(PRWEB) December 07, 2013
Ballet is the foundation of many types of dance and holds prominent cultural influence in the United States. Ballet originated during the Italian Renaissance over five centuries ago, and still has a strong cultural influence around the world, particularly in Russia and the United States. The cultural importance of dance lies in the power of communication without words, and the ability to cross language barriers. From classical, to neoclassical, and contemporary, all forms of ballet are about speaking a graceful language with the body. A language that is difficult to learn and breath-taking to view. "Leading Edge" is announcing a new segment for Public Television on this ever-important art form.
Dance, music, and the arts are at risk in today's 'teach the test' school mentality, however the cultural importance of the arts is vital and clearly needed in the education system. Learning dance takes discipline, drive, and makes brain connections that would not be made otherwise. Students who learn a skill like dancing or music have stronger abilities in math and reading. Ballet is a beautiful, centuries old tradition that is relevant across the globe today.
Host Jimmy Johnson will be featured in a new segment discussing the cultural influence and importance of ballet and dance in today's world. "Leading Edge with Jimmy Johnson" spreads awareness of the arts, and the cultural relevance of the different facets of dance.
The Leading Edge Series is distributed to Public Television stations throughout the U.S., and not distributed through the PBS network. Visit Leading Edge on the web via http://www.leadingedgeseries.com, or reach out to the creative developers at info(at)leadingedgeseries(dot)com for more information about distribution.