freespirit Posted February 3, 2005 Report Share Posted February 3, 2005 I've written before about the concerns I have about the "transitions" taking place at my dd's ballet school. Basically, our school director and administrator left at X-Mas, leaving us with no one to run the school and the ballet company scrambling to find teachers. Anyway, yesterday the company board met with the parents to discuss the situation with the parents. Lots of good news, we now have a school administrator from Royal Winnipeg Ballet, and a new master teacher from Australia. However, both ladies were trained RAD. Our school has never had any RAD in it. The board explained that the ballet company's AD wants the students to learn a well-rounded curriculum of classical ballet rather than focus on one style, and that all the divisions are just differences in style, not anything fundamental. However, I'm not sure if I agree. What does everyone else think? Should I be worried? The ballet company's AD is a well respected choreographer etc... There was a whole article about him in last month's dance magazine, and the idea comes from him, but it sounds a little fishy??? Opinions? Quote Link to comment
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