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Does anyone know of any good Ballet Information sites that are Australian??? Because I'm from Australia (as you probably guessed) and American information isn't really that good to me.

Thanks!

:D

 

love Erin xoxo

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I'm an Aussie as well, what information are you looking for? The Australian Ballet has its own web site not sure about Western Australian Ballet or Queensland. Bondi Ballet has its own web site. Whoops, sorry I didn't realise this the teens forum.

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Guest grace

ballet barbie ~ i am australian also, and in the past (for several years) i have run a supposedly australian web discussion board - which did not attract hardly ANY australians! it was very hard work and very unrewarding as there are so few of us online (ballet people, i mean) that there really isn't a big enough population yet to maintain a board.

 

presently, my board is not running, for precisely that reason, and i am not sure what to do about it for the future. (there is also the issue of the cost of doing these things!)

 

however: there ARE a couple of places you can get australian online information. if you give me some indication of what TYPE of information you are looking for, i MAY be able to help.

 

if you just want dance conversation, and you are quite young, then there ARE two places you can go - 1 is australian, and 1 is CALLED 'australian' but it's really an american site.

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Of course, there's always the probability that this board can serve for putting up information, whether of student or general interest. Just because a teen is a teen doesn't keep one from posting Australia-specific queries or news on the general forums! :P We have more than a few Australians who would be interested, or helpful. Ballet technique and performance issues aren't specific to any nation, really, so the Young Dancers forums are for that.

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Guest grace

of course, mel - i guess i didn't say THAT, because i took it for granted!

 

ballet-barbie: you will get the BEST technical guidance here, from victoria leigh and mel johnson. and there ARE other australians at this board, to answer your more general queries, if you post OUTside of Young Dancers.

 

just for mel (but i am posting this instead of emailing it, in case anyone else is curious): many of the issues that come up in Young Dancers WOULD have different answers in the australian context. that's one of the main reasons i began a supposedly AUSTRALIAN board - because the really significant sites which offer information to young dancers are all american, and often their advice - no matter how good it is for the american context - is not suited to us koalas!

 

sorry for posting here - and i will butt out of this forum, now. i was just moved to post because i like to reassure other australians that they are not the 'only' one out 'here' in cyberspace, wanting to share dance enthusiasm.

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Thank you everyone, the information i was mainly looking fro was Australian dance schools, open classes, performances, stuff like that.

thanks! xoxoxo :D

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I know I shouldn't really be posting here but i thought i might be able to help. ballet_barbie72 can you ask your teacher about summer schools, winter schools etc. If not Dance Australia and Dance Train have some very good information about such things there may even be some copies in your studio. You could also contact the RAD Sydney headquarters (don't know about other cities) who may be able to give you further information. You could also call up some schools in your area they may take you on a casual basis if you want to have some extra classes. But, I think if you are intending to be a vocational student you and your parents should make your teacher the first port of call for extra information; not that I'm putting down the members on this board, you will also get some excellent information from the moderators here.

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Right, floss. A lot of what ballet_barbie wants to know can be asked on Anything Goes. And as far as technique is concerned, RAD is RAD, no matter where in the world it's taught, Cecchetti is Cecchetti, and the Imperial curriculum of the ISTD is very like what I call the International method, which is the Russo/Franco/Italian patois that much of the earth dances. We're also conversant in Legat here, and several Vaganova specialists are part of the posting membership. Classical variations are not subject to change by nation, so that's not a strictly Australian thing, either. Now, a variation excerpted from "Corroborree" might prove problematical, but there are still enough Australians who could help out. :D

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Guest monte

I just remembered about associates of the Australian Ballet school program. These students can take classes with the ABS at certain times of the year not sure how it works, you or your parents could ring them up and ask and Shore has a great Summer School it used to be at SCEGGS but it has changed schools. Mr John Byrne teaches at it. I think you have to enrol early as it is very popular.

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Guest ballet_barbie72
:P Thanx everyone! And i know your all right about not getting any better information about technique etc. from the people here at Ballet Alert! (Best site on the net) Thats all! Luv Erin xoxo :bouncing:
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Guest thumpinhippo
:P Yep, I'll just have to echo Erin here, Ballet Alert is definitely the best site on the net!!! New look's pretty nice too:D Keep up the cause fellow Aussies!!! Edited by thumpinhippo
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Guest grace

YOUNG AUSTRALIANS :

 

i am not supposed to post in here, but i hope victoria and mel will LET me post just this one more time, in order to say:-

 

your enthusiasm for ballet talk is shared by me - of course! :P

 

but the main point i was trying to get across to you, is that you CAN get australian information from other australians here IF YOU POST OUTSIDE OF THE TEENS forums.

 

if you post IN the teens forums, like THIS thread, australians (like me) are NOT allowed to respond to you, because we are not teens. that's fair, isn't it...believe me, it's a necessary rule. :bouncing:

 

i'm sorry to go on about it - but i'm not sure that you're understanding?

 

and -obviously - as an australian, i WOULD like to be able to talk with you other australians, and to offer australian information and advice - but i can't do that, if you post in here. OK?

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