Pictures & Prompts 180

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Photo credit:  ros_end/

Photo credit:  ros_end/


How might you update the tale of “The Twelve Dancing Princesses” for modern times?


Write about your relationship with dance and rhythmic movement. Is it something you embrace? Do you try to avoid it? Why do you think that is?


Write an article featuring local dance performances or places where adults or children can learn to dance.


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