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Re: fusturated
Posted by 8888
5/2/2005  7:20:00 PM
go to studio 2 i know what it is like to wait. Only go if ballet is important enough in your life to make you give up some time though. that's my advice so if you really want to GO FOR IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Re: fusturated
Posted by Replying to tbka
6/16/2005  5:29:00 PM
Replying to fusturated:

I think you should try and talk to your teacher at studio 1 again and see if you can push yourself to do the advanced ballet class and if she doesn't like that go to Studio 2 and turn that studio to the best in town


Hope I was help
Re: fusturated
Posted by fellow dancer
6/20/2005  11:38:00 AM
Wow! I read your letter, and you're in almost EXACTLY the same situation I'm in! I'm going to a new studio next year because I really want to take pointe too. The studio I'm at right now doesn't offer pointe, that's why I'm switching. If I were you, I'd switch too! In my town, you can only dance till you're graduated, and then no studios offer classes after that age. That's why I'm switching now before it's too late (I'm going into grade 11). My family just doesn't understand the big deal about going on pointe, but it's not something I can expalin to them...I just HAVE to do it! Hope you get your situation worked out, and that if you do change studios, it goes great at the new one! (Keep me posted!)
Re: fusturated
Posted by susannah
8/15/2005  6:21:00 AM
Hi ,
I went through the same thing i started dance late when i was 13 and and am now 15 i can tell you its hard being the oldest kid in the class but maybe your studio 1 ballet teacher will put you on pointe while the rest are still on flats. because when you first start on point your feet feel terrible . so by being in a younger class you could "show off" and inspire the girls slacking off to try harder.,stay with your old studio and tough it out .after all we make sacrifices for family,lol.and on a final note by staying in the easyer class you wil get to perfect your pointe moves with no rush and then maybe if your studio is like mine be the only one in your class on pointe at the recital... if you have one .

love to you and good luck ,
susannah tx.
Re: fusturated
Posted by anonymous
8/18/2005  5:40:00 PM
Dear Frustrated~
i have been dancing ever since i was 3. i love and i spend 4 to 5 days a week and 2 or more hours each week. i am 13 years old and my dance teacher asked me if i wanted to do pointe. i understand what you are going through. my advice is to wait for your friends. My dance teacher put me in level 4 and 5 one time, and then she would decide after one month which level i should take. after taking level 5 i liked the level better but i didn't like the girls in that level. So i asked her if i could take the level 4. it turned out that it was better that i took level 4 because i learned some steps that i never learned before, i was able to perfect my unperfect steps, and i had fun because i was with my friends! I think you should stay at studio 1, even if it does take a while! Good luck, i hope everything works out for you!
~ anonymous
Re: fusturated
Posted by Kristin
12/8/2005  9:54:00 AM
Don't worry about what other people think. Your studio may be known as the best on in town, but they are not accomodating your needs, and I don't think what they're doing is right. You've made friends there, but you can still keep in touch with them afterwards. They will understand why you're doing whats best for you.
I am 19 and just beginning pointe, trust me, don't wait any longer! If you want to advance in ballet technique, then take pointe at the other school and you will excell there, I'm sure.
Good luck!
Re: fusturated
Posted by kimberly
3/6/2006  8:45:00 AM
hey you know what its my first time to. and i'm also 14 i'll tell you now i think it is a great thing that your planning on doing and let know one tell you different ok! b/c your coming up with great things that should be yours and poeple should here them with the dances and yes do go for it!!!!!
Re: fusturated
Posted by Guest
6/14/2006  4:59:00 PM
Be patient, cause it doesn't sound like you'll be happy at the other studio either even though you'll go on pointe. Your studio(1) is the best in town for a reason, why leave it?
Re: fusturated
Posted by TheDancingQueen
7/12/2006  2:00:00 AM
Ok. Now I know what your feeling because the same thing happened to me almost 15years ago. Look, if both your teachers think you're ready to move on but one is holding you back, go to the one that is giving you that push. Which in your case is studio2. It doesn't matter if studio1 is the best, the teacher at studio2 is going to put you where you need to be.
I started dancing late in life too but now I'm a lead female dancer in a well known dance company(no names)and if I hadn't switched dance studios I'd still be doing kiddie stuff. Move on kid. Friends come and go and if they can't understand why you switched studios then they wern't very good friends to begin with. You're doing this for you and you only. Take it seriously!
Re: fusturated
Posted by mazdancer
7/26/2006  3:27:00 PM
Hello
I think that even though studio 1 is the best school there is, it is in fact, not the best as it is not willing or even trying to provide you with what you desire. A good teacher will do its best to provide you with what you would like to do. Your ability is not dictacted by the dance school you go to and you know this, so it would be best if you went to the teacher at studio 2. And you already know someone there anyway.

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