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    I’m so very sorry Ms. Leigh but I still cannot see it.
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  4. A and B Plans: Part time work

    Oh goodness! Most dancers I know all have second jobs! I wouldn't say it's changed much in the past 10 years as far as that goes. I just think that possibly dancers are now keenly aware of the need for additional income so they don't need to talk about it or ask questions about it as much maybe. The dancers I know all teach dance or pilates. A few pick up waitressing jobs.
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    Try again now, please! I'm not sure what happened, but I was working from iPad instead of computer now on computer.
  6. Aran Bell bio

    So cool
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  8. Laura Jacobs, Celestial Bodies: How to Look at Ballet I haven't read the book yet but have read two reviews and I am waiting on a library request for the book itself. Has anyone read it yet? NY Times review written by Misty Copeland, https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/11/books/review/henry-alford-and-then-we-danced.html https://www.pointemagazine.com/celestial-bodies-book-laura-jacobs-2565255770.html
  9. TEEN PRIVATE FORUM

    So sorry Ms. Leigh I cannot see it yet.
  10. TEEN PRIVATE FORUM

    Sorry about that! 😧. I missed a step in the admin panel yesterday. You should see the Teen Private Forum now. Let me know if you do not see it.
  11. Adding bio of Aran Bell following great article in New York Times - always interesting to see all the training. http://www.abt.org/people/aran-bell/
  12. Many of you will have seen Aran Bell in the movie "First Position." Here is a recent article from the New York Times about his debut as Romeo with American Ballet Theatre. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/11/arts/dance/aran-bell-romeo-and-juliet-american-ballet-theatre.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Fdance&action=click&contentCollection=dance&region=rank&module=package&version=highlights&contentPlacement=2&pgtype=sectionfront
  13. TEEN PRIVATE FORUM

    So sorry to bother you Ms. Leigh, but I can only see the buddy board. I have tried logging out and closing the page and cannot see the teen private forum. I apologize for any inconvenience.
  14. TEEN PRIVATE FORUM

    Thank you Ms. Leigh!
  15. My DS was there for level 1 and it was a nice foundation. The reason why we left is that it was a far commute for a 9 year old at the time and he was also involved in musical theater at the time so we chose a studio closer to us in Walnut Creek that offered really good foundation and he was able to do Theatre as well. And it was basically free for my son to train in Walnut Creek where sfbs was about 2700 for level 1 and this was 4 years ago when we decided to leave for the studio closer to home.
  16. We just found out that our daughter has been accepted into the San Francisco Ballet school-year program (early level). I would like to hear from others' who have recent experience in this program (levels 1-3). What is the acceptance rate? And what % of students in level 2 move up to level 3 at SFB? Who are the teachers? Are level 1 and 2 students given the opportunity to perform in the Nutcracker? Are they inury-prevention oriented (i.e. making sure students are well-trained/strong and flexible enough before doing more advanced moves)? We attended the student showcase and were very impressed, but that's the extent of our exposure/knowledge of SFB. I would really like to hear about others' experiences. Thank you!
  17. There are pages dedicated to specific schools listed under Pre-professional Schools/Residence Programs. That is the best/most appropriate place to ask questions and about specific schools. http://dancers.invisionzone.com/topic/18420-san-francisco-ballet-school/
  18. We just found out that our daughter has been accepted into the San Francisco Ballet (SFB) school-year program. I would like to hear from others' who have recent experience in this program (levels 1-3). What is the acceptance rate? And what % of students in level 2 move up to level 3 at SFB? Who are the teachers? Are level 1 and 2 students given the opportunity to perform in the Nutcracker? Are they inury-prevention oriented (i.e. making sure students are well-trained/strong and flexible enough before doing more advanced moves)? We attended the student showcase and were very impressed, but that's the extent of our exposure/knowledge of SFB. I would really like to hear about others' experiences. Thank you!
  19. TEEN PRIVATE FORUM

    You should be able to access both forums now, Ballerina_Author.
  20. TEEN PRIVATE FORUM

    Hello Ms. Leigh! I hope that I’m not bothering you. May I be admitted to the private forum and Buddy board, please? Thank you!
  21. Too old for a professional career?

    If you work really hard and are committed then I bet that you can do anything you want to! Don’t give up.
  22. Ballet: Origami

    "The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra" is by Benjamin Britten and is much more recent than "Carnival of the Animals," but both are on a compilation CD together, which may have caused confusion?
  23. Pirouettes

    Kitty, we have a ton of topics here on pirouettes, and on rotation. Please spend a little time reading! If you have good rotation in your pirouette position when not turning, then it will not be “impossible” in a pirouette....IF you have been trained correctly and understand HOW to execute all of the basics that create a pirouette.
  24. Touching toes

    Kitty, this topic does not really fit anywhere here, but I moved it from Crosstalk to YD. While most trained dancers can do this easily, it is because they are way more stretched and flexible in many areas than non-dancers. It is not that simple for everyone, but it has way more to do with flexibility and well stretched hamstrings than placement. It is very easy and natural for some, but definitely not for everyone. I would suggest that, at 13 and limited training, it would be best for you to ask questions rather than try to diagnose or give advice. I’m closing this topic, as it is not something we feel is a valid discussion.
  25. Touching toes

    I think everyone's body is different and that's okay.
  26. A and B Plans: Part time work

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  27. A and B Plans: Part time work

    Holly molly! I didn't even look at the year... As it was pretty high up in it's category. Will pay more attention going forward. It's good to know that pro-dancers are no longer looking for a second job to supplement their income. Either pay went up or they all get married well :-)
  28. We have many new members, so BUMPING up for review by new and old members alike.
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