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Colleen Cavin demonstrates the art of printmaking.

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Whoa! Now that’s a party trick: Nomadic Theatre’s Heather Pearl teaches students plate-spinning.

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Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy author Douglas Adams said, “Flying is learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss.” Heather Pearl and Michael O’Neill from Nomadic Theatre demonstrate.

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All smiles at the Mad Hot Ballroom Gala at Portland Art Museum in April 2009.

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“Once the kids got over the cootie factor, ballroom dancing captivated them and taught them respect for each other,” says Doug Bridge, a teacher at Lot Whitcomb Elementary, one of the 223 schools where Young Audiences sends artists to teach everything from storytelling to painting to, of course, ballroom dancing—mad hot ballroom dancing.

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A second grader paints a mural—very, very carefully—at Prune Hill Elementary.

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