Fall 2019 Workshops

Fall 2019 Workshops

Join our HONOLULU WORKSHOP SERIES this September, exploring:
– MoveMEANT Sessions (no dance experience needed)
– Contemporary & House dances


Contemporary Fusion: #KUKIAIMAUNA Fundraiser
(Int/Adv Teens & Adults)
September 16th, 4:00pm-5:30pm
Instructors: Britnee Hay & Linda Kuo
Location: Page Academy of Dance
3478 Waialae Ave, Honolulu, HI 96812
$20; proceeds are donated to the protectors of Mauna Kea
Please contact Page Academy to RSVP

MoveMEANT: Grown-Ups & Me
(All Ages Welcome)
September 18th, 3:00pm-4:00pm
Facilitators: DU x Mama Ensemble
Location: Star Fitness Hawaii
2600 S. King Street #106, Honolulu, HI 96822
FREE, donations appreciated. RSVP Required.

Hip Hop & Contemporary Dance
(Int/Adv Teens & Adults)
September 22nd
Hip Hop 11am-noon, Contemporary noon-1pm
Instructor: Brit Hay
Location: Xstatic Dance Studio @ Arthur Murray Dance Studio
$10 each. Register Here.

Open Rehearsals

Open Rehearsals

Our NYC Open Rehearsals aim to provide free quality training for our dance community, and for dancers from different dance backgrounds to collaborate and explore.

A diversity of styles is offered in between our performance seasons. Most of our current company dancers are recruited through open rehearsals.

Mondays @ Mark Morris Dance Center
September 23rd, Noon-2pm Collaboration Class with Hara Zi & Bboy Spyderman

September 30th, 11am-12:15pm Afro Fusion with Milerka Rodriguez

September 30th, 12:15pm-1:30pm Flexin’ with Klassic Carella

All open rehearsals are FREE. Our instructors volunteer their time to support our mission in providing affordable training for our dance community. Tipping the instructors is strongly encouraged and appreciated. Please email us to reserve your spot.

Hiring: Administrative Assistant

We are seeking an administrative assistant for our 10th NYC season this fall. The seasonal contractor position consists of project workload that amounts to about 15-20 hours per week.  The position starts in mid-September and lasts for 4 months. Opportunity to extend the contract can be discussed.

– coordinate company rehearsals including: scheduling confirmation with dancers and studios, updating rehearsal information, corresponding with guest performers and artists, assisting with props and costumes.
– assist with coordinating and content development for podcast sessions and video shoots
– assist with our full-lenth evening production this fall, including working with our Development Coordinator, Artistic Director, Artists, Sponsors and venue.
– assist with education / partner program development (a big part of the responsibility will require fluency in Mandarin)
– assist with video and photo documentation & archiving of all creative process.
– create and update social media content and posts
– attend at least one company rehearsal a week and mandatory weekly company meetings

Ideal candidate should be:
– a college graduate with a degree in Business, Communications, or Marketing / PR; candidates with equivalent experiences will also be considered
– knowledgeable with the dance or creative field
– passionate about using dance for activism and advocacy
– a self-starter, team-player, and creative problem solver
– detail-oriented, organized and punctual
– proficient in Adobe Design Suite, social media content creation & posting, and video editing
– knowledgeable in WordPress
– preferably bilingual in Mandarin / English (includes business writing)

Pay: $3000-$4000 per season (DOE)

To apply, please email your resume, cover letter, 2 references, and writing sample / creative portfolio or website to: info@duhawaii.com with the subject: Administrative Assistant.

#DUNYCWinter2017 Digital Season Is Here!

#DUNYCWinter2017 Digital Season Is Here!

Our creative team and dancers have began rehearsing for our digital season!  Through out the season, please connect with us on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube. Every day, we will release photos and video montage of our rehearsals and behind the scene work.

We are also releasing the first video of our YouTube series on Christmas Day!  In the YouTube videos, you will hear from our dancers, creative partners, and explore emotions with us as we connect with all of our complexities through out the season.

A culminating performance video will also conclude the season in end of January.  For our Creative Circle supporters, we would like to invite you to our viewing party in Honolulu (late January) or free performance (February) in New York City.


Audition: Winter 2017/2018

Audition: Winter 2017/2018

We are seeing a few versatile dancers for our WINTER VIDEO SEASON.  Join us this December and January to create new content for our Youtube channel and social media platforms.  We will be collaborating with spoken word artists, musicians and visual artists to explore how our own humanity is expressed through or defined by emotions.
Date: November 16th, 2017
Time: Noon-4pm
Location: Mark Morris Dance Center. 3 Lafayette Ave, Brooklyn NY 11217
Audition Format:
Noon-12:15 Registration
12:15-1:15 House
1:15-2:15 Improv
2:15-3:15 Contemporary
3:15-4:15 Groups
Paid opportunity. Bring headshot & resume. Please bring sneakers.

RSVP Now: Summer Pre-Season Open Rehearsal

RSVP Now: Summer Pre-Season Open Rehearsal

DUNYC The Company invites professional and aspiring dancers to our open rehearsals. The goal of our open rehearsals is to share our vision and training with our community, and providing a network for dancers to connect.

Dancers from open rehearsals have been invited to perform with our company in the past.  Some of our current company dancers were also scouted from our open rehearsals.

All open rehearsals are pay-as-you-can donations classes.  ALL proceeds go to the teaching faculty.  Space is limited; RSVP strongly recommended.

About Our Faculty

Click On Dates To Register below (no payment required at registration):
May 1, 2-4pm @ Studio A, Mark Morris Dance Center
Faculty: Linda Kuo, Director & Choreographer
Styles: Contemporary & House & More

May 4, 1-4pm @ Studio B, Mark Morris Dance Center
Faculty: 1-3pm Michael James Garber, 3-4pm Linda Kuo
Styles: Contemporary & Choreography Lab

May 8, 2-4pm @ ICF, Mark Morris Dance Center
Faculty: Hara Zi
Style: Contemporary & Yoga Fusion

May 11, 1-4pm @ Studio B, Mark Morris Dance Center
Faculty: DU Staff & Jimbo de Mawu
Styles: Floorwork

reasonsLegacy [work in progress]

reasonsLegacy [work in progress]

reasonsLegacy is our latest work in progress for our 4th season in NYC. The work contains reflections from our dancers as they explore and define their personal legacies, while exploring the cultural legacies of dance.

reasonsLegacy involves original music, art work, journaling & discussions, and cultural exploration of NYC’s heritage dance “Harlem Swing / Lindy Hop.”

As a part of our exploration, we have been taking Swing Dance classes at Harlem Swing Dance Society! Here’s a snippet of a class with our fabulous teachers. More videos to come!