Author Archives: National Dance Week

“Stop Comparing Yourself to Others”

No matter how much things change is how much things stay the same.  This is a great article that is encouraging to us all….plus a bit of history “Martha Graham on the Hidden Danger of Comparing Yourself to Others” by … Continue reading


How to Celebrate National Dance Week at Your Studio by Maureen Gelchion NDWF Representative and Owner Astoria Dance Centre, Queens NY

How to Celebrate National Dance Week at Your Studio You love dance, you know its benefits and you want others to share in your joy. 23 years ago I thought NDW is the perfect way to share my joy.  The … Continue reading


Dancing Through the Holidays by Anneliese Wilson ABC For Dance and NDWF Vice Chair

Holidays are stressful times for many people.  Very often those in the dance industry find them even more stressful due to the pressures of family, work, holiday performances, disrupted routines and parties and celebrations.  Whether you are a dancer, teacher, … Continue reading


My Story by Nancy Stone – NDWF Chairman and Art Stone the Competitor

A long time member and supporter of National Dance Week, I was asked, in 2002 to be the National Spokesperson for NDW—what an honor!  So many things have happened to in the past 12 years. Our recognition nationwide has grown … Continue reading


Giving Back – Drea’s Dream

It was my privilege to have the opportunity to spend some time with Susan Rizzo at the Dance Life Teacher Conference in Scottsdale AZ.  I would like to introduce to everyone who already doesn’t know her – the foundation she created … Continue reading


Making a Difference – by Christy Lane

Sometimes you wonder if you make a difference. You wonder if others understand  the passion you have for making this a better world  through music and movement. So yesterday I hopped a plane to the National Dance Educators Organization Conference … Continue reading


Free To Be – Isadora Duncan

Today so much is made about the right to express ourselves – a true pioneer is Isadora Duncan. She is an integral and important part of dance history. Learning about her life dancers today will find they have more in … Continue reading


Celebrities Who Can Dance

This is an article I enjoyed from 10 Celebrities Who Can Dance Posted on08 October 2014. By Stephanie Wolf of Dance Informa. These celebrities have found their stardom on the big screen and radio airwaves. But before they were … Continue reading


Dance Diversity in the Public Schools by Christy Lane

It appears to be a divide between dance educators in the public school sector.  There are the physical educators that are trained in fitness and sport disciplines and offer  beginning level recreational styles of dance (line dances, ballroom, etc) to … Continue reading


Smile to support NDWF

I received an email the other day from Jason Neuwirth at 42st Tours telling me he wanted to choose NDWF as his charitable organization when ordering from Amazon.  I was so excited – I didn’t even know the program existed … Continue reading