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ABT's "Make a Ballet" program

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Please! Make many ballets :D

A press release from American Ballet Theatre:

AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE'S MAKE A BALLET PROGRAM

TO PRESENT "HARLEM'S FIFTH" FRIDAY, MAY 10 at 7 P.M.

at THE FREDERICK DOUGLASS ACADEMY

Fifth Annual Make A Ballet Program to Showcase

Student Choreography, Design and Performance

On Friday evening, May 10, 2002 at 7 P.M., sixty ninth grade

students from The Frederick Douglass Academy will celebrate 5 years of Make A Ballet with an original performance titled "Harlem's Fifth". The performance will showcase the skills and talents learned through American Ballet Theatre's Make A Ballet program.

Under the tutelage of teaching artists from American Ballet Theatre and school faculty, Make A Ballet students perform, design, produce and administrate a year-end performance. This year's program "Harlem's Fifth" includes several works of dance including Spanish Soul, Reflections and Keepers of a Dream.

The Make A Ballet program was first launched at The Frederick

Douglass Academy in central Harlem in 1997. Since that time, Make A Ballet has expanded to three additional campuses -- Arts High School in Newark, New Jersey, Intermediate School 218 in Washington Heights and Long Island City High School in Queens.

Performances by Make A Ballet students will be excerpted at

American Ballet Theatre's Young People's Ballet Workshops presented this year at the Metropolitan Opera House on May 21 and May 28 for New York City public school children.

Since the launch of the Make A Ballet program, The Frederick

Douglass Academy has added a dance program to its curriculum and three dance faculty members. In 1999, the New York State Council on the Arts awarded Make A Ballet a prestigious Governor's Arts Award for the program's contribution to the artistic life of the state.

The Frederick Douglass Academy is located at 2581 Adam Clayton

Powell Jr. Blvd. in New York City. Tickets for "Harlem's Fifth" are

$5.00 and are available at the door at The Frederick Douglass Academy or by calling 212-477-3030, ext. 3264

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