Banbury School Of Voice
10605 Braewick Dr, Houston, TX 77096
General InfoHistory Suzanne Banbury formed Banbury School of Dance in 1967 with the express intent of teaching Classical Ballet in Houston. The building was constructed specifically as a dance studio to Mrs Banbury's exacting standards. Since the surface upon which a dancer is required to dance is crucial, both dance rooms have raised maple and oak floors to minimize stress and injury to growing legs, feet, and joints; thus the risk of injury to your child is absolutely minimal. Our teachers have a combined total of over seventy years of experience and knowledge in the correct and proven methods of training dancers in the art of Classical Ballet. We realize that only a small percentage of dancers become professional and that the majority of students dance for other reasons. Our primary goal is to educate young bodies and minds in the basic principals of dance. These principles encourage discipline and teach the skill of concentration; qualities that carry over into school, work and into personal life. Dance teaches body awareness, promotes graceful movement and proper posture. The discipline of dance also provides other benefits: physical fitness, poise, mental alertness, and visual acuity. Many doctors recommend dance as physical therapy for the correction of back problems, weak feet, and hip disorders. Besides, it's just plain FUN!
Specialties: Studios, Jazz, Ballet, Children
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Banbury is a great studio to grow up at. If you want your chilren to have to deal with the pressures of the dance world including anorexia, the stress of having the perfect 100lb body that most people are not born with, torking your legs to get that perfect turnout so that you have bad knees by the time your 20, cut throat competition, and all of the severe stresses that can go along with the art form by all means send them to a pre profesional program where they will encounter all of this. This studio teaches its dancers to love the art form, and offers a great dance education while protecting them from the not so pretty parts of the dance world.
My daughter is in second grade and wanted to try dance classes. I was surprised that the teacher was so overweight to be teaching young children. My daughter wanted to wear a baggy top like her teacher and I told her that she couldn't because those were the rules for students. I don't think a teacher can show the children how to hold their body correctly if they can't even see the teacher under her clothes. Maybe doesn't matter so much when they are older, but I think young girls need a better role model.
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