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The impact of a donation

 By giving to the PBD scholarship fund, you provide young people with opportunities to create deep connections with themselves, each other, and adult mentors. They become creators of beauty and art. A gift to the scholarship fund is a gift of all the intangibles of...

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Studio Expansion – the details!

When the neighboring unit in our building became available for rent, parents, students, and staff alike all looked a little wistfully and hopefully through the windows at the spacious lobby next door. Executive Director Heather Longhurst took the lead. When it became...

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Developing a Dancer’s Grace

One of the most compelling aspects of ballroom dance is the grace with which dancers seem to glide so seamlessly and beautifully across the floor. It’s easy to marvel at the refinement of skill involved to create that illusion of effortlessness. But moving gracefully...

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How Often Should Ballroom Dancers Practice?

It’s a question often asked by dancers who are excited about discovering a new craft. What is the optimal balance between dance practice and the “rest” of life? The answer depends on a number of factors. If your goals are competitive, you might be looking at spending...

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Boys in the Ballroom

Let’s face it: in certain circles, dance can be considered a kind of pursuit that’s reserved exclusively for girls. But in ballroom dance, the game is changed. As a partner dance, all those ladies need someone to dance with to balance out the floor.  If you are...

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Get Inspired at Pacific Ballroom Dance

August 5th marked our grand kickoff to a brand new season at Pacific Ballroom Dance, and there is no time like the present to get inspired! Between our Youth Programs, Adult Programs Social Dances and Outreach, PBD’s upcoming programming has a little something for...

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Dealing with Setbacks and Failure

Gentle Words When We're Short on Goals Cow Pie Failure Imagine walking down a quiet country road in the summertime. You anticipate fresh air, beautiful scenery, and cows grazing picturesque in the pastures. You also anticipate seeing a cow pie or two in the road. When...

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Auditions and Emotions

"Results are in!" It was ironic that I was the one to discover the team lists posted on the PBD website when my son Eli had been refreshing that website every ten minutes for days. Within a few minutes, we were all gathered--me, my husband, and four kids, and it only...

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Record Breaking numbers for auditions

In a series of 8 separate rounds, 150 kids from age seven to seventeen came to audition for the premier and show teams at Pacific Ballroom Dance during the last two weeks of June. (Last year, auditions drew 120 kids.) After the overwhelming success of creating a...

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“Rise” concert celebrates 15 years

The Pacific Ballroom Dance Company presented “Rise” in three performances on June 1st and 2nd at the Auburn Performing Arts Center. Dancers performed 28 pieces of choreography featuring all styles of Ballroom and Latin dance. More than 120 students ages 7-18, and over...

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