Dance studio donates ballet costumes to Children's Hospital - WDAM - TV 7 - News, Weather and Sports

Dance studio donates ballet costumes to Children's Hospital

Posted: Updated:
© (Courtesy Variation Studios) © (Courtesy Variation Studios)
  • Most ReadMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Mississippi unemployment highest in nation

    Mississippi unemployment highest in nation

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 5:43 PM EDT2014-08-20 21:43:48 GMT
    June 2014, Labor Market Information Dept.June 2014, Labor Market Information Dept.
    The most recent numbers have been released and once again, Mississippi's unemployment rate has ranked highest in the nation. The national average, according to the U.S. Labor Department, is 6.2%, whileMore >>
    The most recent numbers have been released and once again, Mississippi's unemployment rate has ranked highest in the nation. The national average, according to the U.S. Labor Department, is 6.2%, whileMore >>
  • Police still investigating whether Vicksburg incident was an abduction

    Police find 2-month-old child allegedly abducted in Vicksburg

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 1:52 PM EDT2014-08-20 17:52:07 GMT
    According to law enforcement sources, a 2-month-old baby in Vicksburg has been found, along with the man who is accused of abducting the child.  We are told that suspect kicked in the door at 400 BayouMore >>
    The mother of the child reported that her ex-boyfriend, Kevin Buck, entered her house and took the child without her permission.
    More >>
  • Tropical wave development possible, not likely

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 3:19 PM EDT2014-08-20 19:19:08 GMT
    There is currently a lot of misinformation (and fear) floating around the Internet about the development of a hurricane in the Atlantic Ocean threatening the Gulf Coast of the United States late next week.More >>
    There is currently a lot of misinformation (and fear) floating around the Internet about the development of a hurricane in the Atlantic Ocean threatening the Gulf Coast of the United States late next week.More >>
AUBURN, AL (WSFA) -

A local dance studio in Auburn is making a special donation this Christmas.


Variations, a dance studio in Auburn, is donating over 300 new ballet costumes to Children's Hospital in Birmingham, Al.

"We love the fact that our studio is able to provide our young students with such a wonderful opportunity to learn the value of giving back to our community" said Stacy Young, Variations' Artistic Director.

The dancers personalized their contributions by writing get well notes to accompany the costumes. Students added a magical touch by signing the note cards as their character titles that they recently portrayed in their performance of the Nutcracker.  "We also are thrilled that the patients at Children's will receive their special costume from magical Nutcracker characters such as the Sugar Plum Fairy, Clara, Gingersnaps, and Guardian Angels," Young added.

"We are extremely excited to give these costumes to the sweet patients at Children's.  It is humbling to see our young dancers begin to understand the impact they are capable of making towards other children.  It is truly a beautiful process to be a orchestrate and witness," stated Young.

Variations will begin working on its next philanthropic performance, Choreography for a Cause, in the Spring of 2014 to benefit Storybook Farm, a local non-profit organization in Auburn, Alabama.

If you would like to donate to Children's Hospital or Storybook Farm, visit their websites for more information.

Source:Variations, a dance studio in Auburn