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Professional dancer teaches class at Ballet Royale in Columbia
Professional dancer teaches class at Ballet Royale in Columbia

There's something smart about the way Matthew Prescott moves, particularly in his demonstration of classical ballet with more than a hint of modern dance. Tall and lanky, Prescott could easily be envisioned in stark, introspective works set to minimalist music. Yet he is capable of surprising romps (and mischievous comments), as seen in two master dance classes last Sunday afternoon at Ballet Royale in Columbia. A dancer's eloquent body language can speak volumes. At 6-foot-2, Prescott towered over the tiny ballerinas gathered in the sunny studio. While he was kind to the younger dancers — but still pointing out the importance of lifting the body upright — Prescott...

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