TemptressToo Posted October 24, 2005 Report Share Posted October 24, 2005 As mentioned late last week, I went to the main campus of my studio for an adult ballet class on Saturday. I guess I was assuming it would be great considering it was at the main center. Anyway...when I got to the main arts building, it was huge and glorious and grand. I ran into Ms. Lister who directed me where to go for class. I got up to the small rehearsal studio to find most of my classmates already there stretching. Two of the girls seemed really limber so I braced myself thinking they would be really good and advanced and technical and extended. Then the teacher arrived. Seeing me she introduced herself saying that she "did it all" but was mostly into modern. You probably already know what happened. Warm-up, I enjoyed as it was basically floor barre. Now at barre...the exercises are done lightening fast with no extended holds on half pointe and no corrections. The girl beside me (who was flexible) was far from what I expected. Everyone in the class seemed to just go through the motions without paying attention to if their feet were pointed, their legs straight and turned out. In centre, there was no adagio combinations given. She DID however give the class cabrioles (which nobody could do, nor did anyone appear ready to be at this point) at barre and in centre. All-in-all, it was quite disappointing. I was expecting serious students...not just girls who like to look cute in leos and colorful scarfs and wraps. I think I will look for another studio in the area where I can pick up an extra drop in class. It simply wasn't worth the 45 minute drive. Quote Link to comment
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