i DO know what you mean. but i also know that we really can't help (and we'd like to) without more specific information.....<P>xwish, maybe it would help if i told you about when i did my (ISTD) Cecchetti Associateship.....<P>i had already studied benesh notation, so that really helped, but you can do this other ways. personally, i need to see the pattern in things, and this is helpful for syllabus learning in a number of ways.<P>can you extract out some elements of the syllabus - like, say, learning to do an advanced levl step, and separate out the component parts and the levels at which they are learned.<P>maybe that's an upside down way to describe it.<P>i'll put it the other way. with the ballet, i wrote out lists of all the exercises (notated, but you could do this in words, or just by photocopying the pages!). then i cut up all the pages into separate exercises. then i re-arranged all the exercises, so that all the pliés were together, in grade order....and did the same with all the rest of the exercises too. sounds obsessive, i know! but that's me!
<P>then i stuck 'em all together as pages, with all the pliés on one page, in increasing order of difficulty; all the tendus; all the glissés, etc!<P>finally then i was able to sit back and look at those pages and visually see the development of the teaching of each exercise, thru the grades.<P>this is harder to do with the modern syllabus as it will vary more from grade to grade, i imagine....but i hope this (perhaps rather wierd approach) may at least give you some ideas?!?<P>please do give us some specific examples, because there are lots of willing senior teachers here, happy to share their knowledge!