General Schedule – DANCER IN ME 2017:

THURSDAY: 3/30/2017:

7:00PM – Evening Welcome & Celebration in The Arts! Venue: Cabrillo HS Auditorium – 2001 Santa Fe Ave. LB 90810

(OPEN TO THE PUBLIC) COLOR THEMES: Earth-tones & Greens

FRIDAY: 3/31/2017:

8:30AM-3:30PM Classes, Workshops, Forums – CSULB Campus (Dance Department) 1250 Bellflower Blvd. LB 90840

7:00PM – Evening Celebration in The Arts! Venue: Cabrillo HS Auditorium – 2001 Santa Fe Ave. LB 90810 (OPEN TO THE PUBLIC) COLOR THEMES: Earth-tones & Vibrant Tie-Dyes

SATURDAY: 4/1/2017:

8:30AM-1:30PM Classes, Workshops, Forums – CSULB Campus (Dance Department) 1250 Bellflower Blvd. LB 90840

(Note: All DIM Registered Participants transported to the Music & Arts Festival in the Park from 1:30PM-2:30PM)

10:00AM-7:00PM: The Long Beach Unity Music & Arts Festival – Silverado Park (OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!) COLOR THEMES: Nations, Glory Golds, & DIM Tees

Kids Zone, Workshops, Forums, Live Bands, Choirs, Gospel Fest, Food/Merchant/Resource Vendors & More 1545 W. 31st St. LB 90810 (FEATURING THE DANCER IN ME COMMUNITY CELEBRATION & CLOSE-OUT @ 3PM)

SUNDAY: 4/2/2017:

9:00AM – Worship on the Waterfront – HOTEL MAYA (Registered DIM Attendees & their Guests Only) 700 Queensway Dr. Long Beach 90802 COLOR THEME: White

12:00 Noon – City Tour, Relax at the Beach, Boat Rides, Personal Time, Fare Wells

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ON-SITE REGISTRATION DATES/TIMES:

THURSDAY, MARCH 30:
2PM-4PM @ Hotel Maya (Hotel guests only)
6PM-9pm @ Cabrillo Theater

FRIDAY, MARCH 31:
8:30AM-2PM     @ CSULB

SATURDAY, APRIL 1:
8:30AM-12PM   @ CSULB

Note: A $10.00 Late Processing Fee will be added for all On-Site Registrants

No personal checks or refunds after March 20, 2017. Payments received thereafter must be cash, credit card, money order or Church/Ministry/Organization check.

Travel Dates & Airport:

OUT-OF-TOWN participants traveling by air should plan to fly into LONG BEACH AIRPORT (LGB) or LOS ANGELES INTERNATIONAL (LAX) If flying, DIM attendees are kindly asked to arrive in Irvine BEFORE 4PM on THURSDAY March 30th. If you elect to fly in to LAX (Los Angeles Intl. Airport) a DANCER IN ME VAN pick-up shuttle fee of $35 will apply. DIM Shuttle Van transportation is complimentary for attendees flying into Long Beach Airport (LGB)

Please submit your complete travel itinerary via email by 3/23 prior to your arrival. Send to: Cecelia Huggins at cchuggs@aol.com and LBUF_Dancerinme@aol.com

Hotel Accommodations:

HOTEL MAYA – 700 Queensway Drive, Long Beach, CA 90802 Phone: 562-435-7676

HM is the official DIM/LBUF Hotel.

The alluring fusion of Latin American and Southern Californian styles is revealed at the Hotel Maya, a stunning waterfront resort situated across the harbor from Downtown Long Beach and its mesmerizing skyline. Set amidst a lush tropical landscape of more than 400 palm trees, the 11-acre Double Tree hotel by Hilton hotel by the beach exudes an indoor-outdoor design aesthetic all its own. Just moments from the historic Queen Mary, Long Beach Convention Center and only 30 minutes from LAX, our newly renovated hotel features spacious guest rooms and suites with a full array of lavish amenities.

Long Beach Attractions:

Located in the Heart of Sunny Southern California!

Located in the heart of sunny Southern California, Long Beach blends urban sophistication with the relaxed atmosphere of a beachside community. Discover unique hotels, world-class attractions like the Long Beach Aquarium of the Pacific and the Queen Mary, cutting-edge museums, award-winning restaurants and a thriving, multi-faceted arts and culture scene. Save your favorite places to your itinerary and share your discoveries with friends on Facebook and Twitter.

Whether you’re visiting Long Beach, California for business, fun or both, you’ll always find something unconventional to do. Satisfy your inner urbanite at downtown Long Beach’s vibrant waterfront scene. From eclectic neighborhoods to sandy beaches, you’ll find Long Beach to be an urban waterfront playground. Visit museums, tour a 1930s-ocean liner and watch sea lions at Long Beach’s aquarium.  Enjoy live performances and cruise Naples canals. Spot dolphins at play on your way to Catalina Island. Or take a short jaunt to Disneyland, Universal Studios Hollywood, or other Southern California attractions.

Note: DIM/LBUF attendees remaining through Sunday 4/2 may enjoy an afternoon city tour, relax at the beach, or just quiet personal time. (Space is Limited: Details & Sign-Ups Available @ Registration On-Site)

LEVELS AND CLASS PLACEMENT:

Levels: ADVANCED/INTERMEDIATE/BEGINNER

Upon Registration please indicate your CURRENT LEVEL of technical expertise as it relates to your artistic discipline.

CLASS BREAK-OUT CATEGORIES:

  • Directors/Leaders
  • Adults (Men & Women – 18-55yrs.)
  • Adults (Men & Women – 56yrs. & up)
  • Pastors/Clergy/Ministers of Music & Arts
  • Teens (13-17yrs.) *
  • Sky Kids Academy I Children (Beginners 6-12yrs.) *
  • Sky Kids Academy II Children (Intermediate/Advanced 6-12 yrs.) *
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Course Offerings:

DIM/LBUF COURSE OF STUDY OPTIONS: 

Teens (w/accompanying Chaperons) and Adults are free to choose from 35+ classes within the following courses of study; Children ages 6-12 will have a specialized course track assigned to them per their level of expertise and experience:

  • SCHOOL OF CONTEMPORARY DANCE
  • SCHOOL OF HIP HOP
  • SCHOOL OF MUSIC & WORSHIP
  • SCHOOL OF THEATER & MIME
  • SCHOOL OF PAGEANTRY
  • SCHOOL OF PROPHETIC MINISTRY (Saturday 4/1 only)
  • SCHOOL OF VISUAL & GRAPHIC ARTS
  • SCHOOL OF FITNESS
  • SKY KIDS ACADEMY I (Beginner level, Children Ages 6-12)
  • SKY KIDS ACADEMY II (Intermediate-Advanced, Children Ages 6-12)

*Must be accompanied by Adult Chaperon; 1 Chaperone per every 5 Youth.

DESCRIPTIONS: 

SCHOOL OF CONTEMPORARY DANCE
Includes a multitude of technique classes including but not limited to Modern, Ballet, Repertory, Jazz, Improvisation, Dance Composition (Choreography), Lyrical, Tap, Salsa, Afro-Caribbean, Afro-Modern, W. African, Capoeira

SCHOOL OF HIP HOP
Includes a wide variety of styles/genres of urban/street dance techniques including but not limited to Old School, House, Tribal Funk, Hip-Hop Fusion, Krump, Pop-Locking, Urban Groove.

SCHOOL OF MUSIC & WORSHIP
Includes specialized classes for singers, worship leaders, directors, musicians, and clergy in the area of sacred music and worship including but not limited to vocal techniques, choir, songwriting, leading worship, choir conflict/resolution, balancing sacred vs. secular, music of this millennium.

SCHOOL OF THEATER & MIME
Includes traditional acting techniques, monologues, creating plays and productions, effective use of physical expressions through body language, gestures, and ultimately creation of musicals, choreo-dramas, and dances inclusive of mime technique.

SCHOOL OF PAGEANTRY
Includes an introduction to use of flags & banners, use of worship arts & pageantry to reach nations, creation & crafting of flags & banners, prophetic relevance and messages through pageantry, identifying purpose and use of new pageantry tools.

SCHOOL OF PROPHETIC MINISTRY
Includes specialized bible teaching with application on the introduction to the prophetic gift, how to release your spiritual gift, becoming a prophetic intercessor, and how to pray prophetically for nations.

SCHOOL OF VISUAL, GRAPHIC, & MEDIA ARTS
Includes introduction to photography, film making, videography, creative crafting,  paint meditation, ministry & social media.

SCHOOL OF FITNESS
Includes high-energy Cardio & Soul-Kickboxing, Zumba Jama, Pilates, Hot Yoga, Cardio-Barre, Capoeira, Dance Meditation, Kinetic Soul/Dance Fit, Shake-Up Nutrition, Self-Defense.

SKY KIDS ACADEMY I (Beginner level, Children Ages 6-12)
Includes specialized focus just for kids who are new to performing arts and music; Includes an energetic, fun, and technical mix of all movement-oriented disciplines with emphasis on dance, kids choir, physical fitness, and visual arts.

SKY KIDS ACADEMY II (Intermediate-Advanced, Children Ages 6-12)
Includes specialized focus just for kids who have 3 or more years of dance training AND/OR have advanced expertise in performing arts and music; Includes faster pace, energetic, technical mix of all movement-oriented disciplines with emphasis on dance, kids choir, physical fitness, and visual arts.

Spanish Translation Services:
English to Spanish translation available for Evening Worship Concerts & Celebrations in The Arts

 

DRESS CODE / ATTIRE / WHAT TO BRING:                          

Daytime Attire:

Modest, conservative dance and movement attire which appropriately covers the body in decency and order. Bring appropriate footwear for techniques in tap, jazz, ballet, & urban. Please no jeans, shorts, tubes, tanks, or large jewelry allowed. The new Official DANCER IN ME LBUF Pull-Over will be available on-site for purchase to all registered attendees. PACK LIGHT with toiletries, water bottle, change of clothing (for night concerts), medications, money for vending, and snacks as needed.

Evening Attire, Colors, and Tools:

The entire DANCER IN ME Delegation should be in their full dance garments representing your team’s creative style, flavor, beauty, glory to God and UNITY! Guests are encouraged to dress comfortably! During the Evening Worship Services, which are open to the public, a free-will offering will be taken.

THU. EVE.  MARCH 30:                    COLORS: Earth-tones & Greens

FRID. EVE. MARCH 31:                    COLORS: Earth-tones & Vibrant Tie-Dyes

SAT.  FESTIVAL APRIL 1:                 COLORS: Nations, Glory Golds, & DIM Tees

NOTE: Please be sure to bring Journal, Flags, Billows, Banners, Streamers, Tambourines and other Worship Tools to each evening worship experience!

Marketplace Ministry Vendors:  Vendors for DIM & LBUF will be accepted until 3/23/17 and are placed on first-come, first served basis. Food Vendors/Booths are ONLY accepted for The Long Beach Unity Festival on 4/1.  The Dancer in Me @ CSULB is for merchant & resource vendors only upon approval.

For Registration Information, Application, & Fees  Call 562-293-1700 | 562-293-1753.

Advertising & Sponsorship Opportunities:
Want your business, ministry, or special event highlighted for the duration of the DIM and The Long Beach Unity Festival? Place a DIGITAL AD for $100 to run throughout DIM. Artwork must be done at high-resolution, jpeg file. Deadline for artwork submission March 24th (Approval Required – Email to LBUF_Dancerinme@aol.com)