Free ballet class for charity

  • Tue Sep 19th, 2017 7:00am
  • Life

Submitted by Dance Workshop 2

Dance Workshop 2 is offering a free, eight-week ballet program to benefit East African famine aid.

Lina Downes, director of Dance Workshop 2, is combining her passion for teaching with her commitment to service by offering “Dance for Charity,” to teens and adults. Proceeds from recitals, following the classes, will benefit World Vision, a nondenominational Washington based charity aid organization. It is one of four major organizations involved in the famine aid to East Africa by providing food, water and humanitarian aid. World Vision has already helped 1 million people and is currently working towards helping another 2.7 million. Classes will be taught by Downes and guest teacher Julie Hagn.

Weekly classes will run from 3:15 to 4:15 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 27 through Nov. 15 at Dance Workshop 2 in downtown Friday Harbor. Students are expected to attend all classes and participate in two, 45 minute recitals at the end of the session.

The Nov. 18 and 19 recitals will be open to the public at a cost of $10 per ticket. All ticket proceeds will be sent to World Vision.

Intermediate ballet students from Spring Street International School, Lydia Downs and Faith Embler, will also assist Downes.

For information, contact danceworkshop2@gmail.com.