How to succeed in your full time Gold Coast ballet school classes
Being accepted into full time ballet on the Gold Coast is a thrilling moment. All your hard work has paid off and you’re one step closer to achieving your dreams of becoming a ballet dancer! But once you’ve been accepted, how are you going to ensure that you make the most of the opportunity? At Dynamite, we can help you build a solid foundation for a dance career with our world class programs. But it’s up to you to make the most of it. Here we’ve listed our top tips for succeeding in your full time ballet classes in your Gold Coast dance school.
1. Behave and respond courteously at all times
Being a dancer, especially of the art of ballet, comes with certain expectations of etiquette. For a successful training experience at your Gold Coast full time ballet school, always behave and respond with courtesy. This means following all the guidelines set out by your school and approaching your instructors with respect. Remember that, outside of the school, you are always a representative and are expected to act accordingly.
2. Learn how to stand out in class
Success in your full time ballet classes on the Gold Coast will, in large part, be due to how well you stand out in classes. Always present impeccably groomed and show you are ready and willing to learn. This displays a sense of pride and passion to your instructors. Show that you are fully engaged and listening through your body language. Turn to face your instructors when they speak to you and make eye contact with them. While having an ability to quickly pick up choreography is an attractive trait, instructors in your Gold Coast full time ballet classes will also be looking for how you respond to critique and the dedication you show to your practice.
3. Practise in your own time as well as in class
Practise truly does make perfect. Show that you’re truly committed to your Gold Coast full time ballet classes by making time to practise the choreography in your own time. If you’re finding something challenging, it’s just as vital that your instructors see that you don’t just give up in the face of adversity as it is that you are capable of perfecting techniques in the first place.
4. Seek support if you’re struggling with the demands of the curriculum
Attending full time ballet classes on the Gold Coast can be demanding of both your time and energy. There will be times when you feel overwhelmed by the pressures of the curriculum. In fact, this is a common experience for students of any school. Don’t suffer in silence, it will only make things worse. Your instructors and parents—as well as physiotherapists or counsellors when required—are there to advise and guide you. Make the most of them.
5. Attend to and protect any injuries
Having a healthy body and following your instructors’ guidance for form, technique and stretches to get you limber can help you to prevent injury. But sometimes it happens. We might land awkwardly on our ankle or begin to feel irritation in a knee or shoulder. If injuries do occur, it’s important that you take care of them. Never push through, if something twinges or cracks, always stop and ask your instructor for advice on what to do. If further follow up with specialists is required, always listen to and follow their advice. They’re the experts who will get you back into your Gold Coast full time ballet classes as quickly as possible! Check out these other tips from Dance Magazine about preventing dance injuries.