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ANNOUNCING! All TICKETS for the GALA honoring Elaine Colaneri are sold out!

The food counts have been given and there will be no tickets sold/available AT THE DOOR

You are still welcome to donate the Chance to Dance program in honor of MS Elaine

Send c/o Scheff 353 Blackstone Blvd. Providence RI 02906

Buy Your Tickets Now!

AN AFTERNOON TO BENEFIT THE CHANCE TO DANCE PROGRAM AND HONOR MS. ELAINE COLANERI

Sunday – September 23, 2018 Doors Open at 3:00 pm

Twin River Event Center, Lincoln, RI Tickets: $60.00

Hosted by: Louis Moniz Live Music by: Two For the Rhode

Performances by: The Modern Jazz Dance Company, & The SleeQue Feet Kids

A Special Moment with: The Honorable Frank Caprio

ALL TAPPERS ARE INVITED TO BRING THEIR TAP SHOES FOR A SPECIAL GROUP PERFORMANCE OF THE SHIM-SHAM

Ticket Prices include an extensive Prime Rib Buffet Dinner Checks Made Payable to: Dance Alliance of Rhode Island c/o Helene Scheff 353 Blackstone Blvd Providence, RI 02906

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DANCE ALLIANCE OFFERS…

BLACK BALLERINAS

A film about those trying to achieve a goal that seems unattainable.

How can I DO it? I DON’T know if I BELONG? The repeated rejection is so hard to bear! BLACK BALLERINA is a documentary featuring a number of young and not so young students of ballet/dance who long to be able to perform their art and craft to audiences. Their struggle to achieve this applies to many other challenges beyond color to accomplish life’s goals. Dance Alliance of RI will present this documentary to groups for easy borrowing and showing to their students and their associates, (see below)

Picture a dancer who is only 5’ tall or as tall as 6’. Picture a “sturdy” looking person who would like the audience to watch the performance without looking at the actual body type or shape on stage, but how that body embraces the choreography.

Picture a dancer who doesn’t appear as the principal ballerinas have appeared historically in the classical ballet. All those outside the accepted standard lack the opportunity to enrich and develop the art form and fall short of the ability to realize their dreams and potential.

This film gives examples and a window into the personal dedication, physical and emotional toll it takes to fail at realizing this achievement, even if to fail is not to be a failure. These truths apply to not only the dance world, but the documentary also speaks to any career path where a person should not be stopped in pursuing a dream because they don’t fit the prototype.

Studios, public and private schools, and arts organizations will have a chance to borrow the disc to show to their community at no cost. A study guide, presented by Dance Alliance, is part of the offer It will be sent electronically for you to adjust and apply to your special situation.

There will be a fee of $25, during the limited borrowing time, which will only be charged if the film is not returned as scheduled. The opportunity to sign up to borrow the film
happens when you contact Catherine Bodner at 401- 272-6610. You are responsible for picking up and returning the disc. A $25 deposit is required to ensure that we get the disc back within a weeks time.