Maybe it’s the constant ego-whooping a student undergoes in even the most successful ballet class. Ego-whooping is unavoidable because, as we recall, no one is good at ballet. No one. That’s the point, that’s what makes it beautiful. So you go to class every day, and get an ego-whooping, and you cry sometimes and you get hurt sometimes, and you vow never to take a ballet class again sometimes, and then you find yourself at the barre wondering why you subject yourself to it every day. And it changes you. And then you find yourself among the most disciplined, high-achieving, productive group of young men and women around. And you find yourself getting homework done in time to get to class, and you can concentrate longer in school, and you want to eat healthier, and you want to be cultured and poised and by the time you're in high school you can’t understand what your friends see in guzzling 40’s under the school bleachers, because “seriously guys, I have class”.
We are welcoming more bun-head converts every day at Integral. And it’s really true that dancers ‘turn out better’ in more ways than one. Not only dancers, but certainly dancers.