antares Posted December 21, 2004 Report Share Posted December 21, 2004 I've just started taking beginner ballet classes. The class is all made up of young adults (I'm 21). I knew I'd be catching up since I joined in the middle of the semester, and I had the unfortunate experience of showing up late for my first class (we were given the wrong time by the lady who registered me), but I thought that at the second class the teacher would at least discuss something with me. I'm not expecting special treatment, I just thought that she might spend five extra minutes with me to explain the foot and arm positions, proper posture, or how to point your feet... but she hasn't and it doesn't look like I should hold my breath. I have not been given a single correction, though I'm positive that I'm doing everything wrong. I may not have a chance in hell of going pro, but the thought that the teacher doesn't care at all whether I improve or just continue dancing with horrible technique is so discouraging. This is especially so when I or the other students are having obvious difficulty with something and she doesn't seem to have any pointers for us. Is this something that just happens with adult classes where they figure you have no future in ballet, so why bother? Or is this common to all beginner classes? I wouldn't even mind taking class with much younger students if I would be given better instruction. The reason why I'm commuting forty minutes to this school, when there is another just ten minutes away, is its reputation and the quality of students it is known to produce. Thank you for any info you can give me. Quote Link to comment
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