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Ballet companies try to be equally made up of men and women, but not enough boys are signing up for ballet classes when they're young. (Courtesy Ballet Austin)
Ballet companies try to be equally made up of men and women, but not enough boys are signing up for ballet classes when they're young. (Courtesy Ballet Austin)
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Ballet academies are trying to recruit more boys, so some are offering young dancers cookies, special outings and — more controversially — free tuition. Critics argue the practice is unfair.

Joy Diaz (@kutjoydiaz) of Here & Now contributor KUT's Texas Standard headed to ballet class to hear more from parents, teachers and students.

This segment aired on December 26, 2016.

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