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Thomas Amour Company Makes Dance Affordable for Miami Youth

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One of Miami’s oldest dance companies will soon begin offering low-cost classes in Miami Gardens, according to the Miami Herald.

The Thomas Armour Youth Ballet dance company will offer kids ages 5 to 10 an opportunity to learn ballet and tap dancing starting Tuesday at the Betty T. Ferguson Center, 3000 NW 199th Street. Classes are $10 per month.

The non-profit dance company, whose students have gone on to perform in top-notch troupes such as Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, will provide kids with leotards, tights, and ballet shoes. The company offers similar scholarship programs in Coconut Grove, Homestead, Little Haiti, and South Miami.

The dance classes will be led by tap dancer Natasha Williams, a graduate of New World School of the Arts who also teaches ballet and jazz, and ballerina Kareen Camargo, who was a rehearsal instructor for the Miami City Ballet’s production of The Nutcracker.

The Thomas Armour Youth Ballet dance company was founded in 1951 and provides training to 1,000 students each year. The company is named for ballet dancer Thomas Armour who was trained in Paris by world famous ballerina Olga Preobrajenska.

To see the full story, visit http://www.miamiherald.com/2011/08/18/2365090/youth-ballet-to-offer-low-cost.html#ixzz1VUEMtqqN. For more information on the Thomas Amour Youth Ballet, call 305.667.5543 or visit www.thomasamouryouthballet.org.

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