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Ballet- for kings entertainment.

Ballet- for kings entertainment.

Ballet like most professional art started as a way to please royalty. 1. Ballet comes from the Greek ballizo. To dance, to jump about. 2. This type of performance dance originated in the Italian Renaissance courts of the 15th century 3. Posture, alignment, strength, balance, feeling and flexibility are vital for becoming a classical ballet … Continue reading

Origin of the word soccer

Origin of the word soccer

We start this weeks Had no clues with the world favorite sport- football or is it soccer? Legend has it, in the 1800’s, schools in England set up the modern rules for football that version was called Association Football. Somehow, thessocia part of the word turned into socca, which turned into soccer. The first documented case … Continue reading

NBA 12-13 season starts today!

NBA 12-13 season starts today!

Fun facts about Basketball (by 10 facts about.com) Fact 1: In the very beginning the color of the basketball was brown, but later it was changed into a brighter color; that is orange. Fact 2: The NBA (National Basketball Association) was founded in 1949, after the combination of the NBL (National Basketball League) and the … Continue reading

Surfs up!

Surfs up!

Surfing’s roots lie in premodern Hawaii and Polynesia, where the sport was practiced by both men and women from all social strata from royalty to commoners.  “Despite deep social divisions, the waves are democratic. Rich and poor share the waves all day and into the evening” When missionaries arrive to Hawaii late 1700’s they ban surfing for … Continue reading