Guest justthedriver Posted December 1, 2004 Report Share Posted December 1, 2004 Forgive me for starting another topic so soon, but if you all weren't so helpful, informative and swift to respond...well, you've noone to blame but yourselves. My question is this. At what age or point of development does it become evident that a child has NOT got the makings of a dancer, in the anatomical sense? It's my understanding that there are certain built-in limitations that come with our bodies; hip flexors (whatever THEY are...) limited turnout or what have you. Is there a point at which this becomes obvious as an insurmountable problem, to a teacher? Do they tell you (student or parent?) A woman with whom I'm acquainted was as a child a student at one of the major company schools. She said she knew she'd never be asked to join the company when they stopped paying her tuition (although she was invited to continue studying), and says it was because of physical limitations as outlined above. I'm fairly sure our local school wouldn't be so ruthlessly honest. These issues, I'm assuming, may be different for boys than for girls. Right/wrong? Quote Link to comment
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