Marblehead School of Ballet running poetry contest

The Marblehead School of Ballet will be celebrating National Dance Week from Friday, April 14 through Sunday, April 23 and thanking the public for its support for 51 years by  holding a poetry contest.

“The Marblehead School of Ballet takes pride in joining other organizations across the country in celebrating National Dance Week and spotlighting the importance of dance in our society,” said Paula K. Shiff, director of the Marblehead School of Ballet. “During our 51st anniversary, we want to introduce more people of all ages — children, tweens, teenagers, adults, and seniors — to the wonders and benefits of dance and our school’s programs in ballet, creative movement, stretch and strength, West Coast swing, Argentine tango, ballroom and Latin.”

In celebration, the Marblehead School of Ballet has launched a National Dance Week Poetry Contest. Current and former students of the Marblehead School of Ballet and the general public are invited to submit a poem with the theme, “What does dance mean to you?”

Contestants should submit the poem with their name, a photo of themselves, their age and contact information. Submissions will be accepted through April 23. Submit entries to

Three prizes will be awarded, with first prize a $100 gift certificate and second prize a $50 gift certificate, both to On Your Toes Dancewear. The third-prize recipient will receive a copy of “Apollo’s Angels” by Jennifer Homans.

For information, contact 781-631-6262 or send an email to

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