Agnes1022 Posted September 26, 2007 Report Share Posted September 26, 2007 I've noticed that the juvenile ballet classes are broken to levels, from 1 - 6 or even 1 - 8. On the other hand, it isn't unusual to see Adult Ballet classes grouped into: Beginning, Intermediate/Advanced [or] Beginning, Advanced Beginning/Intermediate [or] Ballet 1, Ballet 2, Ballet 3, (Ballet 4), Beginning Pointe. I think that the last grouping might be more helpful to the student in placing themselves at the level most appropriate. Still, I wonder, why are the class levels in the Adult division so much looser than their juvenile counterpart, why is there a paucity of description of the classes and the skill levels required, and why is there no placement? I've seen students in Ballet 2, who IMHO have no business dancing at that level; is there a concern from the school about offending these students' sensibilities? I rather think that we Adult ballet students stand to benefit as much from correct class placement as our younger counterparts do. Now, not having studied any kind of dance training in my younger years, I can't comment on the content of the classes in each of the children ballet class levels. But I do find it rather interesting that in my ballet classes, the class routine always included the various barre and center exercises....all thrown in sequential order. Does the same "mixed bag" exist at each of the levels in the children/pre-professional classes, or are specific steps introduced at specific levels? Quote Link to comment
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