wembley Posted June 28, 2004 Report Share Posted June 28, 2004 Hello, I'm feeling a bit confused, and to be honest, quite disappointed at the moment. One of my teachers commented tonight that she didn't think that I'd ever get up to the next level and that I'd stay in Intermediate for ever. Background: I'm 32, been doing ballet for nearly 4 years, and I'm currently doing RAD Intermediate. Being completely honest, I don't have good flexibility, and because of one short achilles tendon my demi-plie is rather pitiful (the other achilles tendon is not very long, but my right one is SHORT). I do 3 classes a week, and I work hard in class, doing half an hour of barre work at home on the days when I don't have class. I was expecting to stay in Intermediate for at least another year, since I've only been in this level for 6 months. Plus I am still catching up to most of the class because before Febuary this year I was doing grade 5 Cecchetti, so there was a big jump from that level to my current one. I am the only adult in the class (and in fact the only adult dancer in the whole school). Hence this teacher is not used to teaching adults (and she is younger than me). I am not particularly interested in doing the exams, but is it realistic to expect that one day, maybe a long way in the future, I may make it up to the next level? It is a bit depressing to think that I could be stuck on the same exercises for ever!!!!! Thanks, Wembley Quote Link to comment
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