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Blacktop Ballroom

Blacktop Ballroom

PBD continues to adapt as the mandates and regulations from the Governor's office rollout due to the pandemic. Introducing, "Blacktop Ballroom"! The studio was closed for business as all indoor activities were put on hold, but outdoor activities were able to continue...

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Relief Telethon

Relief Telethon

The Relief Telethon exceeded fundraising goals and united the PBD community during COVID-19.The Pacific Ballroom Dance Telethon was a seven-hour virtual event held live via Facebook and Zoom Webinar on May 2, 2020 with over 1500 viewers from all over the nation....

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National competition canceled two days early

National competition canceled two days early

Pacific Ballroom Dance’s studio location has gone dark. Like so many non-profits and small businesses, COVID-19 has meant an overnight transformation from a busy, bustling hub of social life and community, to a place of disquieting stillness. The turnaround was...

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The impact of a donation

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!

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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