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Social Media and Dance

As a dance related business owner, I understand how beneficial social media can be to the arts in general and more specifically dance schools and studios.  A good social media campaign can provide direct access to colleagues, clients, and potential clients that might otherwise not be reached through conventional advertising and networking.  It also can […]

San Diego’s 15th annual Gator By The Bay is the largest, most authentic Louisiana-themed music and food festival this side of the bayou. The festival will be held from May 5-8, 2016 at Spanish Landing Park, across from the San Diego International Airport. Presented by San Diego’s Bon Temps Social Club, it features four days of live music with over 90 musical […]

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Each year as dancers begin to perform in the first competitions of the season under the critical eye of the judges that the dancer is presented with their ‘score’ of how successful a performance was given that I hear this same question by dancers and parents alike.  “Her technique was above everyone on that stage, […]

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North County DanceArts, Inc. is known for its professional and positive teaching staff, and its superb quality of training.  NCDA is a San Diego dance studio and has been in business for 31 years (18 of those years being in Carmel Valley San Diego).  Classes offered at NCDA include Ballet, Tap, Contemporary, Hip Hop, KinderCombo, […]

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San Diego’s 14th annual Gator By The Bay is the largest, most authentic Louisiana-themed music and food festival this side of the bayou. The festival will be held from May 7-10, 2015 at the Spanish Landing Park, across from San Diego International Airport. Presented by San Diego’s Bon Temps Social Club, it features four days of live […]

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As in most dance schools, ushering out the old year and in with the new also means it’s time for a little ‘housekeeping’.  I know in our studio and I suspect we are not alone, we accumulate a wealth of left behind clothing, including dancewear from September through December.  Don’t ask me how or why; […]

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Dance Hearts/Bells of Freedom Rings in Happy Holidays for Military Families San Diego based Dance Hearts, a recognized 501 (c) 3 Public Charity and Bells of Freedom, a program specifically designed to care for U.S. military families, kicks off  two events aimed at making the Holidays for our local enlisted men, women and their families […]

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In dance, everything is timing.  You hear it each time you walk through the classroom or rehearsal hall…5, 6, 7 8!  To be in perfect time will more likely translate into a perfect performance. Another kind of “timing” also contributes to a dancer’s progress and success.  That one deals with the battle all of us […]

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Each year in September we welcome the eager faces of our returning Carmel Valley dancers home after a month of rest and relaxation.  It doesn’t matter if the dancer is four years old, a teen or mature adult; it doesn’t matter if the dancer is a beginner, a seasoned competitor or recreational dancer, it is […]

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It is good to be back in the writer’s chair again.  I want to thank David Moya and his incredible and supportive staff for allowing me to take some time from my regular articles appearing on The Carmel Valley Life website to spend additional time with my wife as we tended to the needs of […]

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San Diego, California, June 20, 2013:  Award winning North County DanceArts, Inc. celebrates 33 years of providing the best in dance instruction in all of San Diego County closing with an annual showcase, “FLY”.  The showcase is open to the public on Saturday, July 27th with a matinee performance at 12:00 noon and an evening performance […]

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Tap dancing is one of those dance styles you just love to watch.  It can be lighthearted and take flight or a take the form of a demanding staccato of rhythm and sound; but whatever the beat, the dance becomes the music. From tap’s early beginnings in the mid 1800’s as a style of dance […]

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