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#1 Mel Johnson

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Posted 08 October 2003 - 03:33 AM

This thread is springboarded off the "I think it's because of ballet" and our 5th birthday threads, let us know what you read and use Ballet Alert for.

I think it's because of Ballet Alert that...

I get up early every morning to see what the very latest is!

#2 Victoria Leigh

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Posted 08 October 2003 - 03:50 AM

...that I stay up way too late at night! :clapping: :rolleyes: :flowers:

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Posted 08 October 2003 - 04:12 AM

...that I have found a welcoming community of experts, other parents of dancers, pros willing to give advice.

...that I have the "inside scoop" on what's going on in the world of dance.

...that I have a place to ask questions, to celebrate, to look forward to what might be ahead for my dancing daughter.

...that my posts have access to some of the best smilies around! :flowers:

Thanks, Ballet Alert.


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Posted 08 October 2003 - 04:18 AM

...that I go to work refreshed, revived, organized and thinking about how, when ,where, what and why I do what I do each day. I am a very organized individual, educated in my field, but Ballet Alert inspires me to be better at my job. It allows me the priveldge of having an outlet with professionals with whom I may not always agree on the particulars however having a deep respect for the knowledge on this board and recognizing I learn so much from the communication, I always have food for thought. Ideas to perhaps get me out of my quicksand and funk!! :flowers:

Ballet Alert is an invaluable part of my day. Thank you again! I cannot say it enough.
:clapping: :flowers: :flowers:

BTW: it also helps to keep me a bit more conscience of typing, spelling, grammar and expressivity in my language. I know I make a lot of mistakes, but before BA I was regressing terribly in this area! :shhh:

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Posted 08 October 2003 - 04:35 AM

...has helped me as a beginning adult ballet student to learn more regarding the art form as well as broaden my horizons in other areas of art. It has given me a new appreciation for the sometimes differing opinions knowing that even when the opinions are different than mine, I can still gather information from them, quietly tucked in the back of my mind.

And, it's just plain fun!! :rolleyes:

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Posted 08 October 2003 - 05:18 AM

I feel I'm a part of a community of people that love ballet as much as I do. Sometimes it's nice to belong.

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Posted 08 October 2003 - 05:20 AM

....I have a place to write informally and conversationally, without the pressure of "publishing." Nothing is better for writing than writing. Except maybe reading.
....I have Ari to sort out the international press for me. Love those links!
....I keep in cyber contact with some of the gang from the old AOL/NYT dance chat, whose poster girl was the divine Miss Victoria Leigh.
....I have, I hope, a built-in readership for my DanceViewTimes pieces. (That means you, Ed Waffle!)
....Alexandra should be given a MacArthur grant.

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Posted 08 October 2003 - 06:52 AM

I think it is because of Ballet Alert that:

Whenever I have a spare moment, I run to my computer to see if there are any new posts yet.

I no longer subscribe to Dance Magazine, but I still have all the latest in the dance world.

When I talk to my friends on AIM, I keep wondering where all the good smilies are :shrug: :clapping: :flowers:

I have a very hard time resisting the urge to get back out of bed and post my latest ideas on the anatomy of whatever step(s) or concept(s) we're discussing in Teachers.

If I have a question, I can ask some of the most knowledgeable people in the dance world about it.

And finally...

I have learned more about ballet than I ever would have in any school.

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Posted 08 October 2003 - 07:06 AM

I know it's because of Ballet Alert that I realize how little I know about ballet, at the same time thoroughly enjoying the process of being educated

....that I've had the privilege of meeting, both on-line and in person, some fabulous people.

Thanks, Alexandra!


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Posted 08 October 2003 - 07:50 AM

I think it's because of Ballet Alert that ...

I started dancing and I'm still dancing now. If I hadn't met people like Xena and skippy in real life, I would never have kept going. And I never would have met them in the first place without this site.

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Posted 08 October 2003 - 09:35 AM

 I think it's because of Ballet Alert that...I have managed to keep in touch with all my ballet pals on both sides of the world. There is always ballet alert on any computer that has an internet connection, and its like a favourite security blanket.

 I think it's because of Ballet Alert that...I realise how much I love ballet.

 I think it's because of Ballet Alert that...I am in a continuing quest to find adult ballet classes no matter where in the world I am.

 I think it's because of Ballet Alert that...I have such lovely friends such as LolaDoggy, Beckster, Mr Robin and Skippy (but i knew her before).

 I think it's because of Ballet Alert that...I know I am not alone in my ambition as an adult ballet dancer to try and do better and to become the best I can, despite not having that 'ideal ballet body..'

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Posted 08 October 2003 - 09:54 AM

I have reiginited my love of ballet and my pride in loving ballet that had been dormant for a few years.

I'm also a better parent because of Ballet Alert. I know this sounds strange, considering my son will have to wait at least another year or too before starting pre-ballet, but the advice I read on the parenting thread can be applied to any parenting situation and far surpasses anything - in depth, in honesty and in sincerity - you read in the 'proper' forums. :flowers:

#13 Jaana Heino

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Posted 08 October 2003 - 10:29 AM

I think it's because of Ballet Alert that ... I have realized that The Way to really enjoy praciticing ballet is to do your best to work hard several times of week instead of going once a week just for the fun.

I think it's because of Ballet Alert that ... I still take ballet classes at all. Without the support of other adult ballet students here I might have not continued over all the frustrations, not realizing they are perfectly normal troubles...

I think it's because of Ballet Alert that ... I really appreciate the difficulties, dreams, triumphs and disappointments of pre-pro dance students and professional dancers, and respect even more the young dancers - also in my own school.

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Posted 08 October 2003 - 11:05 AM

Oh, surely it's because of Ballet Alert that, when at the ballet I see an unnamed but oh-so-familiar face in the crowd, I wonder, "Hmm, could that be X from BA?" :ermm:

Plus most of the above.

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Posted 08 October 2003 - 03:46 PM

It's because of Ballet Alert! that I've been able to - help my daughter receive a much better ballet education; learn more about one of, if not the most beautiful arts; meet such a broad cross section of interesting and interested people across the world; make some of the best new pals; be able to keep up with breaking ballet news across the continents; find out about performances that I'd like; understand the nuances of different choreographers and dancers and spend waaaaaaay too much time on the Internet! :huepfen: :ermm: :flowers: :wub:

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