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Community, Charity and the Money Question

Posted on 5/17/2013 by Mara Thacker in performance money charity community

Summer performance season is upon us and I am happily watching our calendar fill up with dates for shows. And what a variety of shows it'll be!

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Shake Your Tail Fundraiser was Pawsitively Excellent

Posted on 4/19/2013 by Mara Thacker in Shake Your Tail performance fundraiser

Sorry guys (and gals), I can't resist a cheesy pun. But it's true-- the Shake Your Tail Fundraiser for the Champaign County Humane Society was pawsitively excellent indeed!

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Shake Your Tail Fundraiser

Posted on 4/9/2013 by Scott Whitsitt

It's been interesting watch the troupe plan their upcoming fundraiser ... Shake Your Tail. It's an opportunity for them to help a great cause (The Champaign County Humane Society), and have some fun at the same time.

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How I discovered Bellydancing

Posted on 1/4/2013 by Oksana Whitsitt in Dancing Personal Stories

Dance is in my blood. It always was, it always will be...

I remember myself being a little girl, dancing in front of a mirror and dreaming that one day I would become one of the beautiful women shown on TV as ballroom dancers, wearing gorgeous gowns and moving so gracefully to the music.

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My Wife Is a Dancer

Posted on 1/3/2013 by Scott Whitsitt in Personal Stories

My wife is a dancer, which is quite different from saying she likes to dance. Dancing is in her blood and really defines who she is as a person. She grew up in Eastern Europe where dance has much deeper roots than here in the US. When she went to school as a child, it was common for both boys and girls to dance at school and ballroom dancing was quite popular. She practiced very hard and competed successfully as a Tango dancer. The only dancing I remember growing up as a child in the U.S. was square dancing. Certainly no ballroom dancing was happening in the Unit 4 school district that I recall :)

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