dascmom Posted November 8, 2010 Report Share Posted November 8, 2010 Hi. It's been a long time since I've posted, but I constantly read ballet talk for help in guiding my fourteen-year-old daughter to a place where she can achieve her goals. My daughter has been studying dance since she was three years old, at competition studios until about two years ago when she began to focus on ballet. Last year she attended a reputable ballet school in our area, but we decided to travel a bit farther to spend her 4 high school years studying at what many consider to be the best ballet school in the area. Her goal is to attend a top dance college in NYC so that she can also pursue her love of tap with the masters that teach at BDC and Steps as she majors in dance. She loves ballet and realizes that it is the basis of all of her dancing goals, but feels that she ultimately would be interested in dancing in a college program that is not strictly classical, but that also has a modern focus. In light of her interests, I would appreciate it if anyone would evaluate the following: Monday- Ballet 2 hours, modern 1 1/2 hours Tuesday-Ballet 1 1/2 hours, jazz 1 1/2 hours (once in a while she misses Tuesday night classes to attend tap privates in a nearby city) Wednesday- she has a choice and I'm not sure which is better for her goals either- Ballet 1 1/2 hours at her home studio OR at a professional open class studio in a nearby city- Intermediate contemporary technique 1 1/2 hours and then Intermediate modern jazz 1 1/2 hours Thursday- Ballet 6-8PM, Pointe 8-9 Friday- off Saturday- Ballet 9:30-11 AM (this is an easier class), pointe 11-11:45 AM, ballet 12-1:30PM Sunday- tap dance in city As I mentioned before, DD dreams of getting accepted into one of the NYC dance colleges. She is now a freshman in high school and has these four years to prepare herself for her auditions. She is a strong dancer- not the absolute best at ballet but very good and gives 100% all of the time- and she is a very strong student. How do you think this schedule looks to propel her towards her goals? Whch option for Wedneday seems better for her? Thanks for any help you can give me. Dascmom Quote Link to comment
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