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  2. threegirlpileup

    Strong Modern Music

    My daughter’s company did a piece to this song by Cosmo Shelldrake. He has a lot of great music. Maybe also check our Olafur Arnold—less weird but great music for contemporary dance. Cosmo Shelldrake-Come Along
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  5. That would be great.... is it ok to post my email here?
  6. Hello, skeeterkd! My 18 yo daughter was also just accepted to level 7 and the year round pre-pro program. She is currently year round at Kansas City Ballet (lives independently), and I have no idea what she will do next fall, but if she decided to do the Milwaukee SI, she would need a roommate... perhaps our daughters could connect?
  7. MarianneG

    Strong Modern Music

    Hi! Does anyone have good suggestions for a strong (weird in a sense) song? I will be attending YAGP and I’m trying to get out of my comfort zone. When I say “weird” I mean songs like this: (I love this song but it has been used by a few students in my school already!) please leave your suggestions!❤️
  8. My d is applying to Butler, so it's good to hear from a grad. Are you dancing now? My d wants to dance professionally. She is applying to both companies and colleges. Thanks!
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  10. Idget16

    Trying new styles

    Thank you! They are having a “public” live class next weekend so I’m hoping if she participates in that, she can see if it feels like something she would like to do. And from what I’ve been told, the combinations taught will be used in the audition. .
  11. vrsfanatic

    Private auditions

    Wishing you all the best in your audition process. There no "better" way to audition. Just doing it is the best. Where is Russian Ballet Masters?
  12. More recent additions to NYCB include Mira Nadin (5’10”) and Lauren Collett (5’10”). They seem to have two groupings — the tall and the short, and have a middle group that they can use with both groups. My daughter knows a number of the NYCB women including Mira and Lauren.
  13. Cicie Wang

    Private auditions

    Hi everyone! I’m 16 years old currently auditioning for summer Intensive’s. The one I really want to get in is Russian Ballet Masters, I saw that they offer private auditions as well as group auditions? I’m not sure which one is better? I’m quite good at picking up corrections but hasn’t got the most ideal ballet body(no arch basically)
  14. Eligus

    Trying new styles

    Ah, okay. Idget16, thank you for explaining. I appreciate the clarification. As a caveat, I am not an expert in styles, just a parent of a dancer, but I can share with you my DD's experience between the two styles and perhaps that can help you advise your DD. My DD grew up in a mostly "Balanchine" studio. In her very early teens, she went to Harid (a Vaganova school) for a summer intensive, and she loved it. From her perspective, the teaching at Harid was "slower" and "detailed focused" on the alignment of the ENTIRE body (fitting the torso, shoulders, head and hands INTO and working
  15. PucciniFan

    Summer Intensives for late-starting boys

    Thank you. Will check them out too.
  16. Does anyone have any recent information to add about this program, maybe from the last year or two? My daughter has loved any class/intensive she has attended with Lines! We haven't been able to visit Dominican due to COVID and don't know much about the school. I'm concerned with the integraton between the dance and the college. Seems like a lot of time could be spent in transit. She was accepted into the Trainee program but is still waiting to hear about the BFA. She has really only been considering BFA programs, so I don't know if the trainee program interests her or not. geo77 -
  17. Idget16

    Trying new styles

    I just want her (my daughter) to be happy and she’s expressed some apprehension at this. I think her teacher may have inadvertently discouraged it by suggesting other SIs for her to look at instead of encouraging this one when it was brought up in the past. But since no parents are really allowed in the studio due to covid, I get so much info secondhand (through the filter of a 13 year old, lol) so I don’t really know. I’ve considered contacting our studio directly to discuss but I hate being a pain, and I wanted an outside perspective. Thank you!
  18. If looking for Balanchine training in the Bay Area, I recommend Contra Costa Ballet in Walnut Creek. Charles Anderson danced with NYCB and teaches group and private classes and really great with teaching Balanchine. He has had students go on to PNB and SAB.
  19. Thank you so much for the response. I’ve heard nothing but wonderful things about the program and it is possibly the hidden little gem for dancers. please let me know if you hear of anyone needing a roommate foe either summer or year round
  20. Son is applying for dance major in college, but hard to stay motivated. Things are a bit better. At least he is able to take some in-person classes. We'll see
  21. Skeeterkd - and Midammom will know what the students do - but my brother lives very close to the new facility and his bubble is that ward. There are alot of rental options if you are okay paying for location - and expensive in Milwaukee is A LOT less than Chiago. My brother only really drives to go to work or visit family and manages to walk many places from where he lives. I love downtown Milwaukee!
  22. AAAsMom

    Trying new styles

    Just my take. I think trying a different style SI depends on how solid their foundation is in the style of their home studio. We know of studios where younger students are discouraged from going away to other SIs for fear of the other teachers "messing up" the teaching of the home teachers. There is the concern that the home studio feels that they need to "fix" whatever habits were picked up during the summer away once they come back (which are most likely due to stylistic differences). I feel that as long as the student can understand what is being taught differently (i.e. a Balanchine t
  23. Skeeterkd, This is my dancer’s home studio. We are very happy with training and prepro program. They have done a fabulous job navigating staying in person safely this year. Additionally, we love the supportive and encouraging atmosphere.
  24. Thank you for the response. I wonder how many of the pre pro kids will return? Have you been happy with the training?
  25. This year the daytime program is split into 2 groups. 16 and younger and 17 and over. The older age group has many young people living independently. Last year there was just 1 class of prepro. My ds is in the younger group so I don’t have specifics on numbers or more details.
  26. Eligus

    Trying new styles

    I'm curious about your hesitation in encouraging her to "stretch her ballet wings"? What would you/she consider the down side of that? I'm legitimately asking, not judging. For me, it is difficult to offer advice to someone if I am unsure of the "risks" involved in the decision.
  27. Hello, My daughter was accepted into tech 7 year round and invited to the year round pre pro program. We are considering allowing her to go but wondering what housing options anyone would suggest. I know there are apartments near by the school and wondering if there are other kids her age that live in these apartments? I should state that my DD would be living apart from us as we will not move the entire family. Her fear is that the only kids attending the pre pro program are local kids and all living at home. Thank you
  28. BeehiveBalletMom

    Driving Factors When Moving v. Boarding For Child's Dance Career

    @Bekah21 Thanks for your reply. I hope she is able to start performing soon! ❤️ We are all ready for a new normal.
  29. Kftselios

    Boston Ballet School

    Yes that is 100% the deadline I am focused on! She has an interview Wednesday so hoping to get a bit of guidance and hoping to quickly put the financial aid app together. Thank you.
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