Author Archives: National Dance Week

It’s Officially Summer by Cathy Graziano NDWF Executive Director

Summer has officially begun and it is time to recharge and relax.  Summertime for most dancers means the recitals are over and dance semesters have ended, it also is the closing of another successful National Dance Week Foundation year.  I … Continue reading

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The Power of Dance

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Dance is in the air! by Joyce Pennington NDWF Board Member and owner American Dance/Drill Team

Spring is in the air!  Yes, leaps, turns, high kicks, glitzy costumes, dynamic confetti cannons are lighting up the stages around the country as dance teams are presenting their Spring Shows and studios are preparing for the Recitals.  It is … Continue reading

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Dance Mom by Anneliese Wilson NDWF Vice Chair Board Member and owner of ABC for Dance

My mother was a professional dancer and I always swore I wouldn’t be following in her footsteps, funny how things change from when you were 8.  One year I remember asking to take dance with all of my friends at … Continue reading

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NATIONAL DANCE WEEK 2015

National Dance Week…..April 24 – May 3 2015.  It is my pleasure especially at times like this to be the Executive Director of such a wonderful and positive non-profit foundation.   Thank to all who have spent time, energy, and … Continue reading

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Let’s celebrate dance! by Suzanne Blake Gerety Director of DanceStudioOwner.com

It is time to put some of the fun back in dance.  This is what National Dance Week inspires us to do. Get out there and spread the excitement and celebrate all the joy that dance offers. Couldn’t we all … Continue reading

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Love Your Body Week: teaching body positivity through dance by Mary Pisegna Gorder

It is no secret that dancers have complicated relationships with their bodies. On the one hand, our bodies are our art, our livelihood, and our means of expression. On the other, as we train in dance, it is easy to … Continue reading

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Dancerprenuer by Susan Epstein NDWF Board Member

It’s my new word.  I have come to realize that we are more than dancers; we are creative innovators, reinventing ourselves over and over again, sometimes at considerable risk.  That’s the perfect word for us – Dancerpreneur.  Dancers are often … Continue reading

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NATIONAL DANCE WEEK in ST LOUIS by Linda Green

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

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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

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