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Articles by Sara Versluis

Picture of Health

May 23, 2011 by

Everlea Bryant wasn’t a medical student. She was a dance performance major at the University of Florida—which made designing a dance program for youth with sickle cell anemia especially daunting. Individuals with sickle cell anemia … Continue reading

Changing Course

March 30, 2011 by

Mid-career artists go back to school – from afar.
Thirty-five years after beginning his career as a dancer and choreographer, David Parsons decided to do something he’d never tried before: go to grad school. In 2010, … Continue reading

New Moves

March 1, 2011 by

Freddie-Lee Heath wins over PE instructors with his pop culture-inspired choreography
Lady Gaga’s voice reverberated through the hotel’s multilevel atrium. It was the second day of the Arkansas Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance’s … Continue reading

Border Crossings

January 3, 2011 by

The Kids Excel program in El Paso inspires students in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico.
The audience sitting on the gymnasium floor of Western Hills Elementary School in El Paso, Texas, fidgeted and squirmed. A few minutes into … Continue reading