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 Post subject: auditiion for profesional school
PostPosted: Wed Nov 02, 2005 8:33 pm 
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Anybody can tell if they know some student who attempt the National ballet school ? because my son wants to do the audition and we don't know it the littles boys are happy there. thank you


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My daughter went there last summer as an 11-year-old. She was invited to stay year-round but we decided to keep her home for at least another year. She will be going again next summer, and most likely a boy from her home school will also be going. He's 11 and just got invited (but now we all have to figure out how to pay for it!).

I know from what we saw when we visited our daughter and from what she has said, there were a lot of younger boys there for the summer. I have heard that the year-round program is now up to 35 percent boys. There were definitely enough boys there that it made you step back and say, "Wow, I've never seen so many boys all around the same age in a dance class!" I would have to imagine it's very exhilarating for those boys. And they are kept in their own class. There were no mixed classes for the younger kids.

The children are very, very well supervised, and it is definitely pounded into their heads that they do not ever leave the buildings without an adult escort. The school is located in a busy city neighborhood. I know there can be a lot of down time in the dorms during the summer because they don't dance on weekends and they aren't doing rehearsals into the evenings as at some summer programs. But there seem to be plenty of supervised activities and the kids struck me as being quite kind to each other. Our daughter didn't stay in the dorms last summer (she stayed with relatives in Toronto) but she will this next summer, and she said she very much enjoyed the time during the day that she got to hang out in the residences with her classmates.

And the training itself was superb. It seems to go very slowly and carefully. There is no "sink or swim" philosophy where the young dancers are expected to either keep up or get out. They treated each child as an individual. They are especially sensitive to issues of artistry and musicality, and they really got our daughter thinking a lot about how she approaches dancing. Her jumping also improved and, after returning to her home school, also found herself capable of doing turns both more solidly and with more rotations.

Hope that helps!


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 03, 2005 3:33 pm 
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Oh :) thank you so much JanetH....for your information....that confirm what i heard about this school :wink: and it seems to me that it may be a good school for my son. Thanks again. and maybe your daughter and my son will see each other next summer !


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