gerlonda Posted March 19, 2008 Report Share Posted March 19, 2008 I am a serious adult ballet student (began ballet at 17) in my 20's. I have been in the student division of my school for 4 years. My passion is ballet (I plan to attend CPYB this summer for my own training!) I'm looking down the pike and seriously considering teaching ballet. I am very observant, have a keen eye when it comes to good/bad technique, and it is easy for me to verbally express what I want; however, I have some major obstacles 1) I am not a professional dancer, never have been, so I think people will not take me seriously. 2) I'M still learning ballet technique myself and can't demonstrate EVERY movement in the ballet vocabulary. 3) I totally do not understand music, i.e. when a teacher says "Give me a 3/4, or 2/3" or whatever. 4) I know "of" the classical ballets (Sleeping Beauty, Le Corsaire, etc) but I do not know any of them in depth. Do any of you know of any excellent Ballet Teacher programs that could address my above (and other) deficiencies (i.e. going to Europe to learn R.A.D. or Vaganova methods or something else)? If I ever choose to be a ballet teacher I want to be thoroughly knowledgeable (knowing all ballet movements, understanding music, costumes, ballet history, various teaching methods, etc). Quote Link to comment
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