Posted by Richard Willet - Memes and headline comments by David Icke Posted on 18 July 2022

Top dance school scraps BALLET auditions branding it an ‘elitist white art form’ as woke institution plans to ‘decolonise’ curriculum and make it gender neutral

A top British dance school has dropped ballet from its auditions after branding it an ‘elitist art form’, built around ‘white European ideas and body shapes’.

The Northern School of Contemporary Dance (NSCD) reviewed the dance as part of a wider plan to ‘decolonise the curriculum’, and consider the impact of race and gender on dance.

The Leeds-based school will no longer require ballet as part of its auditions, due to the cost of learning the dance style, its idealisation of particular body shapes and gender-divided roles, staff have said.

Head of undergraduate studies at the conservatoire, Francesca McCarthy, called ballet an ‘elitist art form’.

Ballet’s traditional terminology uses ‘ballerina’ for women and ‘danseur’ for men, with female dancers focusing on pointe work and lifts and leaps for men.

Ms McCarthy said the ballet’s terminology has ‘strongly gendered roots’ and was, ‘problematic in relation to inclusion of non-binary and trans dancers.’

Ballet will still be taught at the school, which charges £9,250 per year for British students, and £17,500 per year for international dancers.

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