balletjames Posted September 10, 2008 Report Share Posted September 10, 2008 (edited) Hi again folks, Well as some of you know I have been taking private ballet lessons and they have been going really great! You may remember my last post regarding examinations for adults, it was suggested that I attend not only my current private lessons but group classes as well. I attended a ballet 'class' lesson today. It was great to be in the same room as other beginners and I did find it useful having them there to follow if necessary. Having others around you also made me aware of space! However, I was somewhat disspointed as for the majority of the lesson no one received any correction or comments. Bear in mind there were only 4 in the class!! I understand this is not always possible in large numbers! The teacher (Not the proper teacher I feel - student possibly?) was picking things of the top of her head to do and moving through LOADS of things off the cuff. I some how get the feeling that 'some' (Not all of course!) teachers dont take adult teaching seriously. By that I mean that because they feel older pupils are not going to make profesisonal dancers, they dont put particular effort into their class? Dont get me wrong I know many people enjoy the recreation side of things, but at the same time it is only fair that we get taught properly. I may have just had a bad experience this time as it wasnt the named teacher taking the lesson, so I will give ti another go and see what happens! On a good note...............I cant get enough ballet, I know its sounds ridiculous but I really have got a bug, I look forward to it each day and even practice,loL! Also my private lessons are going well and feel I am gaining alot from them! How I wish I learnt when I was younger! :-( Thanks for listening folks! Edited September 10, 2008 by balletjames Quote Link to comment
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