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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.