Author Archives: National Dance Week


Eighteen years ago I attended a dance convention whom the director of was an acquaintance. We spent time talking during lunch and he asked if I would be interested in organizing an event in St. Louis that would celebrate National … Continue reading


What’s In Your Dance Bag?By Shantha M. Wilson, R.D.

In my last column, we discussed sports nutrition for dancers and its importance for peak performance, for the body to repair itself daily, and for injury prevention.  It is such a large topic that an overview of sports nutrition for … Continue reading


Team Up With National Dance Week 2015 by Anneliese Wilson – ABC for Dance and NDWF Board Member

Keeping your studio or company name in front of the public is a challenge for most dancers.  Paid advertising can be effective, but costly and sometimes it’s hard to know how to get exposure otherwise.  Teaming up with National Dance … Continue reading


A Special Thank You by Cathy Graziano Executive Director

National Dance Week Foundation is honored to thank both Curtain Call Costumes and UDMA for their donation in the name of Patrica Goulding National Dance Week was formed in 1981 by a group of dance related organizations who began a strong “grass … Continue reading


Is Dance A Sport? NOT!

It’s an age old question, talked about more today because of all the dance competitions and TV shows.  A recent article in the Huffington Post put it all in prospective for me.  For a long time I was of the … Continue reading


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


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


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