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Dancing Through Life

by Pierre Dulaine — 2008

I arrived in the English midlands town of Birmingham at the age of 13 from the Middle East, a shy child with a heavy accent. Several children in my school class were taking dancing lessons at a school that happened to be on a main road not far from my house. I decided it would be fun to give dancing a try.

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This article originally appeared as NSSE Yearbook Vol 107, No. 2.

Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 110 Number 14, 2008, p. 33-34
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 18505, Date Accessed: 3/21/2018 7:09:02 AM

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  • Pierre Dulaine
    Independent dancer
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    PIERRE DULAINE was a championship ballroom dancer, a Broadway performer, and a celebrated New York dance teacher when he developed the “Dancing Classrooms” curriculum that now is used in many New York City schools. In 2005, Mad Hot Ballroom, an award-winning documentary capturing the Dancing Classrooms program from classroom lessons to a culminating citywide ballroom dancing competition, was released to acclaim.
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