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Disco Dancing

- Couple dancing, enhanced by the individuality of the 1960s, returned in the 1970s with the hustle and other elaborately choreographed dances performed to disco music, a simple form of rock with strong dance rhythms. Disco dancing would completely dominate the social dance scene of the 1970s and most of the 80s. Eventually the growing popularity of late 80s music, including new age, punk rock, and funk, would bring about the death of disco. Disco was yet another "flavor of the month" in the dance world that was victim to over-exposure....   [tags: Informative Essay]

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The Socialization of Girls

- Socialization is the processes in which we develop an awareness of social norms and values. It also allows us to achieve a distinct sense of who we are as a person. The socialization processes are particularly noteworthy during infancy and childhood, they continue throughout life. No one is immune from the reactions of others around them. The reactions of others influence and modify ones behavior at all times during ones life cycle. As a child grows, they develop in many ways. They become taller and heavier....   [tags: Social Influences, Gender, Psychology]

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Adolescent Girls

- This study examined the perceived role of three types of sociocultural agents (peers, parents, and media) in influencing body dissatisfaction and dietary restraint in adolescent girls. Participants were 577 grade 10 girls from six schools who completed questionnaires in class and had height and weight measured. Two path analyses resulted in a similar pattern. While current body size strongly predicted ideal body size and body dissatisfaction, perceived influence of multiple sociocultural agents regarding thinness also had a direct relationship with body ideal and dissatisfaction....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Dance Shoes: I Prefer Paws

- I have been dancing for fourteen years now, and as you can imagine, I have been through numerous pairs of dance shoes. Growing older has allowed me to try and experience different shoes and brands, as my variety of dance shoe needs has expanded. Within the past few years, I have had a chance to tryout three different types of dance footwear, the three kinds I have always preferred. These preferred dance shoes- Foot Thongs, Foot Undies, and Paws- are the same type of shoe but vary in appearance, price, and function....   [tags: Dancing, ]

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Hardship of a Girl in a Man's Society in Alice Monroe's Short Story, Boys and Girls

- Boys and girls, the struggle of self-definition From Early history, we have seen gender roles being displayed in a society. As villages were created, a more stable environment was formed, making it easier to start a family. Naturally the women became homebound; taking care of their children and preparing food, while the men went out to hunt and participate in other physically demanding jobs. Gradually these roles became more defined but as societies progressed, the role of women did not. “Boys and Girls”, written by Alice Monroe is a short story which displays the hardship of a girl in a man’s society....   [tags: Boys and Girls Alice Munro]

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Dancing Queen

- As I stand in my starting pose, after the judges have called the name of my dance group, and we have walked out to onto the stage. I can hear the people in the audience applauding and talking. I can hear my heart beating. I can also feel it. I feel like it's about to jump right out of my chest I am so nervous. I have been here once before but never for this age group and we have never been this group. We are the junior tap lines we are one of the best in Arkansas. As the music starts I forget everything and everybody around me .I can no longer see the people watching my every move I can no longer see the judges facial expressions or try to read there lips....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Women and Styles Before and During World War I: The Gibson Girls

- Before World War I woman were referred to as Gibson Girls. Gibson girls were the exact opposite of the woman in the 1920. Gibson Girls would wear their hair long and lose. They wore long skirts and high collars and did not date (Jennifer Rosenberg, p.1). Gibson girls were thought of as the ideal woman but after World War I times changed. Woman were tired of waiting for their men to return home and they wanted to live their lives to the fullest. Women now followed the trends of the flappers who were the “ It Girls” of the twenties....   [tags: long hair, the charleston]

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Takinga Look at Flamenco Dancing

- What makes flamenco dancing different from other dancing. Flamenco has been around for many years and has spread all over the world. It became very popular over time, the Ages it went through helped it develop to the beauty it is today. All the Ages are important and each has a significant event that progressed the dancing and improved it. There are also many different types of flamenco dancing and settings, each having a unique form of being. Flamenco dancing is different from other dancing because of its uniqueness....   [tags: traditional Spanish steps]

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Bulimia in Teenage Girls

- Bulimia in Teenage Girls Americans place a great deal of importance on being thin. All of the models, television personalities, and athletes are extremely thin. Trendy clothing styles are all made to flatter the thin figure. These constant reminders say to the American youth that in order to be successful, you must be thin. As a result, 1 in 10 teenage girls struggle with an eating disorder. Bulimia, one type of eating disorder, which is harmful to your physical and mental health, is becoming very popular with today’s young women....   [tags: Causes of Anorexia, Bulimia Nervosa]

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The Imagery of Smoke, Fire, and Burning in The Columbus School for Girls by Liza Wieland

- The Imagery of Smoke, Fire, and Burning in The Columbus School for Girls by Liza Wieland The story "The Columbus School for Girls," by Liza Wieland contains the imagery of smoke, fire, and burning as a means of expressing the many aspects of love and passion. The ultimate symbol of love in the story is an all-consuming fire, yet smoke and burning act as manifestations of the different stages of love. The "narrators" in the story experience many of these facets by witnessing it in the life of Emily Jerman, and ultimately come to a realization and transformation of their own....   [tags: The Columbus School for Girls]

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The Dancing Lights in the Northern Hemisphere

- The Dancing Lights Auroras have been emitting in our, and other planets’ skies as long as the Solar System has been in motion. In 1619 A.D., Galileo Galilei coined the term "aurora borealis" after Aurora, the Roman goddess of morning. He had the misconception that the auroras he saw were due to sunlight reflecting from the atmosphere. (Angelopoulos, 2008). In 1741, Hiorter and Celsius noted that the polar aurora is accompanied by a disturbance of the magnetic needle. In 1820, Hans Christian Oersted discovered electromagnetism....   [tags: the aurora borealis]

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Whether Attending an All Girls School Benefits the Girls Attending or Not

- Whether Attending an All Girls School Benefits the Girls Attending or Not There is a debate as to whether attending an all girls school is beneficial to the girls attending these single sex schools. As a pupil at one such school I am in the position to express an opinion on what I think are the main advantages of attending such a school. As someone who enjoys sports I am glad I chose a girls school because there is much more focus on girls sports, whereas in a mixed school there is more focus generally on male sports such as rugby....   [tags: Papers]

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G.I.R.L.S. Keeping It Real

- G.I.R.L.S. Keeping It Real (Girls, Independent and Proud, Relationships on Equal Terms, Leaders Today and Tomorrow, Staying Safe and Strong) is an initiative to empower at-risk 11-15 year old females throughout the city of Wilmington, Delaware, with the knowledge and skills empowering them to make good decisions and lead peaceful and productive lives. Six monthly G.I.R.L.S. Teen Summits (Teen Summits) have been developed with the goal of reducing the occurrence of youth gang violence and related crime by: increasing positive decision-making skills, increasing capacity to resist negative peer pressure, providing girls with a healthy view of interpersonal relationships and human sexuality, co...   [tags: Leadership]

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Teenage Girls and Media

- ... They post black and white pictures with a quote of misunderstood turmoil. This is a community of people that want compassion and pity from others. Many of the pictures, videos, and gifs include the underlying theme of self- harm, depression, and self-loathing. Since teenagers feed off one another's obsessions, many teenage girls want to be a part of this dark yet beautiful community. This has become so serious that when you search up the tag "depression" on Tumblr there is a disclaimer that says “If you or someone you know is dealing with an eating disorder, self-harm issues, or suicidal thoughts, please visit our Counseling & Prevention Resources page for a list of services that may be...   [tags: online communication, sexualization, marketing]

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Media and Girls' Body Image

- Media and Girls' Body Image How many of you girls have atleast once in your life asked yourselves “does this dress look weird on me?” or, “am I too fat?” Because if you have, you’re not alone. In a Glamour magazine survey, 75% of women aged 13-35 believed they were fat but only 25% were actually medically overweight....   [tags: Papers]

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Lion Dancing

- Lion Dancing When you’re in Chinatown on Chinese New Year, you can hear the firecrackers popping followed by the loud music of banging drums and cymbals clashing in beat with each other. Then as the smoke clears, a huge beast emerges from the smoke. Kids hide behind their parents as the beast shakes its head from side to side and begins to dance around. It is a frightening beast, but it scares the evil spirits and brings good luck to all the stores around Chinatown. As some people know from this description, this is Lion Dancing – a mixture of dance and martial arts....   [tags: Dance Culture Cultural China Chinese Essays]

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Ballroom Dancing

- Ballroom Dancing: The Development of Two Techniques It is a fact that emotion stimulates the body into movement. It has been said that “dancing is older than anything except eating, drinking and love”. Civilization and conditioning has taught people to suppress this natural response but the primitive desire still remains. Prehistoric man expressed his emotions by movement. When speech was just developing, even primitive cave drawings depict men dancing. As time went on and language was developed, the expressive movements of early man continued but transformed from spontaneous, formal and lastly traditional aspects....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Where Dem Girls At: The Disproportionate Number of Men compared to Women in STEM Majors

- Although the overall amount of people attending college is increasing, women are nearly invisible in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, commonly referred to as STEM, majors with “only about 25 percent of STEM degree holders [being] women”. (Sheehy) This severe marginalization of women is caused by of the lack of role models, stereotypes, and misconceptions surrounding these majors. One of the main causes of this lack of women is the lack of female role models. When people think of famous scientists Einstein, Newton, Darwin, and Bill Nye come to mind....   [tags: scientific and technological careers]

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Biography of Catherine Little and Sandra Little

- Catherine Little first began her dance training when she was eight years old and studied tap, ballet, and eccentric dancing from an Erie dance studio that is no longer in operation. When Catherine was 14 she began her teacher training in New York City at Ned Wayburn School. By the end of the year Ms. Little began to teach students in the music room of her parent’s home and every summer was spent studying in New York. While attending Lucille Stoddard’s Dance Congress Catherine was chosen from more than 200 students by the famous Bill “Bo Jangles” Robinson to be his protégé....   [tags: dancing, family, ballet, performance]

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Ballroom dancing versus everyday conflict

- Good Morning/Afternoon Mr. Strathdee and fellow English scholars, today we take a journey into the world of ballroom dancing. Ballroom dancing, although not a dance of individualism, it also rebels against the label of conformity often thrown at it. Our task was to compare the documentary ‘Absolutely Ballroom’, and the movie ‘Strictly Ballroom’. To properly undertake our task we were compelled to lose ourselves in the plots, music and techniques used in both films. Both show us the highs and lows of songs, elaborate dance routines, lavish costumes, and outlandish characters....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Dancing With Wolves

- 1. The film Dancing with Wolves takes place in South Dakota in 1863. John Dunbar is the main character who hurts his leg in battle and is sent to the frontier on a new mission as a Lieutenant. When Dunbar arrives in South Dakota he is there alone, no one else had made their way their yet. Dunbar gradually starts to live with the Indians and become one of them getting the name Dancing with Wolves. Another main character is Standing with a Fist, who marries Dancing with Wolves. Standing with a Fist is an American who was captured but the Indians when was very young....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Where the Girls Are: Growing Up Female with the Mass Media by Susan Douglas

- Where the Girls Are: Growing Up Female with the Mass Media by Susan Douglas In "Where the girls are: Growing Up Female With the Mass Media," Susan Douglas analyses the effects of mass media on women of the nineteen fifties, and more importantly on the teenage girls of the baby boom era. Douglas explains why women have been torn in conflicting directions and are still struggling today to identify themselves and their roles. Douglas recounts and dissects the ambiguous messages imprinted on the feminine psyche via the media....   [tags: Where the Girls Are by Susan Douglas]

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Jazz During the Roaring Twenties

- The Roaring Twenties were a time of prosperity, happiness, liveliness, and new ways. One of the many new ideas that were introduced was jazz music. Jazz fit the atmosphere perfectly, with it's upbeat and exciting sounds. Although jazz seemed to be a new world-wide obsession, there were people who saw it in a different light, one that was a lot darker, perhaps even evil. These people had negative opinions about the music, and saw it as a, "cause of loosening morals and frightening dislocation". The different generations had completely different views on the rapid change, and both views were just as correct, but only one was logical....   [tags: music, dancing, racism]

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Flappers in the 1920s

- ... Flappers would smoke and drink alcohol, she cut her hair and wore short dresses. They also changed their views on courtship rituals, marriage, and child rearing. With these they could have the same freedom as men could. The time period also saw a highly physical change in women’s lives like how they dressed and looked. For the first time in American history women could choose to be free from long hair and voluminous clothing. Before the women changed they wore very restrictive clothing consisting of long skirts with layers of petticoats over tightly laced corsets that produced an hourglass figure with wide hips and a narrow waist....   [tags: women and girls, less modestly]

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Alice Munro’s short story, Boys and Girls

- A women’s place is in the kitchen, cooking dinner or cleaning. These words will certainly provoke some strong emotions if spoken today, but forty or fifty years ago this was considered an acceptable social norm. Alice Munro’s short story, “Boys and Girls”, examines the life of a young girl, and chronicles the effect that her parents, the influence of friends and family, and key events in her childhood, have on her transformation into a young woman. As children grow, they learn the majority of their behaviors and how to carry themselves from the first teachers they encounter, which in most cases are their parents....   [tags: alice munro, feminism, girls role]

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Intimate Diary for Teenage Girls

- Have you ever dreamt about a dream in which seems so impossible that it’s buried within your heart. Many times people feel that a dream is more like a wish in which they can only pray upon. With any dream, no matter how big or small, it takes a lot of hard work yet in the end you accomplish a desired purpose. My dream belongs to my writing. I want to write an intimate diary for teen girls to read and be able to relate to. I would like to include private issues, personal thoughts, and many feelings that young girls may struggle with growing up....   [tags: dreams, young girls, journals]

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The Ideal Dancing Body

- Monica Mason, director of The Royal Ballet 2002 – 2012, has said that ‘any director who claims to have never worked with an anorexic performer is lying’ . An issue that has brought controversy and a lot of attention to the dance community is the on-going struggle of Eating Disorders (ED’s). It is a very straining illness that has unfortunate side effects for any individual, let alone a dancer whom needs high physical stamina. Because of the pressure and urgency for a thin Prima Ballerina, ED’s still remain hot in the headlines....   [tags: anorexia, eating disorder]

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Irwin Shaw's The Girls in Their Summer Dresses

- Irwin Shaw's The Girls in Their Summer Dresses In The Girls in Their Summer Dresses, it is necessary to explore the personal differences that cause problems in the relationship of the couple. The details of the story will lead to a conclusion that for Michael the relationship could just be a mere convenience or an affection solely generated by his physical wanting of Frances, so with the way she looks and appreciates the girls of New York. Frances calling the Stevensons shows her attitude which is passivity and lack of idealism to confront the relationship with his husband....   [tags: Girls Summer Dresses Irwin Shaw Essays]

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Pride and Racial Inferiority in Blue Winds Dancing

- There is a fine line between admiration of one's own culture and contempt for those who are different. Where is the line drawn between pride and prejudice. A society will always feel as though their system of beliefs and way of life is superior and opposing culture are lacking in dignity. In "Blue Winds Dancing" Tom Whitecloud's unnamed character is at that crossroad in his life. Is his Indian culture truly inferior to that of the White man; is his honor to not drift away from his own culture leading to prejudice for the White man....   [tags: Blue Winds Dancing Essays]

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Twyla and Roberta´s Friendship in Toni Morrison’s Recititaf

- ... This seems to change after the events with Maggie. Twyla talks about their similarities, being the only ones without beautiful dead parents, being dumped there, getting horrible grades and having fun switching beds every night. Eventually it comes time for the mothers to meet. They come to go to church with the girls. Twyla thinks it might be a good thing for her dancing mother to meet Roberta’s sick mother, in hope that the friendship the girls have can extend to their mothers. The meeting doesn’t go so well....   [tags: Orphanage, Prejudice, Girls]

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The Porter and the Young Girls

- A frame tale is a narrative structure containing a series of related tales within the larger story. In the “Prologue” of The Thousand and One Nights, King Shahrayar witnessed his wife unfaithful, by having intercourse with another man. Because of this tragedy, the king decides to put his wife to death and marry a new woman each day so he will never have to deal with the pain or treachery caused by women. As the tale goes on, the Vizier, the king’s assistant, finds a new woman for the king to sleep with each night and then sends her off to her demise....   [tags: The Thousand and One Nights]

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Muslim Girls

- The central Bosnian village Dolina is located in a valley north of the Bosnian-Hercegovinian capital, Sarejevo. From a very early age Muslim girls are taught that their role as a female is to assist their mother with household chores and to serve the men. While her male siblings, who spend most of their time playing and walking around the village, are not expected to work around the house (Bringa 106). Muslim boys were given privileges because they were male. Muslim women usually did not leave the household for employment because they maintained the household agriculture, however they could sew and knit for other villagers....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Maturity and Self-Identity in Munro’s Boys and Girls by Alice Munro

- Maturity and Self-Identity in Munro’s Boys and Girls        In Alice Munro’s story "Boys and Girls" the main character/narrator disobeys her father without her father knowing. She does this because she is starting to become her own person. Her maturity and capability to make her own decisions are pointed out distinctively as the story develops. Therefore she continued to do little things against the beliefs of her family, because as she said, "I kept myself free" (1008). You can tell that she was an outcast from the rest of her family, due to the fact that she did not act like a girl as her grandmother continued to try and point out to her....   [tags: Boys and Girls Alice Munro]

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Gender Stereotypes in Boys and Girls by Alice Munro

- In the story, 'Boys and Girls', the major theme is gender stereotypes. Through the narrator, the unfairness of sex-role stereotyping, and the negative consequences and effects this has on her passage into adulthood is presented. Also, the narrator is telling us that gender stereotyping, relationships, and a loss of innocence play an extreme role in the growing and passing into adulthood for many young children including herself. By gender stereotyping, the story is saying that there will be bad consequences on young child- ren....   [tags: Boys and Girls Alice Munro]

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Search for Self in Blue Winds Dancing

- Search for Self in Blue Winds Dancing      Blue Winds Dancing by author Tom Whitecloud, is narrated by the story's unnamed main character. The young Indian man's persona is brought to life through his own recollection and spoken words. We recognize the turmoil this character faces as he is away from "his people," attending college in White man's society. He doubts his place in either world, believes he must choose between them, and realizes finally that being an Indian is only one part of who he is....   [tags: Blue Winds Dancing Essays]

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Teen Drama: Gossip Girls

- There are a lot of television shows out there in the movie industries. One of the most loved categories of TV show is teen drama. There might be a lot of popular teen drama television shows but for different reasons I pick “Gossip Girls” as the best TV show that I have watched. This particular TV show have a lot of fans around the world and a lot of people follow the gossip girls page on Instagram and twitter. The main reasons why I chose this show as the best one is because the characters are interesting and so are the situations they get into....   [tags: television show review]

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girls vs boys in china

- China had solved one of their population problems, but had unknowingly created another problem from it. Back in 1976, China faced an overpopulation problem. The growth of Chinas population brought a lot of problems to the country and to its people. Some of the problems were from overcrowding and not enough resources like food and jobs to go around for everyone. This was why the government of China enacted the One-Child Policy act in order to prevent over population. The One-Child Policy was a law that allowed a family to only have one child with the incentive of economic and educational advantages to the family that obeyed this law, in many cases disobeying the law would result in a fi...   [tags: essays research papers]

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Irwin Shaw's The Girls in Their Summer Dresses

- Irwin Shaw's "The Girls in Their Summer Dresses"      In Irwin Shaw?s ?The Girls in Their Summer Dresses,. Michael?s character may be questioned by the reader. He may seem to portray himself as an unfaithful husband who essentially gets caught in the act early on in the story. However, Michael had yet to do anything to physically betray his wife, and there is no proof that he would in the future.      In society, many spouses or fiancées have fantasized about having sexual relations with another man or woman....   [tags: Irwin Shaw Girls Summer Dresses Essays]

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Dancing Is Not a Crime

- An American classic film and play is one about a small town, Bomont, West Virginia, where the local leaders ban dancing fearing it will lead to other destructive decisions. The local pastor, who has gained a position of power in the local community, feels that dancing and music leads to drugs, partying, and drinking. Actions that lead to the death of his son after a night of partying. From an American perspective on the film, Footloose, is one that is ignorant and close minded. One would think that this ideology is no longer among us as the world has evolved and modernized....   [tags: Footloose movie review]

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Persian Girls by Nahid Rachlin

- In Nahid Rachlin’s memoir, “Persian Girls”, the author describes her life in Iran and later in America as a woman, refusing to accept both Muslim and Iranian cultural norms. This plays an important role in the lives of many characters, choosing the sometimes hard decision to break apart from cultural standards. Characters that are faced with this difficult choice include her brothers Cyrus and Parviz, her older sister Pari and Nahid herself. Nahid’s brothers, Cyrus and Parviz, are sent to America a few years before her....   [tags: muslim and iranian cultural norms]

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Ballroom Dancing

- Have you did something that you didn’t really want to do, and then later get selected for doing it. Well, I have. It was another beautiful Friday at Spottsville Elementary School, and ever Friday at Spottsville was music class. But today we didn’t have music class, today was something totally different. Our music teacher Ms.Belcher was having try-outs for Mrs. Benson's ballroom dance team. To tell you the truth, I was just going to get up there and goof-off, and that I did do. But, on that Friday something went wrong, something terrible, something I didn't expect to happen....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Girls who Cried Witch in The Crucible

- In “The Crucible”, the author, Arthur Miller, conveys what he believes Senator Joe McCarthy is doing during the Red Scare. The Salem Witch Trials were true events, while this play uses these trials and adds a fictional twist to show a point. Witchcraft was punishable by death during this time. Once names started flying in town it was like a chain reaction, people were accusing others of witchcraft because they were not fond of them or they had something they wanted. Some definitions state mass hysteria as contagious, the characters in this play deemed it true....   [tags: Arthur Miller]

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For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf, by Ntozake Shange

- For Colored Girls Who have considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf by Ntozake Shange was performed at the Vortex Repertory Company in Austin, TX. This choreopoem composed of poems, music, and dance is a supportive force of literature and vitality to be reckoned with that not only challenged the status quo and ideologies of black women sublime during the Black Power movement, but also relates to contemporary black women in the United States. The depiction of struggles and faint destinies embodied by the interconnected lives of the actresses brings light to the accustomed realities of African Americans through theatrical conventions and transparent intimacy....   [tags: Choreopoem, Literature, Vitality]

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Gender Role Reevaluation in Boys and Girls by Alice Munro

- Gender Role Reevaluation in Boys and Girls      Recent history boldly notes the protests and political unrest surrounding the Vietnam Conflict during the 1960s and 70s. However, equally important in this era are the women who pushed for gender role reevaluation and publicly rebelled against the established social norm of a woman's "place." Although Alice Munro may not have been burning her bra on the courthouse steps, threads of a feminist influence can be found in "Boys and Girls." Munro's main character, a girl probably modeled after Munro's own childhood experiences on an Ontario farm, faces her awakening body and the challenge of developing her social identity in a man's wor...   [tags: Boys and Girls Alice Munro]

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Analysis Of The Story ' Blue Winds Dancing '

- “Blue Winds Dancing” is a short story by Thomas S. Whitecloud. The story is about the narrator a Native American student living in a white civilized culture. The narrator portrays the struggle he faces between a civilized and uncivilized culture. His struggle is both internal and external as he searches for his true identity. The narrator finds himself with contrasting views of both cultures making it harder to identify with one. In the beginning of the story, the narrator is home sick and wants to go home....   [tags: White people, Race, Want, WANT]

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Learning Group Activity : Rope Dancing

- For my practice group activity, I had the opportunity to model a cognitive disabilities activity called Rope Dancing. The frame of reference used for the group was Allen’s Cognitive (Level 2) and incorporated the use of a nylon rope and instrumental music (Cole, 2012). Members of the group modeled rhythmic movements to their upper and lower extremities. A total of six members participated, cohesively, in the group for approximately 20-minutes. Personal Reflections As the leader of a Level 2 group, I enjoyed the opportunity to create a safe, engaging environment for my members....   [tags: Psychology, Cognition, Nonverbal communication]

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Weaver Girls Cognitive Development

- Four young girls that I babysit for, Mackenzie, Maggie, Meredith and Morgan, are sisters of varying ages and developmental levels. Mackenzie is eight years old, Maggie is six years old, Meredith is three years old and Morgan is sixteen months old. Each girl is at a different stage in cognitive, physical, mental, social and emotional development. I have babysat for the girls for four years now and was able to watch them grow and change in many different ways. Since they are from the same family, I was also able to see how nature and nurture played into their development....   [tags: psychological analysis, personal observations]

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Feminist Movement: Gamer Girls

- A feminist movement in its own right has begun in the gaming community. Women are generally believed to be understand by members in many geeky, gamer or nerdy parts of today’s society. In the gaming industry women are statistical and cultural outliers. Gender stereotypes about girl gamers or ‘Gamer Girls’, the latter of which has begun to receive a negative meaning, keep many women from fully participating in the rich game industry culture. Female workers in the gaming industry get mixed signals from an industry that on the outside appears to desire gender diversity in order to attract the growing ranks of female gamers but on the inside it is resistant to change its sexist and discriminator...   [tags: gender stereotypes, women, society]

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Boys and Girls by Alice Munro

- Society tries to place many rules upon an individual as to what is acceptable and what is not . One must decide for themselves whether to give in to these pressures and conform to society’s projected image, or rather to resist and maintain their own desired self image. In the story “Boys and Girls” by Alice Munro, Munro suggests that this conflict is internal and external and a persons experiences in life will determine which of these forces will conquer. In terms of the unnamed protagonist’s experiences in the story, it becomes clear just how strong the pressure of society to conform really is, as it overcomes and replaces the girl’s self image....   [tags: Boys and Girls, Alice Munro]

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Slave Girls

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Flamenco Dancing is a Passionate Gypsy Dance from Spain

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An Annotation of John Crowe Ransom's Blue Girls

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The Colors of Korean-Pop

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Gender Roles : Girls And Girls By Alice Munro

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- Imagine being a parent and having your daughter ask why she can not play sports like her brother could, try explaining that. Title IX have given girls more confidence and given men a reality check as to the fact that they are not the only ones on the playing field, as well as settled all debates on whether or not women are worthy of sports. Others may say Title IX has psychologically confused women and made modern times much more complicated. Title IX is the most powerful civil rights movement to ever occur in the United States because, it has made girls psychologically more egotistical, it has made men less confident, and it has made this world a more equal and fair place....   [tags: Sports, Athletes, GIrls, Title Nine]

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Relationships in "The Girls in Their Summer Dresses"

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The Country Dancing Hall

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- From Giselle to The Nutcracker, ballet is a romantic language, told not through the mouth, but the body. It features a rich, history, notable performances, and specific techniques. Ballet originated in the courts of Italy in the Renaissance period. Rich nobility, royal families, and other well-to-do citizens were generally the only ones who would put on these early ballets. Ballets started out as entertainment for banquets. However, dancing was not the only feature at these luxurious receptions....   [tags: classical dancing styles]

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Awareness in Boys and Girls by Alice Munro

- When children are faced with emotional events that challenge their ideas, they take another step on the road to being “grown up” as they discover their identity. The short story “Boys and Girls” written by Alice Munro illustrates this coming of age by allowing us to follow the development of a young girl. We follow the main character, who narrates the story, as she changes from beginning to end. As the story opens, the narrator acts like a care free child, not paying heed to her gender. She then begins to react strongly to the way she is treated by her family and their expectations of her young womanhood....   [tags: Boys and Girls Alice Munro]

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The Effects of Media on Adolescent Girls

- Media has become a significant component within society. While media provides many pros, it supplies various cons as well. One very prominent fault that the significance of media has is its visual depiction of women. There is an abundance of media portraying women to have ideal bodies, and this undoubtedly has a negative effect on adolescent girls. Two of the many effects of media on females are depression and self esteem issues, as well as eating disorders. Unfortunately, body dissatisfaction caused by media is becoming more and more common....   [tags: women, beauty, health, self-esteem, depression]

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Analysis of Girls Like Us by Rachel Lloyd

- This week’s reflection is on a book titled Girls Like Us and it is authored by Rachel Lloyd. The cover also says “fighting for a world where girls not for sale”. After reading that title I had a feeling this book was going to be about girls being prostituted at a young age and after reading prologue I sadly realized I was right in my prediction. The prologue starts with the description about a girl who likes swimming, SpongeBob, Mexican food, writing poetry and getting her nails painted. To a normal person this sounds like a normal description for a little girl but normal is not the adjective to describe this girl because this little girl has been trafficked (or prostituted) by her 29 year...   [tags: girls, prostituted, age, traffick]

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Analysis of the Movie Mean Girls

- "Cold, shiny, hard, PLASTIC," said by Janice referring to a group of girls in the movie Mean Girls. Mean Girls is about an innocent, home-schooled girl, Cady who moves from Africa to the United States. Cady thinks she knows all about survival of the fittest. But the law of the jungle takes on a whole new meaning when she enters public high school and encounters psychological warfare and unwritten social rules that teen girls deal with today. Cady goes from a great friend of two "outcasts", Janice and Damien to a superficial friend of the "plastics", a group of girls that talks about everyone behind their back and thinks everyone loves them....   [tags: adolescent egocentrism, peer relationship]

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Social Pressures in Willa Cather's Pauls Case and Alice Munro's Boys and Girls

- Ambition—the desire to achieve, will to succeed. Every character is defined by his dreams, his goals, and his passions. As individuals, we are confronted with social codes and implications that cause us to revolt and break free from the grasp of uniformity. Oftentimes dreams and ambitions clash with the unwritten laws of civilization. In Willa Cather’s short fiction “Paul’s Case” and Alice Munro’s “Boys and Girls”, the protagonists challenge expectations and rebel against settings governed by uniformity and gender-specific roles....   [tags: Boys and Girls Alice Munro]

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