"Dance is the hidden language of the soul." Martha Graham
People often ask me how Dancing English Teacher was born? However, there is no specific answer to that question. Was it in autumn 1975, when I took my first tentative ballet steps at legendary Prima Ballerina Margaretha von Bahr's ballet studio? Or was it at the beginning of my language teaching career when I taught unruly 4th graders French grammar through movement at a primary school in Helsinki? Or was it when I left my job as ballet teacher to work as Business English lecturer at Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences? One thing is certain, I have always believed in the communicative power of dance and movement. I also have a strong belief in the importance of teaching students body awareness in a business university. Read more about my Business Ballet method in my Dancing English Teacher blog.