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Mon Apr 15, 2019, 07:23 PM

Ballet teacher breaking class barriers with dance in Peru

Ballet teacher breaking class barriers with dance in Peru
Franklin BriceÑo, Associated Press Updated 1:26 pm CDT, Monday, April 15, 2019

LIMA, Peru (AP) — In a Peruvian neighborhood where families consider running water a luxury, young girls are learning the delicate art of ballet dancing.

In the classroom at a public school near the South American nation's Pacific coast, girls line up at wooden ballet barres, point toes and curve arms.

"When I dance I forget about everything," 16-year-old Maria Cielo Cardenas said on a recent afternoon. "It's as if I were flying."

The class led by Maria del Carmen Silva, a former professional dancer, is bringing classical ballet dancing to children from impoverished communities where leotards and shiny pink pointe shoes are seldom, if ever, seen.


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Karadeniz Apr 2019 #1

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Mon Apr 15, 2019, 10:17 PM

1. That's great!❤❤ Ballet taught by a real dancer helps girls in so many ways.

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