vicarious Posted September 22, 2004 Report Share Posted September 22, 2004 On dd's ballet progress report "Her tendency is to take corrections and other instruction, perform as instructed once, and then lapse back into doing as she had done .... She does not seem to understand that all corrections given, no matter wo whom they are addressed, apply to every dancer in class, including her even when her name is not mentioned." I know, she knows better. Background info she's been at this school since mid June. This school (vaganova method) is a different ballet style from her previous school (American, Balanchine, Ciechetti sp? sort of blend). Both pre-pro. Previous school had same concerns during part of last year. Talked with her then and she improved "a year's worth of progress" after a couple of months. We talked about confidence possibly being an issue. She says she's comfortable in class even though most of the girls are two years older. She says her not retaining the corrections are a matter of "habit". She states that when corrections are addressed it is slowed down without music. When the music starts again she can't do the correction at tempo. I've recommended she return to keeping a ballet journal. To write the corrections she remembers in the journal right after class and review them right before class. What do you see in this situation? What would you suggest? Quote Link to comment
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