One day as I was driving past a suburban strip mall, I did a double-take at a sign that read like: "Smith School of Dance and Martial Arts". Clearly they were trying to appeal to both girls and boys. But what if we were to combine their end-of class recitals? What a great idea to enliven an otherwise tedious ballet? I imagine things like "Ninja Nutcracker", "Samurai Swan Lake", "Capoeira Cinderella" or maybe "Dojo Quixote". It could inspire a movie version of "Kill Bill in the Red Shoes" or such. Hey, ballet and martial arts are both about grace, balance and discipline. Why not?