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March Newsletter



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Quote of the month:

"My goal is not to be better than anyone else, but to be better than I used to be."


This Week - News & Events

Summer Intensive Schedule - Download PDF

Parent's Night Out - Saturday, March 9 at 6pm - 10pm hosted by Musical Theatre Company

Musical Theater Events

Aladdin Jr Performances
March 15-16 at 7:30pm, March 17 at 2:00pm
NGFS Arts & Athletic Center. 

Musical Theatre Company - Series #2, March 30 6-8pm

Mamma Mia Performances - May 9 - 11
NGFS Arts & Athletic Center

Summer Stock Musicals
Frozen Jr and Urinetown - June 11 - 29
Audition Dates TBA
Students will be divided by audition and age.                                                    

Academy of Musical Arts 
AMA Recital - May 19th, 2pm

Dance Events

Greensboro Opera's Hansel and Gretel
High Point University
March 2 at 7:30 PM and March 3 at 2 PM

WellSpring Performance Space
March 8 and 9 at 7:30, March 10 at 2 PM

Center Stage Performing Arts Showcase - April 6 at 2pm
Van Dyke Performance Space

Triad Tap Company Events

Triad Tap Company Auditions - March 16, 2:00 - 3:30pm, Fleming Studio A
North Carolina Rhythm Tap Festival - June 7-9

Student Accomplishments

Grace Gainey - Accepted to UNCSA Summer Program and Carolina Ballet

Jenna Rose - Accepted to UNCSA Summer Program and Carolina Ballet

Terra Hernandez - Accepted to UNCSA Summer Program

Beatrice Wooster - Accepted to Austin Ballet and Sarasota Ballet

Mackenzie Mullins - Accepted to UNCSA Summer Program

Caroline Donato - Admitted to the Musical Theatre program at Ohio University.

Chloe Carroll and Mackenzie Mullins - Advancing to Musical Theatre Division of NATS (National Association of Teachers of Singing) Regionals at Towson University in Maryland.

Halee Myers, Reem Nour and Chloe Carroll - Advancing to Classical Division of NATS (National Association of Teachers of Singing) Regionals at Towson University in Maryland.


Student Performances

Audrey Shaw and Charlotte Saunders: Performing in Spamalot at Greensboro Day School. March 1-2 at 7:30pm and March 3 at 2:00pm.

Ashley Leonard and Madelyn Shaw: Performing in Noye's Fludde at Christ United Methodist Church off Holden Road. March 14-16 at 7:30pm and March 16 at 2:00pm. The performance is free however advance tickets are required. They can be reserved at


Faculty News

Ken Davis - Friday, March 22nd at 5:30pm in the Organ Hall in the UNCG music building. Ken Davis will be performing his 3rd and final DMA recital before graduating as Dr. Ken Davis, following the defense of his dissertation in the spring.

What's AMA?

You may see the abbreviation for AMA (Academy of Musical Arts) around the studio. All private lessons are held under our Academy of Musical Arts branch.

This includes: voice, piano, violin, drums and guitar.

Foods that Fight Inflammation

Doctors are learning that one of the best ways to reduce inflammation lies not in the medicine cabinet, but in the refrigerator. By following an anti-inflammatory diet you can fight off inflammation for good.

Updated: November 7, 2018 
Published: June, 2014
Reprinted with permission

What does an anti-inflammatory diet do? Your immune system becomes activated when your body recognizes anything that is foreign—such as an invading microbe, plant pollen, or chemical. This often triggers a process called inflammation. Intermittent bouts of inflammation directed at truly threatening invaders protect your health.

However, sometimes inflammation persists, day in and day out, even when you are not threatened by a foreign invader. That's when inflammation can become your enemy. Many major diseases that plague us—including cancer, heart disease, diabetes, arthritis, depression, and Alzheimer's—have been linked to chronic inflammation.

One of the most powerful tools to combat inflammation comes not from the pharmacy, but from the grocery store. "Many experimental studies have shown that components of foods or beverages may have anti-inflammatory effects," says Dr. Frank Hu, professor of nutrition and epidemiology in the Department of Nutrition at the Harvard School of Public Health.

Choose the right anti-inflammatory foods, and you may be able to reduce your risk of illness. Consistently pick the wrong ones, and you could accelerate the inflammatory disease process.

Foods that cause inflammation:

Try to avoid or limit these foods as much as possible:

  • refined carbohydrates, such as white bread and pastries
  • french fries and other fried foods
  • soda and other sugar-sweetened beverages
  • red meat (burgers, steaks) and processed meat (hot dogs, sausage)
  • margarine, shortening, and lard
  • sweets

Foods that fight inflammation:

An anti-inflammatory diet should include these foods:

  • tomatoes
  • olive oil
  • green leafy vegetables, such as spinach, kale, and collards
  • nuts like almonds and walnuts
  • fatty fishlike salmon, mackerel, tuna, and sardines
  • fruits such as strawberries, blueberries, cherries, and oranges
  • berries
  • broccoli
  • avocado
  • green tea
  • peppers
  • mushrooms
  • grapes
  • turmeric
  • dark chocolate (yessss!)
  • tomatoes
  • cherries

Read more here:

This easy-to-use resource gives numeric value to hundreds of foods. The goal in using this dietary resource is to keep track of the foods you eat, and either add or subtract its value. You want to hover right at zero, therefore minimizing your intake of foods that create inflammation. If you’re feeling stiff, write down what you eat, and look up the numeric value. This tool could help you optimize your health, and minimize the aches and pains all performers have. Let us know if it helps!


Book Recommendation

Looking for a new book? Jaclyn Surso, Director of AMA recommends "Untangled" by Lisa Damour that talks about teenage girls and finding a logical and factual way to look at the changes they and their brains are going through. Very helpful and quick read.



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