3girls1dancer Posted February 13, 2013 Report Share Posted February 13, 2013 My DD is 12 years old. She dances at a newer studio with only five dancers. She has been with this new studio two years after we left what has been referred to on this site as a "Dolly Dinkle" studio. Her teacher offers ballet twice a week (3 hrs total) and jazz technique three days a week, with a time to prepare their performance routines one day for an hour. At this time my DD is not interested in attending a ballet only school or being a traditional "ballerina." We both know, however, to be a solid dancer ballet is very important. We are fortunate to live in an area with access to four summer intensives provided by reputable ballet schools. Two have been reviewed positively on this board, while the others are not on there (I don't know why). One of the ballet studios also offers 2 hour open teen/adult ballet classes (12+ years) four days a week for 8 weeks. Auditions for the SI are coming up fairly soon. My daughter is serious about pursuing dance professionally and knows she needs more ballet. Like many other mothers, I only know a little about dance from what I have acquired watching and listening. Her dance teacher is supportive of her attending a SI from a traditional ballet school. As a dancer that has never danced at a ballet school and only recently (last three years) received decent ballet classes, would it be better for her to spend a summer at a real ballet school doing the "open" classes or should we try a traditional ballet SI? Thank you for your advice. Quote Link to comment
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