Library Dances Presents "Zorro" with SBJHS

Library Dances Presents "Zorro" with SBJHS

From Cecily Stewart

Today, students need arts education and positive role models more than ever. Library Dances can provide both by bringing State Street Ballet dancers alongside Santa Barbara Junior High students in "The Legend of Zorro".

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Update #6

almost 7 years ago

Great news! We raised $450 in just the last few hours thanks to Mairead Johnson, Denise Caracas, and Galen MacDougall! Now we are well on our way to that $6,000 mark. Thank you to everyone that has contributed so far!

In other news, the students are doing a great job with their choreography, practicing on their own time, and really getting into character! Wish them luck as they take the next week off for Spring Break and hopefully come back to rehearsal rested and ready to dance!

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Mystery and intrigue, romance and drama..."The Legend of Zorro" will enthrall audiences with the many adventures of Zorro. With a new script based on the 1919 serial by John McCulley called, "The Curse of Capistrano", this new collaboration between State Street Ballet's Library Dances and Santa Barbara Junior High's Theater Department will have audience members on the edge of their seats. 

From February through April, the students will be working with principal dancers from State Street Ballet to learn choreography by Library Dances Director Cecily Stewart. Not only will students learn ballet basics, they will expand their dance skills to include salsa, merengue, and even some tango. In addition to learning to move their bodies, students will gain experience from seeing the professional dancers work and interact, and from learning how to work as a team to create the best production possible.

For more on Library Dances visit www.librarydances.org

Why it matters:

Students who study art are 4 times more likely to be recognized for academic achievement and 3 times more likely to be awarded for school attendance.(https://www.dosomething.org/us/facts/11-facts-about-arts-education)

Students who took four years of art classes scored 91 points higher on their SAT exams than those who took half a year or less.(https://lawstreetmedia.com/issues/education/cutting-art-programs-schools-solution-part-problem/)

Art also makes children aware of different cultures, traditions, and customs, providing a foundation for understanding racial diversity, which is an important part of American society and history. (https://lawstreetmedia.com/issues/education/cutting-art-programs-schools-solution-part-problem/)

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Cecily Stewart posted a new update:
almost 7 years ago

Update #6

Great news! We raised $450 in just the last few hours thanks to Mairead Johnson, Denise Caracas, and Galen MacDougall! Now we are well on our way to that $6,000 mark. Thank you to everyone that has contributed so far!

In other news, the students are doing a great job with their choreography, practicing on their own time, and really getting into character! Wish them luck as they take the next week off for Spring Break and hopefully come back to rehearsal rested and ready to dance!

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Cecily Stewart posted a new update:
almost 7 years ago

Update #5

The good news: We had a fabulous time at the Painted Cabernet last week and earned over $400!
The bad news: Even with the $400 we are still almost $4,000 short of our goal and with only 20 days to raise the funds to make "The Legend of Zorro" happen.
The good news: You can help! The easiest way is to make a tax-deductible donation directly on our Fundly page. If giving is not an option please share the love by telling your friends about us, sharing our Facebook posts, and the campaign. Please do your good deed for the day and donate, like, or share "The Legend of Zorro" with Santa Barbara Junior High!

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Cecily Stewart posted a new update:
almost 7 years ago

Update #4

We are so grateful to our latest supporters Milly Colahan, Sandra Stingle, and Ann Pizzinat for helping us get to $1860 today! We are well on our way to that $6,000 goal and could not be more grateful to everyone who has given towards this wonderful arts education program. In other news, check out these kids dancing onstage for the first time. For weeks they have been cramped in the classroom and yesterday they got to experience having real space to move! They are looking awesome!

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Cecily Stewart posted a new update:
about 7 years ago

Update #3

TGIF and happy Friday to everyone! We are ecstatic to announce that we have raised almost 30% of our $6,000 goal! Thank you so much to Jan, Coleen, Nicole, Maureen, and Hank, for ensuring that our public schools have top-notch arts programming. We are honored to work with Santa Barbara Junior High students on this project and so grateful to you for making it possible!

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Cecily Stewart posted a new update:
about 7 years ago

Update #2

Wow! We are well on our way to being fully funded now that we have hit the $1200 mark. Thank you to Tracy Richardson, Caroline MacDougall, and Stephen Kelly, our most recent sponsors. This performance of Zorro is going to be an action-packed combination of theater and dance and we can't wait to get this exciting story on stage!
Photo credit: Andre Yew

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Cecily Stewart posted a new update:
about 7 years ago

Update #1

Special thanks to our incredible photographer Andre Yew for his donated time, amazing artistic eye, and wonderful editing skills!

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