Members of Pieces of a Dream P*D2 participated in the 2010 Boscov's Children's Day on Saturday, August 28. Pieces of a Dream, Inc. was one of many groups, featuring activities specifically by and for young people. The young ladies of P*D2 performed an excerpt of "The Saints are Coming", a new work that will be featured in "Aphrodite's Daughters" in the Fringe Wilmington Festival (September 30 - October 3). While at the store, the P*D2 members also did "Dancing for Donations": The girls performed various dance moves, such as jumps, kicks, and turns, for any donation, no matter how large or small.
The Children's Day also served as a pre-sale date for Boscov's Friends Helping Friends, which is an annual event that allows non-profit organizations like Pieces of a Dream, Inc. to raise funds. Boscov's Departement Stores supply the non-profit with coupons, good for 25% off all purchases made on Tuesday, October 5, 2010. The coupons cost $5 to purchase, and 100% of the proceeds go towards the specified non-profit organization. Friends Helping Friends coupons are available for purchase on our Shop page.
This past Thursday, August 26, Pieces of a Dream Dance Theatre held the culminating activities of its first annual Pre-Season Ballet Intensive. Benjamin Sterling Cannon served as the Ballet Master for the intensive, which ran for seven days over the course of two weeks. Mr. Cannon, the founder of look)see Productions and a noted actor, dancer, director, and producer, led the company members and guest dancers through a series of daily ballet lessons that included barre work, core work, and center work. The sixteen dancers registered for the intensive also learned a ballet combination, which they presented to family and friends on the last day of the intensive.
All of the dancers were very excited about the results of the intensive. One dancer specifically noted that she "learned how to be a better ballet dancer and how to control [her] body." Another young lady commented that having "a different teacher than who I usually have had helped improve [her] technique." The parents of the dancers were equally impressed with the outcomes of the workshop. They "liked Mr. Cannon's teaching style" and noted that their daughters thought the class was "hard but enjoyable."
Due to the success of the event, Pieces of a Dream, Inc. will continue to host the Pre-Season Ballet Intensive as an annual event, held each August. If you can't wait until next August, you can register for the Ballet to Broadway Dance Workshop with Mr. Cannon and Tyrick Wiltez Jones. Ballet to Broadway is scheduled for Sunday, November 14 and will cost only $35, if you register before August 31. Registration information is available on our Home page.
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