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Kids at Allen’s academy learn about themselves as well as about dance. “Dance gives you a sense of discipline,” Allen says. “It helps you understand and accept criticism while moving forward. It gives you a sense of yourself, and is a true connection to the emotional spine that we need as human beings.”

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