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I'm rather bemused. I don't know how my name got on summer intensives lists but I'm receiving all sorts of mail cards/brochures for summer intensives that are only open to 13-20 year olds.

 

Makes me feel both young and old at the same time! :pinch:

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Me too.

The card I got this week was from State Street Ballet in Santa Barbara CA. Go figure.

This one lists their audition tour dates.

None of them are nearby or it might be worth a laugh and "that look" to go and show them the card they sent me.

This has to be from buying dance wear or shoes. I have been invited to participate in some kind of competition and a beauty pageant as well.

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LOL! I haven't had an invite to a beauty competition, at least! *g*

 

I'm thinking of attending one that I was told I was allowed to go to, though - a local one. It's for three weeks BEFORE the camp in Virginia. If my body allows it, I might just do it. It's 5 days a week, 5 hours a day for 3 weeks, then the very next week would be ADC.

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I'm sure they bought mailing lists from a dance shop.

 

Online dance shops, all online stores, sell their mailing lists.

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That's how I got a free year of Dance Spirit- not the best dance mag out there, but it was fun to look at. I haven't gotten any SI brochures, not for about 10 years, anyway.

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Online dance shops, all online stores, sell their mailing lists.

Not if they're EU based and have to abide by the conditions of the Data Protection Act. On UK and other European Union based web sites, a customer has to tick a box to allow the retailer to send your details elsewhere.

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They still sell their lists - they just do it more subtly. The US sites have the same checks on theirs, for the most part (at least, I've had to check or uncheck a box each time I start with a new online shop that is US- or Canadian-based).

 

I still get emailings from the UK ones even though I've not checked or unchecked boxes and despite having also UNSUBSCRIBED to their shops and haven't bought from them since moving to the US.

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Oh, that is irritating! I don't get such unsolicited mail here in the UK, as it's against the law. Could it be that as a US resident, you're no longer covered by EU law? I know this is the case the other way round with blocking unsolicited commercial phone calls ("cold calling") via registration with the Telephone Preference Service: any UK-based form that cold calls me is breakng the law, but the UK law re the TPS and blocking unwanted cold calls doesn't & can't apply to overseas-based call centres and firms. Very annoying when I get one of those automated dialling calls at 11pm at night!

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I'm thinking of attending one that I was told I was allowed to go to, though - a local one. It's for three weeks BEFORE the camp in Virginia.

 

 

 

 

 

So...this one is for "youth" but they will allow an adult, or is for whoever pays the fees?

 

It sounds like an ideal way to prep your body for Virginia, even if you only did some of the first one so you don't overload early and wind up injured. It is also great if you can afford both. What a way to spend half of the summer!

The closest we come locally for adults is a month of daily 90 minute classes, or it might be just 4 days each week. It varies. We get that between regular session for the kids and when the kids summer intensive starts, which is generally the month of May. Then we are lucky if we can keep 2 per week classes going all summer around the variable vacation schedules of 2 schools.

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"The closest we come locally for adults is a month of daily 90 minute classes, or it might be just 4 days each week. "

 

I would be happy with that, actually, as I don't want my whole day shot. I would like to use part of the time for gym training and want my ballet teacher to do private conditioning lessons, as well. If I go to the big intensive, I won't be able to do the rest, at least not as easily.

 

They'll allow adults. They said that professionals will often come to class to keep in shape. My teacher did tell me she's trained with the owner and vouched for how good the teaching is. But I'd rather take with my teacher, because she knows me so well, and the program isn't as long per day as the 3 week one.

 

Otherwise, I have no classes in the summer to take around here without driving an hour each way for an hour and a half class.

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