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Author:  poppiedancer [ Tue Jan 18, 2005 4:18 pm ]
Post subject:  schedule to choose


I have a decision to make and its proving to be quite difficult. Its between amounts and studios for ballet.

Ok on one hand I have this option:
Tuesday: 4;30-6 inter ballet
Wednesday: 4:30-6 inter ballet
6:30-7:30 flamenco
Thursday: 6-7:30 inter ballet
Friday: 6:30-7:30 jazz (I'm not that keen on jazz but its free and if it helps my dancing thats good)
Saturday: 9-10 open ballet class
11:30-12 limbering
12-1 pointe.
This schedule is with a very successful school (and it costs a lot each term.) I would improve rapidly and I'd be the eldest in the class, and I'd have a 30-45 minute bus ride each way.

The other option is:
Tuesday: 5:30-6:30 adult beg ballet
Wednesday: 5:30-6:30 adult int ballet
6:30-7:30 flamenco
Thursday: 7-8:30 adult int ballet
Friday: 6-7:30 adult beg ballet
Saturday: 11:30-12:30 adult adv beg ballet
12:30-1:30 adult pointe and strtch
1:30-2:30 adult repetoire class.
this would be a 20-30 imnute trip to the studio by bus.

Gahhhhhh. I hate decisions. I like both options, although, doing more adult classes would be slightly more expensive. And for both options, I would only be able to attend classes on Saturdays after 12 every second week coz of my part time job.
My parents will not support the dancing, it will be entirely self paid *gulp* and I want to get the best I can.

I learnt ballet from 12-16 years old but have just had an 8ish month break. I was on pointe. I'm now 17.

Sorry about this strange, difficult and long post...
Thank you


Author:  Lucy [ Wed Jan 19, 2005 8:17 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: schedule to choose

Hello Poppie, If it were me I would base my decision on the quality of the teachers. Which is the better school? I also so think that 1 hour is not enough for a technique class.

I would go with the best school and if it means a longer trip, I am sure that it will be worth it.

Just my 2 cents, hope it helps.

Not an easy decision, let us know what you end up doing and how it goes.

Author:  djb [ Wed Jan 19, 2005 8:47 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: schedule to choose

I didn't notice the length of the classes at the second studio until Lucy mentioned it, and I agree that it it not long enough. What I would also consider, besides the quality of teaching, is how seriously the teachers are likely to take you. Teachers of adult classes can take their students very seriously, but some adult classes are geared toward just "having fun."

Author:  citibob [ Fri Jan 21, 2005 1:17 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: schedule to choose

I would consider, before anything else, your goals in dancing. What do you want to get out of it, and what are your expectations/hopes/dreams for the future? Only with that knowledge can you even begin to evaluate different options.

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