Guest galenaballet Posted January 16, 2005 Report Share Posted January 16, 2005 Hello everyone, Thank you for taking the time to read my post. My question may seem a bit dumb, being you all seem very knowledgable and I am "just a mom" of a new ballet student. One thing I have come to understand is you must be informed very early on in the world of ballet! We recently moved from the suburbs of Chicago to Galena Illinois, close to the Dubuque Iowa border where my daughter takes her classes. A few month before moving my daughter starting ballet and her 2 day a week classes consisted mostly of streching and very little bar work. Now she is in a 1 day a week class where she is learning bar work (simple steps) ballet terms, and placement and alignment. The class seems very structered the teacher and her mother are both former ballerinas and own and are the only teachers of the small studio. My question is, how does a parent really know their child is getting proper training? My daughter is now 9, and I know it is a crutial age. The teacher doesnt communicate alot with us parents, but she is VERY attentive to her students. Ive read books, asked questions. I just dont want to be making mistakes early on that could affect my daugter later because I didnt ask the right questions or had her trained improperly Do you think this school in such a small city, my daughter could still get proper training? Should I send her for additional training in the summer in the city, or would this confuse her more???? Thank you for listening!!! Jen Quote Link to comment
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