ballet history

ballet history

1. What are your feelings about the stereotypes used against African Americans in their pursuit of ballet? Pick three and refute those notions. Support your opinions.

2. Choose three African American ballet artists who would be an example of the failure of the above stereotypes. Explain and support your choices.




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Ballet Dancing

Stereotypes against African Americans

Dance ought to be universal, considering that anyone could make an effort and successfully learn how to do it. However, there are often challenges developing some dance forms in some areas, largely due to the general stereotypes related to these dances in such areas. Stereotypes have played a critical role in influencing the attitude towards ballet among African American dancers.

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