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The Benefits of Learning to Dance

When was the last time you went out dancing? How many of you have ever taken dance lessons?

After reading this post I believe you will want to dance more often because the benefits of learning to dance and to have dance education are enormous and not all people are aware of them. Dance improves our creativity, imagination, team work and helps us to learn some important academic subjects as well. Dance also helps people develop physically, socially, emotionally, and cognitively, and here’s why:

The physical benefits of dance are obvious so I will not list them now, but the emotional, social and cognitive attributes are not so well known.

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Nutcracker Looks Better When Danced by Public School Students

It was a balmy December month in New York, which makes for a very unusual holiday season.

And even though we missed the puffy snowflakes and white scenery, we could not be more happy with the turnout we had at our holiday performances.

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Let’s Dance Out  – My Work with Public Schools

Dancing means joy, and as a teacher I rejoice with every new generation of children who discover and learn the first dance moves, every year in New York public schools.

As a dance teacher and coordinator of Brighton Ballet Theater’s education programs in public schools, I enjoy these moments of satisfaction at the end of each school year. 

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Working with Children on the Autism Spectrum

Working with children on the autism spectrum is very challenging, but  is also rewarding. These are children who need special attention, special teaching methods. But once they become familiar with the new environment of the dance class and after the first basic exercises they already begin to establish self confidence. And then, some of them  really open and become creative, that’s when you start seeing

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Creative Processes which Can Help Children

In order for our children to develop a harmonious personality, it is important to help them discover and encourage them to pursue an artistic activity. We at Brighton ballet foster creativity – and teach children to express themselves  through movement of their body. Although dancing requires repetition – because practice makes you a better dancer, as we all know – the creative process becomes active and lasts during whole class: it is at its basic element the curiosity to learn everyday something new -new movements, techniques, dances and terminologies.

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My review on “Dancing Through It”

 I’ve been reading “Dancing Through It: My Journey in the Ballet” by Jenifer Ringer during my summer vacation – a dance memoir and a really honest story about a ballet dancer’s career. The book takes the reader on a a journey through different dance techniques and explains what New York City Ballet is about, its history and what makes it so special.

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