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ORGANIZATION: Jazz Choreography Enterprises

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Jazz Choreography Enterprises is a 501(c)(3) organization founded in 2007 that is dedicated to keeping the great American art of jazz dance thriving in New York City. We produce the JCE Jazz Dance Project, a semiannual jazz dance concert, which is held in the spring and fall at the Salvatore Capezio Theater at Peridance. The focus is on original choreography in a variety of jazz styles (e.g., classic, contemporary, musical theater). Most of the dancers are professionals, but we also include student performers. In addition, JCE offers occasional open classes in significant jazz styles and workshops for Quinnipiac University and Groove With Me, a nonprofit dance and youth development organization in East Harlem for girls 4-18 years old. Owing to Covid-19 we canceled our performances for 2020, and our classes are now online. We're having virtual performances in 2021. We are seeking dance lovers who are willing to put their time and expertise to work to help us fulfill our mission.

JCE currently has five senior board directors, and we are seeking to grow the board to between seven and nine directors. We have also have a Junior Board (people in their 20's and 30's) with five members. We do not have salaried employees, so our board members have a hands-on attitude and take an active role in fundraising. We have four to five board meetings per year, with the annual meeting in September. In addition, we require board members to work on a committee (e.g., social media, education/outreach, grant writing, etc.), which will meet separately. We especially need new directors with skills in finance/accounting. We would be happy to meet with you on Zoom so you can get to know us and see what we do. Please contact us if you are ready to give your love of jazz dance a means to bring this historically significant art form to our community.

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About Jazz Choreography Enterprises

Location:

134 E. 93rd Street, Apt. 3A, NEW YORK, NY 10128, US

Mission Statement

The mission of Jazz Choreography Enterprises, Inc., is to promote the creation of original jazz choreography in concert form. To this end, we give jazz choreographers at various stages of their development the opportunity to show their work. We are committed to presenting choreography in a variety of jazz styles, created and performed by people of various ages and levels of experience. In addition to presenting performances, we offer educational programs for dancers, choreographers, and the general public with the goal of developing artists and audiences for jazz dance.

Description

Jazz Choreography Enterprises is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to keeping the great American art of jazz dance thriving in New York City. In May 2007 at New Dance Group, Marian Hyun, Co-Artistic Director of JCE, produced the first performance of the JCE Jazz Dance Project, a showcase devoted to jazz dance. It sold out. JCE was founded the same year to bring dance artists and audience members together to celebrate jazz dance.

JCE produces the JCE Jazz Dance Project, a semiannual jazz dance concert, which is held at the Salvatore Capezio Theater at Peridance. The focus is on original choreography in a variety of jazz styles (e.g., contemporary, swing, Latin, musical theater). In addition JCE offers occasional open classes in significant jazz styles and workshops for Quinnipiac University and Groove With Me, a nonprofit dance and youth development organization in East Harlem for girls 4-18 years old.

Now in our 15th year, we’ve been happy to present the work of well known choreographers such as Chet Walker, Al Blackstone, and Ellenore Scott. Our artists include performers in "Hamilton" and other Broadway musicals, finalists in "So You Think You Can Dance," and an Astaire Award nominee. Our performances have been selling out during the past couple of years, so we are hoping to find a bigger venue for future shows.


CAUSE AREAS

Arts & Culture
Board Development
Education & Literacy
Arts & Culture, Board Development, Education & Literacy

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Fundraising
  • Grant Writing / Research
  • Accounting
  • Community Outreach
  • Arts Administration
  • Legal (General)

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 21
  • 4-6 meetings/year + time on fundraising/committees
  • We request an annual donation from every board member.

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