Did you know...
Latin Ballet of Virginia reached a total of 135,000 individuals (75,000 were children under the age of 18) through educational performances, residencies, and lectures. According to U.S Census, there are approximately 12,803 people who identify their ethnicity as Hispanic or Latino who live in RVA.
Did you know...
Latin Ballet of Virginia provides scholarships to help at-risk and low-income children participate in the art-form of dance.
Did you know...
Artistic Director and Founder of Latin Ballet of Virginia, Ana I. King, and her successful development of educational programs to teach students Spanish and English through dance and to use dance as therapy for children with special needs gave her an honorable place in Virginia Women in History this year.
Did you Also Know...
Latin Ballet of Virginia teaches a myriad of dance styles including hip-hop, contemporary, and traditional Latin/Spanish dances throughout the year.
Latin Ballet is not just a performing arts company. Latin Ballet is a multi-faceted, vibrant and accomplished family. As ambassadors of dance and culture, we strive to contribute to the growth of our community in RVA. We are proud of our educational programs, our dedicated instructors and artists who dance with and for us, and we are delighted that we have touched and helped so many through the art of dance.
A majority of the contributions we receive go directly to at-risk and low-income families. These funds allow these children to become a part of something special and provides a growth that exposes them to the arts, boosts their self-confidence and teaches them about the world they live in. Every student we touch is an achievement for the arts. We want to continue the success of educating through dance and culture, but we have many expenses throughout the year—all the things required for us to put on productions, give scholarships, the space we need for classes, costumes, the ability to be able to travel to schools and to pay our staff. We love what we do and we hope you will join us this #GivingTuesday and help us make a difference.
'We were honored to have Latin Ballet of Virginia come to our school and so grateful for your generous support. Many of the students at our school have never attended a live arts performance and for some, this was their very first exposure to the Arts. Many of the students have never taken a dance class and I saw their self-confidence build before my eyes as they tried each dance step. Many of the students were completely unfamiliar with Hispanic dance and culture and they learned so much about the history of Latin America and Spanish exploration through this tour. These workshops and the performance by the Latin Ballet was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and eye-opening in so many ways for many of our students. "
— Rebecca Smith, Fluvanna County Schools
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