Balletbrit Posted January 4, 2012 Report Share Posted January 4, 2012 Why is it that the idea of males practicing ballet is never promoted by dance schools. Whenever you go to a dance school ( I'm speaking in general, of course, there HAS to be SOME schools promoting males doing ballet!!) there are hardly any pictures of guys doing ballet. I just think that if schools made more of an effort to promote boys in ballet it would be seen a little more as main stream. It would be easier for males to not only be seen in a ballet studio, but easier for life outside of it. It can only not only help males in ballet, but increase income for the studio. All I'm suggesting is make it not so intimidating for males to be in a studio by adding a LOT more pictures of boys AND men with girls or women doing barre and show a bunch of pas de deux pictures of NON- KNOWN male ballet dancers ( maybe some even from your own studio if there are any). Not just baryshnikov or Nureyev. Just make ballet appear more like a unisex activity instead of a female activity. Are there any studio owners or ballet instructors who can explain why studios seem to like to make ballet look like a female activity? Quote Link to comment
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