All posts tagged: ballet

Dreams come true

In my post about early dance education, I mentioned that I used to like to go to ballet class myself. My childhood dream has always been to become a prima ballerina. For about 10 years I had classical ballet lessons. My mother drove me once a week to the next village, where an American ballet master from a neighboring town held lessons for the village children (in a gym). There were no mirrors, but bars – we had to build ourselves at the beginning of the class. Maybe that’s why I still have inhibitions to properly use the mirror to correct myself. At some point, everything was too much for me at school. The older girls, who’s turn was after my class was finished, were allowed to train with pointe shoes. I envied them. My parents did not want me to ruin my feet. Today I am grateful that my feet are still looking good. But as a young adult, I always started dancing again. No matter in which city I lived – Koblenz, Cologne, …

ballet for both

Last summer we registered our daughter for early dance education. It’s supposed to be the best training to prepare children for sportiness, body consciousness and feeling for rhythm. When she was 3 years old, we have tried classes already, but the interest was not really there yet (although she loved dancing at home in the living room). So we gave it another year to wait. We are in the luxury situation that we could choose between 3 schools in our village: a classic ballet school that teaches by the Russian method (all children must wear the same jersey, hair to the bun, classical music, etc.), a normal one , nice dance school, which offers in addition to the standard dances for adults also children dance (a bit of us kids disco in Robinson Club) as well as a school for creative dance and movement (the kids can wear what they want, varied music, two young teachers playfully contribute to the movements ). Everywhere we have sniffed and actually we liked everything in his own way. …