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I just got finised reading an entry about not dancing enough. Well i was wondering if am dancing too much. I am 13 and i take 6 days a week, mon-fri I take a morning class for 2 hours and then night classes for 3 hours (5 hours a day total for 5 times a week) and then on saturday i have a class in the morning and then rehersal until 6, 7 hrs on saturdays. Is that too much for a 13 year old? I really want this and to become a prima ballerina but i dont want to hurt mysef at the same time! :P

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That does sound like quite a lot for someone who is still in the growing years, pinktutu. It is not something I would normally advise for a 13 year old.

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Guest EnPoInTe4EvEr

Wow, and I thought I danced a lot. I's also 13, and I take 5 classes. totalling up to about 7 hours a week. Of course, I also swim competitively--5 days a week for 2 hours, with meets on most weekends. What I want to know is--How do you finish your homework? That sounds like an awful lot of dance to me.

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Guest pink tutu379

Yes it is a on of dance for me. More than 25 hours week. Actually I became homeschooled this year, because my new director, Maniya Barradeo, suggest i became homeschooled so i can train under her every day, for as much as i can. There are about 5 students in morning class and we are all very commited to ballet and we stay all day at Metropolitan Ballet together during the day and complete out work. It is a wonderufl experience!

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Oh, I see! Home schooled does make a difference. However, you just must be sure that you also get enough rest for someone of your age, especially while you are still in the growing years. :)

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Guest EnPoInTe4EvEr

Oh, well homeschooling changes it all a bit. I still think it's a bit much, but if you're resting a lot, I suppose that would be fine. Just thinking about all that dance makes my toes twitch. >_<

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You become a full member after you have 30 posts, if you have been here two weeks or more. At that time you automatically receive Private Message privileges. If you would like to join the Buddy Board, you may ask to be admitted. :thumbsup:

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Guest pink tutu379

Oh wonderful Ms.Leigh. May i be amitted to the buddy board and i will definitly try to get 30 posts as soon as i can! For the buddy board do you get ot talk randomly? Is there a sticky anywhere that i can read about this more? thanks so much!

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I can't admit you to the BB until you have the 30 posts, pinktutu. There are threads about it, but I don't think there is a Sticky about it. It's a place for teens to talk about things that are not allowed on YD, like chat stuff. However, it still has to be ballet related. :thumbsup: It's a secure, private forum. You can even give someone your email address there. That is why it is by admittance only. No one can see it except the Teens who are admitted, Mr. Johnson, and myself. No parents, no other teachers except us. :P

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I'm actually 13 also and take 4 days/7 classes/9 hours a week. If you add usually 4-5 extra rehearsal hours for Nutcracker, thats my class schedule. I wish I could dance as much as you, pinktutu.

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Guest pink tutu379

Oh okay Ms.Leigh. That sounds like a wonderful thing to have on ballet alert! and Jete... it is a privilege to dance that much, but at the same time its alot of work!

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