FleetFeet Posted June 20, 2008 Report Share Posted June 20, 2008 I have been dancing for over twenty years and up until this year I have always taken "children's" (teen) advanced classes. This is for two reasons. One, there are no adult classes that are advanced enough for me. Two, I like to take approximately ten hours of ballet a week. It is almost impossible to do this taking adult classes regardless of the level. The studio I was most recently dancing at (three years there) accepted me and another adult student in the "kids'" advanced classes and we both auditioned for, and were accepted into the senior company as well for the last three years. Then near the end of the fall/spring session one of the owner/teachers asked to speak to us and told us that we could no longer take these classes. Several reasons were given (nothing about our technique or behavior in class), but it seemed to me that it revolved around some parents complaining and that some of the other owners/teacher didn't think adults in these classes was appropriate. To add to the bad situation, a studio that I go to only in the summer for one day a week (one "kids'" class and one adult class), gave me the same deal. Oddly enough, the "kids'" class had so few students that it was in danger of being canceled and in the adult class there were two teenagers! What is going on here! Besides the sense of rejection, this is making it very hard for me to put together a schedule with 10 hours a week of fairly advanced classes. Is anyone else running into this? Or do you take lower level classes or much fewer hours per week so that this is not a problem? Quote Link to comment
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