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    A Fond Remembrance of the Legendary Gene Kelly

    My friend Patricia Ward Kelly, Gene Kelly’s widow, attended a performance of An American In Paris on Broadway. She’s a cheerleader to performing artists all over the world and loves to support the arts and entertainment industry....

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    My Role as Contributing Writer for Fete Lifestyle Magazine!

    A few months ago, I was asked by a brand new fashion magazine, Fete Lifestyle, to write articles for its monthly issues. I am one of twelve women who write for the magazine each month. The contributors...

    • Posted 3 days ago
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    Fall Dance Goals From Our DDS Models!

    Fall dance class is always an exciting time. New classes, new teachers, maybe even new styles! It’s very important to set goals for your dance training. The more specific the goal, the better. We asked some of...

    • Posted 3 days ago
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    My Pointe Shoe Story – From Beginner to Airess

    From Dance Informa Do you remember your first pointe shoe fitting and your first pointe class? Although it was uncomfortable and unconventional, it was so magical to dance on your toes. Your shoes were shiny, new and so pretty...

    • Posted 1 month ago
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    Meet Our YAGP Model Search Winner Jessica Kinnaman!

    One of the best parts of working at Discount Dance Supply is being able to attend YAGP competitions all over the country. Seeing the beautiful dancers, and amazing talent in person is a blessing. That’s why we...

    • Posted 1 month ago
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    Protein Needs of Dancers: How Much, What Kind, and When?

    From Dance Informa Do dancers need extra protein? Do they need to use powders, drinks, shakes or amino acid supplements or should they just eat more? Sadly, the misguided “low-carb” fad continues to be a contributing factor...

    • Posted 1 month ago
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    My Private Screening of High Strung Dance Movie!

    I was invited to watch a private screening of High Strung, a new dance film by Michael and Janeen Damian. The incredibly talented cast dances up a storm with choreography by Dave Scott. Here’s the plot of...

    • Posted 1 month ago
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    Congrats to the American In Paris Ensemble!

    The ensemble of An American In Paris won an award for Outstanding Broadway Chorus by the Advisory Committee on Chorus Affairs (ACCA.) The honor is the only industry accolade of its kind and honors the distinctive talents...

    • Posted 1 month ago
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    Mirrors, Marley, and Barres; Coming to a Convention Near You

    Attending intensives, camps, and conventions is a summer staple for dancers. It’s been rather divided in the past depending on what style you concentrate in. Most ballerinas will go to a ballet intensive, and most jazz, contemporary,...

    • Posted 2 months ago
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    My Summer Full of Dancing in NYC!

    By Christina Ricucci So many dancers work hard all year, learning choreography, training, practicing their solos and group routines, then getting them ready by performing them at regional competitions and conventions throughout the year. Finally, the hard...

    • Posted 2 months ago
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