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Published: May 6, 2007
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Teaching tots: Beverly Spell introduces ballet with imagery, stories —and a sequential lesson plan

By Rachel Straus

“Good morning knees!” sings out Beverly F. Spell as she and her students bend over to make verbal and facial contact with their kneecaps. The four-year-olds don’t realize that, through this exercise of straightening their legs in time with the music, they are learning anatomy and developing their hamstrings in preparation for []