Chris Marlow is a PhD student in Educational Research. He is a dance and drama teacher, examiner and adjudicator. An Equity member, Chris is also a Fellow and former Director of UKA Dance and is their representative at the Council for Dance Education & Training.
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    We don't need 'macho' stereotypes to entice boys onto the dance floor - Chris Marlow

    If Billy Elliot taught us one thing, it was that dance isn’t just for girls. Now the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) has launched a new project which aims to get more boys on the dance floor and into ballet shoes. It’s a fine aspiration and one which needs more support – but is it really necessary to delve into stereotypical “male” tropes like football and superheros to encourage the next generation of male dancers to come forward?