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Rio de Janeiro offers ballet classes for underprivileged youth

Girls fit their skirts before ballet class at the Ballet Santa Teresa academy in Rio de Janeiro, Aug. 13, 2012.

Pilar Olivares / Reuters — Ballet Santa Teresa is a non-governmental organization that gives children who live in areas with social risk, or domestic violence, free ballet classes and other activities as part of a socio-cultural integration project.

A girl has her hair fixed before ballet class at the Ballet Santa Teresa academy in Rio de Janeiro, Aug.13.

Youths perform during ballet class at the Ballet Santa Teresa academy in Rio de Janeiro, Aug. 13.

A girl performs during ballet class at the Ballet Santa Teresa academy in Rio de Janeiro, Aug. 15.

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