Results for - Real Boys DO Ballet -- #BoysDanceToo
2,191 voters participated in this survey
1. Good Morning America host Lara Spencer stirred up some controversy last week for her on-air remarks and patronizing giggles that suggested that a boy, such as Britain's 6-year-old heir to the throne, shouldn't take ballet. While sharing details of Prince George's second-grade curriculum at his London school, Spencer noted that his father, Prince William, said he "absolutely loves ballet." "I have news for you, Prince William: We'll see how long that lasts," Spencer said as she chuckled and paused for audience reaction. "I mean, he might!" The #ballet4boys and #BoysDanceToo hashtags immediately began trending, as Spencer issued an apology Friday on Instagram. Do you think Spencer was out of line and/or insensitive with her remark?
Yes, she was totally out of line
I don't think she really meant anything by her remark
No, she was actually correct in what she said
2. To me, to categorize any activity, sport or interest as "for girls only" or "for boys only" is narrow minded and archaic. We have made such big strides in taking gender bias out of our thinking, that to hear something like this on national television really seems to be limiting and defining what we do by our gender. Maybe years ago, a boy would be discouraged from going into ballet (although dancers like Rudolf Nureyev and Mikhail Baryshnikov were around then) or girls were told sports like soccer or hockey were not "lady like", (although powerhouses Michelle Akersbut and Caroline Ouellette may disagree). Have we not come miles from this type of sexist and limited thinking -- do you agree or disagree with this statement?
I do not agree
3. Trained ballet dancers make it look easy and effortless but it is anything but. Ballet is as difficult and demanding as any sport, and most of the time, you have to do it on point. Just a half an hour of ballet dancing burns an average of 462 calories. That's 72 more calories than half an hour of intensive cycling. Have you ever taken ballet?
Yes, and I am female
Yes, and I am male
Yes, and I am non-binary
No, and I am female
No, and I am male
No, and I am non-binary
4. The health benefits of dancing are obvious. Anything that gets you moving is good for your health. But ballet in particular offers some tangible benefits, whether you do it for fun, or competitively. Which of the following health benefits are you familiar with?
Builds muscle and agility
Improves sensorimotor performance -- ability to balance yourself and react to external stimuli
Sharpens cognitive function
Builds social connections -- building strong relationships lowers the risk of cardiovascular disease and illness associated with it
All of them
5. The musical stage production, Billy Elliot -- and movie of the same name -- tells the story of 11-year-old Billy Elliot, a coal miner's son in Northern England, whose life is forever changed one day when he stumbles upon a ballet class during his weekly boxing lesson. Before long, he finds himself in dance, demonstrating a special kind of raw talent. His father and brother forbid him to continue, and Billy is torn between his responsibility to his family and the gift with which he has been blessed. Did you see either the movie or film production?
Yes, the stage production
Yes, the movie
08/31/2019 Theater/Ballet 2191 57 By: Harriet56