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Frogmen Trainer Becomes Prince to Little Mermaids

In a certain well-known story playing at The Straz this July, a certain red-headed mermaid desperately wants to become human. In Florida, however, there are certain humans who desperately want to become mermaids. And, because this is Florida, they can.

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Practice Makes Perfect, Performing Makes Professionals

A big part of our arts education curriculum involves a performance component—after all, we must put the “perform” in performing arts. We thought we’d take a closer look at an aspect of performing arts training that often goes unexamined: the recital.

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Kelly King leads dance students in a routine

… Five, Six, Seven, Eight …

Dance training often begins as early as three years old with a training year of classes mimicking the school schedule. In June, recitals signal the culmination of study and show off the hard-won skills in a public dance performance. But then what? Cue the summer dance intensive, an integral part of a dancer’s training.

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