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Self-Care Resources: Finding Strength, Resiliency, and the Ability to Flourish

We all encounter challenges in an uncertain world. Each one of us is unique, with distinctly different brains and bodies, developed in diverse environments; accordingly, the challenges we each face, and our solutions to them, are as infinitely individual as we are. This infinite individuality qualifies us to be our own best caregivers. Self-care is to intentionally take time to tend to our personal well-being; as we practice self-care, we find strength, resiliency, and the ability to flourish in the face of our unique challenges. As dance educators, we are aware that the art of dance is more than mere…

Honoring September 11 Through Art

Today marks the anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City. This post spotlights a variety of art works spanning different art disciplines, describing the unique ways the arts helped communities across the country unite, connect, and rejuvenate in the face of unprecedented events. Channeling the pain, grief, and shock from that day onto canvas and into body art, envelopes, tree preservation, film, and movement reflects the urgency of art-making in response to crisis. These works provide tangible evidence of how communities across the nation turned their collective energy to the healing…

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