Shall we dance?
BROOKLINE -- For the past eight years, dance champions Kari Hyytinen and his wife, Anne Heiermann, have been teaching ballroom dancing to children and adults at Temple Kehillath Israel in Coolidge Corner. One recent afternoon, Mohammed Kaddoura and Sarah Sato, both 8, practiced their moves. In addition to learning how to dance, young people who attend the DanceSport Academy of New England are given the opportunity to perform and to compete. Sarah will be in her first competition in September. Anne Heiermann says that not only is the ballroom dancing good exercise, it helps "...get a natural relationship for the boys and girls. They become good friends. They grow together like brother and sister."
(Globe Staff Photo / Suzanne Kreiter)
audio: Click the play button below to hear Kari describing his love of dance
(Audio by Scott LaPierre, Boston.com)