Guest bnicole193 Posted November 14, 2003 Report Share Posted November 14, 2003 My ballet class consists of about 16 students. After barre we all stretch in the floor to prepare for the middle exercises. Before our teacher gives the first combination each dancer finds their own space on the floor as I assume is the norm among most ballet classes. Tonight my friend and I took spaces in the very front of the class behind the teacher. A younger girl of about 13 took a space behind us. During the first combination she slowly made her way between the two of us. Being on the end I was crowded into the barres and was told by my teacher that it was dangerous and I needed to find a space at the back where I wouldn't hit the barre. Whether the teacher saw what happened or not, I think it is very unfair for me to have to move. This has happened several times and not just to me. A few other dancers have this problem with the same girl. The girl was last year's Clara in The Nutcracker and is very capable of controlling her dancing to keep herself in her place. My problem is no one seems to have the courage to stand up to her about it. Should I try to tell her not to do it anymore? Should I let my teacher know (although she already knows about it but has never done anything)? Or should I let this continue? I feel it is just good manners to give others their space but I do not know how to go about correcting the problem. Sorry so long. Thanks, Brittany Quote Link to comment
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