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Restoring Dance to the Center of Life Powerful blog by a socially conscious dancer and activist. Subscribe! Advertisements

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Student Reflections on Dance Integration

Quick post to let you know I’ve tried my first YouTube upload, and here are the results. This video is large (35+ Mb) and there is an even larger one available if you want high-def, but you’ll need a fast … Continue reading

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The Urge Ancient and Powerful

Dance has a unique place among human behaviors. It is simultaneously personal and universal, astoundingly clear yet mysterious, and it has the power to communicate across great distances while being at its best close-up and personal. Why have we forsaken it? Continue reading

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Safety and Risk

Playful risk-taking is at the heart of learning, and teachers have to become experts at creating a safe environment for students to experience discovery and invention. The challenge is to build a chain of successes that lead students to create beautifully crafted and meaningful work. Continue reading

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The Passing of Arnold Spohr

Arnold Spohr led the Royal Winnipeg Ballet for 30 years. His outreach in bringing dance to wider audiences was responsible for my becoming a professional dancer. This is a belated thank-you to the man, who died April 12, 2010. Continue reading

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Book Excerpt: The Education Factory

A look at how American public education is trapped in its industrial-age roots, while the needs of learners and society as a whole have changed dramatically. Continue reading

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