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Putting It Together

September 16th, 2016

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What’s it like to be a Minds In Motion (MIM) student? Classroom teachers got a chance to find out. Professors Joan Rhodes and Misti Wajciechowski from VCU School of Education and Professor Julie Gray from UVa-Richmond are partnering with MIM to present a professional learning session for all MIM classroom teachers. Richmond Ballet Outreach Director Cat Studdard had us moving like water, beating a drum, and catching raindrops—all to music performed by the magnificent MIM musicians. Joan, Misti, and Julie made connections between the 4th grade language arts curriculum and…
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Team XXL Richmond Reconnect

August 3rd, 2016

Team XXL Richmond reconnecting during their workshop.

Team XXL and Minds In Motion are thrilled to be partnering with the Rappahannock Tribe of Virginia this year. We have the unique pleasure to share the tribe’s rich cultural heritage through dance, while gaining a better understanding of our local Virginia history. We’re excited to embark on one of two week-long workshops with our 5th through 8th grade dancers. Summer programs allow us to re-connect with the students, and also give us the opportunity to explore new movement vocabulary, subject matter, and welcome the new 5th grade dancers to…
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Join Richmond Ballet at Dogwood Dell for a Free Performance

May 26th, 2016

Richmond Ballet Kicks off Dogwood Dell’s 60th Anniversary Celebration with Two Nights Featuring The Professional Company, The School of Richmond Ballet and Minds In Motion The Dell Main Stage, Dogwood Dell Byrd Park, 600 South Boulevard, Richmond, VA 23220 Friday, June 3 at 8:30pm & Saturday, June 4 at 8:30pm (The same program will be performed both evenings) Performances are free and open to the public Members of Richmond Ballet’s professional company are set to perform ‘Windows II’ from Stoner Winslett’s signature full-length work, Windows, alongside a Richmond favorite –…
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MIM Students Celebrate with “The Gift: Ecology In Motion”

April 26th, 2016

Minds In Motion‘s 2015-16 Culminating Performance! Join our 4th grade Minds In Motion (MIM) students in Richmond as they celebrate a yearlong study of ecology through dance. April 28, 5:30pm and 7:30pm (School Listing) April 29, 5:30pm and 7:30pm (School Listing) May 1, 3:30pm and 5:30pm (School Listing) The Carpenter Theatre at Dominion Arts Center  |  600 East Grace Street To reserve your complimentary tickets*, call the Richmond Ballet box office at 804.344.0906, ext. 224. Tickets also available prior to each show at the WILL CALL kiosk at the Carpenter Theatre. Featuring over 1300 students…
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Food for Thought

March 8th, 2016

  Let’s face it: practical ecology is a challenge. I don’t really like creepy crawly things all that much, and I know I’m not the only one. True, bugs are a crucial part of a healthy, vibrant ecosystem, but just…ugh. All those teeny legs just give me the heeby-jeebies. (And don’t get me started on spiders. Just, no.) Gardening with native plants is a more accessible concept, but I don’t really garden. Mostly, this is due to the fact that my horticultural skills are seriously lacking. There’s also the tiny…
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