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Check out what USF Dance 2019 Alumni Hannah Box has been up to as she gives back to the community through her work at the Straz and Patel Conservatory - ABC Action News

TAMPA, Fla. — Learning how to dance ballet without proper ballet shoes can be quite difficult, which is why Tuesday was a big day for some fourth and fifth graders at Patricia J. Sullivan Partnership School in Tampa.



“At first, I’m just a newborn baby. So, I didn’t know anything, and then after I started getting to know everything, then it became easier,” said one student about learning ballet.

The Straz Center, which offers free ballet classes to these students every Tuesday, donated proper ballet shoes.

Hannah Box is with the Straz Center, and she’s been teaching many of these students how to dance ballet for years now, seeing their progress.

“They may have started out being a little unsure about ballet, and now we’re on our third year together, and they are very enthusiastic. They’re already ready to perform on stage,” said Box.

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