Guest Yknuby Posted March 15, 2005 Report Share Posted March 15, 2005 (edited) I have read on the SI thread that there is a year round program that has a morning class for the last two levels of their high school early release program. I would imagine there may be other programs that have these morning classes, but this is the first I have heard about them. I have since looked into this program. From what I have learned, the dancers come to the studio first and take an hour and a half technique class (8:00-9:30). They then go to school and return to the studio for afternoon classes that start at 3:00. Since the morning class is optional, the dancer/family pays for the full program that includes the am class, or opts out and pays for just the afternoon. Dancers that choose the morning classes attend a high school that has a relationship with the studio that allows for academic classes to be arranged accordingly or they homeschool or cyberschool. The afternoon and all day Saturday classes alone would be considered a full schedule with daily technique and pointe, in addition to variations, pas, jazz, contemporary, and character interspersed throughout the week. I have heard from teachers on this board that more than one technique class in a day is not healthy for the dancer. Does the long break (almost 6 hours) in between technique classes remove that concern? I'm curious what the moderators, or other parents that have advanced dancers and been around the ballet block a few times, think about these morning classes. Are there advantages to these morning classes? Disadvantages? Won't help, won't hurt???? Edited March 15, 2005 by Yknuby Quote Link to comment
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