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Showing posts from May 20, 2011

Middle School? They Got This.

Usually when one thinks of Middle School one remembers a time of awkward angst, peppered with waves of false bravado, layered with self-consciousness. But if you go to a Da Vinci Arts Middle School performance, one of the many full-scale, intensively rehearsed productions they put on throughout the year, you'll think differently!
  The annual Spring Dance Concert is sold out every year. This is the demonstration by the students in all dance classes, from the newly inducted dance 1 students to the skilled and experienced dance 4 students. This was my daughter Cora's first big dance performance, and she was awesome!!!

Check out this beautiful dance -- all by boys! Remember, these boys are all 12-14 years old. The whole show is incredible. Poetic pieces, avant garde choreography that tells stories... stories of teen age feelings and experiences. Stories about awkwardness, false bravado, and self-consciousness, but told with all the grace and uninhibited expression you would expe…