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Balletgirl19892003

Ballet Schools- Baltimore School for the Arts

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Balletgirl19892003

Okay. I auditioned for the Baltimore School for the Arts, which is a high school that is devoted to the arts. I was accepted but I'm not sure if I should go or not. If I did here's how my schedule would go:

 

8:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Ballet class

10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.(pointe, modern, partnering or variations)

12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m. Lunch

1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. Academics

 

Then there are rehearsals for different shows and demonstrations which could last from 4:30 p.m. to about 6:30 p.m. or 7:00 p.m. Is that enough dancing for someone who is really serious and will be 15 in the fall? :unsure: All my friends at my current studio don't want me to go and I feel really bad leaving them. Plus I can't dance on the weekends because if you study there then you can't dance anywhere else. Could someone please give me some advice? If I don't like the school then I'll be able to go back to my old studio. But the Baltimore School for the Arts has people in companies all over the United States and my studio is really small and has had only about 9 people graduate and go to companies. My real problem is if I want to leave my friends or not at my old studio. :devil: Most of them aren't serious though and when the teachers aren't looking they goof off and then sometimes I find myself not working as hard as I should. Would it be better for me to go somewhere where everyone is serious? Sorry this post is so long I just had to give you the whole side to the story. Thanks in advance for your advice!

 

~Cierra~

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Victoria Leigh

It's always better, if you are a serious student, to be in a serious atmosphere with other students who are also focused on the same goals. While friends are important, certainly, they should not be the main reason to remain somewhere if that interferes with your life goals.

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Balletgirl19892003

Thanks for the advice, Ms. Leigh! It helps a lot. But do you think that the schedule is too short? Should I be dancing longer hours?

~Cierra~

 

P.s. If anyone else has any advice please feel free to share it with me.

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Mel Johnson

Up to six hours a day, every weekday? That sounds long enough to me.

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Victoria Leigh

We have had a number of students from BSA accepted to our summer program in recent years, so they much be doing something right there

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Balletgirl19892003

Thanks for your help Ms. Leigh and Mr. Johnson! I am most likely going to attend now that I got input from some professionals. The BSA's program is a once in a lifetime opportunity and I plan to take it. Thanks again!

~Cierra~

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rtrans56

I go to the Baltimore School for the Arts, and it is incredibly demanding. It has an amazing program and although the schedule does not seem very long, it is. Although if you talk to your teachers sometimes they do allow you to take saturday classes at certain schools, I did freshman year.

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HarfordDanceMom

My daughter auditioned yesterday and has a call back tomorrow. She is very excited. I know this thread has not had any input in a few years. If anyone wants to know any details about the process, I am happy to share.

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