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balletstar18

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  1. Adult classes are held Tuesday, Thursday and Fridays. Eva Szabo teaches on Tuesdays, I'm not sure who teaches on Thursday, and Jon Sherman teaches on friday. I believe class is $14, but I'm not sure of the times anymore, I want to say 7PM on Tuesday and Thursday and 6:30 on Friday, but definatly check my facts before you go.
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    Melissa Hayden

    Ms Hayden now teachs at north carolina school for the arts. I had the oppertunity to take pointe from her there two summers ago and loved it. Her classes were very hard and demanding but she was very inspiring. I enjoyed working with her a lot.
  3. I was also disappointed by how little dancing there was. I'd been looking forward to seeing kirov dancing since i heard they were coming (of course I got to see it in the other three ballets later). They production was so theatrical, and there were so many people on stage with so many gorgeous costumes. The dancers were so elegant. But I do have to say that the ballet was much too long for those of us in standing room, as I was very tired after standing for almost 4 hours (after dancing all day as well). Perhaps I would have enjoyed it more if I hadn't been so tired. I do think it's impo
  4. I am so amazed by the corps. they are always doing exactly the same thing at the same time, no stray arms or a head looking the wrong way or anything. It's amazing. I guess they've all been dancing together for many years in the vaganova academy. And they've all had the same training, so there are no old habits to break. But it's still amazing to me that so many people can do exactly the same thing at the same time, and be so good at it. i loved seeing all the high arabasques, all so high, and the same height on everyone. It's very inspiring for those of us at summer intensives working
  5. I saw kirov's don q wednesday evening and loved it. It was the first time that i had seen the ballet live ( i had seen the barishnikov/kirkland video mentioned before as well as another one in school, and countless excerpts and variations). The whole thing live on stage was amazing. All of the crowds of people on stage and the character scenes really made the ballet fascinating. Much more interesting than just seeing the variations. I am still amazed by how strong the corps is, they all seem to have gorgeous extensions, placement, and performance quality. It must be very hard to decide w
  6. I saw all four kirov productions in the past two weeks and jewels was my favorite! I saw jewel's thursday night and thought it was amazing. I was very interested to see the Balanchine style on them, after seeing the three classical, russain ballets, and was amazed by how versatile the dancers were. You could have convinced me that they were new york city ballet. Rubies was my favorite section, and loved the soloists extensions and firey personality. It was amazing. I too noticed the biege tutus for diamonds, and thought they looked dirty. I also noticed that the men didn't adapt as ea
  7. I prefer Ashton's "Dream" over Balanchine's. I saw both this spring season at lincoln center, and think that balanchine's was a little too long and repetitive. lots of kids running around and mime, while Ashton's condensed all of that into a much shorter ballet, which allowed us to see other pieces in the same performance.
  8. I prefer Ashton's "Dream" over Balanchine's. I saw both this spring season at lincoln center, and think that balanchine's was a little too long and repetitive. lots of kids running around and mime, while Ashton's condensed all of that into a much shorter ballet, which allowed us to see other pieces in the same performance.
  9. RUBIES!!!! I just saw Kirov's jewels the other night, and loved their rubies. All of the gorgous extensions, and the "perfect" corps. It was amazing.
  10. My company is currently trying to attract an audience of children to the ballet, hoping that they will want to see our more classical shows. We are currently doing a show called billy's best birthday, in which a boy wishes to fight dragons while blowing out his birthday candles. The show runs just over an hour long and includes wizards on rollar blades and a three headed dragon, in addition to classical ballet. The kids have really seemed to enjoy it, and hopefully they will come see our christmas production of the Nutcracker as a result
  11. I think that the kennedy center is a problem for ballet in baltimore, because it just wouldn't make sense for a company to perform at both, since many people from baltimore travel to the kennedy center on a regular basis. We do get a lot of musical theater, and all of the local colleges perform on a regular basis.
  12. These competitions usually have tons of catagories, ballet tap jazz pointe lyrical open specialty acro musical theater...the list goes on. Many people do choose to do classical choreography, and usually do very well, while others obviously have no ballet training and come from "competition schools". They are fun to do because they give students invaluable performing experience, and you make new friends from all over the country. They are usually held in lots of different locations, so most students can compete without traveling more than an hour or two from home.
  13. Supporting your local colleges and schools is a great idea because you never know when one of them will start a company in the area that will bring dance to your community
  14. Good point Glebb I guess in addition to distorting the body you also have to be careful not to distort the line of the costume
  15. Good point Glebb I guess in addition to distorting the body you also have to be careful not to distort the line of the costume
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