We made it to NY, the big apple, for the final round of the Youth America Grand Prix!
“One of the most prevalent defining attributes of a great artist is technical accomplishment…nothing extra, nothing except the purity of their command of their chosen language of expression…. these individuals possess a total and utter mastery of physical form and artistic expression. “
The great majority of dancers have their first taste of dance through some kind of recreational program, many under the age of 5, perhaps in a ballet-tap-jazz combo class, or small part in a local community production…Unfortunately, many recreational studios are reluctant to encourage talented pupils to pursue their training goals at schools with more focused programs, falsely touting that they themselves can provide the necessary training.
A student may have fears, about trying a new step, about putting on pointe shoes for the first time, about getting injured, about performing for thousands of people, about introducing themselves to a director. All are legitimate causes for worry…
…the professional landscape of high level training, of the technical requirements demanded by the professional world, as well as how to deal with the pressure of executing a peak performance on demand are all aspects of involvement in competition…
…sometimes life does throw a curve ball that removes the option of attending or participating in class…the reality is that daily ballet class is the foundation of all progress, and is crucial to the continued development and success of our students.
Parents are justified in their concerns about the dance school they choose for their children…dance teachers have the potential to play a pivotal role in the…development of their students.
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