longtimecoming Posted October 15, 2008 Report Share Posted October 15, 2008 (edited) 19yrs ago I was pre-professional at an almost apprentice level, dancing with Victor Moreno (Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo) and the Philadelphia Civic Ballet. I am just now thinking of getting back into ballet at age 32yrs. Now all I hear is "RAD this" and "RAD that". What the heck is this all about? I get that it has something to do with teaching and the Royal Academy, but what is the deal with children taking these exams? Can someone explain this process to me? It amazes me when I see all the changes in dance. I remember when I had to special order my 3/4 shank Freeds (now practically standard), and I WISH there were Ouch Pouches! We used lambs wool and were jumping for joy when Second Skin was invented! Demi-pointe (not since pre-Pavlova!).......wow. Thanks for the insight. Edited October 15, 2008 by longtimecoming Quote Link to comment
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