FrogEnPointe Posted August 1, 2011 Report Share Posted August 1, 2011 My 13yo dd is a serious dancer in a "Company" at a local pre-pro school. The school she attends has not produced a professional dancer in several years, so my concern is that she will not get the level of training needed to enter a career in dance because of the politics at the school. She has strong technique and artistic ability, however, the AD/Ballet Mistress at her school believes in casting based on seniority, not ability. I know that politics exist everywhere, but my concern is how to talk to the AD about what my daughter needs in order to have a future in dance. I've been told by several professionals and former professionals that she has the ability for a dance future with the right training. I am looking at other options for ballet schools in the area, but I am limited in the funds I can spend and how far I can travel due to work constraints. I plan to sit down with the AD and talk about my daughter's future, but I feel like she'll just be telling me what I want to hear. Can anyone help me with the type of questions I should I be asking the AD about how she will prepare her for the future? Quote Link to comment
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