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I'm about 15 and in 10th grade and im beginning to think about colleges and what i want to do in the future. I definitely want to dance in college and maybe something more. Do you have any advice on the subject? anything related at all would help. And im dancing about 3 hours of ballet a week(two 1.5 hour classes) and am very serious about it. I also do about 5 1 hour classes of other dance classes as well. am i doing enough ballet? i've asked a few people and they say that i should do more if im serious about dancing. :wacko:

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Michelle, there are a lot of threads on dancing in College, but you will need to do a bit of searching. Try both the YD 17-22 forum and the Ballet Moms and Dads forum.

 

If you are serious about ballet, and wish to study in a good program in college, you will need a LOT more than 2 ballet classes a week. You will need to be an advanced classical dancer when you audition for the college program, which means you have had years of daily classes including technique and pointe. Things like jazz and modern, which are certainly good, do count with ballet departments, but ONLY if they are IN ADDITION to your daily ballet and pointe classes. Other things, such as lyrical and tap do not count at all. Nor do competitions or recitals. What counts is technique, and without daily ballet classes, at your age, that will not be there. Sorry, I don't mean to be discouraging, but you said you are serious and want to dance in college and maybe more. Therefore, it's really time to get to an intensive ballet program now!

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