olddude Posted July 23, 2008 Report Share Posted July 23, 2008 Over on Crosstalk there's a big thread on how much class time per day is appropriate and/or effective for serious students. One specific aspect is, how many times a day can you take a technique class (especially, one with a serious barre) before burning out on either physical benefit or mental capacity to learn? That discussion started with reference to young teenagers, 13 or 14 years old. I've been dancing for not quite 5 years, about the same as kids of that age (though of course I'm an old dog and slower at learning new tricks!). But I'm old enough to be their grandparent, and it's not clear to me how that discussion might apply to my own training. Like the young teens, I feel I have a limited time to learn to dance before bodily deterioration trumps education (I'm 61) - so I am taking as many classes as I can manage right now. Until recently, I've just added a class whenever I felt I could do so physically, without asking whether there was an upper bound beyond which I would not be getting much more, or might be taking unnecessary risks. But now it's getting to 9 or 10 classes a week, so I'm starting to wonder. I'd appreciate any ideas or experience others might have, especially anyone with experience teaching us older students. Quote Link to comment
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