Monday, June 3, 2013

Day 311: "Sunrise" & the Wooden Floor!



If you have read previous blogs, you know ...
I love the Wooden Floor!




Yesterday, Marsha and I attended Sunrise ...




the 30th Annual Concert at the beautiful Barclay Theater.









             
              In one performance, 
titled Billowing Bubbles ...
 100 dancers were on the stage,



in and out with intricate patterns and timings.




Seeing these young committed faces ...



brought me to ... 







tears, of joy.



Melanie Rios Glaser, Artistic Director


Created in 1983, The Wooden Floor is a nonprofit organization that annually 
gives 375 underserved local youth the tools to live fuller, healthier lives through 
a unique approach grounded in dance. They make a long-term investment in each 
of these young people. They engage in intensive dance education supported 
by academic and family services that change the way they make decisions, 
helping them to discover and pursue their potential.




Since 2005, 100 percent of their young artists graduate from 
high school on time and go on to pursue higher education. This is about 
three times the national average for their socio-economic peers.

















See a one minute video at: 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=BnOGtvleDw4







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