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About kddance

I am a dance fanatic living in Dallas, TX. Not only do I teach dance but I also love writing about it. My love for dance started at the age of six when my mom signed me up for my first dance class. I have training in ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, modern and acrobatics. In college I minored in dance and majored in journalism. I have had articles published in Dance Spirit, Dance Teacher and the Dance Council of North Texas' DANCE publication. Let me share my stories with you.

Q&A: Tapper Anthony Morigerato

The Man with the fast feet on the resurgence of tap dance in America, choreographing for So You Think You Can Dance and participating in the third annual Rhythm in Fusion Festival this weekend.  This weekend approximately 200 tappers from … Continue reading

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The Nutcracker: Collin County Ballet Theatre

This year’s Nutcracker season concludes with Collin County Ballet Theatre’s spirited version featuring stunning guest artists and live music at the Eisemann Center. Richardson — With more than 15 professional and pre-professional The Nutcracker productions running from Thanksgiving to Christmas … Continue reading

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Q&A: Randi “Rascal” Fleckenstine

The B-Girl on joining The Beat Freaks and performing the role of The Mouse King in The Hip Hop Nutcracker this Friday at the Eisemann Center. Richardson — A Mouse King that spins on his head! A female Drosselmeyer! And … Continue reading

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Preview: Bruce Wood Dance Project SIX performance

  Bruce Wood Dance Project demonstrates the healing power of dance in Artistic Director Kimi Nikaidoh’s new work Bloom, part of the company’s SIX performance this weekend. Dallas – Bruce Wood was known for making dances that touched viewers in … Continue reading

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Outside The Lines

Texas Ballet Theater expands its stylistic range in Val Caniparoli’s new work Without Borders, part of the company’s First Looks Series in Dallas this weekend. It’s not a coincidence that Texas Ballet Theater principal dancer’s Leticia Oliveira and Carl Coomer … Continue reading

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This Woman’s Work

Avant Chamber Ballet’s second annual Women’s Choreography Project features more dynamic works by international female choreographers and live music. Richardson — If there is a need in the Dallas dance community especially if it pertains to ballet, then you can … Continue reading

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Bench Strength

Beckles Dancing Company demonstrates steady artistic growth and maturity in the company’s annual spring performance simply titled 21. Dallas — Simple body lines. Subtle musicality. Intense emotional connections. These were the common threads that elevated Beckles Dancing Company’s spring show, … Continue reading

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Dancing in Tongues

Dark Circles Contemporary Dance explores movement through text in Italian choreographer Fabio Liberti’s Here Is Not There, part of the company’s Spring Series in Fort Worth. Fort Worth — The number of new works being produced in the area by … Continue reading

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Q&A: Jonathon Young, Electric Company Theatre

The director of Electric Company Theatre on working with Choreographer Crystal Pite to explore the effects of PTSD in Kidd Pivot’s Betroffenheit, presented by  TITAS at Dallas City Performance Hall.   Dallas — Audiences are in for something different when … Continue reading

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Review: Cinderella, LakeCities Ballet Theatre

LakeCities Ballet Theatre wraps up another successful season with its new full-length version of Cinderella in Lewisville. Lewisville — LakeCities Ballet Theatre had much to celebrate this past weekend. Not only did the company deliver clean technique and convincing character … Continue reading

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