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Sisters Hermene (L) and Josephine Schwarz, founders of the Dayton Ballet, the Schwarz School of Dance, and the Linden Center Dance School. Photo: Dayton Daily News Collection, Special Collections 
& Archives, Wright State University

By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer “I wanted to do whatever my sister did,” Carol Ann Shockley recalls. “She was three-and-a-half years older than me. And I wanted to be just like her. She wanted to dance.” Carol Ann’s sister was the late Jeraldyne Blunden, founder of Jeraldyne’s School

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By Miriam Karp, Special To The Dayton Jewish Observer To celebrate its 45th anniversary, DCDC will present world premieres at its Feb. 8 and 9 performances from three choreographers: Donald Byrd, who received a Tony nomination for The Color Purple; Ray Mercer, who choreographed The Lion King for Broadway; and

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