Nolte Academy will be a drop-off site for book and media donations (DVDs, CDs) for the annual Shelter House Book Sale.
The sale is one of this important community organization's major fundraisers. Shelter House operates a 70-bed emergency shelter, along with four homes and a housing-first complex where they provide 47 permanent supportive housing units. Their programs and support services focus on housing, employment and mental health recovery and help hundreds of men, women and children each year.
If you have items you would like to donate, the collection area is just inside our front door to the left.
We will be accepting donations through Saturday, February 8.
The sale takes place at the Johnson County Fairgrounds on March 28 and 29. Thank you in advance for supporting this vital organization.
This week we welcome back Robyn!
She will be teaching Thursday workshops, Friday workshop classes. We are also thrilled to share that she will be choreographing our 4 tap workshop groups on Thursdays to be presented at the 20th Annual Nolte Academy Recitals at Hancher.
Robyn will be joining us for 8-10 weeks this Spring to prepare our classes for the stage. Please note: Friday workshops are not recital classes and she will use this time for technique and rudiments. If you have a solo/duet/trio needing extra work - let me know if you'd like to schedule a rehearsal with her with your availability noted for this Friday and Saturday. For her future weekends, we will send out a sign up genius.
A graduate of Temple University with a B.A. in Theater, Robyn Watson hails from Philadelphia. In 2016, she served as the tap instructor for the Broadway sensation Shuffle Along, and recently collaborated with Grammy award nominee and MacArthur Genius award recipient Rhiannon Giddens. She has toured with and studied under the direction of Tony award winner Savion Glover for the past nine years, and continues to perform with him. In 2017, Robyn was a featured artist for the Grammy nominated live album American Originals: 1918 with the Cincinnati Pops. Robyn has been recognized as one of the "20 Hot Tappers, 20 and Under" by Dance Spirit Magazine. She has been a performer for more than 20 years and a tap dance educator for more than 15. Robyn is also a skilled costume designer and writer.