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Take the Lead

Good day,

 

after greeting our Pioneers since today it is the anniversary of the first journey of a man into the space, let's continue studying English.  

Excellent work has been done about the Fulani people and Assia Djebar, even if we were wrong in thinking the two women's names were the same. 

Read her books directly in French. She decided to use in writing the language of the colonizer to build new awareness about human feelings and civil rights, through literature. 

And what is it like crossing the Niger river with a herd when you're 16 and you have to demonstrate you're a man to your people? 

Can we cope with so demanding situations? 

These two photographs are the material we are giving you this time to work on, taken from a film whose title has been deeply changed when the film was released in Italian. 

Do you know the two titles? Can you compare them? 

It's inspired by the life and work of a dancer who founded and developed a social program utilizing ballroom dancing as a vehicle to change the lives of not only the children who participate in the program, but also those of the teachers and parents supporting these children, all of them regaining a sense of self-respect, pride and elegance.

 

Who is this extraordinary dancer?

Do you like dancing? 

 

Choose among these titles which one you want to master to make a comment: all of them are part of the philosophy method used by this dancer to change people's lives. 

Respect & Compassion, Being Present, Creating a safe place, Command & Control, Body and Verbal Language, Humor & Joy

What do they mean according to you, each one separately and all of them connected together? What perception do you have of a program including all these items?

 

Dancing Classrooms is not about teaching ballroom dancing. The dance is a tool for getting the children to break down social barriers, learn about honor and respect, treat others carefully, improve self-confidence, communicate and cooperate, and accept others even if they are different.  

Wishing you good work, read, write and enjoy English.

Anna - Coordinator

Source -  ..........DVD cover, in English Take the Lead, one of the films we are going to watch.  

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0 #2 betclube 2014-09-26 03:52
Thank you for published because I have been learn a lot of knowledge.
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0 #1 franca landucci 2013-04-15 18:56
The original title of the film Take the Lead, literally "take the lead", "lead me" has had certainly a more immediate impact of italian "World you like to dance", because the true story of Mr. Dulaine, teacher of dances( the classical dances such as Waltz, Fox-Trot, Tango) engaged to involve a group of young people who have started on a bad road, it is a true example of leaderchip.
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