Teaching Self-Portraits: proportion vs. tracing face shapes. For grades 1-4 teach proportion. For grades 5-8 begin by having students trace a picture of themselves onto transparency using vis-a-vis marker. Students tape transparency into sketchbook for shape reference. For grades 9-12 teach both methods and introduce modeling/value
The strength, elegance and flexibility of a dancer is immense but they ordeal they have been to get there is even more. They fight judgement, anorexia, lack of self confidence and being told they aren't good enough just to do what they love. That is the true beauty of watching someone dance.