what's your sore spot?

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what's your sore spot?
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Sun, 04-06-2008 - 12:09am

So what's your sore spot?

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Registered: 10-24-2007
Mon, 04-07-2008 - 2:27pm

>>The big hair schools tend to be for the competitive programs, Katie's in a traditional ballet school.<<


what do you mean by competitive programs?

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Mon, 04-07-2008 - 2:32pm

I'm sure we've all

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Mon, 04-07-2008 - 2:34pm

I understand, if Liza is used to it, it never freaked her out. I'm just comparing to our dance studio.

It's evidently pretty different, since the subject of underwear never has come up. Alaskans are pretty relaxed, so that might be part of it. But other studios here may have these rules. At our studio they do not wear buns, unless they want to of course. Also there is not set uniform or color for their classes. You buy your own dance clothes and all the girls wear tights and leotards and ballet shoes for class. Most also wear a ballet skirt, some will wear letoards that are part of a past costume. Marissa did 1 years of ballet, 2 years of ballet/jazz, a year of irish dance, and 3 years of her current class which is "Contemporary Dance/Drill." And Vanessa has taken 3 years of ballet and is on her 3rd year of Contemporary Dance/Drill. But all at the same dance studio.

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Mon, 04-07-2008 - 2:38pm

My dd danced for years.

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Mon, 04-07-2008 - 2:39pm

I think it just depends on the type of school -- Liza's school is very traditional and quite serious about the craft -- the girls start out in pink leotards, graduate to hunter green, then burgundy then black.

 

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Mon, 04-07-2008 - 2:42pm
that's what I was trying to get at -- that it's never too early to begin to understand the 'best practices' of any performance art -- which is why at Liza's acting school there's no hanging out before a show while the audience is coming in - there's no going out to see mom at intermission etc... there's a strict 90 minute call before show time and all that goes with learnign the responsibilities that come with a performing art.
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Registered: 03-27-2003
Mon, 04-07-2008 - 2:42pm

I've learned way too much about this in recent years.

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Mon, 04-07-2008 - 2:49pm
Dance competitions are surely Dante's fifth layer of hell -- I agree with you.

 

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Mon, 04-07-2008 - 2:51pm

Liza's studio sounds a lot like my dd's studio.

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Mon, 04-07-2008 - 3:06pm

Ugh! I ran into the same mentality when my daughter was 3. Yup, they wanted a 3-year-old to buy two slinky, itchy, no-underwear outfits for a small fortune, and wait in a separate room (no parents allowed) before she went on stage (only the official volunteer moms were allowed in there, which means some other mother was putting make-up on my kid and doing her hair so all the girls would look alike.) And did I mention that the whole performance was filmed by a professional videographer?


I pulled her out after that disaster, and found another studio, but I think the experience cured her from ever wanting to be a dancer of any kind.

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