Hiflyer Posted December 27, 2008 Report Share Posted December 27, 2008 This is my first post on this forum, which I found just today. I am hoping that someone can help with some advice. Our 16-y-o dd wants to become a performer, after visiting Disneyland with her Australian dance school in September. We are thinking of accompanying her to the US for a year or so, for us to have some overseas work experience, and for her to study dance. We know very little about how this might work out, and would really appreciate some advice from parents or dancers who've been down a similar path. Not necessarily moving from another country, but pursuing a dream of bright lights with little idea of how to make that dream a reality. The dd has been doing dance, drama, singing, acrobatics, etc. for several years, and is now getting really serious about it, including doing some student teaching herself. So, some questions I'd love responses to, in no particular order: 1. Do we HAVE to go to LA or NY? Neither city appeals to us at all. We have seen LA, and are not impressed (sorry if you love the place). We'd like to see somewhere more picturesque, cooler, greener, things like that. 2. How important is the choice of city or dance school? 3. How long should we expect the dance study to be? 4. I assume the school year starts in September - is that correct? 5. How many dancers/performers are successful having committed to a year or more of full-time study? Is this a pretty sure way of getting into professional performing, or it is a remote possibility that only a very small number actually achieve? Thanks in advance. Quote Link to comment
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