Marjolein Posted October 22, 2011 Report Share Posted October 22, 2011 I need to get something off my chest, something that's been bothering me for a while. Whenever I post a technical question, I get an answer (from members, not teachers) in the line of: take it slow, you're an adult so you don't have to push yourself to a certain goal. I so disagree with that. I'm a very serious musical theatre student, aiming to go to England next year for a year of training, preferably an MA in musical theatre. Ballet is one of the classes I take to help me reach that goal. Whenever I post a technical question, I ask because I want to progress, because I want to have sufficient technique to be accepted in a school. I'm not someone who can do something simply for fun. I'm an overachiever and I want to be really good. Whether one has a specific goal like me or not, I'm sure there are more adults like this here. There must be more adults here who want to be taken seriously and not get answers like: take it slow, relax, it's a hobby. Especially to other adult members for whom ballet is just a fun hobby (do not get me wrong, I think that's perfectly fine, just not what I'm aiming for), please do remember that for some it's more than that! In the same line, I would love to get more answers from the teachers. I've had to specifically ask for an answer from a teacher in a topic, I would love for them to answer more. That's why I'm here, to learn! I hope this topic doesn't offend anyone. I've been such a long time member (and a very happy member indeed!) but this is how I have been feeling lately. (Young) adults can be serious students too! Quote Link to comment
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