Our Dance Teacher Summit in New York City was an inspiring three days of technique classes, seminars and networking with incredible educators! Our favorite part is always the evening of the Capezio A.C.E. Awards Competition, when we present the Dance Teacher Awards. This year's awardees included Julie Kent, Djana Bell, Rhonda Miller, Sue Samuels and Stephanie Kersten.
Check out the winning Capezio A.C.E. Awards' winning number, Not for Picking, choreographed by Mary Grace McNally, below.
Dance Theatre of Jacksonville has suffered severe damage from the recent storm that swept through the southeastern states.
In an effort to help, a studio owner in California whose current student is an alumni of the studio located in Jacksonville, North Carolina, set up a GoFundMe page.
The studio's roof, floating hardwood floors and ceilings all need repairs. The lobby floors are also ruined, according to the studio's owner, Debra Baile Becerra. See a few photos of the devastation below.
"If you can help them out in any way, it would be so appreciated and a blessing on these kids to get back into the studio and feel some sort of normalcy," reads a statement included in the post.
For more information and to offer support, visit here.