Dance is Physical, Powerful, Challenging, Fun and Social and yet few boys choose to do dance.
Charisse Parnell, the Dance Co-Ordinator at Rossmoyne Senior High School decided to address this gender inequity through a targeted approach specifically designed for boys.
Her highly successful Boys Dance Initiative has resulted in more boys than ever signing up for dance. Today there are more than 50 boys in the dance program. BOYS DANCE follows a group of students as they progress through 2005, demonstrating the techniques that Charisse uses to engage them. It covers everything from encouraging group cohesion by allowing the boys to choose their own name, using role models, keeping the pace fast and the adrenaline rush, the performance.
Learning to dance teaches boys so much more than simply how to dance;
it gives them a sense of pride and in their bodies
it provides opportunities to express themselves in a controlled yet physical way
it engenders social skills that they’ll be able to use for the rest of their lives
and of course it provides a way to interact with girls in a natural and fun way.
The DVD “Boys Dance” shows the specific and targeted approach that Charisse Parnell chose to taken to overcome the gender inequity.
You will see how she encourages the natural power and agility found only in young males to engage them. Then she gets them moving to adrenaline creating, fast pacing rhythm breakdance routines which make the boys look and feel just like the stars they have seen on television and the movies.
As the year progresses, more secrets of how to get boys to work as a team, work out routines and that all important practice are revealed.