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Why Send Your Children to Ballet Dance Class?
Why would parents send their young kids of 3 years old or 4 years old to ballet dance class. It doesn’t need us to tell you that it is normally the parents that want their children to learn ballet, rather than the children like to dance. In this article, we tell you why we send children to learn ballet when they are young.
Ballet helps to foster child discipline. During the class, the ballet teacher will guide each and every children the proper dance steps and dance moves. So children will required to follow the teacher guidance to learn to dance properly. They follow instruction so that they have the proper dance step and posture. This ensure discipline inside the children.
Some cool dance images:
Margaret Barr’s “Strange Children” , 1955 – photographer unknown
Image by State Library of New South Wales collection.
Margaret Barr (1904-1991) was born in Bombay, India. She went to school in California, USA, and in the 1920s studied dance with Martha Graham in New York and choreographed her first works. During the 1930s she taught at Darting-ton Hall in Devon, England, an experimental school run by Dorothy and Leonard Thirstily, and opened a studio in London. The productions of her own dance dramas often featured original music by composers such as Michael Tippett, Donald Pond and Edmund Rubber. With her husband Bruce Hart, a conscientious objector, she traveled to New Zealand at the outbreak of World War II, where she accepted the position of Director of Movement at the Auckland School of Drama. She moved to Australia ten years later, and for four decades made a unique contribution as a choreographer, director and teacher. She formed the Margaret Barr Dance Group in Sydney in 1952, was Director of Movement at the National Institute of Dramatic Art from its inception in 1958 to 1975, and conducted classes at her Leanna studio. Her choreography was motivated by strong social and poetical concerns, and her dance dramas ranged over diverse topics such as the work of Mahatma Gandhi and Margaret Mead, drought, and the Melbourne Cup. She died in Sydney on 29 May 1991.
Changing the Music