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Special Needs Dance PRogram

The Super Stars program has grown to over 25 students and has a waiting list but they’ve grown out of their current space. The studio is located on a second floor have unfortunately had to turn away people in wheel chairs and with other disabilities that really want to join.

Their goal is to get a ground floor building with a larger studio that they can renovate in order to make it more handicap friendly, eventually turning it into a day-hab facility for people with special needs.

See the Super Stars on Alaska news outlets:

http://www.frontiersman.com/valley_life/special-dance-troupe-dazzles-at-phs-football-halftime-show/article_255271e4-1849-11e3-ad02-0019bb2963f4.html

http://www.ktuu.com/news/news/making-a-difference-shanelle-gangstad/-/21043658/22429964/-/u36pkl/-/index.html

http://www.ktva.com/superstars-shine-at-halftime-show/

And take a look at their Kickstarter campaign: http://shorten.candesign.us/dass.

Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company’s Summer Dance Intensive 2014

Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company in northern Israel offers an incredible two week summer intensive for high school/college aged dance students. There are four technique classes daily in ballet, modern/contemporary, KCDC repertoire as well as conditioning and other dance styles. The intensive is taught by professional KCDC faculty and company dancers. Participants live in the International Dance Village located on beautiful Kibbutz Ga’aton, enjoy evening activities and an organized trip around northern Israel. DATES| July 6, 2014 to July 17, 2014 

summer@kcdc.co.il

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Furious Beauty: A Hip Hop Dance Documentary Released

FURIOUS BEAUTY: A HIP HOP FAMILY is a documentary detailing the influence of Los Angeles dance troupe Versa-Style and its founders Jackie “Miss Funk” Lopez and Leigh “Breeze-Lee” Foaad who inspire their underprivileged students to find value in their own lives by elevating hip hop dance into theatrical performances.  An official selection of the Downtown Independent Film Festival, FURIOUS BEAUTY follows the troupe as they gear up for a big show and will become available on DVD and Video On Demand (VOD) platforms (including Hulu and Amazon Instant) on 12/10/2013.

joieart:

August Sketch A Day 21Had a teeny bit more time after work today, so I went back to the digital color sketches. Ballerina! I can’t wait to get back to ballet classes now that I have a job…

joieart:

August Sketch A Day 21

Had a teeny bit more time after work today, so I went back to the digital color sketches. Ballerina! I can’t wait to get back to ballet classes now that I have a job…

Incredible… but, it struck me that they’re always looking down…

Are Ballet Dancers Fit?

Nice article from @joelminden. Also see his review of a study designed to improve hip flexibility in dancers and interview with Misty Copeland.

A Dance Dad Analyzes The Cost of Dance

Interesting perspective! What do you think about the cost vs. ROI of dance instruction?