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Davenport School of the Arts Helps “Give Kids The World” With Fall Production

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Davenport School of the Arts recently raised $2,000 for a local charity using an interactive production that let the audience select the finale.
A check presentation was made Wednesday, Nov. 18, to Give Kids The World Village, a nonprofit organization that provides cost-free visits to Central Florida attractions to children with life-threatening illnesses and their families.
Students raised the money over the course of two weeks through eight performances of “Murder’s in the Heir” – a comedic murder mystery where audience members could vote for which of the nine suspects should be the real culprit. Every vote cost a dollar.
“The cast was very excited about the idea of never knowing which ending was going to be performed until the vote was tallied, and it became incredibly special when the decision was made to use the voting process to raise money for Give Kids The World Village,” said Brian Kier, Principal at Davenport School of the Arts.
The cast visited the Village on Wednesday, Nov. 18, to see how they made a difference in the lives of others through arts education, said Kier.

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Beauty and the Beast, Jr. Information

-2nd- 4th Grade from 3:30-4:30 (Drama Lab-Pick up in car rider area)
-5th – 8th Grade from 3:30-5:00 (Music Building- Pick up in car rider area)
*Because this is a Musical, anyone who wishes to audition will need to attend the music workshop. 

-6th-8th Grade: November 30 & December 1st -10 Minute Audition Appointments between 3:30-6:30
-5th Grade:  December 1st -10 Minute Audition Appointments between 3:30-6:30
-2nd-4th Grade: December 2nd -15 Minute Audition Appointments between 3:30-6:30

Click here for Info on DANCE AUDITTIONS for B & B

 May 6th, 7th, 13th & 14th @ 7:00 pm and May 7th & 14th @ 2:00 pm



WHEN: Dec. 1, 2015
WHERE: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram
WHY: Support Dance Teachers Worldwide                                                                                       

WHAT is #ThankADanceTeacher? 

#ThankADanceTeacher is a global movement to shine the spotlight on dance teachers. It was started in 2014 by the National Dance Education Organization to inspire fundraising and social action for dance education on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.The goal of #ThankADanceTeacher is to financially support the professional development of dance teachers to impact teaching excellence in the field. NDEO urges dance enthusiasts of all kinds (dancers, students, teachers, dance dads & moms, fans, etc.) to take the Thank A Dance Teacher Challenge by posting videos or "unselfies" on social media December 1-31, 2015 and give to the Thank A Dance Teacher Fund

See the Arts Page for more information!


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    Applications will be accepted Tuesday, November 10, 2015 through 5:00 PM Friday, January 8, 2016. Refer to the District's Polk Ed Options webpage for information and access to all online applications.

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    Wednesday, January 13, 2016

    Wednesday, February 24, 2016

    Wednesday, April 6, 2016

    Wennesday, May 18, 2016