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National Dance Week Fast Approaching

By Diane Claytor Get up off the couch! Get out of your chair and away from your desk! Move those feet, shake that body, swing those arms. Join the rest of the country and celebrate National Dance Week, April 24 – May 5.  (Take author Dave Barry’ advice, “Nobody cares if you can’t dance well. […]

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Keeping Arts in Schools – $1 at a Time

By Diane Claytor Anyone who follows Diablo Ballet – whether by attending performances, reading this blog, following us on Twitter or Facebook, or simply supporting what the organization represents – knows how important we believe arts education is for all students. It’s part of our mission statement: …enriching, inspiring, enlightening and educating children through the […]

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From Outlaw to Beautiful Ballet: ‘Billy the Kid’

By Diane Claytor Most of us have heard of Billy the Kid, who, according to legend, killed 21 men during his days as an outlaw and fugitive, one for each year of his life, though many believe that he likely killed far fewer. He was killed by Sheriff Patrick Garrett in 1881. Shortly after the […]

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‘The Nutcracker’: A Holiday Tradition

By Diane Claytor There’s probably no one reading this that hasn’t seen The Nutcracker performed at least once during a Christmas holiday season. I remember my mom taking me to see it when I was a little girl growing up in Chicago, just as I took my daughter when she was young.  From mid-October through […]

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