Pistachionut Posted July 25, 2011 Report Share Posted July 25, 2011 (edited) I'm a soon-to-be 20 year old dancer who re-started ballet after a 5 year break in February of 2008. I've been taking lessons twice a week for the past few years at a studio that teaches the RAD method. I love it there and I would never leave, but it is not a 'ballet' school. The timetable has recently changed, meaning that I'll only be offered class once a week. Also, the environment is not as disciplined and focused as I would like it to be. I've recently resumed contact with an old teacher of mine who teaches the Russian Vaganova style of ballet. I took a class with her to test the waters, and I found her style of teaching and the atmosphere of her school to be just lovely. If I choose to take lessons with her also, my schedule will look like this: Monday: Yoga -9:30am to 11:00am Ballet (Russian) - 5:45pm to 7:00pm Tuesday Pointe- 4:00pm to 5:00pm RAD Advanced Foundation- 5:00pm to 6:30pm RAD Grade 8- 6:30pm to 7:30pm Wednesday One hour private lesson every second week (RAD). Friday Contemporary- 5:30pm to 6:30pm Ballet (Russian)- 6:45pm to 8:00pm Saturday Ballet (Russian)- 8:30am to 9:45am Pointe- 9:45am to 10:15am I was just wondering whether anyone could confirm/ enlighten me of the benefits of training in two styles? Also, some feedback on this schedule would be wonderful. Keeping in mind that I'm also studying, is it too much, or do I need to add more? I also have the option of a 75 min ballet class + 30 minute pointe class on a Wednesday come mid-October. I'm looking to improve in all areas-- flexibility, performance, strength, as I'm interested in undertaking further, full-time training in dance. Edited July 25, 2011 by Pistachionut Quote Link to comment
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