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Keeping kids on their toes

Youth ballet fundraiser Sunday at David Davis Mansion

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[May 21, 2012]  BLOOMINGTON -- You have to keep kids on their toes these days, and that's the whole idea behind a new fundraising event Sunday at the David Davis Mansion State Historic Site in Bloomington.

"Victorian Elegance," a fundraiser for the U.S.A. Ballet Youth Ensemble, will begin with a Victorian tea inside the Davis Mansion, during which guests will be treated to a children's fashion show featuring spring and summer wardrobe essentials modeled by students of the U.S.A. Ballet Academy. Immediately following tea, the Tea Ladies will offer a presentation on "Outrageous Etiquette of the Victorian Era." The afternoon will come to a beautiful end as guests adjourn to the front lawn to enjoy a presentation of the classical ballet "Les Sylphides" performed by the U.S.A. Ballet Youth Ensemble. 

Two seatings are available for the May 27 event, 1 and 3 p.m., and ticket purchasers should indicate which seating they prefer. The cost is $20 and seating is limited. Tickets are available at the Garlic Press in Normal, the David Davis Mansion and U.S.A. Ballet Studios at 105 W. Jefferson in Bloomington. Call 309-820-0300 for ticket information.

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The David Davis Mansion State Historic Site, administered by the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency, is the mid-1870s home of U.S. Supreme Court Justice David Davis and his wife, Sarah. Tours of the Victorian masterpiece, located at 1000 E. Monroe in Bloomington, are available Wednesday through Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

[Text from file received from the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency]


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