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  2. tcampana

    Prima Soft sizing

    DD is switching to a new studio and they require Prima Soft leotards and tights. She is 13 and wears a street size 12-14, the child large leotard looks small but the adult petite looks big. She's never worn Prima Soft before, can anyone advise if they run true to size or small/big? Thanks!
  3. Onkidonk I'm not seeing anything yet, I will link if I find it will you please do the same if you do? That would be incredible if true.
  4. I believe that BBASI is planning on running a virtual program. Perhaps there is some information on their website?
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  7. National Ballet of Canada has cancelled fall performances, including Nutcracker. Performances now slated to begin in March 2021. https://national.ballet.ca/Customer-Message
  8. At least one company is attempting to creatively have a season this fall/winter, including Nutcracker... https://www.fox19.com/video/2020/08/11/cincinnati-ballet-changes-season/ Hoping things work well for Cincinnati Ballet!
  9. Texas Ballet Theater has canceled their Nutcracker; press release here.
  10. abirgirl

    Miami City Ballet School

    No, registration has not come out yet. Last week the email stated that registration would begin this week.
  11. LRivers

    Miami City Ballet School

    Has registration information become available yet?
  12. Chasse Away

    Silver linings in a global pandemic

    Like Miss Persistent, I enjoyed the challenge of teaching online, especially at the very beginning of our lockdown when it was a necasary distraction. I teach many styles of dance so I needed to figure out how to make the class work in everyones home environment. However, I felt like I actually demonstrated less, since I could not demonstrate and watch my students on the tiny screen the whole time. But I also feel like I am quicker at diagnosing students problems now, especially in low-resolution video form. There was a brief period where I was taking more dance classes online, but in general I found them hard to schedule in, especially when you share a common space with other tenants. I'm glad I kept up with my usual 2 per week. I found working without a mirror and rosin to be very challenging, I think I'm more aware of my placement now but I still need to work on fixing it. I have really gotten into yoga, since I can do a yoga class in approx. 30 minute, instead of the 3 hours that it would take me to get dressed, warmup and stretch, and complete and online dance class in (lol), so I'm glad I have found a good supplement to my weekly dance classes that I can use to 'start my day'. Also, now that we are back in the studio, we have a lot of 'alumni' dancers who have returned home from wherever they were dancing, our usual classes have tripled in size from the standard attendance (we have lots of space to be distanced of course, its just that our standard attendance was dropping to 4 or so students last winter). I love having more dancers in class, especially these dancers who are so talented, it motivates me to strive to that level.
  13. Most schools starting the year virtually seem to be hoping to reopen at some point. I know my DDs school is limiting class sizes so that when they are allowed to reopen they will be able to keep kids distanced. You will probably have to find a school that allows students to enroll month-to-month rather than a school that requires auditions for an entire school year.
  14. Hello all! My daughter is applying by video for Ballettschule Theater Basel for the 2020/2021 school year. Ive heard it is extremely hard to get into so if anyone knows anything about it any info would be great!! Also any tips for audition videos in general as this is fairly new to her and live auditions have been canceled due to Covid-19. Also, if anyone knows of any pre-pro schools in Europe still taking applications for the 2020 school year that would be greatly appreciated.
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  16. Miss Persistent

    Silver linings in a global pandemic

    What a great topic Redbookish. I have had many silver linings but had been afraid to share with others as a lot of people have been quite negative about it all. My silver linings have been; - After 10 years of trying, I have finally managed to convince my better half to turn our lounge room into a studio! (And will fight to keep it that way forever!!) - As a teacher, teaching online has forced me to become physically stronger as I had to do and demonstrate much more than usual, especially in Conditioning classes 🥴 - Seeing so many other classes and styles online has given me insights and fresh ideas - Having to adapt has made me find new ways of teaching and explaining things. I am generally quite a ‘hands on’ style teacher so was forced to use words, imagery, and other methods to get my point across - It has made me appreciate being back in the studio with my students now 😊 And I am so happy to say even though it was tough being away, coming back they had improved while we were online so there is hope for those of us still stuck outside the studio.
  17. I too am wondering about housing for BAE. Does anyone have experience with 92Y? Other ideas? I'm asking for my 15y/o son.
  18. Andy32

    Silver linings in a global pandemic

    I'm not sure when I'll be able to get back in the studio (only some of them are opening in my city, with limited attendance). But, I've been able to work a lot on strength, balance and placement that hopefully will pay off when I get back to normal classes. Working at home, it's easier to take little breaks and work on things and get more repetitions than you would get in a class. I'm finally noticing the importance of upper body posture and rigidity for turns.
  19. AnastasiaBeav

    First Pointe Shoes in 2020

    That is a wonderful it was a good experience for everyone!
  20. Noodles

    First Pointe Shoes in 2020

    I am so glad to hear that it worked out and Grandma was able to be a part of this exciting milestone!
  21. Redbookish

    Silver linings in a global pandemic

    What a great story, forglitter! I hope you continue to enjoy class.
  22. My DS, along with four other students, have been taking virtual classes with Veyette Virtual Ballet School since March. He has been really impressed with teaching and their ability to get down to the details with regard to the corrections. They've had six different teachers depending on the class e.g. technique, rep, contemporary, etc. VVBS does no in-person classes so they are set up to teach via zoom and are extremely good at it. The teachers are current or former dancers from New York City Ballet, Pennsylvania Ballet and Miami City Ballet.
  23. Bavalay, thank you! I appreciate the guidance. I'd love to hear any resources by name if anyone knows of any that are specifically offering virtual only (even if small group cohorts). I can find many that promote hybrid but not exclusively virtual.
  24. Thank you Bavalay for pointing out the rules. I have found that Colorado Ballet Academy is doing fully virtual classes for the foreseeable future -- most likely, at least the Fall semester. The semester starts on August 17.
  25. Moderator Hat on: Polar, I believe one can say program X, Y, and Z note on their website that they are having virtual classes this year. We do not want to ask people where their dancer attends school. We also want shared conversation rather than private conversation when the situation permits or calls for open discussion. Thank you!
  26. Pakun1

    Silver linings in a global pandemic

    That is fabulous forglitter. Ballet is so good for you. So glad that you bagan classes as I am a beginner.
  27. forglitter

    Silver linings in a global pandemic

    My silver lining is that I actually started taking adult beginner classes. This summer my daughter’s studio reopened for in-person classes. Because her studio is far away and there are no longer any places to hang out, I was faced with a choice: wait in my car while my daughter danced, or enroll in the adult ballet class being held at the same time. Returning to a ballet class after three decades of physical inactivity was hard. Wearing a mask the entire class was hard. I could barely walk the following day. Yet I am hoping to resume classes when the fall semester starts.
  28. We are not permitted to name programs by name here are we? If that's correct would anyone please privately message me if you find an exclusive zoom only class that intends to run for the year? Thanks.
  29. pasdechevaux

    Miami City Ballet School

    Thanks for your quick response @abigirl. I'm looking at The Mantell, Bresaro Suites and we stayed at The Roney Palace during 5 week which was beautiful but big for a 16 yr old living on her own. Do you happen to know of any dancers are at Mantell or Roney- thanks, feel free to PM me too!
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