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Love of ballet started at a Boys & Girls Club

Members of the Bluffton Boys & Girls Club surround ballerina Misty Copeland, front center, during her visit to the club Tuesday. Copeland gave an inspirational talk to the children, answered questions from the audience, and signed autographs. Copeland, the first African American soloist for the American Ballet Theatre in New York, started dancing at age 13 when she took a ballet class at a Boys & Girls Club in her home state of California. Copeland also spoke at the Annual Meeting of the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Lowcountry on Tuesday evening at Hampton Hall's Community Club. In addition, the Boys & Girls Club of America plans to induct Copeland into its hall of fame of distinguished former members.
Members of the Bluffton Boys & Girls Club surround ballerina Misty Copeland, front center, during her visit to the club Tuesday. Copeland gave an inspirational talk to the children, answered questions from the audience, and signed autographs. Copeland, the first African American soloist for the American Ballet Theatre in New York, started dancing at age 13 when she took a ballet class at a Boys & Girls Club in her home state of California. Copeland also spoke at the Annual Meeting of the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Lowcountry on Tuesday evening at Hampton Hall's Community Club. In addition, the Boys & Girls Club of America plans to induct Copeland into its hall of fame of distinguished former members. Jay Karr, The Island Packet

Members of the Bluffton Boys & Girls Club were treated to a visit by ballerina Misty Copeland. Copeland is the first African American soloist for the American Ballet Theatre in New York.

Copeland gave an inspirational talk to the children, answered their questions and signed autographs.

She started dancing at 13 when she took a ballet class at a Boys & Girls Club in her home state of California.

Copeland also spoke Tuesday at the annual meeting of the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Lowcountry at the Hampton Hall Community Club.

The Boys & Girls Clubs of America plans to induct Copeland into its hall of fame.

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