balletglitter Posted May 9, 2013 Report Share Posted May 9, 2013 Hi, I am nearly fifteen years old and I want to move forward with my training. My dance school is pretty recreational. The only dancers that are considered serious are the performing company, which I am a part of. We don't compete, and we all take ballet, modern, and jazz. The company focus is modern dance. However, my true passion lies in ballet, and I am told that I have potential even for a late starter (I started when I was 4, but I didn't decide to pursue ballet until earlier this year). There are two teachers that have been willing to help me in particular to push me up to standard this year. I dance a base of 6 ballet technique classes plus rehearsals, privates, pointe, and modern + jazz, for a total of approximately 18 hours/week. Next year I want to put much more time into ballet-only training and leave my studio but I am not sure exactly where I am going to go. There are local ballet schools and a nearby top professional company school, but I have to further investigate each before making a choice. I want to be proactive with my training and I desperately want more opportunities to train, perform, and be seen. I would seriously consider competing, but I have no clue where to start. My studio doesn't do any kind of competitions and I don't know if I will be technically good enough for ballet comps like YAGP, Prix de Lausanne, smaller ballet comps, etc. Could/should/how do I compete independently? Does anybody have any advice? Would competing be right for me? Who I should talk to? What the process is like? Quote Link to comment
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