Magazine article Dance Spirit

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Magazine article Dance Spirit

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After reading "Say IVIy Name" in the April issue of DS, I thought I'd share my own stage name story. I specialize in Middle/Near Eastern dance and was formerly named Jennifer Rozwood-friends called me "Roz." I thought it was easy to remember, but after a while I wanted something more feminine and connected to my art. So I switched to "Rasa," which means "passion in the spirit" (and sounds a lot like "Roz"!). After a lot of research, I decided on "Vitalia," which means "full of life," as my new last name. Now, as Rasa Vitalia, I'm gaining respect and prestige in the dance community.

-Rasa Vitalia


I think I want to study dance in college and will be applying to schools this year. Do you think dancers should go to college? And what colleges have good dance programs?

-dancingqueen17 via

EDITOR'S NOTE: Since college decisions can be tough, we've dedicated this issue to all things campus-related. Check out our cover feature on professional ballerina and college grad Lauren Fadeley- p. 68-which shows that it's possible to have the best of both worlds. And be sure to browse our Higher Education Guide on p. 114.


The May/June issue's Body Buzz page inspired me to stop drinking so much diet soda. Now my favorite drink is water with cucumber. Keep up the great work!

-Mia, 14


Thank you for consistently producing such an informative magazine. Do you have any advice for dancers who wish to become choreographers? …

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