Relay For Life
Ballet Dalton Senior Company Dancers
Pictured left to right...
Front row: Lindsey Smith, Bernadette Valleriano, Malorie Noles Second row: Chelsea Pope and Allie Mullins Third row: Emily O'Brien, Paige Finley, Virginia Leigh Lawson Fourth row: Laureane Urbain, Lizzie Baker, Meg Scalise, Rosalyn Zock Fifth and Back row: Emily Lawson, Claire Kortum, Heather Kimsey
GUILD’S BALLET DALTON PERFORMS AT RELAY FOR LIFE
The Creative Arts Guild’s Ballet Dalton Senior Company will perform this Friday, June 5 at 6:00, at the North Georgia Fairgrounds as part of the Relay For Life® event.
Relay For Life® is a life and community-affirming event that brings together more than 3.5 million people across the country to celebrate the lives of those who have battled cancer by remembering loved ones lost to the disease. Relay For Life® is about celebration, remembrance, and hope. Participants honor cancer survivors, pay tribute to the lives lost to the disease, and raise money to help fight cancer in our community.
At Relay, people who walked alongside people battling cancer can grieve and continue their long personal battle of healing. Many of the survivors relay because they have been touched by cancer and know firsthand the pain and loss. It is this that motivates them as they desperately want to put an end to the disease.
The Ballet Dalton Senior Company supports the Relay For Life® event by performing several dances that are inspiring and uplifting including hip hop and jazz numbers and ending with a beautiful dance inspired by choreographer Alvin Ailey to the popular negro spiritual Wade in the Water. The Relay For Life event is free and open to the public.
For more information please contact the Creative Arts Guild at 706-278-0168 or visit the Guild’s website at www.creativeartsguild.org
Dance Director Jessie Bonanno and Ballet Dalton dancers Emily Lawson, Rosalyn Zock and Paige Finley participated in the Dawnville Elementary School Family Fit Night created by the Healthcare Georgia Foundation’s Childhood Physical Activity and Nutrition (CPAN) program. The purpose of the three-year Family Fit initiative was to address childhood obesity through school and community programs that increase physical activity and improve nutrition. Directing these efforts to population groups impacted by health disparities is strongly encouraged. Ballet Dalton dancers worked with the children to illustrate dance as a fun way to exercise.