Orpheum and Knox College Get Money for Ballet Camp

From WGIL.com:
A summer camp of sorts for those interested in ballet is coming to Galesburg soon, thanks to money recently donated to the cause.

Orpheum Theatre president Kate Francis says a $5,000 grant has been received from the Minneapolis-based Arts Midwest, that will help pay for a week of instruction by Moscow Ballet member Svetlana Todinova the first week of August.

Francis tells WGIL the instruction will be done on the Knox College campus.

“[It’s] truly a day-long, week-long, for lack of a better word, intensive — teaching dance and learning about dance and the opportunities and elongated dance career can present for you,” Francis said. “How do you go about auditioning, nutrition, physical therapy, dealing with injury — so it’s going to be more than just dance class. It’s going to be a whole new experience about dance, with a Moscow ballet principal dancer.”

Francis says some details have to be worked out, but the week-long workshop is expected to be FREE for the up to 40 area dance students attending.

Applications are expected to be available starting a week from Monday (June 20) at the Orpheum and online.

The Moscow Ballet will perform at the Orpheum in December.