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Styles Stokes is standing in his power and creating the life best suited for him and living out his passion! Let's here is it for the boys who work towards their passion in a field mostly recognized and populated by women.  If you have a son who dances, you will want to listen in and share this interview!  Click Here! to listen to full length interview on Youtube!      or Soundcloud

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  Interview with John Kemper, current dance studio owner of Kemper Dance in Deland, Florida and judge for the Orlando Magic dance team. Follow Kemper Dance on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/KemperDanceLLC *How to become a dancer for a sports team *The difference between commercial audition, contemporary or college dance audition *The importance of Audition preparation *Social media could hinder your audition if you aren't careful *Networking with other dancers *Health & Body At the Barre sponsored by Dance Junkie®.  *NBA Orlando Magic Audition Details  Get your FREE #DanceJunkie Sticker here!

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How to AVOID the Pitfall of Duplicating Music for your Choreography. The season of competitive dance is coming to a head for some of you. For many studio owners and dancers, you are on road to nationals. For others, you might be holding back and re-evaluating the season, with the intention to re-ignite the creative flame for the new competition season. Where ever you fall on this road map, chances are you are contemplating the next theme and song selection for your group dances or soloist. Choosing the right music is important.   As a dance teacher and choreographer, it’s fair...

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The sight of your precious 3-year-old toddler, dressed in pink, rosy cheeks and looking like a princess on the recital stage. Camera ready and all of the relatives are here to watch!  All year long, she has been learning a dance routine to display in front of hundreds of people…YES, hundreds of people. GULP  All year long, your toddler has been entering into a big space to learn the creative movement of dance, but is she really learning how to dance?  Because according to what you just witnessed on stage, your daughter didn’t learn a damn thing. She just stood...

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A couple of years ago I had to retire from owning a studio and completely stopped teaching, until a few months ago. After 3 years away from the studio, I went back this year. Now instruct 1 day a week.  When I closed my studio,  I was physically ill, I had just lost my mother to ovarian cancer and I was diagnosed with the same hereditary BRCA genetic mutation that causes breast and ovarian cancer.  If you have ever read about the actress, Angelina Jolie and her journey with her preventative surgeries of removing her breast and ovaries, to prevent...

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