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Articles by Nancy Wozny

Farewell Hope Stone Studio

September 1, 2014 by

Houston loses its dance hub.
The drums pounded while dancers scurried across the floor for the last time in Jane Weiner’s joyous final modern class at Hope Stone Studio, the Houston hub for adults and children … Continue reading

Beyond the Daddy Daughter Dance

June 1, 2014 by

Tapping a valuable source of studio volunteers
Sure, it makes us all go warm and fuzzy when we see a papa dancing with his daughter. Yet, when we looked into the ways fathers are part of … Continue reading

Flying Taps & Ninja Temples

October 1, 2013 by

How to Survive Competition Catastrophes

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Students of The Dance Studio of Fresno will never be caught walking from the dressing room to the stage without their flip-flops, and for good reason. This year, one of them … Continue reading

Kickstarting Your Dream

May 31, 2013 by

Crowdfunding has brought a new ease to fundraising.
Perhaps your studio could use a new set of mirrors; your team needs cash to get to Nationals; or maybe you want to boost your scholarship fund. Hold … Continue reading

Movement as Medicine

March 1, 2013 by

Three graduate dance-therapy programs
One of dance movement therapist Ande Welling’s most memorable patients was a man with severe brain damage who had stopped speaking. Through movement exercises, she was able to help him reengage with … Continue reading

I Feel Pretty

April 6, 2012 by

Cosmetic surgery options and preparations for dancers

A new nose changed dancer Maina Gielgud’s life. “I desperately wanted to perform the romantic roles, such as Giselle, Odette/Odile. But I was usually cast for the Myrtha types, … Continue reading