abbey Posted August 9, 2011 Report Share Posted August 9, 2011 I'm wondering what some of the approaches are that schools have used to attract young men to try ballet? And to keep them enthused when it may not be the easiest "sell" with their peers? For instance, I know some schools have offered free classes (either once a week to get kids started, or full-tuition scholarships specifically for boys)... Could you all give me specific examples? Obviously having some wonderful male teachers is a huge step, and offering boys' technique classes in addition to mixed classes can be helpful. But those are things that may be most appealing to boys that are already committed. What about ones who might be tempted into trying for the first time? What have you seen that has been useful? What about keeping kids involved as they hit those pre-teen and early teen years? (And yes, my own son is pretty committed -- he loves ballet and would like to move into the studio...) Quote Link to comment
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