Drea’s Dream: Part 2 The Hope Becomes The Reality

One of DLTV’s most moving episodes to date—meet Susan Rizzo Vincent, the founder of the Drea’s Dream Foundation, which brings dance therapy to children who are hospitalized and suffering from cancer. Her heroic story of losing her daughter to a drunk driver and turning her anguish into the gift of dance for children will remind all of our viewers of the power of dance in a special two-part episode.

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DanceLife TV | The Passion and Energy of Sheila Barker

One of the world’s most respected master teachers, Sheila serves on the faculty of the Broadway Dance Center in New York City. She has taught in Brazil, Japan, Mexico, Canada, and Europe. In this DLTV episode she shares her insights on teaching and what she hopes to accomplish with her students. Be inspired by her contagious energy and passion for the art of dance.

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DLTV Asks What is Dance? Performing Dance Arts Passionate Response

Meet the students at Performing Dance Arts of Toronto, Canada, as they share their enthusiasm for dance. Their talent and their observations about dance’s impact on their lives are sure to remind DLTV viewers of the true meaning of dance

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Giordano Jazz Dance Center: Part 1 The Next Generation

Founded by jazz master Gus Giordano in 1952, the Giordano Dance School in Evanston, a northern suburb of Chicago, is known throughout the world. The torch has been passed to the second generation of Giordanos, Nan and Amy, who take their family legacy into the 21st century with gusto. Learn the history and the philosophy in this special two-part interview.

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Giordano Jazz Dance Center: Part 2 A Bright Future

Founded by jazz master Gus Giordano in 1952, the Giordano Dance School in Evanston, a northern suburb of Chicago, is known throughout the world. The torch has been passed to the second generation of Giordanos, Nan and Amy, who take their family legacy into the 21st century with gusto. Learn the history and the philosophy in this special two-part interview.

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DanceLife TV | Mrs. Complain A’lot “Advice”

Mrs. Complain A’Lot (featuring Sheila Rossi) knows more about dance than her daughter’s teachers. In this episode, Mrs. C gets her hands on “Dance Studio Life” magazine and decides to offer a reader her expert advice on dealing with the school down the street

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Pure Joy: An intimate Portrait Featuring Company d

Though it’s a performing arts troupe of young adults with Down syndrome, this ensemble actually proves that dance is for everyone. This Tennessee-based company performs all over the country, and its members’ contagious energy and pure joy at dancing are prevalent throughout this episode. After watching it, you’ll become a big fan of Company d—guaranteed.

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DanceLife TV | The Matriarch of DEA with Vicki Sheer

The matriarch of Dance Educators of America, Vicki Sheer has been a leader in the national dance community for decades. DLTV journeys to Virginia to catch up with Vicki at one of her conventions, where she reminisces about the good old days and shares her frank opinions on dance and teaching in the 21st century. Her words vary from thought-provoking to humorous, with stops everywhere in between.

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DanceLife TV | Following His Passion with Nick Bass

Nick has toured with Janet Jackson and appeared in videos with Britney Spears, Madonna, and Beyoncé and Usher (“Naughty Girl”). In this interview he sits down with DLTV to reminisce about growing up in dance, describe working with Michael Jackson on his final tour, and share what dance means to him.

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DanceLife TV | For Me Dance is Absolute Joy with Joe Tremaine

The legendary Joe Tremaine has had a tremendous impact on today’s dance world as a pro dancer, choreographer, school owner, master teacher, and an entrepreneur producing some of the largest and most respected dance events in the world. Joe shares his wisdom about success, teaching, and the life . . . his frank, inspiring, and often humorous words will move you.

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DanceLife TV | Dance is Amazing with Kenny Wormald

Best known for his appearances on the MTV network show Dancelife and his starring role in Center Stage: Turn It Up, Kenny has become one of the hottest dancers on the L.A. dance scene. In this interview from his hometown dance school, he shares his thoughts on growing up in dance, how he made his way to success, and what he believes young dancers must do to achieve their dreams.

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Jacob’s Pillow: The Treasured National Landmark

Jacob’s Pillow Dance, lauded worldwide as a “hub and mecca of dancing” (Time magazine) and “one of America’s most precious cultural assets” (Mikhail Baryshnikov), is a treasured National Historic Landmark and home to America’s longest-running international dance festival.Tour the grounds in Becket, Massachusetts, view performance excerpts and hear from Director of Preservation Norton Owen as he shares the Pillow’s rich history.

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Huntley Hoofers and Hunks: Never Too Late Discover the Passion

This troupe of senior tappers in Huntley, Illinois, includes some of the most enthusiastic dancers you’ll find. With an average age in their mid-sixties, these men and woman keep up with a rigorous class and performance schedule. Their director, Sandy Oldham, majored in modern dance and physical education at the University of Wisconsin and has brought her passion to this remarkable group of dancers.

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DanceLife TV | Once a Dancer, Always a Dancer with Marcea Lane

It’s a safe bet that you’ve seen this master teacher and former professional dancer, if only on TV—she performed in Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” video and taught on the convention circuit for years. She has always invented a new road to dance down as her career has evolved; now she’s an entrepreneur with her own popular dancewear and costume company. Hear Marcea’s inspiring story of success—she truly embodies the saying, “Once a dancer, always a dancer!”

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Perkins School of the Arts: A Big School in a Small Town

Amber and Mikey Perkins of Norwich, New York, are a brother-and-sister team who direct a school and a company. With a focus on modern dance, they have influenced the national dance community with their creative choreography and artistic integrity. In this episode, DLTV will take you behind the scenes with the Perkinses as they share their philosophies, dreams, and enthusiasm for the art of dance.

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