sugarplumfairy_caroline Posted December 20, 2008 Report Share Posted December 20, 2008 Well I'm 13 years old and in 7th grade. Right now I go to a rather recreational ballet school, and I've recently decided that I want to have a career in dance. At 13 I'm in the highest level and one of the best dancers too, out of all the other high schoolstudents. I have been in this level since age 11. Also, only 3technique classes a week are offered, and EVERYONE goes en pointe at 10. 'nuff said? But anyway, that's not the point(e) I recently started a topic about the Greenwich Ballet Academy in the Pre-Proffessional forum. I'm still very interested and would like to attend. Besides the audition, which I admit I'm a little worried about, here's the problem: Greenwich is about 40 minutes away from where I live, and while I realize that it is normal for serious students to drive that far for training, I'm afraid my parents will think it's too far. During the week, I'm the oldest out of four children and I live with my single dad. Two of my siblings are under 10 and the other one is only 11. I don't want to put any more pressure on him than he's already under, with getting all my siblings to their activities also. I could take the train every day, but I don't know how um, open either of my parents would be to that. He knows that I want to swith studios, but he said it might be hard to get to a further-away one during the week. Weekend aren't much easier- there I'm one of NINE kids, but at least some are older. I would really like to go to a residence program, because as you can see my situation isn't the easiest, but what concerns me is my lack of training to get into one of these programs. I'm not blaming my siblings at all, I love them and want the best for all of them. This was probably very confusing, but any advice would be greatly appreciated. Quote Link to comment
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