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Can this dance help settle the controversial debate on how to raise Deaf Children?

Buzz Feed
posted on May 25, 2016,

A Symbol Of Progress

When Dancing With the Stars awarded Nyle the Mirror Ball on the 22nd Dancing With the Stars Finale, it felt like the right end to an inspirational season for millions of viewers. There’s no doubt that the victory- and the wildly popular Nyle DiMarco - gave the Deaf Community a watershed moment. A symbol of progress, but perhaps not the kind you might think.

If comedian Chris Rock were bold enough to make a Deaf joke, he might say something similar to what he said when Barack Obama was first elected president in 2008, disagreeing with people who said it was a sign of “black progress”.

"That’s not black progress. That’s white progress. There’s been black people qualified to be president for hundreds of years."

Nyle made the DWTS finals because he took the kind of risks that many of the other celebrity amateur dancers would never take week in and week out. He danced without music one week, blindfolded the next, and with a male (a DWTS first) in a different week.

Read More  . . . Deaf Children



An interactive performance of dance and pantomime by
deaf and hearing dynamic Israeli dancer duo

Sunday, May 15, 2016
2:30 p.m.

Location :
Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School
Annette M. and Theodore N. Lerner
Family Upper School campus
11710 Hunters Lane
Rockville, MD 20852

A show not to be missed!
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Registration is now open. For more information on the event and to register, click here

Host/Sponsors: Hosted by the Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School, this event is partially funded by the Israel's Office of Cultural Affairs in North America, the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington, and the Washington Society of Jewish Deaf.



Gossip Cop
By Shari Weiss

Nyle DiMarco received an apology from his speech teacher following his impressive debut on Monday’s “Dancing with the Stars” season premiere.

DiMarco, who is best known for winning “America’s Next Top Model” last year, is the second deaf contestant to compete in the ABC ballroom competition. He follows in the footsteps of former contestant Marlee Matlin, and is partnered with season 14 winner Peta Murgatroyd. Though DiMarco is only able to communicate with the pro through sign language and non-verbal signals, he excelled on the first episode of season 22.

Read more . . .  Apology article (has video - no captions 😥 )

Setting Up Success for Performing Artists
Part of the VSA (Very Special Arts) Webinar Series

Tuesday, February 26, 2013
3:00 - 4:00 p.m. EST

Free to participate

Presenter: Liz Miller, arts consultant and former VSA Artist Services Manager

Calling all aspiring actors, dancers, and musicians! Join us on February 26 for tips on building your skills, marketing your talent, and networking for success. The intended audience is young/pre-professional performers and their parents or supporters. Real-time captioning will be available during the Webinar presentation.

Register for the Webinar.

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