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Show Us The Love

Posted on: February 14th, 2012 by admin

 

Help us Reach our $20,000 Match Goal.

BNC's Community Programs in action at one of our Title 1 Partnership Schools

In honor of Valentines Day, we ask that you show BNC the love by helping us with our final push to meet our goal for Dance From the Heart, which supports BNC's Community Programs that reach over 20,000 annually. We have currently raised $18,825 of our $20,000 match goal.

 Click here to watch a video about our amazing Community Programs or

 Click here to see In Focus TV's interview with Dawn Fay and Julia Wilkinson Manley about Dance From the Heart

 Help us reach our goal.

We would also like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has donated thus far to Dance From the Heart: Jane Adair, Leslie Andrews, Dana Bailler, Lisa Beauchamp, Raymond Bellucci, Randall Billinger, Jennifer Jaskolka-Brown and Sean Brown, Ross Buchanan, Hope Burton, Joy Butler, Alisha Chanthinith, Michelle Cowgill, Arnold and Linda Dickinson, Gary Dikeman, Heather and Matt Drake, Hilary Escajeda, Fairfield County Community Foundation, Inc, Kathlene Farmer, Joyce and Charlie Fay, Camcie and Mike Foster, Gay & Lesbian Fund For Colorado, Karen Gerrity, Diana Goldberg, Kathryn Gray, Michele Haney, Duke and Pam Hartman, Natalie Jaime, Jasper Peak Pilates, Rich Kaudy, Carmel Koeltzow, Karie Koplar, Cathy Lamb, Dan Lassen, Gwen Lavenue, David and Carole Lohr, Jeremy Long, Rachel and Billy Long, Ben Lusz, Susan and Randell Maez, Jacci McKenna, Rebecca Moore, Angela Norlander, Carmen Owens, Patrice Proestos, Chris Ransick, Reardon-Mohr Foundation, Loretta Robinson, Natalee Roeder, Margaret Rundiks, Timothy Schafer, Sill-TerHar Motors, Jennifer Snee, Brian Spillane, Kelli Buckley Strother, Andrea Sundahl, Philip Tallman, Karina Thomas, Kelly Van Oosbree, Marcie Warner, Suzy Williamson, and Carol Wolf.

A Big Thank You!

Posted on: February 7th, 2012 by sasha-galikeeva

 

Dance From the Heart, BNC's annual fundraiser for its community programs on January 27th was a huge success.

We would like to thank everyone who came, had breakfast with us, attended the presentation and contributed to the cause.

If you weren't able to be at Dance From the Heart, check out this clip that was played during the short presentation, which shows how many lives BNC touches through its many community programs.

If you would like to support BNC and its community programs, it is still possible to donate.

We would also like to thanks our many sponsors. With their help BNC was able to spend zero dollars on Dance From the Heart, so every dollar donated goes directly to BNC Community programs.

 

 

Girls Just Want to Have Fun!

Posted on: January 25th, 2012 by sasha-galikeeva

 

In honor of Dance From the Heart, BNC's annual event to support and build awareness for Community Outreach Programs on January 27th, here are the lives that have been affected by BNC.

Getting ready for a small performance

 Ballet Expressions is an adaptive dance class for students who have physical or developmental disabilities. I had the great pleasure of observing a Ballet Expressions class, taught by Heather Sutton, a registered movement therapist.  I am an intern at BNC and this class was one of the reasons I was interested in working for BNC because I am paralyzed from the waist down due to spinal cord injury and use a wheelchair. I would have jumped at the chance to be a part of a dance program had something like this been available when I was younger. For me, it was very moving and inspiring to see five girls, all with various levels of ability, expressing themselves, dancing together, and having fun. What's great about this program is that it is tailored to the abilities of the students and they learn the same things and get the same benefits as a student in a normal ballet class. I am delighted that BNC has implemented the Ballet Expressions program, because it lets kids be creative, build their self-esteem, and more importantly, have a blast!

 

Pictures I took during my visit to Ballet Expressions

 

This program was featured in the Boulder Daily Camera. Read the article.

Ballet Expressions is one of many community programs that Dance From the Heart supports. Dance from the Heart will include a short presentation that will feature a dance performance from our scholarship students and a complimentary continental breakfast. Come, meet new people, enjoy a performance, and discover more about BNC.

Why? Because dance can light the way toward what a child needs most: a future.

Come see how.

 

 

 

The Ugly Duckling

Posted on: January 24th, 2012 by sasha-galikeeva

 

In honor of Dance From the Heart, BNC's annual event to support and build awareness for Community Outreach Programs on January 27th, here are the lives that have been affected by BNC.

Have you ever felt like an ugly duckling? Did you wish there was someone to relate to?

Hans Christian Anderson's tale "The Ugly Duckling" is the perfect example. The main character, the ugly duckling is bullied and abused, until he transforms into a beautiful swan, much to his surprise and delight. I always liked this tale as a child because not only did it inspire me, but it also taught the lesson of inner beauty and talent.

BNC translates this tale into a choreographed dance for children in the anti-bullying program. Through this program BNC entertains and teaches kids strategies for dealing with bullies.

Performing The Ugly Duckling for students

The program was featured in the Denver Post. Read the article.

Madeline Stands Up Tall is the next anti-bullying performance, and will be performed by BNC's student company. It is coming in the spring.

Dance From the Heart supports BNC's programs, like the anti-bullying initiative, and the event includes a short presentation that will feature a dance performance from our scholarship students and a complimentary continental breakfast. Come, meet new people, enjoy a performance, and discover more about BNC.

Why? Because dance can light the way toward what a child needs most: a future.

Come see how.

Science + Dance = Buggy Ballet

Posted on: January 19th, 2012 by sasha-galikeeva

 

In honor of Dance From the Heart, BNC's annual event to support and build awareness for Community Outreach Programs on January 27th, here's how BNC's community programs affect lives in a positive way.

What do you remember from science class in elementary school? Do you remember anything specifically about insects? I know that I don't.

Here's a little quiz to test your knowledge: 1) What is a thorax? 2) Which mosquitoes bite - males or females? 3)What are the 3 stages of a grasshopper's life?

1) A thorax is the middle part of an insect's body which bears the legs and wings. 2) Only female mosquitoes bite. 3) The 3 stages of a grasshopper's life are egg, nymph, and adult.

Students perform for classmates

Students at Monaco Elementary School know the answers to these questions through the assistance of BNC. BNC partners with multiple Title I elementary school to help reinforce educational lessons, such as science. Students learned  the parts and life cycles of different insects during BNC's time at the school. These lessons culminated in a performance called Buggy Ballet.

 Monaco Elementary and BNC were featured in Commerce City's Sentinel Express. Read the article.

Dance From the Heart supports BNC's programs, like the anti-bullying initiative and the event include a short presentation that will include a dance performance from our scholarship students and a complimentary continental breakfast. Come, meet new people, enjoy a performance, and discover more about BNC.

Why? Because dance can light the way toward what a child needs most: a future.

Come see how.

Christmas: A Time to Give

Posted on: December 24th, 2011 by Sarah Maltrud 1 Comment

 

Colorado Gives Day was a great success, we want to thank everyone who donated for your great generosity and kindness.

If you missed Colorado Gives Day, it's never too late to make a year-end donation. Why not give the gift of dance this Christmas? No matter the size of your gift your finanical support helps tremendously.

Your donations are directly providing the funds needed to keep these children dancing and without you we would not be able to keep all these great programs alive. Help us keep these community programs and arts education alive. Donate today and give the gift of dance. Thank you for past and future donations!

A picture says a thousand words. Take a look at these images from our various community programs over the years of lives that have been impacted that you are helping us continue.

 

Our Scholarship Student Featured On FOX 31

Posted on: December 15th, 2011 by admin

 

 

Did you know five of our scholarship students are featured in The Nutcracker along with around 45 other BNC students and the professional company?  One of these scholarship students, Skyler Greenwald, was featured on the Everyday Show this week on FOX 31.
 

Donate A Toy This Christmas

Posted on: December 14th, 2011 by Sarah Maltrud

 

The holiday season is upon us. Christmas lights are aglow in the frosty cold snow and holiday tunes echo throughout busy shopping malls. In the busyness of the season, we may forget to think of those families in need during the holidays, who might go hungry or without gifts to give this Christmas. It's not too late to make a difference! BNC is working with nonprofit organization, A Precious Child, this year to help out families in need. A Precious Child is devoted to making a positive impact in the lives of disadvantaged and displaced children in North Metro Denver by improving their quality of life. All children are precious and deserve to have a new gift to open on Christmas day.

You can help a family in need this year by donating an unwrapped gift for a little boy or girl. Your generosity could become someone's Christmas miracle.

Donations can be dropped off at:
-BNC's Studio
or
-Performing Arts Complex at PCS during Nutcracker Performances

You’re in luck

Posted on: December 7th, 2011 by admin

 

Don't you wish things in life had extensions without penalty, like exam papers, paying taxes and parking tickets or voting on election days. Good news, you're finally being offered an extension without penalty.
Colorado Gives Day

Did you miss yesterday's opportunity to make your donation to BNC go even further on Colorado Gives Day? Well, you are in luck, they've extended the Incentive Fund. You have until noon today to make your donation count. Donate now before it's truly too late. In order for us to reach our $20,000 goal it will take all of us working as a team. We can't do it without you!

Reasons to Choose BNC for Colorado Gives Day

Posted on: December 6th, 2011 by admin

 

Today's the big day, Colorado Gives Day, take action and donate.  For those who have no idea what Colorado Gives Day is, today is an important day to give back to BNC as your donation will go even further due to the generous support of an incentive fund given by FirstBank in partnership with The Community First Foundation. This fund will add additional donation dollars onto every donation made through their website over the 24 hour period of Dec. 6th, today. We ask you to choose BNC.

Why is BNC worth supporting? Why is dance important? What difference can it really make? There's more than a 100 reasons why!

#70 Ask the audience member who was so deeply moved by a performance that she summoned the courage to contact her estranged daughter after seven years.

#69 Ask the in the investor who lost almost everything during the financial crisis. He no longer can afford to give as generously to the community as he once did, but he finds inspiration in stopping by the studio to watch rehearsals from time to time.

 #68 Ask the young girl who is anxiously awaiting her first performance back stage. Ask her mother who never thought her daughter would have such an opportunity.
#67 Ask the Title I elementary school teacher who watched her students' faces light up as they learned to moved their bodies to music and in the process gained new found confidence in themselves.

#66 Ask the young man who struggled with traditional learning environments and found acceptance during his turbulent teenage years at BNC.  Now one of our stagehands and a proud GED recipient, he found a nurturing community within BNC that gave him the courage to surpass even his own expectations.

#65

Ask the children, or better yet, read what they have to say:

#64 The teacher in school with many of children in need, the businessman, the troubled teen, the children trapped in poverty, seemingly as different from one another as people can be, yet all profoundly moved and changed by their experience with dance.

You make these things happen. Your donation today of $20, $200 or $2,000 will go further than you may ever know. Make dance happen by donating.

Thank you!