Here parents and their sons will find news stories about boys and ballet. The stories are chosen by my sons and their friends (9-10 years old).
My sons have taken ballet lessons for three years. The best part of the lesson are the jumps and turns. The music is cool too.
Ballet may not be a sport but energy and athleticism is the same. My boys would rather dance than play on a baseball or football team. They take gymnastics classes for conditioning.
Recitals, performances and competitions are exciting and fun. Boys are competitive and natural performers.
The “Library” contains information on training, physiology, nutrition, schools, helpful hints on drawing more boys to your school, and interviews with dancers.
Fiction and non-fiction books can be found in the “Suggested Reading List” (see link at bottom of page”).
The reading list is a Microsoft Word Document.
Review Board: The Crew (5 boys);
Publishers: Mom and Dad;
www Trawlers: Our Parents (They say we’re too young);
Supporters: Parents, Friends, Grandparents, Aunt and Uncles, Our Ballet School
January 1, 2012
Boys and Ballet has always been a father-son project. The boys are three years older and their interest in keeping up the site has waned. They are still dancing twelve or more hours a week. For the Crew, ballet is a childhood activity like swimming, gymnastics and choir.
Since the Crew did not want the blog to die, a new team of fathers and sons was found. Four boys and their fathers will continue to publish the blog. The boys are nine to ten years old and attend the same ballet school as the original Crew.
November 4, 2013
Look what you did:
December 1, 2013
The crew has been publishing this blog for almost two years — for 11 and 12 year olds that is a lifetime. Last month, the crew celebrated 1 million hits. They knew that they were going to retire after that milestone but the blog should not, could not be abandoned.
The ballet school under the direction of the Hungarian ballet master is still going strong so the crew found a new group of boys to carry on. They are 10, 11 and 12 years old.
The crew is excited to welcome back an older brother who is one of the original founders of Boys and Ballet – from way back when Boys and Ballet was a Yahoo group. He has graduated from college and is looking forward to graduate school. He has volunteered to be our admin.
May 10, 2015
Boys and Ballet is back after a four month hiatus.
Two years ago Google changed how it indexed the web. The old Google search engine indexed over 4,000 news sites worldwide. Searching for stories was quick and easy. The new search engine uses a different set of parameters. To find stories today requires multiple search terms, which is time consuming. The fathers who trawl the web are unwilling to commit to such a time consuming project.
Several fathers have agreed to keep the site going but with the understanding that they will only spend a couple of hours a month trawling the web.
The boys are enthusiastic. They want to keep Boys and Ballet alive. We are counting on them to encourage their fathers.
There are four boys in the new crew and three fathers. The boys attend the same ballet school as their predecessors.
You can help keep the site alive by sharing links to stories. Simply paste the link in the comment section of any post.