Michelle_r

Boston Ballet School

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Three questions:

1.) Is the audition for Pre-Pro done in SAB and PNB style and done during class through observation or is there an actual separate audition for those interested?

2.) Is it typical for a huge percentage of those attending the SI to be auditioning for the Pre-Pro program? (for those with personal information on this)

3.) Does BB have any list for possible host families or other students that are in need of roommates?

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Does anyone have experience with the International Guest House? While it is an expensive option, it comes with a lot of perks (i.e., security, furnished, cleaning service, meals etc.). We are strongly considering this option but would LOVE to hear from someone with first hand experience before pulling the trigger. THANKS!!

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jambo, you can email or call the school and ask to connect you with the families who is using this option. I did that when we were looking at the online schooling options. The administrator asked a few parents to contact me and they shared their experience with me, it was very helpful.

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jambo, if you have a DD you could also look at Bayridge Residence. My daugher had a very lovely experience there. Rooms are also furnished, cleaned and 2 meals served each day.

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Thanks magical life. How old is your DD? Is it less $ than Int'l guest house? How long is the commute?

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jambo, this was 2014-15 and she was 18/19. I don't know the cost comparison but here is the link: http://www.bayridgeresidence.org. It is located at 395 Commonwealth Ave. Boston, MA. She used to walk or take the T when it was cold. I think the walk is about 15 min.

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I'm very suprised/concerned to hear that almost everyone in the pre professional program this year was wait listed to two very big summer intensives. It's shocking because the program is so selective, and, from what I can tell, has good training. Can anyone shed some light onto this?

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bluemountain, what are the age range for M1 and M2? Is it about 12-15 yr-olds for M1 and 15-18ish for M2?

btw, the schedule you posted is so nice. I just went to their website and found this page where anyone can look at the schedule for

all the levels for ladies and gents pre-pro programs.

https://www.bostonballet.org/Home/Education/Program/Pre-Professional/Pre-Professional-Training.aspx

 

I wish my DS's school would post a schedule like this . It's so easy to see.

 

we are not sure if we would do the residence school rout, but I started researching...

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dance-and-skate, it is really a mix of ages. I'd say about 12-15 M1 and 14-18 M2. They divide the boys by abilities, plus they are constantly re-arranging the program. I have heard that they will again introduce more male levels next year (M1, M2, M3 and M4). This year many male technique classes are combined M1 and M2.

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bluemountain, thank you for your quick response.

I've been looking into several big residence programs, but they all have just two levels for boys,

or I didn't look hard enough.

That's amazing to have 4 levels for boys, to be able to receive more specific corrections even as

a whole class, I"d bet students improve significantly and steadily.

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Does anyone know what the tuition is for the prepro program?

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I don't know tuition for every pre-pro level, but this year the cost for M1 level was $5,700 plus $1,030 for optional morning classes.

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