Nothing appears to me to give the children so much becoming confidence and behavior, and so to raise them to the conversation of those above their age, as dancing. I think they should be taught to dance as soon as they are capable of learning it, for, though it consist only of outward gracefullness of motion, yet I know not how, it gives children manly thoughts and carriage more than any thing.
--John Locke
Calling Ideas for February 29, 2012