Ballet Chicago gives more than just lessons

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Since 1997, Ballet Chicago’s production of the nutcracker has become a family favorite.

Daniel Duell is founder of the school, and along with his wife have fostered a sense of responsibility for hundreds of young dancers.

Ballet Chicago offers free lessons to foster kids.  Dozens of them every year, with many of the kids ending up on stage themselves.

Dana Coons has danced alongside those foster kids for years, seeing their self-esteem grow, along with their skills. And hers.

The kids learn a great deal of skills, which lifts the weight of worry, and provides them the ability to rise to their full potential in life.

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