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Articles by Jen Jones Donatelli

Kim McSwain Is Beloved on the Convention Circuit

October 1, 2016 by

By Jen Jones Donatelli

One Stop for Hip Hop

June 1, 2015 by

Kelly Dailey is breaking beats—and boundaries—with a new studio business model in Dayton, Ohio.

Hip-hop classes have long been a viable means of attracting boys to dance studios, but what happens when the entire studio is … Continue reading

Be Our Guest

October 1, 2014 by

You’ve invited a celebrity choreographer to your studio to create a number for your senior dancers. Now what?
Megan Lawson is on a mission: finish choreographing the senior piece for Dance Impressions studio in just three days. Typically, she … Continue reading

Industrial Strength

April 1, 2014 by

Christy Wolverton’s formula for launching competition dancers into professional careers 
2014 started out in a highly meaningful way for Christy Wolverton—surrounded by dance, good intentions and the tight-knit community she’s created via her Plano, Texas–based studio, … Continue reading

Yin and Yang

May 31, 2013 by

Sisters and business partners, Julie Jarnot and Jennifer Owens find the right formula for success in Colorado.
When Artistic Fusion Dance Academy’s company won “Critics’ Choice” at New York City Dance Alliance Nationals in 2010, it … Continue reading

Lyrical Out Loud

December 1, 2012 by

Whether choreographing for “So You Think you Can Dance” or her new company Still Motion, Stacey Tookey’s unique voice comes through loud and clear.

It’s an electric Thursday afternoon at Hollywood’s EDGE Performing Arts Center, and … Continue reading