Posted 21 February 2005 - 04:13 PM
Here is an informative thread regarding this program, with a variety of views:Dance Magazine: CPYB and its methods
Posted 19 March 2005 - 06:13 PM
Posted 30 September 2005 - 07:27 PM
As someone who is struggling with an eating disorder and knows all too well the havoc it can wreak on your life, it really worries me that an entire school is creating this atmosphere. I found that even people who weren't year round students were very preoccupied with their weight (granted, I'm more attuned to this than others might be) and it was an atmosphere that was difficult to for me to try to be healthy in.
I don't have first hand experience with the year round program, but I'd be interested if others noticed this atmosphere at CPYB, because i was struck by it more so than i have been at other summer programs, and it was pretty disturbing to me, even though it is otherwise a great program
Edited by BW, 26 January 2006 - 11:23 PM.
Posted 30 September 2005 - 11:28 PM
I understand that you are trying to prevent others from having to suffer through an eating disorder, and that is very admirable. While I admire your intentions, I'm just getting a little nervous because it doesn't sound like Marcia came up to you and asked you to lose weight, therefore, we are relying on hearsay. Hearsay can do tremendous damage.
Please let me know if I am wrong and someone either did talk to you directly, or you definitely heard her say this to someone.
"A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor"- (Currently poking Poseidon in the netherworld with his trident)
"Christian Louboutins are uncomfortable, but I screamed the first time I put on a pointe shoe." Mila Kunis
Posted 17 December 2005 - 08:39 PM
Posted 18 December 2005 - 10:03 AM
It's tough, but their hearts are in the right place: they want you to do your best.
Rhapsody -- can you elaborate more on this comment? Dd (age 12) is pondering the August course as a first, short, away SI. We've heard so many different things about CPYB...would love to hear more from someone who's been to the August course!!!
Posted 18 December 2005 - 10:16 AM
Posted 19 December 2005 - 04:35 PM
Posted 26 January 2006 - 05:49 PM
Edited by Goldenhuny06, 26 January 2006 - 05:49 PM.
Posted 31 January 2006 - 12:24 AM
Posted 05 February 2006 - 07:43 PM
Posted 05 February 2006 - 09:03 PM
I have been looking into CPYB as a possible place to get the quality and intense level of training that I would need. I have searched through the threads for information on CPYB, but they focused more on the summer program and younger teens. I also noticed a comment by one of the parents how it is annoying when older students come to CPYB, specifically for the same reasons as I would.
My question is to those who are familiar with CPYB, how is the year round program for older dancers? What are your experiences with it? What do you think would be the biggest advantages at coming later? The biggest disadvantages?
And to open the discussion up to a wider audience, how does everyone feel about the option of deferring a year, or just taking an extra year to train? What should someone who is serious about pursuing a career be focused on in their training? What is the 'optimal' schedule? (in your own opinion of course )
Thanks so much for your replies.
Posted 06 February 2006 - 12:07 AM
I agree with dancelyssa older students should be prepared to be placed in a level that may have younger dancers. They will work with you to improve. As a suggestion you may want to consider going there on a weekend and take some drop in classes. You will have to take a placement class and than they will place you in a level. My DD has done this on a Saturday. The placement class is at 9:00 AM. CPYB charges $12/class or $40 for the day. Saturday there are classes all day long from 9:00 AM till 6:30 PM.
There is also the possiblilty of taking class on Sunday, but these are in Harrisburg not in Carlisle.
This way you can see for yourself how you may like it. You can call the office and they can answer any questions.
Posted 06 February 2006 - 07:49 AM