new charity – sponsor an athlete

For example, Zandri from South Africa.

To see athletes looking for help click over to the Gymnastics, Cheerleading and Dance Foundation page:

gcdfoundation.org

Click the SPONSOR A CHILD link at the top right of the page.

That site is still in development.

At launch kids from Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova, Kosovo, India, Egypt, and South Africa are looking for help. There are many in the database already.  In exchange for your sponsorship, the child will write to you (or send videos online) and form a pen-pal relationship. There is only one sponsor per child. It costs $39 $20 / month.

Alan Owen has been working for years putting together this charity.

If you have questions — as you should with any charity — email them.

(via The Couch Gymnast News Page)

Edgar Degas – dance paintings

Edgar Degas (19 July 1834 – 27 September 1917) was a French artist famous for his paintings, sculptures, prints, and drawings.

He is especially identified with the subject of dance; more than half of his works depict dancers. He is regarded as one of the founders of Impressionism …

The Ballet Class (French: La Classe de danse)