i agree with this joanne:<P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>consider ability and personality - some children will thrive at being up front others it will scare the life out of.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>in my own school, i don't so much have this problem basheva refers to, because the numbers in each level are small. however, if having to choose, i agree with what's written above that their inclination to be reliable and confident in front (or their preference to have some 'protection') is the biggest factor, with recreational students. height may well be a factor, in the sense of grouping visually, according to height. but as basheva says, that in itself doesn't mean the taller group is at the back, necessarily.<P>with vocational students (teens) then the informal audition-type situation you decribe is more acceptable (here), and the lines in such a production, for real public consumption, would have to be ordered according to height and ability, just as in a company. i like the explanation you give about how, in a way, every class is an audition - i hope i remember that, the next time it can be applied to good effect!