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When Tragedy Strikes in the Workplace

February 19, 2015

Guidelines for managers on how to deal with tragedy in a dance company setting.

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First Steps for Artists in Creating Artist-Driven Archives

September 04, 2014

The hows and whys of getting started in planning and building your own artist-driven archive.

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Choreographing Archives: An Artist-Driven Approach

September 03, 2014

Traditionally artists have donated their archival materials to institutional repositories once they reach the final stages of their careers. But with the advent of technology, the change in archival institutions and funding, this model is beginning to shift as more artists see the value of holding onto their collections. Read on to learn why this generation of artists is seeking new ways to preserve their materials and how a few have initiated the process.


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Raising the Curtain on the Affordable Care Act

January 10, 2014

Few professionals have as keen a need as dancers to stay as healthy and injury-free as possible, yet health care coverage is by no means guaranteed in the dance world. The Affordable Care Act seeks to improve access to health insurance across the country, while also improving the quality and comprehensiveness of coverage for those who currently have it. Read on for more on the ACA written for the dancer and dance company.

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How To Find Help Understanding Coverage Options

January 10, 2014

With all of the new coverage options and requirements under the Affordable Care Act, most people will need some help understanding their coverage options and responsibilities under the Affordable Care Act. Fortunately, the law creates a number of programs designed to provide help online, over the phone, and in person.

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Buyer Beware: Dancers and the ACA

October 15, 2013

Most dancers can easily spot a hazardous bobby pin on the studio floor. It’s also important to be aware of a few potential pitfalls when buying health insurance.

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Conference 2013 Report: From Racial Equity to the Future of Dance

June 23, 2013

From crucial networking sessions for artistic and executive directors to share programming hits and budgetary misses to paperwork how-to’s for grants and insurance, to sustaining partnerships and forging bonds in the community, Dance/USA’s 2013 Annual Conference held June 12-15 in Philadelphia reflected the wide spectrum of interests and issues confronting the organization’s members. Read on here for Karyn D. Collins’ report.

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Come Dance With Me, part 2

June 20, 2013

Dance teachers have long known the positive effects of dance training: from improved concentration and grades to better physical health and better behavior. In recent years science has begun to back up what many in the dance field have known instinctively for decades. Read Part 2 of Veronica Hackethal's article on educational dance programs that tap into the science while transmitting the artistic discipline of dance.

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Come Dance With Me

June 18, 2013

Only recently has science tried to analyze how dance benefits the brain and brings such joy. One theory holds that, like most exercise, dance releases a cascade of feel-good chemicals in the brain. Dancing induces the release of endorphins, the body’s natural pain killers that increase pain tolerance and boost mood. Endorphins are responsible for the euphoria experienced during a “runner’s high” and have a similar effect on the body during dancing. Read on to see how dance educators are using dance to stimulate these brain-boosting effects in children and teens.

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Dance/USA Honors a Legend: Philadanco’s Joan Myers Brown

June 07, 2013

Joan Myers Brown has had an extraordinary career. The founder of Philadanco!, one of Philadelphia's preeminent dance companies, as well as the driving force behind both the International Conference of Black Dance Companies and the International Association of Blacks in Dance, Myers Brown has lent her artistic guidance, her nurturance of many dancers and choreographers, her visionary leadership and grace under fire to many in the dance field. On June 13, she will be honored by Dance/USA for her contributions to the field. Read this personal account about Joan from long-time Philadelphia dance critic Merilyn Jackson.

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