Full time ballet, Gold Coast: 3 discussions to have first
Thinking about applying for full time ballet on the Gold Coast? If a professional career in ballet is what you’re looking for, it’s never too early to get a head start on your training. However, transitioning out of a “normal” high school experience is not a decision to make lightly. Well before you book your audition, we recommend having the following discussions with your family to help you decide what’s right for you.
What does a professional career as a ballet dancer actually look like?
Before you commit to full time ballet training on the Gold Coast, it’s a good idea to research the life of a professional dancer. This article on a normal day for a professional dancer might be a good place to start. It’s important that you understand the day-to-day commitment you would be walking into. Are you up for the all-consuming work days, the repetitive nature of daily technique classes and physical therapy and the relentless pursuit of perfection? Your Gold Coast full time ballet school will be perfect if you are certain you want to pursue a professional dancing career. However, it might be better to wait until you finish normal high school to seek training if you’re 100% sure.
How will it affect my education?
Even if you do join full time ballet school on the Gold Coast, you will still get your high school certificate. So, there’s no need to worry about that. At Dynamite Studios, for example, the day is broken up into school curriculum and dance curriculum. However, attending full time ballet school on the Gold Coast will mean that you are exposed to much less variety in your school education. Essentially, all your electives will be your dance classes. If doing subjects like science, art or history is important to you, you might like to think carefully about whether full time ballet school is right for you before you apply. That said, it’s important to note that attending full time ballet school on the Gold Coast won’t stop you from attending university if this is something you see in your future.
When is the right time to start full time ballet on the Gold Coast?
The age you decide to apply for full time ballet school is entirely personal. Maybe it’s something that you’re passionate about starting early on or maybe completing a certificate or diploma after high school is a better option for you. It’s entirely your decision. At Dynamite Studios, our full time Gold Coast ballet school is for high school students from grades 7 – 12. You’re welcome to apply through any of those year levels. Check out this article on what you can expect from joining a performing arts high school like ours.