News: Darcey Bussell to bring dance to schools

Monday 10 March 2014 by Lise Smith

Prima ballerina-turned-Strictly Come Dancing judge Darcey Bussell has announced her plans to bring a programme of dance education into secondary schools this summer. The lessons, which will be open to both boys and girls, will feature around 15 styles of dance and music from around the world, and are designed to help young people to get in touch with their bodies and find new ways to express themselves.

Bussell told Hannah Furness in The Telegraph: “I think our bodies are there to be used. We’re built to be athletes, it’s all in our body. We wouldn’t have this body otherwise – we’d just be a blob on a chair. For me, as a young person, I didn’t have the ability to say what I felt through words, so I let out a lot with movement.”

Read the rest of the interview here (Telegraph, 9 Mar, 2014).

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