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'An agent of evil should look fairer but seem fouler...'

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Tolkien was right, those who appear completely smooth
and tell you everything you want to hear are almost never concerned with your well being but their own designs instead. Truth is not a matter of convenience in the end.

The Truth About Dance Education and the Future

Ballet North thinks this is the simple truth: the mind can only study one thing at a time and must have down time in between subjects, even related ones such as symbolic logic and calculus. This is certainly true for dance - there is no brain in the world that can absorb, assuming it is presented in correct technical terms to begin with - ballet technique along with jazz technique along with tap or hip hop or gymnastics or whatever else is presented. The proof lies in the longer term results of students who take these kinds of lessons. Ballet North knows they can neither pointe their feet or use their arms correctly or even hold their back up straight. Far from any consideration of becomming a professional ballet dancer or even getting a nice scholarship to college for ballet, these students of the combo class world don't have the basic fundamentals to properly work a beginner ballet class, even when 17 or 18 years old. Whatever was being paid to "learn" ballet in th…