Alexandra Posted July 11, 2003 Report Share Posted July 11, 2003 Giannina posted this on Discovering Ballet and I was afraid you all might not see it. (You've GOT to get out more ) In the latest issue of Ballet Alert! Victoria Leigh wrote an article titled "Facility" which dealt with the progress of dancers in class. She reminds us that some dancers may have talent but will never progress to a professional company. Ms. Leigh says that these students should not necessarily quit dance lessons but could continue as a hobby or a recreational activity. I would like to hear from students, probably adults, who take dance lessons for the above reasons. I would like to know what they derive from the lessons. Do they see themselves improve or do they stay at the same level? Is it a "downer" to see the young students in the class move to a more advanced level? Do they get tired of the classes? Do they get bored? Does it exhilarate them? It takes so much work; why do they do it? Everything! I know it increases their appreciation of ballet in general, and brings more insight to the performances they attend. I think a lot of non-students (moms, balletgoers, me) would like to hear your thoughts on this, so I'm soliciting your answers. If you want to talk among yourselves, of course, that's fine, too, but we'd all like to read you and take part in the discussion, so please go to Ms. Leigh's article Quote Link to comment
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