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DIYdancer is pleased to invite you to our first-ever meeting of the Think Tank!

Who: You

What: Are invited to join in an afternoon of art galleries, conversation, and cocktails. We will be touring recommendations from art blog, The Two Percent and finishing at a local watering hole to discuss what we have seen, what we are thinking, and how it may or may not apply to what we are currently working on. This will be a bi-monthly event with a changing set of themes and activities.

When: Saturday, December 3rd 3p-5p

Where: Chelsea gallery district.  RSVP to [email protected] and we will email you the coordinates.

Why: We have new mission here at DIYdancer: to bring together dancers, artists, collaborators, and friends to empower our arts community from the inside out. Through an online forum and NYC events, we aim to build awareness, facilitate conversation and constructive critique, and support artists’ development as individuals and professionals. DIYdancer strives to inspire curiosity in order to help ourselves branch out and return to the art form we love—pushing the boundaries and blurring the lines.

We look forward to meeting in person and continuing the lively conversation!


Written by Candice Thompson

After more than a decade in Brooklyn, Candice Thompson is now an Atlanta-based artist and writer. Prior to dancing with the Milwaukee Ballet Company and ad hoc Ballet, she trained with Kee Juan Han at the School of Ballet Arizona and NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. She founded LOLAstretch Dancewear in 2000 and has designed costumes for a variety of theater and dance companies across the country. She recently received a masters degree in Literary Nonfiction from Columbia University’s Creative Writing Program and more of her dance writing can be found in the pages of Dance Magazine, Pointe, and Dance Teacher.