formed the Banbury School of Dance in 1967 with the express intent of teaching
Classical Ballet in Houston. The building was constructed specifically as
a dance studio to Mrs Banbury's exacting standards. Since the surface upon
which a dancer is required to dance is crucial, both dance rooms have raised
maple and oak floors to minimize stress and injury to growing legs, feet,
and joints; thus the risk of injury to your child is absolutely minimal.
Our teachers have a combined total of over seventy years of experience and
knowledge in the correct and proven methods of training dancers in the art
of Classical Ballet.
We realize that
only a small percentage of dancers become professional and that the majority
of students dance for other reasons. Our primary goal is to educate young
bodies and minds in the basic principals of dance. These principles encourage
discipline and teach the skill of concentration; qualities that carry over
into school, work and into personal life. Dance teaches body awareness,
promotes graceful movement and proper posture. The discipline of dance also
provides other benefits: physical fitness, poise, mental alertness, and
visual acuity. Many doctors recommend dance as physical therapy for the
correction of back problems, weak feet, and hip disorders. Besides, it's
just plain FUN!
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