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Back to School

September 11th, 2018

It’s September, and that means school is back in session!

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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