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PostPosted: Fri Jun 10, 2005 8:04 am 
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Some days ago I read a very interesting interview with Arthur Pita, in which he also spoke about his motivations to become a dancer. So I asked myself what fascination and/or motivations boys and young men have to enter ballet-classes. Iwould be happy to get some ideas

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Hi Volkmar. Would you expect the reasons to be different to those for women and girls? Frequently that is a love of music and moving to music and a facility for this. For both sexes there are other reasons, for instance there are cases where young people have taken up dance in order to strengthen their bodies and have ended up enjoying it for itself.


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Would you expect the reasons to be different to those for women and girls?

Hi, Stuart! I won't expect these reasons different, but I see that there are far more classes for girls and women than for boys and young men; that's what I was wondering about; that's what raised my interest in this specific issue.

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I knew a male gymnast who got into dance because he had suffered a knee injury and his coach had suggested he take dance classes as a way of getting back in shape that wasn't quite as stressful for his knee as gymnastics. He ended up becoming a dancer. Actually, I knew two gymnasts with the same story.


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djb wrote:
I knew a male gymnast who got into dance because he had suffered a knee injury and his coach had suggested he take dance classes as a way of getting back in shape that wasn't quite as stressful for his knee as gymnastics. He ended up becoming a dancer. Actually, I knew two gymnasts with the same story.


This reminds me of "Minus One" danced by the National Ballet of Maontral/Canada two years ago in Munich, in which a dancer told, that she had problems with her kidneys, started dancing and is now okay.

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