Dance education in my life - a personal look at Longmont Dance Theatre

For many of my peers and I, Longmont Dance Theatre has always been a special place. I'm 17 and a Junior in high school this year. It's hard to believe I started dancing at LDT when I was just 6 years old! I just completed my 9th Nutcracker performance with LDT. Although many of the friends I began ballet with only treated dance as another extracurricular activity, for myself and the students I dance with today it has become so much more. Growing up through the Nutcracker and the spring gala performances has taught me commitment and the enormous rewards that come as a result of dedication. It's amazing to go from admiring your role models to becoming them. What truly makes LDT unique is the experience of performing onstage; with an orchestra, in a fully pre-professional environment. As students moving up through the school and the student-based company, we have chances to perform principal parts. This is an opportunity that I now understand is difficult to encounter in ordinary ballet schools. In addition to the performance opportunities, LDT offers serious ballet and dance training for aspiring professional dancers like myself. I am one of nearly 30 students participating in the...
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Arts Immersion is taking education to another level.

Arts ImmersionEducation that Follows Your PassionArts Immersion is Colorado's new public high school performing arts education provider. In partnership withSummit Education Group, Arts Immersion has created a program to serve Colorado's students who are passionate about dance arts. When students enroll in Arts Immersion, they not only receive excellent technical training, they also receive all the benefits of the Summit Education Group. The Summit Learning Zone, offers students cutting edge online education combined with the support of our academic specialist, coaches and mentors. With over 350 professionals offering face-to-face instruction for all students, Summit Education Group has revolutionized the face of online learning. In addition, our Arts-Integrated Curriculum, the core component of the Arts Immersion program, gives students a unique edge while holistically preparing them for success. Students enrolled in Arts Immersion are also eligible for CollegeNow, which allows students to enroll in numerous colleges and universities throughout Colorado while completing their high school degree. This benefit is offered free of cost to all Art Immersion students. Imagine graduating high school with an associate’s degree that is completely free. All students are encouraged to follow their passions and to make the most of their education. Arts Immersion is an excellent...
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BBW & Body Dynamics team up for Ladies Night

On October 20th, longtime neighbor's Body Dynamics and Boulder Body Wear are teaming up to offer a free VertiBarre Class and discounted shopping. BBW is offering 25% off the entire store (including all dance supplies and lifestyle clothing) from 5-8pm and BD a free class beginning at 5:30. Body Dynamics is offering this new class that focuses on creating an athletic back and core, toning arms and producing lean legs. With a culture of work/office climates having people spending long portions of their days slouched at a desk, this class helps posture to enhance overall health. Although this night is being promoted as a “Ladies Night”, everyone is welcome to attend. Please RSVP for the VertiBarre class by calling Body Dynamics at 303.440.5776.   
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These are my couches. My explanation of local economics.

These are my couches. My explanation of local economics.
These are my couches. I bought them back in 2006 for very little money when I went through a divorce. I know I need to replace them but I can never justify spending money on replacing them. I’d like to tell you why. (This will be a little dry but please stay with me, it’s very important.) When you shop at BBW, you trust us with your investment of purchase. You have given us your money for an item(s), we have made a profit, and from which we decide how to spend our dollars made. The majority of your money goes to paying staff (I include myself in this category) as well as other overhead items. BBW has a staff of 8 that cover their rent, pay for their dance classes and feed their families from their paychecks. We also use profits to fund a deeper inventory of dance supplies (to be a dependable supplier) and to diversify our products (ie pointe shoe styles) so our customers can have more to choose from. We pride ourselves with partnering with reputable vendors that offer responsible products and reinvest dollars in development and sponsorship. Our goal for marketing, is community marketing. With this...
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Deeper than your studio discount sale on basic shoes and tights.

Deeper than your studio discount sale on basic shoes and tights.
It's the time of year that our pocketbooks get hit with back to school supplies and clothing. We would like to help fray the cost of the amount you need to spend on getting your dancer back into class. Not only do we offer studio discounts on all required dance attire and shoes, we have some extra special discounts on some basics for the season. Basic caramel jazz, split sole tap shoes, canvas and leather full sole ballet slippers, the Bolt dance sneaker and a canvas Zumba shoe are all on sale for 25% off while supplies last. All of our Russian Pointe, Gaynor Minden and Body Wrapper tights are on sale as well for 20% off.  Stop in and see what's new too! We have the new Bloch Element dance fitness sneaker in black and pink, 3 new styles of open toe Dancsport shoes for latin and ballroom and the new Phantom stretch canvas jazz shoe. While you're grabbing deals, take a good go through of our sale rack. All mark downs will have an additional 10% taken off the original price at the register up to 75% off. There is no way you can leave without a great deal...
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