AsleepATheWheel Posted December 30, 2004 Report Share Posted December 30, 2004 I was reading the thread on the 'parents of boys 'board regarding ambition and anatomy. Some of the replies were about boys and girls, many about boys. This seemed to be a worthwhile and possibly contraversial topic to explore on this board and I have a few comments. If need be though, I would understand if this were moved or deleted. Having watched girls, and my own dd, evolve and change over the past few years, it interests me how the various body types are dealt with (or rather not dealt with). In residency, there does seem to be a standard for young women that is adhered to pretty strongly, though not in all cases. However, in dance studios or pre-pro type schools, there is a huge variety of body types, height, weight, length of limbs etc. I am wondering if these girls (and their parents and the owners of these schools) who are planning to become professional ballet dancers have a realistic concept of what body types companies are looking for. Having seen many productions of regional ballet companies, it seems that they choose to have more variety of body type than the larger companies. Therefore, there does seem to be some leeway, but in the harsh world of dance, who should be preparing the kids whose bodies dont quite match their ambitions? I will reserve any further comment until I find out if this thread is a good one for this board. Quote Link to comment
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