Constantly I am amazed how the Balinese continues to preserve their culture behind the constant magnifying scrutiny of tourism. This girl, like many others, takes private lessons after classes to learn classical dance. As practice and for extra school allowance, she volunteers to dance at a local restaurant some nights of the week. She probably only gets about $2 for 4 sets of dances between 7:30-9:00PM but the experience and praise are invaluable. Most of them will eventually drop professional dance later in high school but every girl is proud that sometime in her life she took the stage with grace and pride.
Pantai Mengiat, Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia
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