Make a Purchase That Helps Twice!

This Sunday marks our annual Barnes & Noble book fair fundraiser! Every bookstore and Cafe purchase at the Bloomington location earns us a percentage of the sale when Twin Cities is mentioned at the register. Online sales bring in additional funds from 10/23-10/27; simply enter book fair ID #11961497 at checkout.

In addition to the many fun activities and dance performances we’re offering from 1:00-5:00 that afternoon, Twin Cities School of Dance has decided to give back to the community in a bigger way by collecting books for the Children’s Home + Aid  social service agency. Children’s Home + Aid has a number of programs in which the books will be put to good use. One example is the Crisis Nursery where they try to provide a book, blanket, and small toy for those children who usually come in with nothing. They are greatly in need of books for grades pre-K through 5th, as well as new toys.

A drop box is available now at the studio, and a collections box will be also be present at our book fair on Sunday afternoon (located by our complimentary gift wrap table at the front of the store). So, your Barnes & Noble purchase not only helps our dancers, but helps those in need as well.

Hope to see you there—and check out a few photos of cast members at our past book fairs!

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The Nutcracker and dancers (2011)
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Party Scene (2011)
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The Claras and the Nutcracker (2012)
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Two sets of Clara and Fritz (2013)
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Claras with their matching dolls (2015)

 

 
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Friendships Are Born on the Dance Floor!

Last Saturday, dancers from the ballet and performance companies got together for some food and fellowship before a full day of technique classes and rehearsals. The event kicked off The Parent Guild’s new mentoring program, “Mon Amies Petites,” which pairs high school dancers with younger company members. The goal of the program is to foster strong bonds among the dancers, and help young children connect with role models in their dance lives.

After a delicious pancake breakfast and an informational meeting, it was time for team-building games and a chance to have some fun! Check out these pics from the day, and stay tuned for upcoming community service events organized by our mentoring program. Special thanks to Andree Harding and Ebony Nebel for co-chairing this exciting new addition to Twin Cities School of Dance!