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Age appropriate guidelines for males


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#1 gcwhitewater

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Posted 17 January 2014 - 07:14 AM



GENERAL AGE-APPROPRIATE TRAINING GUIDELINES FOR MALES:
“combined” means ladies and gentlemen.
“men’s” means gentlemen only

Age 9- at least 2 combined ballet-only lessons of at least 1.25 hours in length per week; other dance genres to supplement training is acceptable as an add-on, as are rehearsals for a performing group

Age 10- at least 2 combined ballet-only lessons of at least 1.50 hours in length per week; other dance genres to supplement training is acceptable as an add-on, as are rehearsals for a performing group



Age 11- at least 3 combined ballet-only lessons of at least 1.50 hours in length per week; other dance genres to supplement training is acceptable as an add-on, as are rehearsals for a performing group



Age 12- at least 3 combined ballet-only lessons of at least 1.50 hours in length per week; at least 1 men’s ballet lesson of at least 1.5 hours in length per week; other dance genres to supplement training is acceptable as an add-on, as are rehearsals for a performing group. If the physique of the student is mature enough 2 days per week of light weight training would begin at this age.



Age 13- at least 3 combined ballet-only lessons of at least 1.5-1.75 hours each, and at least 2 men’s ballet lessons of at least 1.5 hours in length per week; other dance genres appropriate for these levels are: Character, Jazz, Modern, Ballroom, Rep and Variations, Pilates or Floor barre/other exercise. If the physique of the student is mature enough, 3 days per week of light weight training. Pas de deux lessons would also begin at this age.



Age 14/15- at least 5-6 ballet-only lessons of at least 1.5-1.75 hours each, and at least 2 of those should be men. At least 1 Modern lesson. 3 days per week of light weight training. Other dance genres appropriate for these levels are: Character, Jazz, Ballroom, Rep and Variations, Pilates or Floor barre/other exercise, and pas de deux.



Age 16/17- at least 6 ballet-only lessons of at least 1.5-1.75 hours in length, and at least 2 of those should be men’s, at least 1 Modern lesson. 3 days per week of weight training. Other dance genres appropriate for these levels are: Character, Jazz, Ballroom, Rep and Variations, Pilates or Floor barre/other exercise, and pas de deux.




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