spinbug Posted April 23, 2008 Report Share Posted April 23, 2008 I've been mulling over this decision for some time now and it appears that there is a destiny for me. I started ballet lessons as an adult and quickly improved up to the intermediate/advanced level and began studying pointe and taking my Cecchetti exams. Sadly my instructor moved away and the studio that she owned was sold and eventually closed down leaving a real void in our community. The nearest quality studio was an hour's drive away. Our students scattered to other studios and sadly, some just stopped taking ballet altogether. I couldn't give up my new love and continued taking classes out of town, though. Since that time many people have inquired about my ballet studies and expressed an interest in finding a new teacher to start class again. In fact, several people asked me if I would be interested in teaching their children. Even though I had reached a somewhat advanced level, I never considered myself qualified and repeatedly refused the offer. I don't know if the new climate in the media had any affect but suddenly I had adults wanting to learn ballet. That hit a spark with me since I, myself, started as an adult and realized that there was no longer an avenue for those individuals to learn. (There is another studio in town that takes kids.) Once again, I know that I don't have the experience of some more advanced students and do not have a degree in dance pedagogy, but I do have an interest and a passion for ballet. So, this time around I decided to just jump in. So... I am now the teacher for an Adult Ballet Class! I must be crazy! Quote Link to comment
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