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Words from our readers

Thank you so much for the wonderful article [“All the Tools They Need,” August 2010] about the American Dance Pedagogy Program at Oklahoma City University. It was superb! The article was very in-depth and well written.
Mary Price Boday
Associate Professor in Dance
The Ann Lacy School of American Dance and Arts Management
Oklahoma City University
Oklahoma City, OK

I was so pleased to hear that the directors of most dance competitions are frustrated with the lack of bronze and silver awards [“Dishin’ With the Directors,” September 2010]. I miss the days when getting a gold really meant something. If you never get a bronze or silver, how do you know if you have improved? How do you value the accomplishment of a gold if that is all you have ever gotten? Let’s teach our dancers and their parents what it means to win and lose. I want them to learn that they have to work hard for everything they receive. We are setting our children up for failure later in life. How are they going to make it in the real world when they don’t receive a platinum award just for showing up?
Molly Kaleikilo
Innovative Dance
Wilsonville, OR

Loving the magazine this month [October 2010]—cannot quit reading it, over and over and over.
Lora Ledford Bright
via Facebook

Words will never express just how emotional I was over the article [“Warp-Speed Ballet,” November 2010]. I love, love, love the entire piece and am so honored. Such a wonderful thing to help celebrate my 20th year! 
Melissa Kelley Clark
Melissa Kelley’s Dance Studio
Braintree, MA


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