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Ballet School Increases Dance Opportunities for D.C. Youth

Ballet School Increases Dance Opportunities for D.C. Youth
BY LAUREN POTEAT | SPECIAL TO THE AFRO, WASHINGTON POST

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The Washington Ballet intends to increase the number of free dance classes it offers to D.C. public schools east of the Anacostia River.

The announcement of the expanded offerings came at a April 29 fundraiser for the ballet. The classes are part of DanceDC, an education and outreach program that provides a seven week in-school residency to second and third grade D.C. students.

The program currently serves eight to nine schools every year, totaling more than 700 students. The ballet expects to increase the number of schools to 13 to 14 through the expanded initiative.




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