dbleon Posted October 28, 2004 Report Share Posted October 28, 2004 It has been brought to my attention that there are some on this board who consider my postings to be NON-RWBS and coming from the "sour grapes" perspective! Firstly, let me say that I/We have never been critical of the training available at this residency program. It is top notch, otherwise we would NOT have spent so many years there. Secondly, that I continue to voice my opinion regarding time and money spent on this training. Yes I still adhere to the opinion that a graduation certificate should be worth the paper it is written on. If a DK doesn't have what it takes to succeeed in gainful dance employment, programs should be upfront and not just take in the cash! Thirdly, I have commented, negatively, regarding verbal abuse by teachers, for that I still stand firm! Shouldn't be tolerated! Fourth, My beef with programs doing more to help or teach graduates or aspirants HOW to explore employment options. I.e. what companies to audition for, body style , dance type etc. This should be done for all, not just the chosen few! I hope that by voicing our concerns things will evolve for the next generation of graduates, so that they are not flung out into the emplyment field with little or no knowledge on where or what to do next. If this offends, I am truly sorry. As consumers we all expect value for our money...education/training programs should be accountable also. No?? RWBS offers excellent training, has many wonderful teachers, great performance opportunities...and our DD has benefitted from all of these. As stated on the SI forum, parents shouldn't feel they have to hide behind any of the negatives they may have experienced. There is no shame in honesty! Quote Link to comment
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