Banking on a Dream: The Maggie Lena Walker Story

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In May 2012, the Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site will partner with the Richmond Ballet to engage the school-aged children in an innovative program to use performing arts to communicate the story of Mrs. Walker's life and legacy. The Ballet's program, called "Minds in Motion," works with 4th grade students in 18 Richmond area schools and teaches them dispcipline, dedication, and self-awareness by leading them through a series of choreographic movements. Each year the program follows a theme based on the Virginia Standards of Learning (SOLs). This year the Ballet has chosen "Banking on a Dream: The Maggie Lena Walker Story."

Performance Times:

May 5: 2:30 pm and 5pm

May 6: 1:30 pm and 4pm

Location: Arthur Ashe Jr. Athletic Center, 3017 North Boulevard, Richmond VA 23230

Admission is free, but tickets are required. To reserve tickets, please contact Cherish Dobbins at or 804-344-0904 ext. 323

For more information, please contact the Richmond Ballet at 804-344-0904

Richmond Ballet Press Release on "Banking on a Dream: The Maggie Lena Walker Story" (pdf)

Richmond Ballet website

Last updated: April 28, 2012

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