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046-074 Shortcuts_SU05 Carmel Magazine 10/26/13 10:25 AM Page 6 SHORTCUTS EVENT Photo: Robert Ellis Dance Kids Teaches Youth to Persevere Founded by Carol Richmond, Dance Kids of Monterey County showcases young talent in performances like the "Nutcracker," this year at the Sunset center December 13th-15th. The nonprofit invites 700 local elementary kids to watch the "Nutcracker" for free each year. ach December for the past nine years, Kyra Burns has performed in To further strengthen ties between young artists and the community E Dance Kids of Monterey County's annual "Nutcracker" production. that supports them, Dance Kids arranges performances at senior centers, High School graduate and first-year college student will be studying dance and theatrical training for students through Community Partnership for When this season's performance opens at the Sunset Center, the Carmel at UCLA. There, she'll apply the lessons she learned while part of the 20year-old youth arts organization. "Dance Kids teaches kids to open their minds to different things, and hospitals and other venues. Each summer, the nonprofit provides dance Youth. Dance Kids also teaches classes as part of the Upward Bound college-prep program at CSU Monterey Bay. At every level, young par ticipants learn about dedication, focus that hard work definitely pays off," says Burns. and perseverance. of Monterey County) in 1993. Since then, thousands of elementary, mid- develop self confidence through theater and dance," says board chairman community-minded focus shapes each one. The organization provides hope participants adopt into their lives and, ultimately, they will become Carol Richmond founded Dance Kids, Inc., (later renamed Dance Kids dle and high school students have participated in performances, and a scholarships for families who need assistance with costumes, tuition and other costs. Dance Kids also welcomes 700 local elementary students to "Dance Kids is a vehicle to help children realize their full potential and Alan Richmond. "All of the productions involve certain disciplines that we more responsible, better citizens." Dance Kids of Monterey County's 20th anniversary "Nutcracker" productions a free "Nutcracker" performance each December, and no auditioning child take place Dec. 13-15. Advance tickets are available through the Sunset Center partnered with local artists on a Latino-themed "Nutcracker" that debuts er"schedule and tickets, visit or call 831/622-9008. is denied a part in the annual production. The nonprofit's artistic team this winter, as well. 54 C ARMEL box office at For information on the Latino "Nutcrack—Renee Brincks M AG A Z I N E • H O L I D AY 2013

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