Author Archives: National Dance Week

Dancer’s Inc – Dance Power Award by David Palmieri

As the CEO of Dancers Inc., one of the leading Competitive Dance companies in the US, I’m no stranger to the competitive dance environment.  Dancers Inc. hosts events from coast to coast, and meets thousands of talented kids from a … Continue reading

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Thank You

There are times in our lives when we are privileged to follow in the footsteps of a true inspiration and difference maker.  As many of you know National Dance Week Foundation is near and dear to my heart because of … Continue reading

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My Journey by Cheri Eagan – NDW Committee Member and Art Stone Costume’s Texas Customer Care Representative

I’ve always thought of myself as a good observer of Dance. As a child and young adult  my passion was Dance. Then I advanced into larger projects involving more than just Dance Education – the Dance Industry itself -the side … Continue reading

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To Dance Honest is to GIVE by Founder & Co-Owners, Paula Dell-Beasley with Jill S. Reeves, Fusion National Dance Competition

Dance provides many wonderful benefits to those who choose to participate.  Physically, mentally and socially, children and youth, in particular, are able to learn and grow from this expression of art.  At Fusion National Dance Competition, we believe everyone is … Continue reading

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What Dance Means To Me by Melissa Hoffman – Melissa Hoffman Dance Academy

When tasked with the question “What dance means to me” the simple answer is “Dance it life!”  I could write for days all the different ways dance has positively influenced my life, but I will focus on one of my … Continue reading

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A story about courage and inspiration by Gina Assetta – NDWF Executive Board Member

When I was asked to write for the NDWF blog I thought I’d write about how I’ve watched National Dance Week grow over the last 9 years.  I’d like to save that topic for another day and talk about how … Continue reading

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Sports Nutrition for Dancers By Shantha M. Wilson, R.D.

As dancers, you know your body is your instrument.  But have you ever thought of yourself as an athlete?  Dancers are indeed athletes, with many dancers training 6-8 hours per day five to six days per week.  Sports nutrition is … Continue reading

Health/Nutrition

A NDWF’s cookbook receipe

Enjoy this wonderful appetizer from A Wish Come True Spicy Shrimp and Crab Bruschetta 6 servings ¼ bottled clam juice 6 ounces uncooked large shrimp, peeled, deveined 6 green onions, thinly sliced 1/3 cup mayonnaise 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice … Continue reading

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Let’s help dancers follow their dreams and discover their future by Susan Epstein NDWF Board Member and owner West Park Productions

About a year ago a colleague of mine sent me an e-mail from a distraught parent.  It seems his daughter, we’ll call her Kelly, wanted to earn a bachelor’s degree in dance. With misguidance from high school counselors or her … Continue reading

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Dancers Kick Bullying to the Curb By Sue Gordon NDWF Secretary and Algy Costume Company

You don’t have to be a Super Hero to fight injustice. Every day we have the opportunity to make our world a little better. As dancers we are always trying to grow and improve. We want to be better in … Continue reading

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