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Meanwhile, at the Richmond Ballet…

July 18th, 2018

School might be out for the summer, but our minds are definitely still in motion.

Summer Camp: Behind the Scenes

June 1st, 2018

Summer camp season is here! Minds in Motion summer camp director Emily Dandridge gives us the inside scoop, from a typical day to why the summer camp program started.

Full Circle

April 20th, 2018

In the spring of 2014, nearly 1600 4th-grade students took to the Carpenter Theater stage to dance the story of Jamestown. This spring, 11 of those same dancers—now 8th-graders and members of the Minds in Motion Ambassadors—will return to the stage for their final Minds in Motion show: Jamestown. Thinking back to your very first Minds in Motion class: “I thought it was…” “Honestly, I thought that I would not know what I was doing at all, but then, after the first class, I was like ‘I can do this,…
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Going Pro

March 1st, 2018

February brings some new faces to the Minds In Motion classroom: professional ballet dancers! Every year, members of the Richmond Ballet professional company take a week out of their rehearsal schedule to groove it out with the 4th-graders. It’s a fun exchange where the professionals learn some MIM moves, and the students get to try out some ballet moves. It’s also a chance for the students to ask questions, everything from: “How do you jump so high” and “why are you wearing tights” to “What was your inspiration to learn ballet” and “What’s…
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It was a cold and snowy month…

November 13th, 2017

in Richmond, but not for the lucky members of the Minds in Motion residency team, who packed their bags for new adventures in Israel! This January, teaching artists Jordan Glunt and Katherine Smothers, along with musician Bentley Cobb, spent two weeks moving and grooving with children from Al Salam School and Beit Yitzhak Elementary School. Additional support came in the form of teaching apprentice (and Richmond MIM alum) Alex Zaslav and Tel-Aviv based musician Guy Frati. So what does Minds in Motion look like when the teachers speak English, half…
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