Shonach Mirk Robles
For years, I convinced myself that the goal of my ballet school was to produce dancers.....lately I've tended to revise that goal as I've realized that I am actually more interested in using the "school of dance" to help contribute healthier, more responsible citizens to our society. I know, through my own experience, that when a child is determined to be a dancer (as I myself was) she or he will find the manner to make that dream come true. I also know that through my studies of dance education and Spiraldynamik® together with my own professional experience as a principle dancer with Maurice Béjart, one of Europe's most important choreographers in the late twentieth century, I will assure the students a strong base that will enable them to go in the direction they choose later on.
The goals of this school are therefore the following:
> To build a non-competitive environment that forms PEOPLE WHO DANCE who are healthy in mind, body and spirit
- HEALTHY IN MIND
- Able to be patient and understanding with the process of learning; the child's own and that of the others in the class
- Able to accept corrections and understand them not as criticism but as an opportunity to learn and grow
- Able to respect discipline and understand the importance of applying ones self 100%
- Not to fear making mistakes, but to understand how to learn from them
- Learning to set goals for one's self without losing the awareness of group work
- HEALTHY IN BODY
A body that works within the realities of its own physical limits, with an understanding of how to expand those limits once proper strength and intelligence is acquired. Anatomical understanding of body functions in dance and movement in general Regular training - for Professionally oriented children several times a week, depending on their progress and level, knowledge of ballet and contemporary dance
- HEALTHY IN SPIRIT
Through the non-competitive atmosphere, understanding and appreciation of each person for the class, school and ultimately society are valued Appreciation of colleagues and their strengths, patience with their weaknesses through their own hard work, a better understanding and respect for others Hardworking in our society The strengthening of self-confidence through the encouragement of the teacher and his colleagues. The ability not to be afraid of making mistakes, but to use the mistakes to one's advantage in order to learn from them.
> To create love and appreciation for movement, rhythm and music in a playful and encouraging environment - taking into account the physical and mental development of each child
> Explain and pass on the tradition of dance - with an understanding of where it comes from and where it could go, thus creating respect for the art form
> To be an institution of equal opportunities for children of all social classes. Children from lower-income households have the same opportunities for dance education as children from privileged parental homes.
The school recognizes the importance of educating people who will make a healthy contribution to the society around them, whether or not the student becomes a professional dancer. The student learns to respect the growth process to which everyone is entitled, including his own. This builds confidence to accept weaknesses as strength, to understand that too much strength can sometimes be weakness. Through creative work, the student develops his inner person and learns to trust in his own intuitive power. Building trust between teacher and student is recognised as a healthy growth factor for building self-confidence and a healthy ego.