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James Mitchell

22-05-01, 10:33 PM (GMT)
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"Sorry the below post was me!!!!!!"
 
   I have a genuine problem. I am currently 16 years old, (JUST TURNED), and I am wishing to commence on Ballet. Indeed I did use to go to a dance club, but I stopped due to the torment I wen't through, which I now sadly regret. However, I have now applied for Gynamstic lessons, and hopefully Badminton lessons, to get into shape, is this the right thing to do? There is a local ballet club not far from me, should I contact them before anything else, or should I get some books, or what? Please help me, this is a genuine plee for help.
Thanks James.


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  Subject     Author     Message Date     ID  
  RE: Sorry the below post was me!!!!!! sylvia 22-05-01 1
  RE: Sorry the below post was me!!!!!! Terry 23-05-01 2
     RE: Sorry the below post was me!!!!!! sonia 23-05-01 3
     RE: Sorry the below post was me!!!!!! James Mitchell 23-05-01 4
         RE: Sorry the below post was me!!!!!! cf 23-05-01 5
             RE: Sorry the below post was me!!!!!! Brendan McCarthymoderator 23-05-01 6
                 RE: Sorry the below post was me!!!!!! Catherine 23-05-01 7
         RE: Sorry the below post was me!!!!!! Terry 24-05-01 8
             RE: Sorry the below post was me!!!!!! James Mitchell 24-05-01 9
  RE: Sorry the below post was me!!!!!! alison 25-05-01 10

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sylvia

22-05-01, 11:50 PM (GMT)
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1. "RE: Sorry the below post was me!!!!!!"
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   James are you trying for a professional career? At 16, it's not impossible and if you've had any kind of dance training that helps. You'll need to find a good ballet school and prepare to put in the hours. I think the local club is a good starting point.

I doubt gymnastics or badminton will help much unless you're just going for overall fitness. And in any case ballet in itself is a pretty hard workout. If you're an absolute beginner, I'd forget the books for now and just listen to your ballet teacher. They're a good supplement to ballet training, but wait until you've actually started classes.

Hope this helps a little.


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Terry

23-05-01, 02:33 AM (GMT)
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2. "RE: Sorry the below post was me!!!!!!"
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   James -- it's never too late to start dancing! Did you know that the great dancer, Rudolf Nureyev started his ballet training at age 17? I would suggest that you start searching online for nearby dance schools/centers, so that you can get started as soon as possible. I don't think Badminton/Gymnastics would be helpful to cultivate the artistic qualities that are needed for ballet, but they might help you to keep your body in shape. Here is a link below that might be helpful:

http://www.balletcompanies.com/Countries/UnitedKingdom.shtml

GOOD LUCK! And if you have any more questions, feel free to ask!


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sonia

23-05-01, 04:39 AM (GMT)
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   Well Rudi was halfway to a genius, that helped alot.
But I agree, 16 is definitely not too late for a male dancer, even for a professional career. The fastest thing to getting into shape is not gymnastics or badminton, it's starting ballet straight away. Unlike the common misconception, you don't have to be super fit to start ballet. It's the ongoing process that gradually cultivates your fitness level and tones your body.
Go for it!!


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James Mitchell

23-05-01, 08:54 AM (GMT)
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   Terry the website link, doesn't have any information for any clubs/ organisations within my area. I live in Bolton, Greater Manchester, but the links for the Merseyside, and Greater Manchester Dance Initiatives don't appear to work, is this so?
Is there anything else I could try? Thanks James.


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cf

23-05-01, 09:20 AM (GMT)
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   Could I suggest a small independent professional dance school with a good record for boys training, Kate Simmons School, situated on the outskirts of Warrington. The contact tel number is 01925 837693 and the address is Kate Simmons Schools, Padgate Business Centre, Green Lane, Padgate, Warrington WA1 4JN.

Good Luck


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Brendan McCarthymoderator

23-05-01, 09:28 AM (GMT)
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6. "RE: Sorry the below post was me!!!!!!"
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   Have a look at the Royal Academy of Dance site (http://www.rad.org.uk/). If you email them at membership@rad.org.uk, they'll send a list of teachers in your area.

Good luck!


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Catherine

23-05-01, 09:35 AM (GMT)
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7. "RE: Sorry the below post was me!!!!!!"
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   It's never too late to learn dance.
In France, two dancers began the dance when they have 16 and the other 18. They take dance lessons and arrive to enter in POB, they make so career, they began etoile and two fame etoile, they were Michael Denard and Jean Guizerix. Even this last one danced more contemporay roles, he danced all the classical role and the first was the prince by excellence.
I can't give you address because I'm in France but I think you could again dance, and for the gymnastic training, he could help you. Look at Guillem. She was trained to become gymnast. She was in the olympic game first selection. And you see which career she make.


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Terry

24-05-01, 01:55 AM (GMT)
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8. "RE: Sorry the below post was me!!!!!!"
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   James -- I also found another link from the "Dance Europe" Magazine site:

MANCHESTER - Northern Ballet School   
http://www.northernballetschool.co.uk
e-mail link: nbs@aol.com

They have listings of other schools in the UK so you might want to check the whole thing out:
http://www.danceeurope.net/docs/LINKS/CLASSES/CLASS.SHTML

I also do agree with the point made above that you should just start taking ballet classes ASAP!!!


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James Mitchell

24-05-01, 11:25 AM (GMT)
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   Thanks Terry!


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alison

25-05-01, 01:09 PM (GMT)
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10. "RE: Sorry the below post was me!!!!!!"
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   James, can I also suggest, if you haven't done so already, that you post this in the "Classes" and "Training and Auditions" sections as well? You may get some additional replies.


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