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dance class for the serious dancer age 6

Hello Everyone;
We moved to Switzerland in July of 2010. My children 6 year old twins (I also have an 8 year old) took a ballet class in the USA which they loved. I promised them they could take a dance class here in Switzerland, so I signed them up, and my daughters are a bit disappointed.

They say that they want more technique and real dancing like they had in the USA. They complain that the children are laughing and playing when they are not suppose to and all they do is jump around and don't actually learn to dance. I have watched the class before, and I understand what they mean. I have also visited other dance schools and the classes for my daughters age range, is usually like thier first dance class when they were two or three.

They dance a lot at home and stretch on their own, so I really don't want to pay for a class if they are not getting any thing out of it. They keep asking me to find a better dance class where the children behave and they learn to dance. One prefers Jazz/hip hop and the other ballet. Help! Any suggestions are appreciated? We live in Kanton Zurich, close to the Aargau border. Thank you.
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Old 13.05.2011, 14:42
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Re: dance class for the serious dancer age 6

I know of a couple in Kanton Zug. There is a great school called Mavement in Cham/Steinhausen. They have both ballet and Hip-hop. Kids seem to really like the teacher there.
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Re: dance class for the serious dancer age 6

Thank you for your reply. I will take a look.
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Re: dance class for the serious dancer age 6

I see you're located in Zurich; try Opernhaus http://www.ballettschule-ohz.ch/
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Re: dance class for the serious dancer age 6

Thank you, will look into it.
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Re: dance class for the serious dancer age 6

We're from the US, where my 11 and 8 year old danced (primarily ballet) for many, many years. We find the opposite in this part of CH (Vaud). The technique is amazing, the classes very serious! We find what we miss from the US is the focus on theater. In our ballet school in the US there was lots of passion and creativity, even if technique would sometimes suffer. Ah well.
Good luck with your search. I'm quite sure there must be a great dance school somewhere up there!
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Old 29.05.2011, 08:56
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Re: dance class for the serious dancer age 6

I second the school of the Opera in Zurich!

Used to go there many, many, many years ago.

The classes are very disciplined and they ask the same of their students.

Very professional and if lots of talent is there they also promote you to a rather structured path and a really pro training.
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Re: dance class for the serious dancer age 6

The daughter of a friend of mine attends classes at Ms Cameron's in Zurich-Altstetten: The girl is 6 years old.
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Re: dance class for the serious dancer age 6

I have had a hard time to look for a good dance studio in Zurich as well... most of them offer only 1 hour for one class.. which cant do much in 1 hour.. warming up has taken away half of the time already.. and the programms are not as great (e.g. no limited number of students in one class caused people kicking the person next)
Zurich is a small place with very few population. They dont offer much may because there is not enough demands.

Anyway, while I was searching for myself I had popped into this site
Ballet School Zurich
http://www.tanzakademie.ch/index_e.cfm

they mentioned "children" on some page, but not sure what age exactly.....

A small town in Germany seems to have more offerring than the so-called big city zurich, Konstance(ca. 1hr from zurich) they have different levels of ballet for children..
http://www.czerner-dance.com/

http://www.tanzschulestepbystep.de/kids--teens/index.html

but ofcause its not so convenience to take the kids there all the time, same in the swiss-french part, they seem to have more and better stuff than in the swiss-german part(or zurich)

I love dancing too dont let your daughters down hope you'll find a good one soon.
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dance classes for 4 year old in Lausanne

Hi,

I am not sure this is where I should post this....but I was wondering if anyone could recommend a dance school in Lausanne for a 4 year old.

Thanks!!
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