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Diet or Exercise: Which one is more important for long-term health?

What's more important? Diet or Exercise?

By Emily C. Harrison MS, RD, LD of Dance Informa and John Robbins’ book Healthy at 100 examines how life is different for people in parts of the world that have the most centenarians1. Is it diet, exercise or something else that …

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Crafting shoes for Broadway’s biggest shows

Radio City Rockettes wearing Capezio

Capezio opens the doors to its Theatricals Department By Deborah Searle of Dance Informa. If you’ve been to a Broadway show, chances are you’ve seen handcrafted Capezio footwear on stage. Salvatore Capezio first opened his shop near the old Metropolitan …

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Why I Love Pointe

Tiffany Hedman

By Laura Di Orio of Dance Informa. Almost every young girl dreams of being a ballerina, dancing en pointe. Pointe shoes are pretty, delicate and pink. They make a dancer appear as if she's floating across the stage. Even several …

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A Peek Inside Capezio’s Pointe Shoe Factory

Capezio pointe shoe factory

By Deborah Searle of Dance Informa. When Salvatore Capezio opened his pointe shoe store near the old Metropolitan Opera House in New York City in 1887, I wonder if he envisioned the sheer size and scope of his company today? …

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Are You Ready for Your Recital?

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By Laura Di Orio of Dance Informa. Spring is here, and that probably means you’re gearing up for your end-of-the-year performances. There’s a lot to do before then – learn and master choreography, try on costumes and take dance portraits. …

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Gettin’ Down with DeWitt

Tapper Dewitt Fleming

By Tara Sheena of Dance Informa. DeWitt Fleming is a master tap dancer—his fast-paced, fancy footwork is electric and he has the personality to match. As someone who came to dance by way of acting and playing the drums, Fleming …

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From Rome with Love: Emanuele Pappacena and Francesca Lazzari

U.S. Standard Finalists Emanuele Pappacena and Francesca Lazzari.

By Emily Yewell Volin of Dance Informa. Italian Ballroom dancers Emanuele Pappacena and Francesca Lazzari have earned multiple international titles, among them that of 2013 U.S. Standard Quarter Finalists, and regularly train and compete around the world. Now based in …

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I want to start ballroom. What do I need?

Jean Paul and Lana Rossi

By Chelsea Thomas of Dance Informa. For many teenagers and adults interested in starting ballroom dance, there are a lot of questions. There is the question of what to wear – for the ladies, should you wear a leotard and …

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Latin ballroom darlings Jean Paul and Lana Rossi

Jean Paul and Lana Rossi

By Stephanie Wolf of Dance Informa. Heating things up both on and off the dance floor, Capezio Athletes Jean Paul and Lana Rossi are generating quite the buzz in the Latin ballroom scene. The hardworking and determined duo met while …

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Preparing Students for Opportunity’s Knock

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What dance teachers can do to empower the next generation of performers By Emily Yewell Volin of Dance Informa. Audrey Hepburn is quoted as saying, “I was asked to act when I couldn’t act. I was asked to sing ‘Funny …

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