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Thank you, thank you, thank you!
By Bill Piner, Director of Schools

I love my office! It is perfectly situated for the Director of Schools. With a view into the Armstrong/Connelly Studio, I get a constant reminder of why I do what I do. On a daily basis I get to watch dancers grow and push the limits of their technique and artistry. But what happens in the studio goes well beyond all that. These young dancers learn lessons about themselves that give them knowledge and insight that will last a lifetime.

‘Thank you, thank you, thank you! You are so good to my granddaughter. For me personally, her continuing to dance, since she has made it her top priority is my top priority too.  It doesn't make logical sense, given the state of the family finances at large, but it makes soul sense, which to me is more important. Again, you and all of Ballet Austin go beyond the necessary, and we all appreciate that deeply.’

This thank you note was received in the Schools Office just a few weeks ago. One of the most rewarding parts of my job is knowing that our schools make a difference. Without scholarships and tuition assistance, the impact would not be felt by many of our students. I personally have taught this girl and know first-hand the phenomenal benefit she gets from participating in our program. Every year $150,000-$200,000 of aid is awarded to deserving students like her. On behalf of all our recipients, I want to thank those of you who contribute each year…it is truly appreciated!

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