Record-Breaking Optimism With Michael Phelps
Jan 7, 2021
That doesn’t mean the sentiment of turning 2021 into the year of your victory is a fairytale—that is, if your mind is truly willing to accept “Record-Breaking Optimism.”
4 Young Founders Taking Education Beyond the Classroom
Nov 30, 2020
Of all the things impacted by COVID-19, education sits near the top of the list. Seemingly overnight, millions of children across the globe were forced into remote learning, with teachers and administrators rewriting curriculum and policies on the fly. And now, as school districts everywhere grapple with how to safely and effectively educate their students, one thing is clear: learning must be able to extend beyond the four walls of a classroom.
How This College Student Is Using Her Ballet Training to Help Children Learn to Read
Mar 30, 2020
Talia Bailes never imagined that her ballet training and her interest in early learning would collide. But Bailes, a senior studying global and public health sciences at Cornell University, now runs a successful non-profit called Ballet & Books, which combines dancing with the important but sometimes laborious activity of learning to read. And she has a trip to South America to thank.
Ballet to Business Podcast
Ballet to Business
Jan 20, 2020
In the summer of 2016, our guest on todays show, Talia Bailes, assisted with emergent literacy research at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, and was shocked to learn that if students are behind in academics by third grade, they will most likely continue to stay behind for the rest of their lives.
Student pairs ballet and books in Ithaca outreach program
Nov 20, 2019
Most Saturdays during the school year, 4-year-old Gemma Phipps heads to the Southside Community Center with her mom to practice her arabesques, her plies – and her reading skills.
Ballet & Books combines dancing and literacy skills
Oct 9, 2019
On Saturdays at Southside Community Center, dozens of kids run through the door in their leotards, say hello to their mentors and change their shoes as they prepare for a dance lesson through Ballet & Books.
Exercise Your Resources
American Libraries Magazine
May 1, 2019
The United States has more than 4,300 colleges and universities. More likely than not, a college or university is close to you—and partnering with them is a great way to bring high-quality health and wellness programming to your public library.
Mar 7, 2019
WRFI's Skylar Eagle went to the Southside Community Center to talk to the volunteers of Ithaca's Ballet & Books Program, a mentorship opportunity for college students to teach ballet and literacy skills to school-aged children ages 3 to 9.
Cheddar U Video
Feb 28, 2019
Cheddar U stopped by Ballet & Books to learn more about our program.