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by Pam VanGilder After teaching STOTT PILATES® Pilates for 15 years I decided to become certified as an Instructor Trainer. Off to Toronto I went, to the Merrithew Health and Fitness headquarters, where I took the week long IT training in STOTT PILATES® Mat and Reformer.  This was the first time I had been to the headquarters and it felt like home from the minute I walked in the door. The studios had all the familiar equipment, large and small, with instructors... Read More
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Ballet Memphis Impresses

by Jon Sparks, The Commercial Appeal, November 4, 2015 Last week's excursion by Ballet Memphis to the Joyce Theater in New York City was pretty much a hit. Dance critics in the Big Apple took in performances by the group and gave generally positive commentary. The company did seven performances, alternating two programs. Each program began and ended with the same works, Steven McMahon's "Confluence" and Rafael Ferreras' "Politics." The alternating works were Matthew... Read More
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BALLET MEMPHIS Brings Diversity and a Southern Sensibility to a Run at the Joyce

By Sondra Forsyth, Broadway World Dance In the wake of the media frenzy about African-American ballerinaMisty Copeland, a recent article in The New York Times by Gia Kourlas applauds the fact that the American Ballet Theatre and the New York City Ballet are featuring black, Asian, Latino, and multiracial dancers "where it matters most: Lincoln Center, home base to both companies". Talk about Big Apple hubris! Diversity in ballet matters just as much in every community... Read More
Posted by Susan Moskop at Monday, November 2, 2015 | 0 comments
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