Ballroom Dance In School

Just read a great little story about fifth-graders learning swing dancing in schools.

“…the classroom teachers tell us there is such a change in their behavior,” Suzie Henneman [ballroom instructor] said on the increased level of respect teachers said their pupils show for each other. 

“The swing is their favorite,” she said. “But it’s interesting how much they take to the tango. It’s such a serious dance. But they love the dance.”

Check it out: Catonsville fifth-graders step out of comfort zone, on to dance floor [Baltimore Sun]

Dance News – World Ballet Edition

Controversy in the Scottish Ballet Troupe – The Arts Desk

Tensions High over Flemish Ballet Merger – The Australian

All Things Cuban Ballet

Cuban Ballet – NPR (All Things Considered)

Cuban audiences respond slowly to ABT – Dance Magazine

Why ABT fell short with Havana audiences – Wall Street Journal

ABT Dancers on their classes in Cuba – New York Times

Differences in class in Cuba vs. ABT
– Wall Street Journal