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Author:  Dean Speer [ Wed Apr 09, 2008 2:00 pm ]
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After more than a few decades of teaching, I never thought I'd hear from a class that they'd *rather* work on technique than learn a dance for spring recital.

The advanced ballet class that I teach once a week at a competition studio, came to me -- after talking it over with their director -- that they feel they've made really good progress in class and would prefer to work on honing their technique than spending class time learning a dance for the school's spring recital.

I told them that this was fine with me and that I didn't *need* to choreograph yet another recital dance. I'm pleased they came up with this idea themselves and of their desire to work on technique.

Yet, you could have blown me over with a feather! :shock:

Author:  LMCtech [ Thu Apr 10, 2008 12:06 pm ]
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Author:  Diane [ Fri Apr 11, 2008 3:28 am ]
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Oh, my! That is amazing!
:shock: :)

What ages are these dancers? (just out of curiosity)


Author:  Dean Speer [ Fri May 02, 2008 6:27 pm ]
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High School age. Isn't that great?! 8)

Author:  Gina Ness [ Fri May 02, 2008 7:29 pm ]
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Yes, Dean, great! Especially since you said they are students at a competition studio. How would you describe the difference between a regular ballet studio and a competition studio? I'd love to hear your take on it...

Author:  Diane [ Wed May 07, 2008 5:53 am ]
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good question. I, too, would like to know.

Over here there are no competition studios, as far as I know.
But, most studios are nevertheless more hobby-oriented. (ie: once a week for one hour or so....


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