Homeless Children Learn Ballet and Life Lessons | Florida | ABC Action News
Children growing up in poverty or homeless usually do without the finer things. But some very special teachers and volunteers are making sure they don’t go without fine arts.
Through an outreach program between the Patel Conservatory at the Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center and Metropolitan Ministries, children from kindergarten through fifth grade are taught music, ballet and modern dance. Tuesday was their big performance at the TECO Theater.
“It’s quite an accomplishment, especially considering we have only about 40 minutes a week to work with them,” explains dance teacher Glynn Owens.