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This is an email that we received. I am sharing with the membership.  Please contact her if you are interested.
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My name is Julia Jacobs and I'm an arts reporter with The New York Times. I'm reaching out to see if you might be able to help me with a story about dance studios & young dancers during the coronavirus. I was an avid dancer throughout my entire childhood/adolescence, and I know how gutting it is to have anything stand in the way of a competition or a performance.

I have an idea to do a story focusing on one dance troupe that is still trying to rehearse virtually in anticipation of an important competition that has not yet been cancelled. Perhaps a competition in July or August that is still up in the air. I'm hoping to capture what dance rehearsal is like in the age of this pandemic & the uncertainty around the competition circuit right now.

Could you possibly point me in the direction of a dance troupe like this? Could be any age, from anywhere in the country. And if you're on a list serv or Facebook group with dance teachers/studio owners, perhaps you could share my message? They can reach me via email at julia.jacobs@nytimes.com or on my cell at 224-456-6644.

Thank you so much. Take care and stay healthy!
 
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