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I have been reading some of the young dancer posts and from that I understand that their ballet classes mostly stop over the summer, and they tend to go to summer intensives. Is this what happens in most ballet schools or is it just an american thing? I mean, I realise that many of the young dancers who post here are considering a career in dance so going somewhere prestigious over the summer helps, but what about those of us who are recreational dancers only? I don't want to stop classes for the whole summer!

 

Cheers

Becky

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Kate B

Aaaargh! Summer!!! I had a terrible time last year trying to find a class I liked in the summer. I don't think most adult free classes stop over the summer but syllabus ones seem to. I'll be back in London (forever - yeah!) by July and looking for somewhere good again. You should ask your teacher if they do classes over the summer break. I think it's all up to individual schools, but in my experience it seems to be that things get quite tricky in the summer.

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Xena

Our teacher is quite good with classes during half terms and summer. Like this half term, she will lend us older students the key to the studio so we can practice our dances, and in the summer, she tends to try and keep classes going, but it is only viable if people turn up. The older students usually do, but the younger ones don't. Like last summer, I think we only ended up having two weeks off! I quite enjoy the breaks though.

Jx

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Guest Danni

Summer in Australia was hard as an adult dancer (we're getting to the end of summer now and back in our third week of classes now). There are junior summer intensives which are not as long as the ones in the US seem to be, but then, the 'summer break' here is only about 6 weeks. As for adults - finding classes in summer was impossible except for a one week 'school' where there was one classical class a day. Better than nothing of course, but I'm soooooo glad term has started again. Hope you can track something down - otherwise it's all about staying in shape and stretching I'm afraid.

 

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Guest Stuart

Becky,

 

This is rather a long time after your original posting, but I'm afraid that I haven't logged on to the site for quite a while!

 

Regarding the summer, there is a summer school for one week in August which is aimed at adult level (and the standard is at various levels)and it is very close to you at Swindon. Myself and others have been a "regular" group there for several years now!

 

I know that it this isn't a regular weekly thing but if you might be interested I can let you details...

 

Stuart

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Guest beckster

Hi Stuart,

I don't know what my plans are for the summer yet but I'd certainly be interested to have details of that summer school. I'm not sure that I'm allowed to post my email here, and besides which I'm sure others would be interested to hear about the school. If you can't post about it, perhaps one of the moderators will be able to advise the best way to get in touch.

 

Cheers

Becky

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Mel Johnson

Becky, we discourage the Young Dancers from posting email addresses, but adults are, well, adults, and if we receive unsolicited emails as a result of posting an address, we have the savvy to know what to do about it! If you like, you may post your address, then after you've made contact, I can delete either the whole post, or just the addy.

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