Thanks for visiting! Emphasis Dance is a blog about dance and the arts in Southern California. But I’ll mostly be writing about dance, my great love and an art form that gets too little attention. I am an independent, freelance journalist with 30 years experience as a reporter and critic. I am a straight shooter and have no hidden agendas. My goal is to keep us all up-to-date on the dance scene in Los Angeles and Orange counties.

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