RPM Dance Company: A Vibrant Addition to The Shops at Old York Village

RPM Dance Company is located at 90 Saddle Way, Unit 200, in Chesterfield.

RPM Dance Company opens in Chesterfield.

RPM Dance Company opens in Chesterfield.

CHESTERFIELD, N.J.Aug. 17, 2023PRLog — Renaissance Properties proudly welcomes RPM Dance Company to The Shops at Old York Village. Located at 90 Saddle Way, Unit 200, RPM Dance Company is set to captivate the community with its exceptional dance instruction and welcoming atmosphere.

RPM Dance Company is led by Owner and Creative Director Rachel Mancino. A seasoned dancer with a passion for the art since the tender age of three, Mancino brings a wealth of experience and dedication to her role as the driving force behind RPM Dance Company. Her extensive background includes years of dancing, 12 years of teaching, and working in Event Management for esteemed entities such as Inferno Dance Competition and Monsters Dance Convention. Drawing upon her profound knowledge of dance and marketing, Mancino has meticulously curated RPM Dance Company to offer an array of classes catering to individuals of all ages.

The studio will provide an extensive range of dance styles including ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, lyrical, contemporary, and acro. Additionally, RPM Dance Company offers a heartwarming Mommy & Me class, fostering a space for parents and their young ones to share the joy of dance. “Whether aspiring dancers seek recreational classes or aspire to join the competitive realm, RPM Dance Company offers a nurturing environment for growth and artistic expression,” said Mancino.

RPM Dance Company has leased a spacious 2,350 sq. ft. suite in The Shops at Old York Village, which is conveniently situated amidst a lively neighborhood teeming with families and children. The studio’s presence will contribute to the vibrant atmosphere of the Town Center, and Mancino envisions a symbiotic relationship with fellow tenants, enhancing the overall experience for visitors.

“We are proud to welcome RPM Dance Company to The Shops at Old York Village,” stated Robert Adinolfi, Chief Operating Officer at Renaissance Properties. “Rachel Mancino’s dedication to her craft and her commitment to the community align perfectly with our vision for this development. We believe that RPM Dance Company will flourish and contribute to the dynamic energy of the town center.”

As the anticipation builds, RPM Dance Company is preparing for its official opening on Tuesday, August 15th, 2023. Prospective dancers and interested individuals are invited to register for the fall season by visiting the studio or exploring their offerings online at www.rpmdancecompany.com. For inquiries, please reach out to info@rpmdancecompany.com.

The celebration of RPM Dance Company’s grand opening is forthcoming, and the studio is also excited to participate in the upcoming Harvest Festival in September. This marks the beginning of an exciting journey for RPM Dance Company, as they embark on a mission to inspire, uplift, and nurture the artistic spirit within their community.

To find out more information about the remaining available suites in this exciting mixed-use center, please click here: https://www.fennelly.com/properties/90-105-saddle-way/.

Renaissance Properties
Since its creation more than 30 years ago, Renaissance Properties has evolved from a small real estate brokerage company to a multi-faceted real estate development firm and home builder with over 1,200 new homes and nearly 800,000 square feet of commercial space to its credit. The dedicated team at Renaissance Properties works tirelessly to ensure quality, integrity and customer satisfaction in all its endeavors. With distinctive designs and accommodating layouts, new home buyers and tenants alike are delighted with the product offered by Renaissance Properties. To learn more, visit https://www.renaissanceprop.com/.

Hong Kong – “Legends of Lion Dance” showcases Hong Kong cultural heritage in Belgium (with photos)

“Legends of Lion Dance” showcases Hong Kong cultural heritage in Belgium (with photos)


     The Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, Brussels (HKETO, Brussels) is supporting the seventh edition of the “Legends of Lion Dance” held in the port city of Belgium, Antwerp, from January 13 to 29 (Antwerp time), showcasing Hong Kong’s cultural heritage, crafts and Chinese New Year traditions.

     A lively Lion Dance Parade, featuring three lions, delighted the crowds as it made its way to Antwerp’s China Town today (January 22, Antwerp time) to celebrate the start of the Year of the Rabbit. The Acting Special Representative for Hong Kong Economic and Trade Affairs to the European Union, Miss Grace Li, officiated at the eye-dotting ceremony.

     Greeting the audiences at this festive occasion, Miss Li thanked the organiser for bringing Hong Kong culture to Antwerp. She also invited guests to visit Hong Kong and experience the charm of Hong Kong in person. She highlighted that most COVID-19-related health measures had been lifted, and that Hong Kong was open, welcoming business people and tourists.
     The “Legends of Lion Dance” includes an exhibition held at Antwerp’s main public library, the Bibliotheek Permeke, until January 29. It showcases 14 unique lion heads, embroidered and crafted in Hong Kong. As highlights of the event, there were also two Hong Kong film nights, with a screening of Amos Why’s 2021 film, “Far Far Away” on January 17 and of Ho Cheuk-tin’s 2022 film “The Sparring Partner” on January 25.

     Together with other workshops and activities on martial arts, movies, culinary cultures, music, Cantonese Opera and calligraphy, the event promoted not only the Chinese New Year tradition in Hong Kong, but the uniqueness of Hong Kong as an international cultural and sports centre.

     With the support of the HKETO, Brussels and the Belgium-Hong Kong Society, the event organised by Asian Events Tofoe, a non-profit-making organisation established by Hong Kong second-generation community members in Antwerp, has become a firmly-established event on Antwerp’s annual cultural calendar since it was first held in 2017.

Hong Kong – “Convergence” dance performance staged in Singapore celebrates HKSAR 25th anniversary (with photos)

“Convergence” dance performance staged in Singapore celebrates HKSAR 25th anniversary (with photos)


     ​In celebration of the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR), the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in Singapore (Singapore ETO) presented a dance performance, “Convergence: A Dialogue in Dance between Hong Kong and Singapore”, at the National Museum of Singapore today (July 30).

     Featuring Hong Kong Dance Company (HKDC) and Singapore’s Maya Dance Theatre (MDT), the event adopted a hybrid format, combining the display of a collaborative dance film, a virtual live dialogue session with representatives of Hong Kong Dance Company, as well as an in-person performance by MDT, which was well-received by an audience of more than 200.

     The collaborative dance film was the result of a two-month co-creation process between HKDC and MDT that took place online in a series of workshops, practices and reflections, as MDT learned elements of Chinese martial arts from HKDC and re-interpreted them in Indian classical dance known as Bharatanatyam.

     The idea of the event originated from HKDC’s online dance production “Convergence” in 2020 that blended Chinese martial arts with Chinese dance, after dancers had learned three styles of Chinese martial arts, namely Hung Kuen, Choy Lay Fut and Fujian White Crane during a three-year immersive study. Inspired by the success of the dance production, HKDC debuted the piece overseas to observe the synergy when a foreign dance group absorbed elements of Chinese martial arts in its own particular dance genre.

     ​Speaking at the opening of the event, the Director of the Singapore ETO, Mr Wong Chun To, said the name “Convergence” embodies the ethos and cultural identity of Hong Kong people, a spirit accommodating various cultures while constantly seeking to innovate and absorb new ideas. “This echoes Hong Kong’s role under the National 14th Five-Year Plan as an East-meets-West centre for international cultural exchange,” he added.

     He highlighted that Hong Kong has been holding an array of art festivals celebrating different cultures, including French May Arts Festival and New Vision Arts Festival. The city also welcomes artists worldwide to join major art fairs such as Art Basel in Hong Kong, Art Central and Ink Asia. In addition, global thought leaders and industry experts share their insights on design thinking in annual events such as Business of Design Week and Knowledge of Design Week.

     On the arts technology front, he shared that the East Kowloon Cultural Centre would become a major venue and incubator of arts technology in phases in 2023. Moreover, overseas arts technology professionals are recognised as needed talents, and will gain bonus points in applications under the Quality Migrant Admission Scheme.

     The Singapore ETO will continue to organise a series of events in the coming months to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the HKSAR.

Nunnbetter Dance Theatre 2022-2023 Class Season Opens

 Nunnbetter Dance Theatre (NDT), one of Bergen County’s elite dance schools, is excited to announce their 2022-2023 class registration is open. Building on the 20+ year success and post-COVID seasons, NDT has a renewed sense of energy and commitment to providing Bergen County families with the very best in dance training.

Located in Bergenfield, NJ, Nunnbetter Dance Theatre has been teaching and shaping young dancers since 1997. Ownership of Nunnbetter Dance Theatre changed hands in 2017 to Kimberly Galberaith, who has proudly led this studio since then through the ever-changing COVID environment. “It was important for us to continue the high quality of dance education during COVID. NDT is about integrity, professionalism and most of all family. I am proud that the students who attend NDT not only go on to have incredible dance careers, attend prestigious colleges and universities, I am proud that our dancers grow into confident, respectful, and contributing members of society,” says NDT Director, Kimberly Galberaith.

Known for excellence in dance instruction, emphasizing proper technique and strong dance fundamentals, NDT is proud to boast a remarkable world-renowned faculty. The NDT team worked hard to maintain a safe environment over the past Covid times, taking on a completely socially distanced and safe production of the Nutcracker, Spring Concert and other events.

This year Nunnbetter Dance Theatre is happy to welcome new faculty and classes to the school. NDT boasts an impressive list of alumni, including dancers who are now members of the Ballet Tucson, Ballet Theatre of Maryland, The Washington Ballet, Kansas City Ballet, Tulsa Ballet and NWA Ballet Theatre to name just a few.

In addition to ballet, Nunnbetter Dance Theatre also provides the highest level of professional dance training in many other dance disciplines including Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop, Contemporary, Modern, and Theater Dance. Current and former students having been seen on Broadway in Once, Matilda, The Lion King, The King and I, A Christmas Story, School of Rock, Les Miserable and in the Radio City Christmas Spectacular.

While Nunnbetter Dance Theatre is not a “competition” school, NDT does offer students professional performance opportunities. The NDT annual production of The Nutcracker is hailed as one of the best in the area. Other performance opportunities include a Winter Dance Showcase, the NDT Company Spring Concert and of course, the end of the year recital. Members of the NDT Company can also audition to be part of the Youth America Grand Prix (YAGP) competition that is the one competition of the year in which NDT participates. The NDT team is excited that all of these events will be back in person this season.

To learn more about NDT, to view their new schedule or to register, visit www.NunnbetterDance.com or call 201-385-9638.

Nunnbetter Dance Theatre

Kimberly Galberaith






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