Mulberry Posted November 1, 2010 Report Share Posted November 1, 2010 I am wondering if there is a normal length of time that it usually takes (should take) a child student to get to the point where they are not being corrected on posture regularly. I am guessing that corrections on posture will continue from time to time until they are quite advanced, but I am talking about when posture is one of the major points for improvement. A little bit of background: My oldest daughter is 11 years old. Until she was 10, she had one or two RAD classes in a local dance school each week. When she was 10, she supplemented her two RAD classes with a Royal Ballet School Junior Associate class held every two weeks. She is now at vocational school. The local RAD teacher is not what I would consider to be detailed. I have had her as my own teacher (as an adult) and she still teaches my youngest DD and so I have been in or observed many, many of her classes. Until my daughter began the associate class, she had not been corrected at all on posture or placement. She had her first associate class in October 2009. These classes are incredibly detailed and very much focus on essential technique such as posture. At this point she was given posture exercises which she still does daily (or at least she tells me she does!). Every time I observed an associate class, I noticed that she was picked up on her posture more than the others, possibly with a slight 'Why am I still having to correct you on this?' attitude, which made me think that she was improving at a slower rate than desired. I'm sure that her teacher must have been aware that she is hypermobile, but she didn't comment on this with regards to her posture, so maybe she didn't think it had any bearing. Now, a year later, she has just received her first report from vocational school, having been there for about 7 weeks. The main comment was that she needs to work on her posture. Is this fine? To be expected? Should she have 'got it' by now? I haven't seen her in class, so it may just be that the teacher is working on all of the children to cement the basics in this first term (semester). Quote Link to comment
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