aileen Posted March 19, 2012 Share Posted March 19, 2012 Reading about children auditioning for vocational schools on this site and the dearth of British born dancers in the top ranks of ballet companies in the UK and abroad I'm becoming increasingly concerned about how British born children are going to compete in the global market, not just in the world of ballet but in other spheres as well. IMO the way in which children are raised today (and this includes anyone involved in teaching children in any way), with the emphasis on building self esteem and developing the whole child, militates against our children succeeding in intensely tough and competitive environments such as ballet. For some (many?) British born children the outlook of the vocational schools must come as a huge shock as it is so different from what they have encountered before. It may be a generalisation, but I believe that this is not the case for students from many other cultures (not America, which is more extreme than the UK). What does everyone else think? 3 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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