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A letter from the National President

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January 29, 2022


Dear Members,


2021 and so far, 2022 have once again been challenging years as we continued

to navigate the pandemic.  I know all of us are exhausted from working endless

hours navigating through the daily changes this pandemic brings. Many studios

were forced to close their doors permanently, which broke my heart. Please know

we are always here to help as we can.


The Advisory Committee, TOGETHER, as a TEAM we have been working

very hard since the convention. We meet on Zoom each week discussing

everything DMA. We meet in person in October at my home in Sandy Hook, and as of this letter we have completed our convention meeting here in Nashville Tennessee.


We are very excited to see our DMA FAMILY at one (or many) of this summer’s events:

Intensives – Ballet June 30th, Jazz July 1st and Tap July 2nd

137th National Convention – July 3rd – 9th

S.H.I.P. 2 (NC) – July 15th – 19th

S.H.I.P. 1 (NY) – July 24th – 28th

Teachers Training School – July 30th – August 3rd


On a personal note, THANK YOU to my DMA FAMILY for all the messages and love sent over the last 6 months as I went through the test, surgeries, and treatment for breast cancer. I am now fully recovered and have follow up appointments every 3 months. It was this AMAZING FAMILY that guided me through the toughest of days getting me to where I am today.  


If you are a new member all I can say is WELCOME to the best FAMILY anyone can ever have!! You will see that this DMA FAMILY is ALWAYS here for you no matter what.


With LOVE,

Dody Flynn

DMA National President