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Foundry’s Youth Arts & Education Programming

Photo by Lisa Williams Photography

On Friday, April 19th, the Miners Foundry was proud to support NEO’s 2nd annual Fashion Runway Show.  NEO is a local non-profit that provides positive activities for youth in our community.  This years theme was BE UNIQUE!  This one-of-a-kind fashion event for young people was part of NEO’s Love Your Body Campaign, striving to inspire young people to love themselves for who they are, no matter what shape, size or color.  The show featured local youth designers, artists, and musicians as well as featured collections from local retailers.

The event was the fourth fundraiser the Foundry has worked with NEO to support.  The event was made possible, in part, by a grant from the Ghidotti Foundation which supports the Foundry’s Youth Arts and Education programming.

Other programs supported are 7-Hills Medieval Festival, Nevada Union Art Department Show, Nevada Union Great Gatsby Night.  As a non-profit community cultural center, the Foundry strives to support the work of fellow community non-profit organizations that help create the healthy and vibrant community we live in.

If you are interested in finding out more information about, volunteering or supporting our Youth Arts & Education Programming please contact the Foundry at 530-265-5040.

AXIS Dance Company Workshop ~ Saturday, September 14, 2013 ~ 3:00 p.m. ~ Nevada Union Dance Studio

AXIS Dance Company ~ “To Color Me Different”

AXIS Dance Company will present a Free Workshop in physically integrated dance for dancers and non dancers, with and without disabilities.   When AXIS Dance Company first began performing twenty five years ago, audiences often asked how they could learn more about the field of psychically integrated dance.  In response, AXIS created a uniquely inclusive educational program to inspire and engage participants of all ages and abilities, both amateur and professionals.

The workshop will be held on Saturday, September 14, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. at the Nevada Union High School Dance Studio. To register, call FREED at (530) 265-4444.

AXIS Dance Company Workshops:
~ Teach dance and the art of collaboration to youth and adults of all abilities
~ Encourage looking at differences as opportunities for creative ideas and solutions, rather than as obstacles
~ Provide a fun, non-competitive, creative, physical outlet for all ages
~ Empower youth and adults by providing inspiring role models who do what they love, no matter what!

“I learned that even though you are sitting in a wheelchair or wearing a prosthetic leg, you can dance like other people – but you need to do it a little different.”  ~ Anna, Student

AXIS Dance Company

Kat Alves

The Mission of the Miners Foundry Cultural Center is to preserve, enhance and utilize the historic Miners Foundry for cultural, educational and social activities.   The Foundry is a non profit organization, pleased to support the Nevada County dance community.

To support cultural programming and the preservation of the historic Miners Foundry, please become a member or make a donation today.

Miners Foundry

The Miners Foundry is proud to present AXIS Dance Company and could not do so without the generous support of the following businesses, individuals, and organizations.

Thank you to our Platinum Sponsors!


Thank you to our Gold Sponsors!



Thank you to our Event Partners!