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Bailey’s Corner: Sometimes You Just Have to Rip a Toy

Do you ever get that crazy pent up energy feeling? ¬†Either the super happy, feelin' great, life's good feeling where you want to just zoom around and around the house, barking the entire time? Or, the super frustrated, I can't take it anymore, about to claw my way up the wall, not-so-good feeling? Either way…
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Suddenly I’m Flying

I know I've said it before - Dance is magic. Theater is magic. Blah Blah Blah But true. If you've never felt that feeling - that electric feeling - then I truly feel sorry for you. It is a feeling like no other that I have ever experienced. Nothing can compare to that natural high,…
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Diamond Dance Turns Diamond – Again

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="252"] Photo by Saratoga Savoy[/caption] I always say there is magic in dance, in so many different ways. I've seen many wonderful things happen through dance. (That is something for another discussion, for sure!) But the other night, I was privileged to witness the sweet and romantic side of dance that provided…
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A Mother’s Hands

They tenderly held you when you were first born They caressed silky skin as she soothed you to sleep They provided never-ending hugs They fed you They wiped away your tears They washed your clothes, prepared your food, kept you clean They tucked you in at night They wiped your brow when you were sick…
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Picking a First Dance

Spring is here and that means that wedding season is starting to kick into full swing. The big day is coming soon and now is the time that many couples start panicking about their First Dance. Some couples know what song they want instantly. Others can never seem to find just the right song. And…
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In a Nation of Fear, United We Stand

"When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, 'Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.' To this day, especially in times of ¬†'disaster,' I remember my mother's words and I am always comforted by realizing that there are…
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See The Rainbows?

"See the Rainbows, Mama? Seeee??" What is it that children have that always allows them to see the magic in the most seemingly ordinary things? Do they have special eyes that we slowly lose over time? Or is it merely that they have not yet become jaded as adults do, and are therefore just able…
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How Do the Performing Arts Serve the Larger Community?

A while back I posted on here about an interview I participated in for a student's senior project. I happened upon this again recently and thought I would continue to post a couple of the questions since they are still very relevant today. 2. How do you think dance/teaching/performance/the Performing Arts in general serves the…
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