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How many classes should I be taking???


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Before the studio took it's winter break for two weeks, I was assigned to three classes(pre-professtional) Mon. and Wed. 6:15-8:30 and Sat. 10:00-11:30. And I would sometimes take beg. and inter. adult classes two hours a week. Now that the break is over, my teacher changed the schedule for all preprofesstional students to Wed. 6:00-8:00 and Sat. 10:00-12:00. 4 hours a week!!!!!! I hear about other ballet dancers who dance 5 or 6 days a week. I am preparing to start auditioning for ballet companies. Will the 4 hours slow down my progression towards my dreams??????

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At this stage of the game, you should be taking six days a week. Preferably one ballet technique class, then a specialty, as in three pointe classes a week, a modern dance class, perhaps jazz, and a Pilates or other supplementary exercise. At your present rate, you are far behind the curve. Four hours per week isn't even enough to maintain technique necessary for pointe.

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Great! :wink: I knew I was behinde and at 21 I need to get out there in the dance world and start auditioning. And since my teacher doesn't offer anything but just ballet classes, not even pointe classes for goodness sakes, I guess I'll start taking adult beg. and inter. classes and work on pointe then. Thanks anyway.

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