"Cornrows Fit for a Ballerina!"

A seemingly harmless request for our girls to change their natural hair led to an uproar at the ballet studio.

Ballerinas can have black natural hair, too.
There was almost a riot at the ballet studio. There were angry mothers, threatening to pull their daughters out of the recital with less than three weeks to go. There was talk of asking for tuition money back. There were countless grumbles of discontent. What incited all this? A bun. There are several dance studios in our town, but only one that teaches ballet exclusively. Because ballet has traditionally been an art pursued by white people, the majority of girls ...

A simple hairstyle was not so simple for a dance class full of little girls with beautiful heads of black hair.


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