Guest sally-mandy Posted November 17, 2005 Report Share Posted November 17, 2005 Hi, I haven't seen this issue talked about yet. I started back to ballet at age 42 this year. I studied for several years as a child but am basically one of those "rebeginners" mentioned elsewhere. I want to learn the basics with an adult's understanding. I am in an adult drop in class which is ongoing, and I understand the drawbacks of that. For the time being I am also taking my daughter's class. But hers is not a drop in class. It started at the first of the school year. I have the same teacher for both classes and she does not break down new steps. This bothers me. Should it? Will I eventually pick up the parts of the steps? I don't have many choices for classes here. I am going to take beginning ballet at the university in the spring in hopes of learning the basics, even the ones I have muscle memory for, as component parts. The instructor at the U. told me this was unnecessary, that I should start in Ballet 2 even if it's too hard --that I will "pick up" the parts. Am I worrying too much about learning steps first by breaking them down, or is there something unusual about the way we are taught here? Thanks! Quote Link to comment
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