One of the first speakers of the session was Joseph Ferlo, President and CEO of the Oshkosh Opera House Foundation and Director of The Grand Oshkosh since 2004. He advocated for horizontal leadership, stating that a presenting theatre is “more than the building, it is a state of mind that needs to reach out to the community”. He stated that for a regional theatre “word of mouth are how the things get done”, thus interacting with the community is very important. Although he was forced out from his theatre (emergency renovation) to go into communities successfully relocating almost all performances in the 2009 season, now he is greatly benefiting from these community relationships. He had to take shows out from the building to the communities that sometimes have never experienced the arts.
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.
I was born in Yakutsk, one of the coldest cities on earth, the capital of Sakha Republic, Siberia, a big part of Russian Federation.
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.
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
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.