Even today, dance pedagogy is not a protected profession in Germany. Almost anyone may open a ballet school or a dance studio, even without possessing the required professional qualifications. Unfortunately, this situation has adverse results on the physical development especially of young persons and reflects negatively on the dance profession as a whole.
Joyce Desiderio-von Bühler has developed a specific teaching concept, emphasizing a healthy, balanced and progressive development of the student. Her concept is not only based on the methodical structure of her own early ballet education and professional experience as a performer, but a deeper intention is also to revive the classical ballet tradition. We are living in a time where classical dance is greatly threatened not only by non-professionals, but also by the persistent lack of funding in our theaters and cultural institutions. It is important to introduce classical dance to the oncoming generations in a form more suited their needs.
Joyce Desiderio-von Bühler experienced not only beautiful moments in her dance education and in her life as a professional ballet dancer, but also bitter and harmful ones. This has persuaded her to develop her own syllabus based on the healthy physical, mental and emotional development of her students while incorporating the latest medical dance research. One can learn and enjoy the pleasures of dance while avoiding unnecessary rigidity and monotony.
Among all art forms, dance is the most basic. Dance is a rhythmically structured movement within given space. In moving rhythmically, man responds to his natural life impulses (heart beat, throbbing pulses and breathing rhythm). Dancing has always been a basic need of man!