In the article, Boy triplets a sensation at top Cuba ballet school, we are introduced to the Ramirez brothers who attend the National School of Ballet in a Old Havana, Cuba. We are told that this trio spends 12 hours a day in school. Oh Yeah! Not only do they dance, but they study all other school subjects like Spanish language, math and history too.
Ballet Nacional de Cuba was first established on October 28, 1948 by Alicia Alonso, prima ballerina. A little research on their school and you will find out that they take great pride in raising “creme de la creme” (the very best) of young dancers from across the country.
Angel, Marcos and Cesar Ramirez Castellanos, 13 years of age, discuss how school is important to them, how they came to love dance and what it means to work and have fun during their long school days.
“This school means a lot to us,” Angel said. “It gives us the training to graduate as ballet dancers, which is the thing we want most.”
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Read the article, Boy triplets a sensation at top Cuba ballet school, and share your thoughts on the following points.
- Do you believe being a triplet makes it harder or easier to accomplish personal goals? Explain.
- If you attended Ballet Nacional De Cuba, what would your school schedule look like to reach your educational goals?
- What question would you ask Angel, Marcos and Cesar about the art of dancing or ballet?
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