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Dancer Carol Teten has had the pleasure of living and working in the U.S., Israel, and France. She also founded and built two professional companies:

  • The pioneering company Dance Through Time, with dancers performing historical social dances from the 15ththrough 20thcenturies.
  • Dancetime Publications, selling 21 videos of diversified dances of the past and present, many of which are sold on the Internet to this day.

With her Paris-born husband, Carol built a family as well, a tight-knit clan of two children and 11 grandchildren. In their later years, Carol and her husband became purposely homeless and traveled around the world for four years, literally living out of a suitcase as they explored cultural and historical sites in more than 30 countries. Today, Carol takes dance classes in New York City, mentors entrepreneurs building businesses in the arts, and is still going strong.

To purchase copies of her memoir, Pursing My Passions, go to .

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Pursuing My Passions

Praise for Pursuing My Passions:

Catherine Turocy, Artistic Director, The New York Baroque Dance Company:

“I highly recommend this intimate memoir, a rare look at the adventurous Carol Teten who lived and worked in three countries and founded two successful dance enterprises. Years after their children left home, Carol and her husband indulged their Bohemian spirit when they traveled overseas for four years as senior nomads. Today, she takes dance classes in New York City, mentors young people in the arts, and has no intention of slowing down. This book is an inspiration for any woman seeking balance between love and career.

“But what is perhaps most amazing of all, is that this monumental task was achieved not by a university, not by a government agency, not by fundraising campaigns and foundation grants, but by one clever woman who had a vision and the courage and strength to stand by her conviction that dance history is of great value and that this history belongs to all of us. “ Read more from: In Gratitude-my personal review of this work

“A marvelously entertaining account of a lifetime in the arts …”

RICHARD WEINERT, President Emeritus, Concert Artists Guild

“An inspiring story on how to age gracefully and productively …”

JOSEPH GONZALEZ, former Executive Editor, Reader’s Digest Trade Book