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Help us replace our outreach traveling floor and trailer:

The weekend of June 24, 2017 the trailer containing St. Paul Ballet’s traveling dance floor was stolen outside our studios. This trailer and floor is used for more than 25 free outreach performances a year by the Company and School of St. Paul Ballet. The trailer and materials were valued at nearly $11,000 not including thousands of dollars of skilled labor donated to the construction.  The trailer hitch had been locked and the trailer chained to a steel post outside of the building, both of which were cut when staff discovered the trailer missing on Sunday morning.

The trailer was customized to carry carts of modular sprung floor and dance vinyl to protect the health and safety of the dancers by providing a resilient sprung dance surface over concrete and tile. This allowed free outreach performances at Landmark Center, the Mall of America, Como Dockside Pavilion, Barnes & Noble and more.

St. Paul Ballet was able to purchase the trailer and traveling dance floor thanks to a matching grant through the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council which is funded in part by the Minnesota Clean Water and Cultural Heritage Fund. Our tax dollars were put to good use bringing art to the community—giving our audiences the full experience of ballet while protecting the health of the dancers and creating a “stage” for the littlest dancers who came to watch.

In the three years that St. Paul Ballet has called Hamline-Midway its home, the organization has never experienced any theft or vandalism. “This building and community have been very safe,” said Gleason, Executive Director.  “What is sad is that we utilize the floor and trailer to reach thousands of small children at our free performances in indoor and outdoor venues.”

Fortunately, insurance will cover the majority of the cost of replacement with the exception of the deductible of $1,000. If you are interested in making a donation to help us replace the floor and purchase additional security equipment such as wheel locks, etc. please call us at 651-690-1588 or donate online here through gofundme.

Thank you for the enormous outpouring of support from our local community, media and the wider dance community. Although we have lost our floor (and hopefully not for too long), you have demonstrated overwhelmingly, that most of the world is made up of generous and caring people who wish to see everyone succeed.

The dancers, students and staff of St. Paul Ballet thank you!

 



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