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      2018 Joint Fundraiser for Ballet Talk for Dancers and Ballet Alert!   02/03/2018

      We have launched our 2018 Fundraiser.  To donate, please see the instructions on our home page for checks (US dollars only) and credit card donations via PayPal.  We close the fundraiser as soon as we raise enough to sustain us for the next year, and we thank you for your support!
  1. About this Site

    1. Site News and Announcements

      For news specifically related to Ballet Talk for Dancers

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    3. How To Do Things

      This forum contains information on how to do things on the board, such as the accent mark for the French terms, how to register two members who use the same computer, etc.

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  2. General Forums

    1. Welcome

      Newcomers, please introduce yourself here!

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    2. About Professional Dancers & Companies

      Talk about your favorite ballets, companies and dancers!

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    3. Articles, Ballets, Books, Movies,Videos,Music,Television

      For discussion of Ballet related: Articles,technique books, Novels, Documentaries, Movies, Music, Stories, Television shows, Videos, etc. where Ballet is the focus

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    4. Links

      Links to Company reviews and ballet articles.

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    5. Regional Dance America

      For questions and discussion about RDA festivals, performances, etc., led by RDA Executive Director Gretchen Vogelzang, and Executive Board Member Kathleen Sinclair.

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  3. For Teens

    1. Young Dancers:13-19

      For young dancers 13-19 ONLY to ask questions about classes, auditions, technique and performance issues.

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    2. Young Dancers:17-22 - Archive

      Forum is now read only. ALL teens, 13-19 please use the YD 13-19 forum.

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    3. Pointe Shoe Topics

      Ask your shoe questions, share tips, here.THIS FORUM IS OPEN TO ALL REGISTERED DANCERS AND IS NOT RESTRICTED TO TEENS.

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    4. Brag Board

      Landed a great part in your school show? Mastered a step for the first time? Won a gold medal at Varna? If you've got something to brag about? Here's your chance. TEENS only!

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  4. Special Groups

    1. Adult Ballet Students

      Discuss technique or other issues here.

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    2. Adult Ballet Students Buddy Board

      ABSBB for short :) For ballet-related chat-type posts. Posting restricted to dance students 18 years old or older.

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    3. The Men's Forum

      For boys and men who dance.

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    4. Parents of Dancers 13+

      Ballet Moms and Dads of students 13 and up

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    5. Parents of Dancers under 13

      Ballet Moms and Dads of students under 13

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    6. Teachers

      Talk about teaching, technique and aesthetic issues related to teaching.

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    7. Parents of Boys

      Special support for parents of male dance students

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  5. Career and Dance Education

    1. Career General Discussion

      For discussion of ballet as a career.

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    2. Pre-professional Schools General Discussion

      For the discussion of general topics related to finding and attending a pre-pro school.

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    3. Higher Education General Discussion

      For discussion and questions about college and university ballet programs.

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    4. Pre-professional Schools/Residence Programs

      *This forum lists schools in alphabetical order. For first hand information about Major pre-professional ballet schools and Residence programs for high school and post graduate students. NOTE: This forum is open only to registered members.

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    5. Colleges/Universities with Ballet Programs or Dance Programs Offering Ballet Classes

      *This forum lists schools in alphabetical order. For first hand information about programs, either from attending or visiting students, or their parents. Forum limited to colleges with ballet classes, but not only those with a major/minor in ballet.

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    6. Ballet History

      Led by Alexandra Tomalonis

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    7. Finding a Pre-Pro Ballet School

      Information about locating and evaluating pre-professional ballet classes around the world. This forum is organized alphabetically by region.

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    8. Post Grad/Company School Training Options

      Continued training post high school in a company school environment.

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    9. Post Grad, Trainee, 2nd Co, Apprentice General Discussion

      General discussions related to trainees, apprentices and 2nd Co. & Post Grad Programs.

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    10. Company Listed/Contracted Dance Job Options

      Continued training and/or dance jobs where the placement is in an actual company (or bridge program 2nd company) setting as a job contracted dancer.

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  6. Summer Intensives

    1. 2017/18 Summer Intensives

      Discuss Summer Intensives, from auditions through debriefings, here

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    2. Summer Intensives - General Topics

      Ask questions about, and discuss, Summer Intensives IN GENERAL. (Topics are listed alphabetically)

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    3. SIs: Frequently Asked Questions

      Summer Intensives 101 - the most often-asked questions (Topics are listed aphabetically)

      ALL 3 OF THESE SI FORUMS ARE SEMI-OPEN. POSTERS MAY REPLY TO EXISTING TOPICS, BUT NO NEW TOPICS MAY BE POSTED. PLEASE CONTACT A MODERATOR IF YOU HAVE A NEW TOPIC TO ADD.

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  7. Pros

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    2. The Pro Shop

      Technical stuff, meaning stage lighting, design, costumes, studio floors, sets, props, even Nutcracker staging stuff! Forum topics are alphabetized.

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    3. Arts Administration

      For company directors, arts administrators, company managers to talk about the business end of ballet.

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  8. Special Forums

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      • Victoria Leigh
    2. Summer Intensive Classics

      Questions and reports of SIs from 2015 and earlier

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