So many little girls dream of being ballerinas up on stage. For many in our area, the expense of dance classes, recital fees and costumes makes that dream unattainable.
At the Y, our dance classes ensure that children of all backgrounds can learn dance fundamentals, build confidence and shine on stage. As you would expect, each class helps children develop grace, poise, self-confidence, flexibility and coordination. What you may not expect is that we also provide quality dance shoes and costumes for little to no cost to each dancer.
Our lead dance teacher Ms. Julie buys shoes and lends them to those who cannot afford them. Other students have the opportunity to buy them at cost. Many of our dancers have seen her heart-felt efforts and have donated their shoes back once they have outgrown them so that other dancers can have a pair at no cost.
Ms. Julie also creates beautiful costumes for dancers to wear on stage—all at no cost to any of the dancers.
Making sure that children of all backgrounds can see their dreams come to life…it’s just one more thing that makes programs at the Y so great.
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