enhanced performance in sports. When it comes to winter sports like skiing and snowboarding, your yoga practice can even help keep you safe from injury by armoring you with a “heightened sense of … Continue reading

The Glissade (January 24, 2013)


Yoga Journal Tip … “It’s no secret that the concentration and focus that result from a regular yoga practice can translate into enhanced performance in sports. When it comes to winter sports like skiing and snowboarding, your yoga practice can even help keep you safe from injury by armoring you with a “heightened sense of … Continue reading

The Glissade (January 23, 2013)


Things that happened far away …  The inauguration was a total hit. Michelle looked stunning in her ball gown. Yoga Journal Tip … “In Sanskrit, one of the words for perfection is purna, which usually translated as fullness or wholeness. Indian yogic texts tell us that everything in this world arises from and is contained … Continue reading

The Glissade (January 22, 2013)


Things that happened far away …  President Obama in inaugurated. SF 49’ers and the Baltimore Ravens to play in the Super Bowl. The opposing teams coaches are real bothers so you know that family is having a fantastic Super Bowl party. Yoga Journal Tip … “Cobra Pose can help strengthen the back, open the chest, … Continue reading

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The Glissade (January 18, 2013)


Things that happened far away …  Notre Dame’s Manti Te’o is revealed for creating a fake girlfriend who passed away during his victorious football season. Turns out she never existed. Te’o is defending himself saying he is the victim of an online hoax. The truth shall set you free. Yoga Journal Tip … “Supported Supta … Continue reading

The Glissade (January 17, 2013)


Things that happened far away …    HEALTH NEWS …  Yoga Journal Tip … “You’ve heard all your friends talking about yoga. You’ve seen the differences yoga has made in the lives and bodies in people close to you—and heard about how it’s helped practically anyone who’s anyone in Hollywood. You’re finally motivated to start … Continue reading

The Glissade (January 16, 2013)


Things that happened far away …    HEALTH NEWS … In the middle of my jazz warmup last night I walked to my stereo and turned off the music. I had about half my class of first year 9 years old standing with their core unsupported. We spent the next 10 minutes working on why core … Continue reading

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The Glissade (January 15, 2013)


Things that happened far away …  Golden Globes were a hit last night. Finishing on time, fairly quick speeches and Tina and Amy were beyond perfect as the hosts. The White House is seriously considering arming teachers and providing armed security guards in school in response to the latest hype on gun control. Supreme Court … Continue reading

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Open rehearsal 1: Anne Mueller works with BodyVox-2


Our friend, Jamuna Chiarini, recently posted a fabulous article on the Oregon ArtsWatch site. Invictus Dance was asked to share the article here as well and we are very excited to share. More articles by Jamuna Chiarini to come in the following weeks.  Sometimes events conspire to raise the stakes (and excitement level) of a performance … Continue reading

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The Glissade (January 11, 2013)


Things that happened far away … HEALTH NEWS … H Yoga Journal Tip … “Chances are, when you think of sitting, you think of chairs and sofas (and maybe even the toilet seat) before you think of the floor. But though this seems only natural to modern-day Westerners, who’s to say this is the natural … Continue reading

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The Glissade (January 10, 2013)


Things that happened far away …  HEALTH NEWS … This seems so bizarre, but reports show, although it’s rare, it happens. The popular metal water bottle containers sold marketed towards children has created a safely and health scare. Kids tend to drink with their tongue and when kids stick their tongue inside one of these metal … Continue reading

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The Glissade (January 9, 2013)


Things that happened far away …  Don’t forget, this time of the year is when auditions for summer intensive programs begin. Dance companies across the West coast are preparing themselves for new talent. Not sure how to prepare? Typically, companies are looking for a headshot, a 1 minute dance to show off your best moves … Continue reading

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The Glissade (January 8, 2013)


Things that happened far away …  Betty White is 91 and cooler and more with it than me. Betty just performed the Gangnam Style dance with Psy on her new show Rockers, which is a hidden camera prank show. That’s right Ashton, Betty’s coming in! Betty also explains that the key to having good comedic timing … Continue reading

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The Glissade (January 7, 2013)


Things that happened far away …  Did you hear about this? A cat was found trying to smuggle things into a Brazilian Prison. Clever or dumb? HEALTH NEWS … Want to lose weight? Eat cinnamon and chia seeds. What are chia seeds? Apparently tasty little seeds that help fill you up. Sounds good to me … Continue reading

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The Glissade (January 4, 2013)


Things that happened far away …  If you haven’t heard by now and I don’t know why the world cares, but Kim Kardashian and Kenya West are pregnant. Whoooooo … I wonder what K name they will decide on. HEALTH NEWS … It’s the new year and with that, it’s the latest trends aka the … Continue reading

Some of my favorite little aspiring dancers! Kira, Maya, Belen, Cora, Claudia, Emily, Sarah, Kaitlyn

Classes start up again at Studio One on Friday!


I don’t know about you, but I am sore! Too many sweets, movies, socializing and plain laziness is these bones. I’m afraid to admit it, but I enjoyed the little break off from work and dance. However, in typical Laura fashion, I had moments of guilt where I would spring off the couch to do … Continue reading

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The Glissade (January 3, 2013)


Aid … The Sandy Hook students return to the classroom. They are brave and strong. The community support has been impressive. How cool is this – The dance companies/choreographers affected by Hurricane Sandy will receive financial compensation for $1,000-$5,000. I love to hear the Arts taken care of. HEALTH NEWS … Hilary Clinton is finally released from … Continue reading

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Audition Notice for PDX Dance Collective


PDX Dance Collective’s mission is to provide innovative, theatrical dance experiences to audiences in and around the Portland metro area. Members of the collective contribute their skills as dancers, as well as individual styles as performers and choreographers. It is this true spirit of collaboration which makes PDX Dance Collective exciting and unique. We are … Continue reading

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The Glissade (January 2, 2013)


NEWS … The Fiscal Deal is passed by the House. Hopefully this is a good thing. Performances … Psy – Gangnam Style singer makes reference during his New Years Eve performance on MTV that this could be his last performance of the song. Ya or nay? HEALTH NEWS … Hilary Clinton is hospitalized after a fall leading … Continue reading

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A Look Into Polaris Dance Theatre


What if we told you that children who participate in the arts are four times more likely to be recognized for academic achievement? More likely to graduate from college? That their SAT scores are 100 points higher on average than those who don’t? That they have higher test scores, lower dropout rates and better attendance? … Continue reading

Members of the Manhattan Youth Ballet performing in the "Knickerbocker Suite."

The Glissade (Dec. 18, 2012)


Welcome to The Glissade. What is The Glissade? Have you heard of The Skimm? We have and LOVE it so much we’ve decided to try our own local dance related version aka The Glissade. We chose the name “The Glissade” because we will do all the reading of what’s important in the dance news so … Continue reading

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The Glissade (Dec. 17, 2012)


Welcome to The Glissade. What is The Glissade? Have you heard of The Skimm? We have and LOVE it so much we’ve decided to try our own local dance related version aka The Glissade. We chose the name “The Glissade” because we will do all the reading of what’s important in the dance news so … Continue reading

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The Glissade (Dec. 13, 2012)


Welcome to The Glissade. What is The Glissade? Have you heard of The Skimm? We have and LOVE it so much we’ve decided to try our own local dance related version aka The Glissade. We chose the name “The Glissade” because we will do all the reading of what’s important in the dance news so … Continue reading

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The Glissade (Dec. 12, 2012)


Welcome to The Glissade. What is The Glissade? Have you heard of The Skimm? We have and LOVE it so much we’ve decided to try our own local dance related version aka The Glissade. We chose the name “The Glissade” because we will do all the reading of what’s important in the dance news so … Continue reading

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White Bird Holiday Pack


Need gift giving inspiration? Give DANCE with the White Bird Holiday Pack – 4 companies from 4 countries over 4 months for just $96 and NO ticket fees! Find out more here!www.whitebird.org/gift

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Snowman and the Red Thread with Polaris & Michael Allen Harrison


Join us on Saturday for a special “Snowman” Presale Event!! Hot beverages & holiday treats will be provided!  

A Taste of the Arts Voucher


“Tired of giving the same golf-themed tchotchkes to the people on your holiday gift list? This year, give them a taste of the arts—along with a taste of Burgerville! Purchase $50 in Burgerville Gift Cards and receive a buy-one-get-one-free voucher for tickets to shows at about 30 arts and culture organizations. Tickets are valued between … Continue reading

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In Good Company Opens Tonight


We’d Love Your Company at  In Good Company DECEMBER 7th to 16th Limited Tickets Available  Online  or by calling 503.828.8285

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The Glissade (Dec. 11, 2012)


Welcome to The Glissade. What is The Glissade? Have you heard of The Skimm? We have and LOVE it so much we’ve decided to try our own local dance related version aka The Glissade. We chose the name “The Glissade” because we will do all the reading of what’s important in the dance news so … Continue reading

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The Glissade (Dec. 7, 2012)


Our fifth Glissade ever is below. What is The Glissade? Have you heard of The Skimm? We have and LOVE it so much we’ve decided to try our own local dance related version aka The Glissade. We chose the name “The Glissade” because we will do all the reading of what’s important in the dance … Continue reading

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Flexibility Workshop with A-Wol


Next Friday, December 14th, A-Wol is holding a Circus Trapeze workshop with Deena Marcum. Sign up online (click workshop). There are only a few spots left! Don’t miss it.   

White Album Christmas


December 21st, 22nd, and 23rd WHITE ALBUM CHRISTMAS Returns to Portland Doors 8pm Friday & Saturday; Doors 7pm Sunday A TRIBUTE TO THE LEGENDARY BEATLES ALBUM Performed Live in its Entirety With World-Class Circus Accompaniment Starring WANDERLUST CIRCUS AWOL Dance Kazum Leapin’ Louie NagaSita Russell Bruner Blake Hicks William Batty and more! THE NOWHERE BAND … Continue reading

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The Glissade (Dec. 6, 2012)


Our fourth Glissade ever is below. What is The Glissade? Have you heard of The Skimm? We have and LOVE it so much we’ve decided to try our own local dance related version aka The Glissade. We chose the name “The Glissade” because we will do all the reading of what’s important in the dance … Continue reading

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The Glissade (Dec. 5, 2012)


Our third Glissade ever is below. What is The Glissade? Have you heard of The Skimm? We have and LOVE it so much we’ve decided to try our own local dance related version aka The Glissade. We chose the name “The Glissade” because we will do all the reading of what’s important in the dance … Continue reading

New Store – Portland Dancewear


  For the first time, we are now accepting submissions for listing your dance store on Invictus Dance. Another great way to find all you need to know in one easy to explore website. Here is the first store to advertise for FREE – Portland Dancewear.

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Our second Glissade ever is below. What is The Glissade? Have you heard of The Skimm? We have and LOVE it so much we’ve decided to try our own local dance related version aka The Glissade. We chose the name “The Glissade” because we will do all the reading of what’s important in the dance … Continue reading

The Glissade


Have you heard of The Skimm? We have and LOVE it so much we’ve decided to try our own local dance related version aka The Glissade. We chose the name “The Glissade” because we will do all the reading of what’s important in the dance news so that you can glide (or glissade as dancers … Continue reading

Open Call Dance Audition


Up and coming TV Show being recorded in Portland is looking for dancers. Dancers need to have training in Jazz, Ballet, modern or Hip Hop. Ballroom experience is a plus. Those auditioning need to come ready to dance and have resume and photo. Please have a short routine and there will be a follow-up. Show … Continue reading

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George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker


Light the fire in a child’s heart (and spark your own childhood wonder) with this beloved trip into a land where toy soldiers fight rat armies, snowflakes come dancing to life and the sugarplum fairy presides over it all with the wave of a wand. Each year George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker sets the season a-sparkle, creating memories … Continue reading

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In Good Company DEC 7-16 is selling out


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Our Latest Updates


Hi Readers – I have some really exciting updates to let you all know about. Due to popular demand, Invictus Dance now has three new submission forms: A submit resume form, a submit audition form and a submit college form. The submit resume form is AWESOME! You can now upload your professional resume including an optional … Continue reading

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In Good Company – PDX dance show Dec. 7-16 info


Greetings from Northwest Dance Project, We have our fun In Good Company shows coming up next month and I wanted to make sure you had all the info… I also want to wish you have a happy, healthy and relaxing Thanksgiving. Best, Scott Lewis   NORTHWEST DANCE PROJECT PRESENTS: “IN GOOD COMPANY”   DEC  7 – 16  / 2012  /  7:30 … Continue reading

Whirling Prayer Ceremony


In honor of Rumi, the mystical journey of humanity toward Perfection is symbolized in this exquisite ceremony of whirling prayer.  Director and Postneshin Jelaleddin Loras of the Mevlevi Order of America will be supported by a Turkish music ensemble led by Dr. Timucin Cevikoglu.  There will be a concert of devotional music with dervishes in … Continue reading

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If It’s November…It Must Be Midsummer!


Guest Dancers from Los Angeles Ballet and BodyVox 2 Join Cast of 80 Greek Gods & Goddesses RSVP for Wedding of Theseus and Hippolyta Nick Jurica, 15, Reprises John Clifford’s NYCB Turn, Alternating as Oberon and Puck Puck Leaps from Page to Stage to … Twitter! Praise for The Portland Ballet’s 2011 world premiere of … Continue reading

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Walk, Run, Dance, and Get Movin’ This November


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Imago Auditions – New Company (Round Two)


Tues Oct 23 at 6PM open call Equity and non-equity Imago Theatre is launching a new company that will focus on movement and dance for the stage. With influences from Alwin Nikolais and other movement choreographers, the new company will explore a fusion of stage animation, movement and dance. The new company will present work … Continue reading

Pacific University


Check it out Invictus Dance Fans. Invictus Dance NOW has a NEW college listed on our website for YOUR needs!!! Pacific University.  

The Glissade (January 21, 2013)


Things that happened far away …  Lance Armstrong was doping all along, Te’o is making up fake girlfriends … what happened to talent being enough? I still believe dancers are the best athletes … and well rounded individuals. Yoga Journal Tip … “In the American way of thinking, hard, flat abdominal muscles are the embodiment … Continue reading

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