snow Posted September 9, 2008 Report Share Posted September 9, 2008 Hello all. As a mom who is new to the ballet world, I am so grateful for the wealth of knowledge and guidance here. My dd is eleven and wants to go on pointe. I am trying to educate myself to make the best decisions. She's done recreational ballet for three years (1 or 2 classes a week) but now wants to get serious. We've moved and I am unsure which of the many choices here could train her safely to go on pointe while keeping the hope of a pro career alive. Is it a good idea to take classes taught by the young (under 20) apprentices of a small but professional company, or better to take from someone who has taught for many years? Is it better for a young dancer to have classes taught by only or mainly one teacher or a school that has different teachers for different days or levels? Without a ballet background it is hard for me to judge the students. I can get an idea of different teachers, but if you are in a program long term, it seems the teachers change from year to year. We are willing to drive for lessons anywhere in the greater Sacramento area and would appreciate any advice. Thank you. Quote Link to comment
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