frodo Posted May 23, 2008 Report Share Posted May 23, 2008 Hi I do not know if it belongs here but I have to rant a little. I was dismissed from my balletschool at the last exam we had to take- we have exams regularly and there are always dancers that do not make it to the next years class. I was supposed to study dance one more year at the school I have been the last 7 years but they dismissed me now. Told me I was not quite up to the level of my classmates yet and that I could not make it to their level until next year when we were supposed to leave the school as fully fledged classical dancers. I lost a lot of time dealing with several injuries- achilles rupture, chronic tendinitis, meniscus issues etc.which I think healed quite well (except for the tendinitis) but the staff and the examiners told me that they could not see me as a classical dancer as my injuries i collected at a young age already would prevent me from having a long and healthy career on stage. Told me good luck and said I should continue dancing... ha ha ha... I am totally devastated. What sense is in dismissing somebody 1 year before graduation?! I could have easily made up for the lost time but they did not even give me a chance. I am 18 now and there is no way I could get into a professional ballet school again at my age. I have studied at very selective places but i doubt I can get into a similar program as most schools on that level of professionality are going to give me the same reasons as the school I was kicked out from. What should I do? Get into teaching would be an option but i had to leave my school without the graduation diploma. My mum suggested I continue making my abitur (highest school graduation in germany) and study human medicine in 2 years but I do want to dance! It is unfair to have to drop out so close to the end! What can I do? Quote Link to comment
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