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Dance Advantage: Better Group Communication – Dancers Have It All

We may not have it all together, but together we have it all. This saying of unknown origin is particularly meaningful and relevant for dancers.

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Artistic Expression Creative Consciousness Dance Education Music Education The Arts and Lifelong Learning

Dancing Together

A deep understanding of the artistic process gives composers, choreographers, dancers, actors, directors, musicians, and visual artists the distinct 21st century advantage of serving in the role of problem solvers. Artists learn to stretch boundaries and forge new partnerships, often making insightful contributions to intellectual inquiry and the strengthening of communities. Much of the understanding comes from collaborative artistic processes. It’s powerful.

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Dance Education The Arts and Lifelong Learning

Making Magic!

It’s that time of year. Last week, I attended a performance of The Nutcracker in a beautiful setting—the Boston Opera House. In fact, holiday season inspired performances of The Nutcracker are taking place all across the country this entire month.

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Dance Education

Bodies Never Lie

Several years ago I conducted my first full ballet—Sleeping Beauty. At the time, the considerable growth I experienced by accepting this role was a bit foggy. I was so fully engaged in simultaneously capturing the beauty of the music and the dancers that it took some time to sort it all out.