Guest ckdancegirl7 Posted October 25, 2003 Report Share Posted October 25, 2003 I am at a dance school that teaches the traditional Russian style, but I am very interested in becoming a Balanchine dancer. My dream is to someday dance with NYCB! I auditioned for the School of American Ballet's summer intensive last year, and was placed on the waiting list which I am pleased with, but does anyone know particular qualities NYCB and other Balanchine-track companies look for? I want to improve my knowledge of Balanchine dance...I know they like tall dancers (I am fairly tall for my age: I just turned 15 yesterday, and am 5'6), they keep the front leg slightly relaxed in fifth position, they have very open arabesques and deep lunges, and do pirhouettes with the back leg straight instead of in plie fourth pos. Am I missing any other details? What else do they look for? I would much appreciate any tips. Since my pre-professional dance school teaches dancers the traditional Russian style (so we can easilly change styles in the future if we join a company with a different style), and I am interested in the Balanchine technique, I would like to know what to work on so I might have more of a chance of being accepted into such a company when I'm older. Quote Link to comment
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