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skyish

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Hi,

 

I've just been offered a translation job which I will earn money "at home" by translating pages and I'm crazily happy about that =)) :thumbsup:

 

Now, with the money I will earn, I'm seriously considering taking more ballet classes. Right now I'm taking private classes in a studio where all the teachers are principal-soloist dancers, and those classes (1 hour each) are really expensive. With my calculations, if I take 1 more class a week (makes 3 hours/week) I will be fine but I cannot afford 4 hours/ week in my studio. And, I've found this another studio here who is willing to accept an adult student like me, this studio offers group lessons, 1.5 hour each, twice a week for an amount of money which equals to my 1 hour/week in my current studio. :lol:

 

I hope it didn't come out confusing :sweating: Anyway, what I'm asking is, do you think that I shoul take private lessons in my current studio and do only 3 hours ballet a week, or should I just attend other studio as an extra and do 5 hours (in total) a week? I mean, maybe 1 hour private lesson is better than 3 hours of group lessons, is it? And may there be a confusion for technique if I go to seperate studios? (I'm already confused right now because I was educated in French Ballet for 4 years and Vaganova for 3 years; but I'm positive that that studio doesn't do Cecchetti or RAD anyway=P) Thanks in advance=)) :rolleyes:

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Skyish, if the teachers are good at the school with the classes, then I would definitely do that. If they don't have a third class for you, then stay with the one private at the other school. But before you do anything, watch a class or take a class and be sure that you like the teacher and that the level of the class is right for you. :lol:

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Thanks for the reply=)

 

Tomorrow owner of that studio will examine me a little to see my level. That school is the most famous ballet school of Turkey indeed, I'm 20 and I remember meeting a lot of students in state-ballet that came from there when I was 8 so they are around for at least 14 years; I'm sure they offer a first-class education.

 

Anyway, what I couldn't understand is that "third class" thing, do you mean adult classes by third classes; or any class that is suitable for my level? In fact I guess with my current condition I will be put in a class either between children or (if I beg enough- I want the hardest way to improve faster) between ex-pros who are extremely experienced, but in both cases I don't care, I just want to be good at what I do=)

 

Thanks again :lol:

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Yes, I meant if you could find a third class they will allow you to take, that would be great, and less expensive than the private. :lol:

 

PS - It's not necessary to post the quote of the previous post. Just hit the Add Reply button instead of the "Reply. :thumbsup:

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By the way, yesterday I went there and was pushed into a class with 3 senior students(two of them are 17 years old, one is 19) instead of being examined seperately;they are technically miles ahead of me (they are doing corner-to-corner combinations including turns, chassés, assemblés,arabesques, grand jetés etc. and they will start pointe work again in 2 months or so while I'm doing only barre and a little center work in my current studio for now :) )so during most of the "corner work" I just sat and watched because it's been a really long time since I last did those steps and I didn't want to embarass myself but they said that I have a very balletic body and that I'm over-flexible so they put me in that class believing that I would catch them in a few weeks :D:party:

 

So, I'm lucky to find a class which is technically and terminologically ahead of me, because with my current studio I'm improving painfully slow with a lot of corrections and perfectionism; and that makes my technique cleaner and stronger. And if I get the job for sure, in the other studio I will learn more terminology and advanced steps and I will combine these two to improve much faster :helpsmilie:

 

And the teacher is from Russia, Vaganova Academy, and is very positive; and her class was a real challenge for me; that's what I want for sure :lol: I'm now waiting with my fingers crossed for getting the job :hyper:

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It is great to hear you are encouraged by your new teacher and class. We look forward to hearing about ballet studies in Turkey. :thumbsup:

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Actually I want to tell you about ballet in Turkey even with photographs and maybe videos from my state-ballet recitals but I don't know where to post them and if you are interested in it or not :thumbsup:

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At this time, please refrain from posting any photos or videos. Although your enthusiasm for ballet in Turkey is lovely, I am not sure if that is acceptable for BT4Ds. We will get back to you one this one! :thumbsup:

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:thumbsup: what is a BT4D pardon? by the way, it would be really really tasteless to write an article and post that only anyway =/ I was already clipping videos from my recitals and I've just got permission from the photographer who took professional photos of our ballet concerts but I will keep them for another place then. Thanks.
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Skyish, BT4D is Ballet Talk for Dancers :blink:

 

Although you cannot post photos or videos on this site, you can post a link to them, if they exist on another site. :thumbsup:

 

We are interested in ballet in Turkey, and it would be nice to see some photos, especially. Not everyone has the video capability, but most can view photos. Is there a link to the professional ballet company there?

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Oh we do not have "ballt companies" here, only state-ballet, and our state-ballet websites aren't informative at all, that's why I wanted to make a thread for that. I will explain them all=) Of course, I was going to send links for them =) Ok then, I will post my thread to cross-talk =)

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