Hello everyone, my name is Zoe Bronson and I am a third grader who has been dancing at Colorado Conservatory of Dance (CCD) for the last four years. This year, I am participating in the Nutcracker for the third time and I’m super excited because I am going to be a Party Girl, a Bon Bon as well as a Little Angel. My fundraising goal this year is $1,000 and I am hoping you will help me reach my goal. CCD provides classes to everyone who likes to dance and I would like to help raise funds to expand our adaptive programs for those who have special needs. Everyone who loves and enjoys dancing should have the opportunity to do it and CCD has classes for everyone. CCD is a non-profit organization that not only gives great training to students like me, it also does a lot of great work for the community. These include: · Working with four area at-risk elementary schools to bring arts-integrated learning into the classroom - · Teaching dance to students with adaptive learning needs, both here at CCD and in two public elementary schools - · Performing anti-bullying ballets for at least 4,000 elementary students each year - · And…performing a version of The Nutcracker that is specifically adapted for people with sensory needs, so families with special needs can make happy holiday memories together! I am helping raise money for CCD because I love dancing here, and I am proud of being a part of a non-profit arts organization that gives so much back to the community.