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Old 03-02-2013, 11:21 PM   #1
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Is it okay to brag about something exciting for my daughter here and shamelessly promote a personal fund raiser????
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Old 03-02-2013, 11:23 PM   #2
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Sure, forum is for that type of thing.
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Old 03-03-2013, 01:23 AM   #3
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Well okay then... my daughter now 13 has taken Ballet classes since she was 3 yrs old. Jan and Feb is "audition season" for numerous schools and companies across the country for summer dance Intensives. Ballet schools small and large hold auditions all over the country. She had never tried out for any before but just doing such an audition seems like a good learning experince experience--strange studio, different instructor, see how good other dancers are.. Our busy schedule only allowed her to try two. Anyway..we were very thrilled and excited when we found out she was accepted to the Bolshoi Ballet Summer Intensive! Just trying out for them seemed a bold thing to do because of their stellar reputation among dancers.

For those not up on things in ballet the Bolshoi is one of the oldest and finest ballet schools in the world and has produced some of the worlds best dancers. The Intensive is small and exclusive. Not all those who audition get in by any means and hundreds of students tryout. So this is a very special honor we are surprised and thrilled. The Intensive is in the US but the same teachers that train students at the actual Bolshoi in Russia will be teaching here. So it's an awesome opportunity.

So onto the shameless fundraising. We are using this crowd funding site:
http://gogetfunding.com/project/summ...llet-academy-1

to raise some money to help defray the costs. Small and exclusive also means very expensive. My son filmed and edited the video my daughter did the content. I only supervised and made minor suggestions that they mostly did not listen to. It's a beautiful collaborative effort of my kids, daughter in front of the camera and my son behind it.

If you'd like to donate any amt--even just a few dollars, we'd be very grateful. But if not another way to help if you are so inclined would be to Tweet it to your followers or like it on Facebook or email it to friends/family might find it interesting.

Thanks for reading and taking an interest.
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Old 03-03-2013, 01:34 AM   #4
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EEEKKK!! I just now saw on AOL a former Bolshoi dancer complaining that the Bolshoi dancers were expected to have sex with dignitaries! Sorry to mention it, but I saw your post days back and instantly thought of your sweet daughter! This ballerina could just be disgruntled (was let go for weighing too much) but if it was my girl it would give me pause for thought before sending her to Russia.
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Originally Posted by jinxnit55 View Post
EEEKKK!! I just now saw on AOL a former Bolshoi dancer complaining that the Bolshoi dancers were expected to have sex with dignitaries! Sorry to mention it, but I saw your post days back and instantly thought of your sweet daughter! This ballerina could just be disgruntled (was let go for weighing too much) but if it was my girl it would give me pause for thought before sending her to Russia.
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The Intensive is in the US but the same teachers that train students at the actual Bolshoi in Russia will be teaching here.

It is hard to know how much of what is said by different people is true and how much isn't. I'd have been concerned for this sweet, wonderful girl from my first reading except that I caught the part about it being in the U.S. My GD attends a ballet academy in Tacoma that teaches Russian ballet. She was in a British Dance Academy for a while that didn't do the Russian style and didn't like it at all as it's quite different. I think an opportunity for an intensive with the Russian Ballet is exceptional and I'm sure Mom will be alert to any problems and concerns. We can all keep her in mind while she's there too.

jinxnit, please don't feel I'm poo-pooing your concern. I'm not. Believe me, when/if my GD makes it to the Naval Academy summer program I'll be on pins and needles!
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I just saw a news item that disputed that claim so who knows.
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Well, at least it will not be in Russia. It seems unlikely that anything untoward would happen in the US.
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