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July 24, 2015

Jenna had a great time hanging out at Access Hollywood Live this week discussing a myriad of topics relating to her life of dance, her career, and her 20+ year marriage.  

She talked about her dance roots as a classically trained ballerina, her current position as a board member for The Dizzy Feet Foundation, as well as her "Kicking and Screaming" podcast that she and her husband Bodhi record in which they discuss their marriage and how they survive it by kicking, screaming and laughing through the craziness.

She also tells about the upcoming dance education fundraiser she'll be attending next Saturday, August 1st...

 

You can join Jenna at this annual fundraiser which is sure to be THE dance event of the summer! The Dizzy Feet Foundation’s Celebration of Dance Gala on Saturday August 1, 2015 at Club Nokia in Los Angeles, California.

General Admission tickets are available for the gala performance only. To experience this extraordinary night of dance, ticket prices start at $75 and are available for purchase ONLINE or by phone at 1-888-9-AXS-TIX (1-888-929-7849).

VIP tickets and sponsor levels are also available. CLICK HERE a full listing of VIP ticket prices & Sponsorship Levels, or to purchase these tickets online.

 

Kicking and Screaming 

by Jenna and Bodhi Elfman  

Jenna and her husband, Bodhi's podcast during which they discuss marriage, life and annoyance. Not in that order. Their latest episode is available for download on iTunes, as well as all earlier editions. You can also subscribe and watch via the Kicking and Screaming You Tube Channel.

Friendly Disclaimer: These recordings are unedited, raw, and contain explicit content and colorful language.  Listener discretion is advised.


BIG Stone Gap screening at the Bentonville film festival

The film won the "Best Ensemble Film" award at the festival and is set to be released in theaters this fall on October 9th.  (Visit the film's website here!)

Jenna was honored to attend the screening of her upcoming film with Whoopi Goldberg and Ashley Judd, Big Stone Gap, at the Bentonville Film Festival on May 8, 2015 in Bentonville, Arkansas.

Big Stone Gap's award for "Best Ensemble Film" at the Bentonville Film Festival.

Big Stone Gap's award for "Best Ensemble Film" at the Bentonville Film Festival.


NOVEMBER 5: "THIS happens tomorrow!!! Yay!"

NOVEMBER 5: "THIS happens tomorrow!!! Yay!"

Photo by Ben Bolling (Twitter: @BenBolling)

Photo by Ben Bolling (Twitter: @BenBolling)

While in Virginia for the Big Stone Gap premiere last November, Jenna and fellow BSG cast member Patrick Wilson took some time out to speak with a class of drama students at the University of Virginia.

 


So You Think You Can Dance/Hubbard Street Dance Chicago

As a board member of the Dizzy Feet Foundation,  a nonprofit organization created to benefit the dance community, Jenna was invited to visit Hubbard Street Dance Chicago while in Chicago filming the "So You Think You Can Dance" (SYTYCD) Season 11 premiere, for which she was a guest judge for the second time.

Jenna Elfman observes company rehearsal for Hubbard Street Dance Chicago’s Spring Series: Four works by Jiří Kylián at the Hubbard Street Dance Center. (Photo by Todd Rosenberg)

Jenna Elfman observes company rehearsal for Hubbard Street Dance Chicago’s Spring Series: Four works by Jiří Kylián at the Hubbard Street Dance Center. (Photo by Todd Rosenberg)

The Hubbard Street Youth Dance Program's Hip Hop A and Choreo Lab classes were also a treat to observe, another example of the type of dance programs to which the Dizzy Feet Foundation provides scholarships and assistance.  

Dizzy Feet Foundation also aims to elevate and standardize the quality of dance instruction throughout the U.S. by offering accreditation and/or certification to dance schools and studios in most styles of dance.

The foundation’s Accreditation Program will be the gold standard for dance instruction in the United States; it will ensure that students can feel confident that they are receiving high-quality dance instruction aligned to a national standard.

Along with Nigel Lythgoe (SYTYCD creator and executive producer and co-president and founding member of the Dizzy Feet Foundation) and Danae Rees, the executive director of the Dizzy Feet Foundation, Jenna was welcomed to observe rehearsals of the company, as well as its youth program classes. 

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago features 18 dancers and is one of the only dance companies in America to perform year-round, domestically as well as overseas.

"Today I got to watch Hubbard Street Dance Chicago rehearse one of Jirí Kylián's pieces."

"Today I got to watch Hubbard Street Dance Chicago rehearse one of Jirí Kylián's pieces."

Want to learn more? Visit Dizzy Feet Foundation and Hubbard Street Dance Chicago.

Whosay Snapshots

You can view more photos Jenna has posted by visiting her WhoSay profile.

JULY 15: "New Kicking & Screaming podcast episode coming soon! Stay tuned to your iTunes podcast!"

JULY 15: "New Kicking & Screaming podcast episode coming soon! Stay tuned to your iTunes podcast!"

JUNE 25: #CurrentMood

JUNE 25: #CurrentMood

JUNE 16: #HusbandJustGotLucky #TheGoodWife

JUNE 16: #HusbandJustGotLucky #TheGoodWife

JULY 1: #motherhood

JULY 1: #motherhood

JUNE 22: "My awesome husband, rad father (and one of my spectacular sons.) "

JUNE 22: "My awesome husband, rad father (and one of my spectacular sons.) "

JUNE 5: "Off to Steve Martin's AFI Lifetime Achievement Award dinner!"

JUNE 5: "Off to Steve Martin's AFI Lifetime Achievement Award dinner!"

JUNE 26: #ToughieInADress

JUNE 26: #ToughieInADress

JUNE 21: "Happy Father's Day to one of the sweetest men I've ever met. Love you, pops."

JUNE 21: "Happy Father's Day to one of the sweetest men I've ever met. Love you, pops."

MAY 31: "Rad night w/ PaulaAbdul & Nigel Lythgoe at Lady Gaga & Tony Bennett at Hollywood Bowl!"

MAY 31: "Rad night w/ PaulaAbdul & Nigel Lythgoe at Lady Gaga & Tony Bennett at Hollywood Bowl!"


Dharma & Greg season 2 DVD

"Dharma & Greg The Complete Season 2" DVD, is now available on Amazon.com.

"Dharma & Greg The Complete Season 2" DVD, is now available on Amazon.com.

After many years of anticipation, fans of Jenna's popular sitcom "Dharma & Greg" finally have the opportunity to purchase "The Complete Season 2" of the show on DVD. Only Season 1 (out of the show's five season run) had been released on DVD previously, so this is great news for avid D&G fans.

Jenna tweeted to her fans on Jan. 12th about the release: "Hey DHARMA & GREG fans! Now you can buy Season 2 DVD on Amazon!!!!! YAYYYY!" along with this Amazon link to view/purchase the DVD."

Jenna won the Golden Globe Award for "Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series, Musical/Comedy" for her portrayal of Dharma during this second season of the show.


Big Stone Gap premieres at virginia film festival

Jenna's next feature film, Big Stone Gap, due in theaters this year and written and directed by Adriana Trigiani (also the author of the N.Y Times bestselling novel, Big Stone Gap, the book the film was based on), also stars Ashley Judd, Patrick Wilson, Whoopi Goldberg, and Jane Krakowski. It was shot on location in and around the actual town where the story takes place, a small mining town called Big Stone Gap, Virginia.

Jenna attended the film's premiere at the Virginia Film Festival on Thursday, November 6th in Charlottesville, Virginia.  It premiered at the Paramount Theater to a sold-out crowd of about 1,100 as the first film of this year’s festival.

Cast members gather on stage at the premiere of Big Stone Gap at the Paramount Theater in Charlottesville, Virginia to open the Virginia Film Festival. (Photo courtesy of Sanjay Suchak/University of Virginia)

Cast members gather on stage at the premiere of Big Stone Gap at the Paramount Theater in Charlottesville, Virginia to open the Virginia Film Festival.

(Photo courtesy of Sanjay Suchak/University of Virginia)

Jenna, alongside fellow cast members Ashley Judd, Patrick Wilson, and Jasmine Guy, participating in a press conference before the premiere and at a question-and-answer session afterward, all shared how welcomed they’d felt when filming in Wise County.

As reported by Allie Robinson of the Gibson Bristol Herald Courier on TriCities.com, Jenna said that going to Big Stone Gap to film the movie and leaving the chaos of Los Angeles, was a welcome break for her.

"Coming to Big Stone Gap was unbelievably therapeutic for me because it reminded me of how good people really are,” she said. “It was a giant time for me to be uplifted by the people of Big Stone Gap.”

Jenna filming Big Stone Gap on location in Virginia.

Jenna filming Big Stone Gap on location in Virginia.

While filming, Jenna took many photos of her fun adventures filming on location, goofing around with fellow cast and crew members, and visiting interesting places and encountering many smiling faces around town. She chronicled her experience on social media and even had her two boys along for the ride art of the time, even spending Halloween on location there.

Needless to say, being a part of making this film was a truly an unforgettable experience for Jenna. She loved meeting, taking photos with, and getting to know the wonderful people in all the areas they filmed, and will treasure her time there always.

Twitter: @bsgmovie @AdrianaTrigiani @AshleyJudd @patrickwilson73 @WhoopiGoldberg

Instagram: @AdrianaTrigiani @AshleyJudd @whoopi_1