These images from En Pointe Dance Studio’s social media pages are going viral. Based in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, the studio which teaches young girls of all ages Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop, Pointe, Contemporary, and Zumba encourages diversity and a positive learning environment.
The girls are even taught to dye their pointe shoes to match their skin tones. Diversity in ballet continues to be an ongoing conversation, moved forward by ballerinas like Misty Copeland and organizations like Brown Girls Do Ballet. The dance studio has rapidly picked up followers and admirers from all over the country.
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