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The Easter Bunny is at FlatIron Crossing!

Posted on: March 29th, 2012 by sasha-galikeeva

 

 Spring time is finally here! Get the family together and visit FlatIron Crossing!

The Easter Bunny is at FlatIron Crossing! Visit in Center Court at the base of the Grand Staircase now through April 7 (between Helzberg Diamonds and Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory) and receive a FREE gift! Plus, get $3.00 off any photo package now through March 28! New this year, Spring Family Portraits will also be available! And, Story Time with the Easter Bunny is Monday-Friday, March 19-30, at 11 a.m. - thank you to Pottery Barn Kids for providing the books! Easter's on its way!

Double D’s Sourdough Pizza

Posted on: March 12th, 2012 by sasha-galikeeva

 

We want to give a special thank you and shout out to our Community Partners, Double D's Pizza for being such great supporters of BNC!
Every Monday from 5-8pm, you can enjoy all of Double D's Sourdough Pizza's best recipes served at your tableside, fresh out of the oven!  And all for a bargain price:

  • VIP Club Members - $9.99 (it's free & easy to enroll to the VIP Club)
  • Non-VIP members - $10.99 
  • Children under 12 - $4.99

Double D's Sourdough Pizza is located at 5160 W. 120th Ave. Ste K. Westminster 80020
Don't forget, every first Mon. of the month when you order mention BNC and 10% of the proceeds supports us. 

To check out their full menu and learn more go to www.DoubleDsPizza.com or call 303.410.0002

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.

 

 

 

BNC Gets a Facelift

Posted on: January 2nd, 2012 by Julia Wilkinson Manley

 

Thanks to a team of amazing volunteers, BNC's lobby has a new look. Thanks also goes to Home Depot in Superior for donating the paint.

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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.

 

Stories of Changed Lives

Posted on: November 30th, 2011 by Sarah Maltrud

 

At BNC, we believe that dance belongs to everyone. Our community programs  are designed with the individual in mind, creating ways in which dance can be accessible and enjoyable for all regardless of age, ability, aspiration, or socio-economic status. BNC is continually working to break down needless barriers that keep people from pursuing their passion for dance.

The stories of how dance has changed numerous lives already speak for themselves.

  • #80: A fourth grade student on full scholarship has been able to continue dance lessons she loves so much despite her family’s financial strains
  • #79:
    Letter from student who participated in community programs

    Letter from a child involved in community programs

  • #78: A teenage boy, brave enough to overcome peer pressures and bullying, continues to pursue his passion for dance through the school of BNC in a nurturing environment.
  • #77:
Letter from student involved in community outreach programs

A young girl shares her excitement for dance in a letter

  • #76: A little girl with Brittle Bone Disease gets to live out her ballerina dreams despite her physical challenges through BNC’s adaptive dance education programs.
  • #75:
Letter from student involved in community outreach programs

A student expresses thanks

  • #74: An Alzheimer’s patient, after finding inspiration from a BNC production, created a poignant art piece, composed solely of empty pill packets, and fearlessly confronted her disease through creation.
  • #73:
Letter from student involved in community outreach programs

The Ugly Duckling left an impression on this young one

  • #72: After the tragic death of a beloved husband and father, a single mother of two young dancers has been able to keep the light of dance in their  lives through the student sponsorship program.
  • #71:

A student thanks BNC for caring and showing her dance moves

Supporting BNC on Colorado Gives Day does more than help keep these great community programs alive; donations directly benefit the boys, girls, men and women these programs were designed for and change their lives forever. Your generous gift this December 6th could make dreams into reality this holiday season.

 

CHOOSE BNC and help us to continue bringing dance to the community! GO TO: WWW.GIVINGFIRST.ORG/BNCDANCE

Over 101 Reasons Why

Posted on: November 16th, 2011 by Sarah Maltrud

 

Join your fellow Coloradans on December 6 Colorado Gives Day – to help raise $1 million in one day for Colorado charities!

Colorado Gives Day, a 24-hour state-wide fundraising event urging people to “give where you live,” is coming up on December 6, 2011. 100% of donations made will be given to the non-profit of your choice. A special fund has been established to increase the size of all donations given by individuals.

There are over 100 different reasons why you should support BNC on December 6, 2011. At BNC, we believe dance should be an enriching and fulfilling experience that is available and accessible to all regardless of age, ability, aspiration, or socio-economic status.

Reasons #100-91: Elementary School Partnerships

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  • #100:  BNC's Title I Elementary Partnerships bring year-long arts experiences to students who otherwise would not have access to dance.
  • #99:  Programs reach 2,500 students from 4 public schools in high-need neighborhoods each year. This year’s elementary schools include:
  • #94:  More than 80% of the students in these schools fall below the federal poverty line and up to 25% are classified as homeless.
  • #93:  Partnerships include interactive in-school and in-theatre performances by BNC’s professional company throughout the year
  • #92:  Free after school ballet classes for two grade levels for any student interested.
  • #91:  BNC’s two-year residencies provide the opportunity for students to gain confidence through an in-depth process that merges dance with each school’s specific curricular priorities. For example, in subject areas such as science and math.

CHOOSE BNC and help us to continue bringing dance to the community! GO TO:

WWW.GIVINGFIRST.ORG/COGIVESDAY

Don’t Miss The Nutcracker Tea this Sunday

Posted on: November 15th, 2011 by Sarah Maltrud

 

 This weekend, kick off your holiday season with a new unforgettable family tradition.

Guests will hear a live theatrical reading of the classic story The Nutcracker, but with a new twist, as told from the perspective of the maid. Excerpts from The Nutcracker will be performed by our student dancers and all little dancers will get the chance to dance, too!  Bring your camera for pictures and get autographs. Commemorative Teacups and auction items will be available for purchase.

BNC would like to give a huge thank you to our generous donors making this fun holiday event possible:

Celestial Seasonings   
Aloft Hotel
Mrs. Fields Cookies at Flatiron Crossing Mall
Krigelking Confections

Event details:

Sunday, November 20, 2011 @ 2:00-4:00pm
Aloft Hotel
8300 Arista Place, Broomfield, CO
$30 per Adult
$25 per Child

Please make your reservations by November 17.

Click here to purchase tickets